We’ve rounded up six of the best SPFs to protect the skin while you enjoy the sunshine. Fingers crossed for some sunny spells

Words Jessica Burrell

The Great British summertime is renowned for its unpredictability, but there’s one thing we can all be sure of – if the sun does rear its (very welcome) head, it’s vital to protect skin from its harmful rays. Quite apart from avoiding that unenviable ‘lobster look’ after spending an afternoon in the sun, SPFs prevent long-term sun damage and skin ageing. With a new wave of sun care hitting the beauty market, you can forget about chalky white residue and say hello to anti-ageing and organic skin-savers.

Vita Liberata

Enriched with natural wonders, this luxurious SPF serum both reverses signs of ageing and protects the skin from future damage.

Passionflower and Argan Dry Oil Face Serum SPF30, £25; cultbeauty.co.uk


Creating an invisible shield that blocks both UVA and UVB rays, this also primes perfectly for makeup and is infused with soothing botanicals to keep faces happy as can be.

Ultra Sun Protection SPF 45 PA ++ Anti-Glycation Primer, £78; spacenk.com


This sprays on as a fool-proof, continuous mist, lasts for ages, offers SPF 30 protection and has an all-natural coconut and pineapple fragrance that will put you in instant holiday mode. Dreamy.

Eco-Lux SPF 30 Pina Colada Sunscreen Spray, £32; cultbeauty.co.uk


It’s so easy to forget to protect lips from the sun. This gorgeously hydrating lip balm has UVA and UVB filters to shield this delicate area of skin from the sun. Once you’ve tried it, you’ll never neglect your pout again.

Protective Lip Balm SPF 30, £11; aesop.com

Thank You Farmer

Hailing from South Korea (the innovative epicentre of great skin care), this lightweight sun cream deflects damaging rays while hydrating your complexion so that skin is left beautifully dewy and radiant.

Sun Project Water Sun Cream SPF50, £24; cultbeauty.co.uk

La Roche Posay


If you’ve overdone it in the sun (who hasn’t?) this soothing gel melts into skin to cool and comfort – it’s the perfect summer remedy for sensitive limbs.

Anthelios Posthelios Gel, £13; laroche-posay.co.uk