How to Choose the Best Sunscreen for Your Face

When the sun comes out to play, so do we. Yes, this means cosy warmth, BBQs, festivals and water sports, but it also means we need to take extra caution against sun damage. The best way? Find a broad-spectrum sunscreen that you’ll actually apply (and reapply) every day.

Because it minimises the visible effects of environmental damage, sunscreen is considered the #1 anti-ageing strategy by most skincare experts. Most people find it difficult to commit to a sunscreen regimen—especially on their face—because of its greasy feel and chalky look. So how do you find the best sunscreen for the face?

Image Skincare’s Prevention+ formulas glide on silky-soft, apply clear upon massage and feel like second skin. Each one shields from both UVA (ageing) and UVB (burning) rays and contains complementary “booster ingredients” to enhance and reinforce overall effectiveness of the formula. Here’s how to find the one that best fits your preferences.

 

If you’re on the oilier side…

PREVENTION+ Daily Matte Moisturiser with SPF
This oil-free, broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen keeps your skin mattified, making it ideal for oily and acne-prone skin types. Micro-sponge technology absorbs surface oils and gives skin a flawless, shine-free finish.

Sunscreens Used:
• 9% Zinc oxide (mineral)
• 7.5% Octinoxate

Booster Ingredients:
• Photosomes (plankton extract)
• Plant-derived stem cell technology
• Tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate (a stable form of vitamin C)

 

If your skin tends to be sensitive or dry…

PREVENTION+ Daily Hydrating Moisturiser with SPF
This sheer formula spreads easily and evenly without any residue. Enriched with a blend of antioxidants, vitamins and green tea, this everyday formula is great for all skin types, including those that tend to get red or dehydrated.

Sunscreen Used:
• 18% Zinc oxide

Booster Ingredients:
• DNA Protection Complex
• Tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate (vitamin C)

 

If you want to skip foundation…

PREVENTION+ Daily Tinted Moisturiser with SPF
This daily moisturiser subtly evens out skin tone and gives the skin a gorgeous, healthy glow with the benefits of SPF sun protection. The sheer formula blends seamlessly and is boosted with a universal mineral tint.

 

Sunscreens Used:
• 6% Tinted zinc oxide
• 4.6% Titanium dioxide

Booster Ingredients:
• DNA Protection Complex
• Tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate (vitamin C)
• Vitamin E

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