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Best Sunscreens

As National Sunscreen Day approaches on May 27th, it’s just in time for the glorious abundance of weather set to hit Britain.  So now, more then ever it’s time to gear up and safeguard your skin from harmful UV rays.

With the abundance of sunscreen options available in the market, finding the perfect one can be overwhelming. Fear not, as we’ve done the legwork for you and curated a roundup of the best sunscreens to cater to your specific needs. From vegan-friendly formulations to coral reef-safe alternatives, here are the top sunscreens that will help you enjoy the sun responsibly.

Best for Vegans – FRESH

For the environmentally conscious individuals seeking vegan-friendly options, FRESH sunscreen takes the spotlight. Crafted with vegan plant-based ingredients, this sunscreen provides excellent sun protection while remaining free from animal-derived ingredients. The nano-free water-in-oil emulsion contains only natural mineral sun protection filters – zinc oxide and titanium dioxide – so it’s ideal for protecting all those ultra-sensitive parts of the body such as the nose, ears, back of the neck and shoulders with an extra helping of sun protection. 

Best for Value – Malibu

Protecting your skin shouldn’t break the bank, and Malibu sunscreen ensures exceptional value without compromising quality. Combining affordability with high-performance, Malibu offers a range of sunscreens that are budget-friendly yet effective. Keep your skin shielded without emptying your wallet.

Best for Babies – Orangii

When it comes to protecting your little ones’ delicate skin, Orangii sunscreen is the go-to choice. Specially formulated for babies, this sunscreen provides gentle and effective sun protection without irritating their sensitive skin.  The light formula blends effortlessly and is quickly absorbed into the skin, leaving more time for fun in the sun!

Best for Water Play – Aloe Sunscreen

Protecting both your skin and the environment is possible with Aloe Sunscreen, a brand dedicated to coral reef preservation. Formulated with reef-safe ingredients, this sunscreen minimises creates a physical barrier on the skin that helps to block UV rays. This barrier is resistant to water, meaning it does not easily wash away or diminish when exposed to water. Better still, it does not impact on fragile marine ecosystems while still delivering superior sun protection.

Best for Blending – Seventy One

Created by surfers with coral protection as its core, this range embraces diversity thanks to its range of products that ensures seamless blending and protection. Their formulations are created to leave no white residue, making them an excellent choice for individuals with darker skin tones.

Best for Sensitive Skin – Kalme Day Defense

If you have sensitive skin, finding a sunscreen that doesn’t cause irritation can be challenging. Kalme Day Defense comes to the rescue with its specially formulated sunscreen for sensitive skin. Infused with soothing ingredients, this sunscreen provides optimal protection while maintaining skin’s comfort thanks to a unique formula that helps to reduce redness and acne alongside moisturation and sun protection.

Best for Men – Life Jacket

For those with an active lifestyle, Life Jacket sunscreen is the perfect companion. Engineered to withstand sweat, water, and prolonged sun exposure, this high-performance sunscreen offers reliable protection even during the most intense outdoor activities.

Best for Luxury – La Mer The Broad Spectrum SPF 50 UV Protecting Fluid

Renowned for their luxurious skincare products, La Mer delivers an exceptional sunscreen experience with their Broad Spectrum SPF 50 UV Protecting Fluid. Infused with their signature Miracle Broth™, this lightweight formula not only shields your skin from harmful UV rays but also nourishes and hydrates, leaving behind a radiant and youthful complexion.