Just Add SPF

Jourdana ON Jun 06, 2013 AT 9:05 am

It has been a slow burner but sure enough the new season is upon us. Whilst the skincare experts would have you slathering on the SPF throughout the winter months (even without sun it’s the UVA rays that penetrate the cloud cover and speed up the ageing process) the reality is that most of us do not add SPF until we can feel the warmth on our skin.

Where many high factor, full spectrum skin protectors don’t tend to work in harmony with makeup – the textures can be quite slippery and are made to be worn alone – the latest slew of skin protectors have been created with makeup in mind. Whether you plump for a defensive pre-foundation base, a buffing of protective powder or a colour-enhancer with added defences, just make sure you add SPF.

Just Add SPF

Estee Lauder DayWear UV Base, £33 Esteelauder.co.uk
Offering a powerful UV Base and SPF 50 together with the signature Super Anti-Oxidant Complex, this invisible, featherlight formula is easily absorbed into skin for everyday wear. Daub onto skin over your moisturiser and serum, but beneath foundation.

Bobbi Brown SPF 50 Protective Face Base, £28 BobbiBrown.co.uk
This is one of our favourite protective primers (and not just for the signature Bobbi Brown citric summery scent). Packed full of skin-boosting ingredients, including antioxidants (vitamin E and mushroom extracts) and anti-inflammatories (algae and chamomile), the high factor, broad spectrum fluid creates a silky smooth finish on the face making it the ultimate protective make up base.

Chantecaille Protection Naturelle Loose Powder, £58 Liberty.co.uk
Ideal for oilier skin types or those who don’t want to interfere with a tried-and-tested make up face, Chantecaille’s mineral sunscreen powder can be buffed, imperceptibly, over skin to provide long-wearing broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection.

Natura Bisse The Cure Sheer Cover Cream SPF20, £135 Net-a-porter.com
With a hint of a suits-all-skin-tones tint, Natura Bisse’s The Cure Cream can be worn alone as a lightweight summer skin perfecter, or beneath make up to blur out imperfections. Offering SPF20 and full solar UV protection it also boosts collagen production to counteract the ageing effects of modern-world stresses.

Givenchy HydraSparkling Multiproctecteur SPF30 PA++, £39 HouseofFraser.co.uk
Shielding skin from UV rays, pollution, free radicals and the glycation process whilst also imparting a lit-from-within radiance, Givenchy’s multi-protective moisturiser sinks into skin without residue or pilling, to create a luminous skin shield.

This Works In Transit Skin Defence, £29 ThisWorks.com
Protecting against both sun damage and dehydration by combining high factor SPF 30 with This Works’ potent Bio Boost blend of antioxidants and Hyaluronic Acid, Skin Defence is the multi-purpose summer moisturiser and skin protector in one. The traceless texture swiftly sinks into skin, leaving it nourished and smoothed for make up application.

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