1. Dermaquest – Solar Moisturiser SPF30
Trust us when we tell you that this may be the only daily moisturiser you’ll ever need! This 2-in-1 formula and remarkable broad-spectrum sunscreen boasts an SPF of 30 that shields vulnerable skin from the sun – you’re welcome. Better yet, thanks to the plant extracts, peptides and antioxidants, this sunscreen also firms, plumps and restores sumptuous, silky energy to your skin.
If that’s not enough, it inhibits the accumulation of lesions that gradually weaken material and lead to photo ageing and skin cancer, plus, it enhances recovery from sun exposure. Needless to say, this is definitely a must-buy on your summer holiday checklist! Click here for more.
2. Dermaceutic – K Ceutic SPF50
Dermaceutic K Ceutic is a repairing cream with K Complex and SPF50. It’s mainly best for use after peeling, or laser or cosmetic surgery as it prevents the appearance of red patches – we’re sure you can see why this may be great for sunburn too!
Let’s break it down even further – K Complex is a tissue repairer that restores skin micro-circulation in order to minimise œdema and erythema. It also has Vitamin C, which promotes collagen synthesis and optimises cell renewal. With all the goodness contained in this product, your skin is sure to look and feel better in no time! Click here for more.
3. Lamelle – Nourish Multi-Active Sun SPF30
The Nourish Multi-Active Sun 30-70ml is great for maximally protecting skin from both UV radiation and free radicals, and modern day sun protection, which means it fulfils a wide range of functions.
Multi-Active Sun 30 is basically a broad spectrum organic sunscreen product that has been significantly enhanced by high levels of a powerful antioxidant known as PycnogenolTM – it thoroughly soaks up excess free radicals. This product is clearly a well-researched solution to skin protection, wouldn’t you agree? Click here for more.
4. Nimue – Sun-C Tinted SPF40
Okay, let’s start by saying that the Nimue Sun-C sunscreen is one of our all-time favourites – much to our delight when the new tinted version arrived. Still with the same stunning feel, this broad spectrum UVA and UVB offers protection with light coverage in shades ranging from light, medium and dark. The SPF40 formula is multifunctional, and has an advanced anti-oxidant complex with moisturising elements to complement the look and feel of your skin perfectly.
The sunscreen is just as effective as the original, but with added pigment to even out your skin tone for those no-make-up days. The application is extremely smooth, and absorbs nicely to leave you with even-looking skin and a radiant glow. The lightweight, non-oily emulsion base also offers anti-ageing benefits to assist in reducing and preventing the visible signs of photo-ageing – can you see why we’re such big fans of this must-have product? Click here for more.
5. Environ RAD Sunscreen
Environ RAD is a breakthrough sunscreen that contains both sun reflectants and filters to shield you from UVA and UVB irradiation – how stunning is that? Officially recognised by CANSA – RAD is suitable for all skin types and ages, including babies! It also contains a free radical scavenging system with antioxidant vitamins to combat the harmful effects of environmental pollution on the skin, and is available in a 75ml tube that shields the active ingredients from the elements.
Plus, it’s so simple to use – all you have to do is apply RAD SPF15 to the face, neck, décolleté and body. It’s great for daily use on all exposed areas of the body, making it the perfect product to pack for your next beach day! Click here for more.
6. Dermalogica Oil Free Matte SPF30
This lightweight, ultra-sheer broad spectrum sunscreen helps prevent shine, regulates oil production and soothes inflammation – are you sold yet? Better yet, oil-absorbers help to maintain an all-day matte finish without the powdery residue.
Formulated without artificial fragrances and colours, after cleansing and toning, you simply have to apply it evenly and liberally to the facial area, preferably 30 minutes prior to sun exposure – and presto! Even coverage for your day in the warm, summer sun! Click here for more.
7. Demelan–S Sunscreen Face Lotion SPF50
This broad spectrum SPF50 product has UVA and UVB filters, is non-greasy and is suitable for all skin types. It basically goes on as an invisible layer and is used after your cleanser and moisturiser in the morning – talk about the perfect routine to start your day!
Did you know that the most common cause of pigmentation problems is UV damage from the sun’s rays? Scary! Ultraviolet radiation can affect the skin, plus, UVA and UVB rays are known contributors to colour changes in the skin and premature ageing. That why wearing sunscreen protects your skin by absorbing and reflecting UV rays – amazing, right? Demelan-S’s water based, non-greasy and water resistant product is available at pharmacies nationwide. Click here for more.
By Fallyn Farber