The best SPF moisturisers for year-round skin protection

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Because they're a must-have seven days a week, 365 days a year

Having one of the best SPF moisturisers to hand is a much bigger deal than you might think.

While the best sun cream is a no-brainer for hot holidays, ultraviolet rays can be damaging on even the cloudiest of days and so moisturisers with SPF are in fact a year-round beauty bag essential.

It may not seem like it in gloomy Great Britain, but even in the winter months you need to be slathering on some level of sun protection to stop your skin from getting damaged. Fact.

Building a base for your make-up is the first step to a great skin day, but also in the long term for preventing the signs of ageing from showing up too early due to sun damage. The best SPF moisturisers are the ones that feature a factor of 30 or 50, to make sure the sun’s rays aren’t wreaking havoc with your skin cells.

As well as moisturisers, some of the best primer choices on the market also contain SPFs of 30 or 50 and are a must-have before you apply your very best foundation.

Something like Bobbi Brown’s Protective Face Base (which contains an SPF of 50) is lightweight and non-greasy with broad spectrum sun protection, but also provides a silky smooth base to apply your make-up over.

Meanwhile Elemis have recently given their iconic Pro-Collagen Marine Cream an SPF makeover, with the addition of long-lasting, broad spectrum sun protection. Your favourite moisturiser just got a skin protection upgrade.

Keeping you protected from the moment you step out the door, sun protection factors should be the priority at the top of your list for a daily moisturiser, whatever the weather. To find a kick ass SPF day cream that’’s been chosen to match your personal skincare needs, visit our sister site Powder today.

Check out our 11 favourite SPF moisturisers, hand-picked for sun protection and anti-ageing properties, and find the best one for your skin type below.

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