The 5 Sun Protection Products You Need This Summer

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There's a lot of noise out there when it comes to SPF. So, consider this your official shopping list of exactly what you need to stay safe in the sun this summer. From your face to your lips, your body to your hair (that's right) these 5 key products are the only ones you need...
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Best For: The Face (Day)

Horace Mattifying Face Moisturiser SPF30, £19

A favourite among grooming pros, this daily face cream will be a worthy addition to your morning routine. Naturally derived ingredients deliver a hydrating but mattifying effect to the skin, while the 100% mineral filter protects against UV rays to keep the skin looking and feeling as youthful as possible. Free of nasties, including parabens, silicones and mineral-oils, this won’t clog your pores – ideal for those on the sensitive side.

Available at Horace.co

Best For: The Face (Night)

Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Omega-Rich Cloud Cream, £41

After a day in the sun, this intense moisturiser-come-night-cream will revive hot, irritated and dry skin. The whipped cloud-like texture is satisfying to apply, and while being incredibly nourishing, it never feels greasy or thick. The omega-rich, botanical-fuelled formula will do the hard work for you as you sleep, so you can wake up to a more luminous and supple complexion. The best bit? Apart from the overnight results, this works fast and deep, with a visible difference to skin in as little as seven nights.

Available at Selfridges.com

Best For: The Body

Aesop ‘Avail’ Body Lotion SPF50, £30

Offering SPF50, this daily moisturiser has you covered, no matter the activity. Undetectable on the skin thanks to its colourless and lightweight formula, it shields skin from the damage caused by broad spectrum UVA and UVB rays. Designed with a fresh and botanical scent and infused vitamin E, this is guaranteed to help skin feeling hydrated and safe.

Available at Aesop.com

Best For: The Lips

Salt & Stone SPF 30 Lip Balm, £4.50

Often a neglected area, you’ll thank us later for reminding you to take care of your lips in the sun.  We recommend investing in an easy-to-use lip balm that also protects the skin against sun damage for a winning combo. Compact but powerful, this all-natural, hydrating lip balm contains broad-spectrum protection, yet leaves zero residue behind to keep lips feeling nourished without any overly glossy finish.

Available at Amazon.co.uk

Best For: The Hair

Sachajuan ‘Hair in the Sun’, £25

This soft, light formula can be applied to wet or dry hair – either way, it’s water-resistant and offers intense protection, even after swimming. Massage on a generous amount before sun exposure, then reapply it at the end of the day to give hair a bit of post-sun TLC. You’ll find it lends hair a bit more texture too, so use just a tiny amount in place of a pomade to tame flyaways and frizz.

Available at FeelUnique.com

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