It’s a well-known fact that New Zealand summers are absolute scorchers and anyone who braves the summer sun sans-sunblock will be sure to finish the day off looking like a wrinkled up beetroot! We’ve sourced a few different sunscreens for you to try this summer, from organic and natural, to illuminating and non-greasy, for the ultimate summer sun defence and here are our top five picks.
Coola Sport Piña Colada SPF 30 Organic Sunscreen Spray – $59
This organic sunscreen spray with a sweet Piña Colada scent is packed with skin-nourishing, 70% certified organic ingredients such as cucumber, algae and strawberry extracts. The sheer spray coats your skin, leaving a water and sweat proof coating without the sticky residue and the naturally scented Piña Colada gives it a fun little touch.
Pure Shade Moisturising & Brightening SPF 50 sunscreen – $39.99
This new range from the New Zealand Sunscreen Company is made for everyday wear with an SPF 50 to give your skin the highest protection as well as the brightening aspect to give your skin a fresh glow, eliminating the need to use a moisturiser on top. This sunscreen contains natural ingredients such as Manuka honey, Pohutakawa, grape seed and kiwifruit and has a super light formula giving you eight hours of protection without being heavy, cakey and greasy on your skin.
Invisible Zinc Sheer Defense Tinted Moisturiser – $25.99
This lightweight mineral tinted moisturiser has an SPF 50 and has a light matte foundation finish, with its key ingredient being naturally sourced zinc oxide. This product is super lightweight and perfect for sensitive skin as it contains no parabens or fragrance, it is two hours water resistant and is available in light, medium or untinted.
Avène Eau Thermale SPF 30 Day Protector Tinted – $48.99 RRP
This tinted moisturiser is designed for sensitive skin, with an SPF 30 and anti free-radical shield (Pre-tocopheryl) to protect your skin from UVA and UVB rays. It also hydrates and soothes with it containing Avène’s signature thermal spring water and has pigments to match your skin tone giving you a light, radiant glow.
Nivea Sun SPF 50 Face Shine Control – $14
Our final pick for this year’s sunscreen roundup is Nivea Sun shine control SPF 50. It has an “eye friendly” formula to prevent any unwanted tears and has a 0% sticky feeling, drying super fast and absorbing into your skin without leaving a residue, making it another great block for your face.