The best SPF moisturisers for year-round skin protection

12 images

SPF moisturisers are a must-have. You may not be able to see their work every day, but they work much harder than you think. Find the best SPF moisturiser for you here.

Having one of the best SPF moisturisers to hand is a much bigger deal than you might think. You may be starting to think about stocking up on the best sun cream for your summer holidays, but ultraviolet rays can be damaging on even the cloudiest of days, and so moisturisers with SPF are a year-round beauty bag essential.

That’s right, it may not seem like it but even in the winter months you need to be slathering on some 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 as a result of 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 (to keep your skin protected against ageing effects of the environment), and are a must-have before you apply your 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.

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 top 10 SPF moisturisers, hand-picked for sun protection and anti-ageing properties, and find the best one for your skin type below.

Reading now

Popular beauty stories