Anyone who’s serious about skincare knows that your morning routine should include an active-packed serum or moisturiser, followed by sunscreen. But what if you could combine those steps with one potent, protective product?

That’s what the next generation of sunblocks aim to do. Combining skincare and SPF, these multi-tasking marvels will prevent sun damage (and wrinkles) at the same time as delivering complexion-boosting ingredients.

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1. Hello Sunday The One That’s Got It All Sun Primer SPF 50, £20

Hello Sunday The One That’s Got It All Sun Primer SPF 50
(Hello Sunday/PA)

Best for: under make-up

New brand Hello Sunday is already proving very popular with beauty buffs. This fragrance-free primer helps your foundation glide on, and provides protection against UVA and UVB rays.

2. Ultra Violette Queen Screen Luminising Sun Serum SPF 50+, £36, Space NK

Ultra Violette Queen Screen Luminising Sun Serum SPF 50+
(Ultra Violette/PA)

Best for: blue light protection

Instantly becoming Space NK’s fastest selling suncare range ever when it launched in March, Aussie brand Ultra Violette is famous for its antioxidant-filled Queen Screen serum, which protects against the blue light that emits from mobile and computer screens.

3. Bliss Block Star Invisible Daily Sunscreen, £19.99, Boots

Bliss Block Star Invisible Daily Sunscreen
(Bliss/PA)

Best for: mineral protection

If chemical sunscreens don’t agree with your skin, try this mineral formula from Bliss. The lightweight SPF 30 lotion sinks in thoroughly and, unlike some mineral creams, won’t leave any chalky white marks.

4. Evolve Climate Veil Tinted SPF 20, £29, Holland and Barrett

Evolve Climate Veil Tinted SPF 20
(Evolve/PA)

Best for: a hint of colour

A mineral-based SPF 20 sunscreen infused with hyaluronic acid to moisturise, and vitamin-rich lingonberry stem cells, this tinted cream is available in regular, medium and deep shades.

5. Grown Alchemist Natural Hydrating Sunscreen SPF 30, £33, FeelUnique

Grown Alchemist Natural Hydrating Sunscreen SPF 30
(Grown Alchemist/PA)

Best for: vegans

A bestseller from Aussie brand Grown Alchemist, this mineral SPF 30 is vegan-friendly and made with 100% natural ingredients, including nourishing rosehip oil and hyaluronic acid.

6. Hawaiian Tropic Mineral Sun Milk SPF 30

Hawaiian Tropic Mineral Sun Milk SPF 30
(Hawaiian Tropic/PA)

Best for: budget buy

Infused with coconut and kukui nut oils, this moisturising mineral sun block is PETA approved and great value for money too.

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Hawaiian Tropic Mineral Protective Sun Lotion SPF 30 - 100ml
  • Fast absorbing silky texture simply blends into skin
  • Suitable for sensitive skin
  • Lightweight and non-greasy

Last update on 2021-09-10 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

7. La Roche-Posay Hyalu B5 Aquagel SPF 30, £25.87 (was £34.50)

La Roche-Posay Hyalu B5 Aquagel SPF 30
(Liz Earle/PA)

Best for: dry or sensitive skin

Combining hyaluronic acid (which attracts moisture to skin cells) and vitamin B5 (which helps to repair skin damage) this highly hydrating gel moisturiser is gentle enough for sensitive skin types.

8. Liz Earle Environmental Defence Cream Mineral SPF 25, £26

Liz Earle Environmental Defence Cream Mineral SPF 25
(Liz Earle/PA)

Best for: urbanites

With ingredients that shield against the ageing effects of pollution and blue light, as well as UVA/B rays, this mineral sunscreen is ideal for city dwellers. The slightly pigmented cream gives a glowy finish and works well under make-up.

9. Vichy Capital Soleil UV Age Daily SPF 50+ Facial Sunscreen, £20.99, Superdrug

Vichy Capital Soleil UV Age Daily SPF 50+ Facial Sunscreen
(Vichy/PA)

Best for: anti-ageing

An ultra lightweight fluid, this SPF 50 is enriched with peptides, niacinamide and vitamin E, which help to target existing signs of ageing, as well as protecting against future damage.

 

Best-selling sunscreens for your face

Stuck for inspiration? Check out our list of best-selling Amazon products!

Bestseller No. 1
ALTRUIST. Dermatologist Sunscreen SPF 50 – Superior 5-star UVA protection by Dr Andrew Birnie,...
  • DERMATOLOGIST RECOMMENDED SUN PROTECTION. Use the same sunscreen as dermatologists! Fast absorption, non-sticky - feels like a moisturiser.
  • CREATED BY UK DERMATOLOGIST DR ANDREW BIRNIE. Formulated in Germany. For sensitive skin; fragrance free with a low risk of allergy. Suitable for daily use on face, body and children. Water resistant.
  • HIGH QUALITY BROAD SPECTRUM PROTECTION with 5 star Ultra UVA rating (PPD: 54). Altruist suncreams have a broad range of photos table UV filters, including the world’s most advanced filter: Tinosorb...
SaleBestseller No. 2
NIVEA UV Face SPF30 Q10 Anti-Age & Anti-Pigment 0% White Residue (50ml), Q10 Face Sun Cream, UV Face...
  • SUN Protection - Our moisturising cream face sun cream offers effective protection against sun exposure with its highly effective UVA/UVB filter.
  • SPF 30 - Our sun cream SPF 30 offers a high level of sun protection which reduces the risk of sun-induced allergies and UV-induced skin damage.
  • Q10 Formula - Powerful anti wrinkle cream contains enzyme Q10 which prevents the appearance of sun induced fine lines, wrinkles and pigment spots.
SaleBestseller No. 3
NIVEA UV Face Moisture Mousse SPF50 (75ml), Q10 Face Sun Cream, UV Face Cream, Moisturising Cream...
  • SUN Protection - Our moisturising cream face sun cream offers effective protection against sun exposure with its highly effective UVA/UVB filter.
  • SPF 50 - Our sun cream SPF 50 offers a high level of sun protection which reduces the risk of sun-induced allergies and UV-induced skin damage.
  • Airy Mousse - The airy, silky smooth moisturising formula is ideal for everyday use. Leaves a light and smooth skin feeling and leaves skin protected.
Bestseller No. 4
Vichy Capital Soleil Mattifying Face Dry Touch Sun Cream SPF 50, 50 ml
  • Suitable for all skin types, ideal even for sensitive skin
  • Sun protection factor: 50
  • Content: 50 ml
SaleBestseller No. 5
Garnier Ambre Solaire Hydrating Face Sun Cream Mist SPF50, 75ml
  • Every day, your skin is exposed to external aggressors such as the sun's rays, pollution, oxidative stress and heat which can damage, age and dehydrate your skin
  • Ambre Solaire's 1st Protecting and Hydrating Face Mist offers everyday protection against the harmful effects of UV rays, free radicals in pollution and dehydration
  • The formula helps protect against long term damage from the sun and premature skin ageing whilst hydrating skin at the same time

Last update on 2021-09-10 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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