The best SPF moisturisers for year-round skin protection

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. Applying it everyday should become second nature, a bit like cleansing.

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 a moisturiser with an SPF is 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. If there’s daylight – wear an SPF.

The other key thing with SPF is reapplication. Ideally, if you’re outside then you should be reapplying your SPF every 2-3 hours. However, we totally understand that once you’ve done your make-up, the last thing you want to be doing is putting a cream on top. However, in this instances your best options are either a tinted SPF moisturiser or an SPF mist that can be sprayed directly on top of make-up and won’t bugger it up.

The best face sunscreen

You have two options for protecting the skin on your face. You could swap out your current moisturiser, for one that has a high SPF, like the below. The best SPF moisturisers are SPF 20, 30 or 50, to ensure the sun’s rays aren’t wreaking havoc with your skin cells. The higher the SPF the better at fighting the signs of ageing.

Paula’s Choice Resist Youth-Extending Daily Hydrating Fluid SPF50, £33 Look Fantastic

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Or if you’re 100% dedicated to your current moisturiser, which doesn’t have an SPF, then you could invest in a UV shield, like this Skinceuticals one. A UV defender goes on top of your moisturiser as the last product before make-up. Yes it’s an extra step in your skincare routine, but if you find a good one it won’t feel like a chore.

Skinceuticals Sheer Mineral UV Defense SPF50, £37 Look Fantastic

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Keeping you protected from the moment you step out the door is so important and one of the best ways to fight the signs of ageing.

On our list you’ll find Glossier’s famous Invisible Shield, Dr Lancer’s Sun Shield Fluid, which Victoria Beckham recently revealed is her go-to SPF and many others.

Check out our favourite SPF moisturisers and UV shields hand-picked for sun protection and anti-ageing properties, and find your favourite…

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