If living Down Under teaches you anything, it’s that Vegemite and Tim-Tams are food groups, a kangaroo isn’t actually a viable mode of transport and SPF is a non-negotiable feature of any skincare routine.
Thanks to a big fat hole in the O-zone layer, the sun here packs a seriously, seriously big punch. So you need to make sure you’re wearing SPF every day; and what better way to remember than to incorporate it into your moisturiser? We’re all about streamlining that beauty routine.
Here are the 8 best double duty moisturisers that contain a hefty dose of SPF.
A budget-friendly option that will keep your skin nice and hydrated, whilst shielding it from the sun’s harmful rays. This luxe blend is made with soybean extract, which is a go-to ingredient for helping reduce the appearance of scars and brightening the skin tone.
Oil free, colourant-free, non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores) and boasting SPF 50, this ultra-light formula from Kiehls is perfect for layering under makeup.
A super-gentle formula that’s perfect for those with sensitive skin, this soothing pick is formulated with the brand’s signature Avène Thermal Spring Water, which helps to minimise existing redness whilst preventing future redness.
Perfect for normal to dry skin types, La Roche Posay offers the SFP50+ and contains antioxidant baicalin to fight free radicals on the surface of the skin whilst offering the highest UVA/UVB sun protection available.
Although it sits on the pricier side of the moisturiser fence, Eve Lom’s daily wear moisturiser is formulated without zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, parabens or synthetic fragrance, which is great for anyone looking to use less toxic products in their skincare and beauty routines. It also offers SPF 50 and contains a host of potent antioxidants.
This silky, oil-free moisturiser from Origins contains antioxidant-rich white tea, edelweiss and white birch, which reports to minimise the appearance of ageing whilst simultaneously defending against the damaging effects of pollution and other environmental aggressors. Phew. Quite the resume, we’re sure you’ll agree.
Another splurgier option but well worth it for the luxurious, non-tacky texture, this oil free moisturiser from Perricone MD guards against natural aggressors like pollution, wind, UVA and UVB and chemical irritants. Plus the pot will look great on your bathroom shelfie, which is as good a reason as any.
Anti-rays and anti-pollution, this pioneering formula by Elizabeth Arden is formulated with a powerful collection of antioxidants that help neutralise the effect of free radical damage. This punchy tube is also a mineral-based broad spectrum SPF 50, which protects against UVA and UVB damage.
Feeling a little crispy in the face after too much time on an inflatable unicorn and too much sun? First: tut tut, and second: check out these 4 natural sunburn remedies that you’ll already have at home. Here’s to a less crispy future!