Thursday 19 May 2016

My Top 5 Base Products with SPF

Did anyone else's parents smother your face in sunscreen until you resembled Casper the Friendly Ghost? I'm glad my mum did, no premature ageing for me!

New SPF innovations have been released, we have plenty of choice in products for the body, mists, mousses, gradual tans with SPF, tan extenders and waterproof lotions. There just doesn't seem to be many impressive SPF products for the face, if you are avoiding the ghost look.

Top SPF Products for Oily Skin

Rooting through my skincare stash, I noticed some of my suncare already had SPF in the formulas. 
Starting with skin prep, both Vichy and La Roche Posay have excellent facial SPFs, both suitable for oily skin. The Vichy Ideal Soleil Mattifying Face Fluid Dry Touch has an SPF of 50 and the La Roche Posay Anthelios AC Anti-Shine Matte Fluid has SPF30. They both mattify the skin and make the perfect base for makeup.

Alternatively, you could choose to wear your face SPF in a primer, the Dior Forever and Ever Primer has an SPF of 20, I highly recommend this under any foundation.

With all three matte fluid formulas, I recommend you sweep the product over the face and don't rub in circles, as the product tends to ball up.

Estee Lauder, Dermalogica, La Roche Posay and Dior SPF

Not forgetting your eyes, as the above SPF's aren't to be used on the eyes. I recommend the Dermalogica Total Eye Care with SPF 15. If anyone has a recommendation for an eye cream with higher SPF, leave me a comment.

My favourite long wearing foundation, Estee Lauder Double Wear, will finish off the sun protection and is perfect for those who suffer from oily skin in the summer. It provides flawless, long-lasting, matte coverage and SPF 10.

What products do you use on your face to protect it from sun damage?


1 comment

  1. I have seen a few bloggers highly recommending that Dior primer but is it a mattifying primer? I like dewy ones. And I had no idea that normal sunblock is not meant to be used on the eyes. I usually apply whatever left on my fingers across my lids, it's almost nothing but the little residue that's left after applying my face.

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