SUN, JULY 2023

SUN, JULY 2023

Pros: UVA and UVB protection, non-greasy, super hydrating, reef-friendly

Cons: SPF30 not SPF50, takes a while to sink in

Rating: 4/5

This is one of the richer and creamier sun lotions in the roundup meaning it takes a little longer to massage into the skin, but don't let that put you off. A few extra seconds massaging is worth it to reap the benefits of all the added moisturising ingredients in this SPF. Containing lingonberry stem cells to protect against the damaging effects of sun radiation and free radicals, prickly pear cactus extract to hydrate and soothe, and hyaluronic acid to firm, plump, and hydrate, this SPF will improve the appearance and feel of your skin instantly and in the long term with continued use.

It's also a little different from a lot of the other SPFs in the list because it's zinc oxide based, meaning it is a mineral or physical sunscreen that works by deflecting the UV rays away from the skin rather than absorbing them like chemical SPFs. Typically, mineral sunscreens are thought to be more environmentally friendly because they are usually reef friendly like this one.

We have oily skin so we popped ours on directly after cleansing, toning and applying a light serum, skipping our regular moisturiser, and felt super hydrated all day long. Even if you've got dry skin, this cream is so hydrating that you may not even need to use a moisturiser, but it's possible to layer up underneath if needs be.

SPF: 30; Finish: Dewy, Protection: UVA and UVB" - SUN 

Product mentioned: Climate Defence Facial Cream SPF30