In a world full of anti-ageing lotions and potions, you might feel confused as to which one is best. Still, you’ll be glad to know that the most effective anti-ager you could ever apply is still a high protection factor sunscreen. After all, the damaging rays of the sun are the primary cause of all premature ageing.
To help protect your skin from the unnecessary signs of sun damage, things like wrinkles and pigmentation, not to mention skin cancer, it’s essential that you find a sunscreen to love. While a gloopy formulation might have put you off in the past, it’s now possible to find a sheer, non-sticky high sun protection factor (SPF) formulation that can pair beautifully with any skin type.
Are you ready to meet your match?
Many anti-ageing skincare products include a sun protection factor but now the tables have turned and sunscreens are including potent anti-ageing ingredients. In short, the line between anti-ageing products and sunscreens are becoming brilliantly blurry.
We like: NeoRetin Gel Cream SPF 50. It contains collagen-encouraging peptides, a non-irritating form of retinol and brightening kojic making it a great way to rejuvenate your skin while diminishing the appearance of pigmentation.
Tint, don’t tan
Do you worry about sunscreen leaving your skin with an ashy cast or want to use something that serves up a little colour along with its protective benefits? Keep an eye out for sunscreens that include a slight tint. They don’t offer as much coverage as a BB cream but can give your skin a healthy-looking glow.
We like: Heliocare Colour GelCream SPF 50. Available in Light and Brown, it’s antioxidant-infused formula features a subtle tint to leave your skin looking naturally radiant.
Mad about matte
If you’ve got oily skin but are on a quest for a perfectly matte complexion, you’ll want an oil-free sunscreen with a feather-light texture. Better yet, it’s got mattifying spheres, these can act like little sponges to help soak up excess oil as well as blur the look of enlarged pores. Win-win!
We like: NeoStrata Sheer Physical Protection SPF 50 is an ultra-lightweight mineral formulation enhanced with antioxidant green tea to help protect your skin cell’s DNA.
Those with dry skin will always be looking for products that promise to hydrate, but this doesn’t mean you want anything heavy or thick. Fortunately, you don’t have to worry about sunscreen being yet another cloying layer in your skincare routine. It’s perfectly possible to find moisture quenching formulas that feel as light as air but are infused with mega-hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid.
We like: Lamelle Nourish Multi-Active Sun SPF 30 is suitable for dry skin types yet still lightweight enough to layer with other products. It contains Pycnogenol, a plant-derived antioxidant that can repair as well as prevent DNA damage caused by the sun.
See anything you’d like to try? Once you’ve found your sunscreen BFF, you can you truly enjoy life on the sunny side of the street.
This post was sponsored by Skin Renewal.
Price of sunscreen
Lamelle nourish multi active?
Hi Janine, the recommended price is R520.