Light SPFs have long had a bad reputation. Known too often for what they do in addition to protecting your skin - clog the pores of acne sufferers and offer little moisture for dry skin - many people have shied away from them in favour of heavy sun creams or lighter primers. As an oily skin sufferer, I've always had a love/hate relationship with SPFs unless I'm on the beach. Too often they left my skin feeling greasy and shiny by lunchtime. However, too many well-meaning relatives and older ladies' recommendations about protecting my skin in my twenties lead me to more and more research about the variety of products on the market. It turns out that there are hundreds that offer all-day protection from UVA and UVB rays, all-the-while attending to the usual daily needs of various skin types.
For this week, I've tried and tested a variety of creams and lotions with SPF built in. Here’s LUXOS's guide to the top SPF cosmetics and creams to shield your delicate skin from those vicious UV rays this spring.
This remarkable lightweight moisturiser controls blemishes and boosts hydration revealing a clearer complexion and a more youthful appearance. Fights signs of premature ageing and protects against age-accelerating UV-rays to prevent wrinkles.
There's really not a lot out there for oily, blemished skins when it comes to combined moisturiser and SPFs for daily use. Enter Murad's anti-ageing moisturiser for oily skin, with SPF. Sound too good to be true? It nearly is. The ultra-light, fast-absorbing formula hydrates without causing blemishes while defending against early signs of ageing for a clearer, more youthful-looking complexion. Infused with Murad's Kombucha Defense®, derived from a nutrient-rich Black Tea Ferment, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. while the broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection helps prevent sun damage linked to the formation of wrinkles and dark spots. If you want a lighter version there's it also comes in SPF20. www.murad.com