Best Moisturisers with SPF – we should all be using one of these

We know that we must wear SPF every day even in the UK. However sunscreens for the face have been, in the past, a chalky, white cream that cannot be massaged it. Skincare has moved on and the new generation of moisturisers with SPF have been refined. These creams are now produced without compromising on texture, scent, or effectiveness.

These multitasking daily face and body moisturisers slip sun protection into your skin-care routine seamlessly, because there is SPF already in the formula. This is so much better than applying moisturiser and then a suncream on top. These moisturisers with SPF make the application so much easier however you will need to reapply throughout the day in order to stay protected.

As a heatwave has hit us I thought I would give you a list of the best moisturisers with SPF. A few of these are dermatologist-approved picks too.

A&G FAVOURITE
Best moisturisers with SPF: GUINOT NEWHITE UV 50
GUINOT NEWHITE UV 50
£31.99 from Amazon
Our favourite at A&G because it gives great coverage, smoothing out wrinkles, it illuminates and with SPF50 it gives the best protection. No need for foundation as it does it all. Could add a few drops of CoverFX tint it you wanted a bit of extra colour

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ANTI-SUN & ANTI-POLLUTION
Best moisturisers with SPF: ELIZABETH ARDEN's Prevage City Smart SPF 50
ELIZABETH ARDEN’s Prevage City Smart SPF 50, £55 from Boots, is an anti-sun and anti-pollution. “Prevage’s City Smart has a combination of antioxidants that include ferulic acid, green tea, and idebenone, among others, which help neutralise free-radical damage caused by pollution and UV rays,” says Shari Marchbein, a board-certified dermatologist and clinical assistant professor of dermatology at New York University School of Medicine. “It’s also a mineral-based broad spectrum SPF 50, which protects against UVA and UVB damage.”

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BEST VALUE
Best moisturisers with SPF: AVEENO Positively Radiant Sheer Daily Moisturiser, SPF30
AVEENO Positively Radiant Sheer Daily Moisturiser, SPF30, £15.74 from Amazon,, leaves skin hydrated, smooth, and matte, making it awesome layering under makeup. It’s spiked with soy to brighten dark spots over time and reflective mica particles to provide instant radiance. Annabel says, “I loved this as it is very light & works very well under foundation or
Trinny London’s BFF cream

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BEST LUXURY BRAND
Best moisturisers with SPF: SARAH CHAPMAN SKINESIS Skin Insurance SPF 30
SARAH CHAPMAN SKINESIS Skin Insurance SPF 30 £52 from Amazon
Absolutely love the whole Sarah Chapman range but it is a bit out of my budget! However if you want to treat yourself to a product this summer that is so good then try this Insurance. It is light-activated to provide protection from infrared, thermal and UV damage. Active stem cells prevent, and reverse, sun-induced wrinkles whilst the light tint helps even out skin tone.

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VEGAN-FRIENDLY
Best moisturisers with SPF: MEDIK 8 Advanced Day Total Protect SPF30
MEDIK 8 Advanced Day Total Protect SPF30
£58.97 from Amazon
This is a genius invisible vegan-friendly, paraben and fragrance free SPF30 formula. It is not only perfect for sensitive skin and darker skin tones, but it also protects from the evil blue light emitted by the various phone/laptop/tablet screens in our life. Did you know these are super-ageing?

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BEST FOR SENSITIVE SKIN
Best moisturisers with SPF: AVÈNE HYDRANCE SPF 20
AVÈNE HYDRANCE SPF 20
£15.50 from Amazon
This off-white, creamy moisturiser is great for those with sensitive skin that is prone to redness, says New York City-based dermatologist Arash Akhavan. “Its gentle formula protects against harmful sun rays, while also decreasing facial inflammation,” he says.

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BEST FOR OILY SKIN
Best moisturisers with SPF: KIEHL'S ULTRA LIGHT DAILY UV DEFENSE SPF 50
KIEHL’S ULTRA LIGHT DAILY UV DEFENSE SPF 50
£54.98 from Amazon
With the same high levels of Mexory SX and Mexoryl XI sun filters as its original counterpart, this new water-light gel provides serious hydration whilst also protecting skin from UVA and UBV damage. Ideal for oily skin types.

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5 Comments

  1. HI Ladies, I have to tell about what I use as sunscreen on my face is Temple Spa 50 it has won the IBEAUTY GLOBAL awards 2019 it cost £38 and its brilliant just passing it on.
    Regards Lynn

    • Thank you so much. Always happy to hear of our readers’ recommendations as we have never heard of or tried everything. Definitely will look into this one. A&G

  2. A perfect prompt to remind me to thank you for the Guinot Newhite recommendation when you first mentioned it a few weeks ago…It really is wonderful, it quickly transforms from white to your skin tone colour, and leaves a lovely dewy glow all day long. I use it over serum and eye cream, and find I don’t need an additional moisturiser. On my T-zone, I’ll use a tiny dab of La Roche-Posay Antithelos anti-shine SPF 50+ Tinted, which is more mattifying. I always enjoy your REAL recommendations; thank you and please keep them coming!

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