12 Of The Best Face Sunscreens And SPF Moisturisers

12 Of The Best Face Sunscreens And SPF Moisturisers

Make your skincare regime sun safe - by Lauren Williamson

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We’re well versed in slip, slop, slapping when we’re heading outdoors for an extended stint, but it’s just as imperative that we lather up with sunscreen for day-to-day life. Yep, you should still be rocking the SPF when you’re stuck behind a desk. In fact, in addition to UV, other forms of light, such as the blue kind from smartphones and devices as well as infrared rays emitted by said devices could be giving you wrinkles and dark spots, according to some studies.

So to protect your skin, here are some of the best face sunscreens for daily use.

1. La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra-Light Fluid SPF 50+

La Roche-Posay

Dermatologists are major fans of sunscreens with sun blockers and La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra-Light Fluid fits the bill. Its SPF 50+ formula is paraben and fragrance free, specifically designed for sensitive skin types. The best part? It feels ultra lightweight and non-greasy, and it sits really well under makeup.

Price: $29.95

Best for: Normal to combination skin types

2. Aesthetics RX

Formulated using patented UVB filtering technology to let through a fraction of UVB light in order to allow the body to produce the Vitamin D levels it needs to maintain optimal health. The fast-absorbing, maximum protection SPF50 formula ensures the body is able to continue Vitamin D production without sacrificing sun protection. The non-greasy SPF50 sunscreen offers 2 hours of water and sweat resistance and can be used on the face and body.

Price: $59

Best for: All skin types

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3. Invisible Zinc Sheer Defence Facial Moisturiser SPF 50

Invisible Zinc

This natural, mineral sunscreen uses Zinc Oxide as a physical barrier against harmful sun exposure. The formula is creamy and nourishing, with an untinted option as well as light and medium tint products. Other bonuses? It’s paraben and fragrance free, vegan, and Australian made. Tick, tick, tick.

Price: $34

Best for: Combination to dry and sensitive skin types

4. Mecca Cosmetica To Save Face SPF 30+

Mecca Cosmetica

Mecca’s To Save Face sunscreen has been a best-seller since its launch and for good reason. It gets rave reviews for its lightweight, non-greasy, ultra-hydrating formula, which has a matte finish and sits well under makeup. It contains SPF 30 with hyaluronic acid, pomegranate extract and vitamin E. You can also get an SPF 50 version of the cult-favourite product.

Price: $38

Best for: All skin types – oily, dry, combination

5. QV Face Moisturising Day Cream SPF 30

QV

QV’s Face Moisturising Day Cream has a pH-balanced, low irritant, SPF 30 formula, free from fragrance, colour and lanolin, making it the ideal option for sensitive skin types. While super nourishing, it’s also non-greasy.

Price: $16

Best for: Sensitive skin types

6. Nivea Sun UV Face Shine Control SPF 50

Nivea Sun

The Nivea Sun UV Face Shine Control is one of the best sunscreens for oily and combination skin types, at a super affordable price point. The SPF 50 formula is light and non-greasy with a mattifying finish. No sticky residue here!

Price: $12.99

Best for: Combination and oily skin types

7. O Cosmedics Mineral Pro SPF 30+

O Cosmedics

O Cosmedics Mineral Pro is a delicious smelling daily moisturiser that’s lightweight, fast absorbing and dries clear, so it’s perfect to wear under makeup. It’s a natural, physical sunscreen that also contains resveratrol – an antioxidant which has anti-ageing properties.

Price: $49

Best for: Any skin type

8. Heliocare 360° Gel Oil-free SPF 50

Heliocare

Not only does Heliocare’s 360° Gel Oil-free formula provide broad spectrum protection against UVA, UVB, Visible Light and IR-A, it’s enriched with anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and sebum controlling tech so it makes a great sunscreen for acne prone skin. The downside of this SPF 50 sunscreen is that it’s sold exclusively in clinics, however you can order it online here.

Price: $60

Best for: Normal, combination, oily, acne prone skin types

9. Alpha-H Daily Essential Moisturiser SPF 30+

Alpha-H

Give your daily moisturising routine an sun protecting boost with Alpha-H’s best-selling Daily Essential Moisturiser with SPF 30+. The super hydrating formula (featuring vitamin E and aloe vera) is easily absorbed into the skin and won’t leave a ghostly white residue. Bump up your protection with their award winning Protection Plus Daily SPF50+.

Price: $46.95

Best for: Normal and dry skin types

10. Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting UV Cream SPF30

Olay

Combine sun protection with anti-ageing benefits and you’ve got one stellar sunscreen. Olay Regenerist’s Micro-Sculpting UV Cream SPF30 has a concentrated amino-peptide complex to help renew the skin’s surface plus broad spectrum sun protection against UVA/UVB rays. It has a rich, creamy texture so it’s ideal for dry skin.

Price: $48.99

Best for: All skin types but particularly dry skin

11. Neutrogena Hydro Boost® Water Gel Lotion Sunscreen SPF50

Neutrogena

If you need a budget sunscreen that packs plenty of sun protection Neutrogena’s Hydro Boost® Sunscreen is a great option. Its formula includes hyaluronic acid to keep skin super hydrated and it’s non-comedogenic so it won’t clog your pores.

Price: $9.99

Best for: All skin types

12. Ultra Violette Queen Screen SPF 50+ Luminising Sun Serum

Ultra Violette

Yep, sun care can extend to your serums too. This product has a hugely devoted fan base who are straight-up obsessed with its lightweight, fast absorbing formula, which has a luminising affect (without leaving you shiny). With SPF 50+ is packs plenty of protection, sitting well under makeup or on its own.

Price: $47

Best for: All skin types, sensitive skin types

13. We Are Feel Good Inc Sensitive Sunscreen SPF 50+

We Are Feel Good Inc Sensitive Sunscreen SPF 50+

Gentle and fragrance free, We Are Feel Good Inc’s Sensitive Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+ not only works for the face but can be used on the whole body. Formulated to protect the most delicate skin, it’s broad spectrum, non-greasy and up to 4 hours water resistant to give you maximum coverage. It’s lightweight with a sheer finish and doubles as the perfect primer under makeup.

Price: $49.95, 400ml

Best for: All skin types, sensitive skin types

14. Naked Sundays SPF glow bundle

Naked Sundays SPF glow bundle

Perfect under makeup, Naked Sunday’s exclusive Vegan Collagen can help smooth fine lines and boost moisture, all with a high performance SPF50+ which contains 100% mineral filters. All in the pack you receive the brand’s iconic Hydrating glow mist which is the perfect top-up spray sunscreen for ladies on the go.

Price: $89.95 for the set

Best for: All skin types

Always read the label and use only as directed.

Lauren Williamson

By Lauren Williamson

Lauren Williamson is the Digital Content Manager for Women's Health and Men's Health. She's an experienced journalist, editor and social media fiend who's well versed in reporting on everything from food trends to fitness, health news to haircare. She has a double degree in Journalism and Political Science.

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