If I had to choose one piece of skincare advice to give, it would be to wear an SPF everyday, even in winter, even on overcast days and even inside. But with so many brands of sunscreens to choose from and with many of them leaving a sticky or visible residue on your face, it can be hard to know what brands to buy.
Luckily for us, beauty advancements have produced formulas for a new breed of facial SPFs that promise to be completely invisible on your face – here are our top five picks.
Shiseido Wetforce Clear Stick UV Protector SPF 50
Shiseido’s stick sunscreen is the perfect handbag companion and so convenient to apply on the go. It’s crystal-clear formula is one of the best and it’s water-resistant and not heavy or tacky on the skin.
Estee Lauder Perfectionist Pro Multi Defense Aqua UV Gel SPF 50
The perfect accompaniment to makeup, this primer-come-sunscreen has a gel texture that is super hydrating as well as protective, with an SPF 50 and lots of antioxidants, it’s the perfect year-round sunscreen.
Nivea Sun Protect & Refresh SPF 50
Nivea’s transparent spray can used on the face and body and immediately absorbs into the skin so there’s no need for rubbing. In fact, it’s so lightweight and non-greasy that you can even apply it over makeup.
Dermalogica Invisible Physical Defense SPF 30
Dermalogica’s Invisible Physical Defense sunscreen has a luxury formula to match its price point – but don’t let that deter you. The formula contains Ultra Sheer Zinc Oxide which provides complete invisible protection from UVA/UVB and Blue light and it contains Bioactive mushroom complex to help soothe skin and reduce redness, as well as antioxidant green tea to help fight free-radical damage. Money well spent for a formula that is so nourishing for your skin.
Medik8 Physical Sunscreen SPF 30
This anti-pollution broad-spectrum formula contains and SPF 30 and is super lightweight, though punchy enough to protect against UVA and UVB but lightweight enough to not leave a chalky residue. This formula is also reinforced with anti-pollution, anti-infrared and anti-A.G.E, which in this day and age is invaluable to protecting our skin.