As every beauty buff knows, sunscreen is important all year round, even when it’s cloudy outside. UVA rays can cause skin damage (and wrinkles) even in winter, but it’s from April to October that UVB rays (the kind that cause sunburn) are most prevalent.

So, a broad-spectrum moisturiser with a high SPF (sun protection factor) is essential for spring. That doesn’t mean you have to slather on the same thick sunblock you use on the beach, however. These days, you can get powerful protection in day creams that are light in texture and melt into your skin – and there’s one to suit every budget,


Here are five beauty editor-approved SPF moisturisers to add to your spring skincare routine…

1. YourGoodSkin SPF 30 Anti-Oxidant Day Cream

A highly hydrating formula that’s easily absorbed and provides SPF 30 protection, this long-lasting tube is excellent value for money.

YourGoodSkin SPF 30 Anti-Oxidant Day Cream 75ml
  • Working with your "Skin" A lightweight day cream with SPF 30 protection. Defends & cares, helping to protect skin from the environment.
  • The "Good" things: Skin looks healthy & feels balanced all day. Provides 24hr hydration. Proven to give you more good skin days. This non pore-blocking formula is formulated without parabens & is oil-...
  • How to use: Dot across your cheeks, chin & forehead & gently blend together ensuring all skin is covered.

Last update on 2021-09-17 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

2. Neutrogena Hydro Boost City Shield SPF 25

From the much-loved Hydro Boost range, this is an oil-free SPF 25 day cream infused with hyaluronic acid, which helps your skin soak up more moisture.

Neutrogena City Shield SPF 25 Hydration Lotion
  • For Skin So Hydrated and Supple, it Bounces Back: The Neutrogena City Shield Hydrating Lotion is infused with hyaluronic acid, which is naturally found in skin; the purified hyaluronic acid acts as a...
  • Boosts Hydration: Formulated with hyaluronic acid, this SPF daily face moisturiser for men and women not only replenishes skin with a boost of intense hydration, it also strengthens the skin barrier...
  • Strengthens Skin's Natural Shield: The City Shield Hydrating Lotion face moisturiser with SPF strengthens the skin's natural shield and is developed with Helioplex that delivers superior protection...

Last update on 2021-09-17 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

3. Nivea Cellular Luminous 630 Anti-Dark Spot Day Fluid SPF 50

New from Nivea, not only does this moisturiser give you powerful SPF 50 protection, it also contains an innovative ingredient which helps to reduce dark spots caused by the sun.

NIVEA Cellular Luminous 630 Anti-Pigment Spot Day Cream Fluid (40 ml), Moisturising Anti-Pigment...
  • Cellular Luminous 630 - The fluid with SPF50 offers triple protection against the intensification and new formation of pigment spots, as well as light-induced skin ageing
  • Patented active ingredient – After 10 years of research and testing over 50,000 ingredients, Nivea has developed the patented active ingredient Luminous 630
  • Highly effective formula - The ultra-light formula of the day cream is enriched with hyaluronic acid*, vitamin E and protective UVA/UVB filters. (*in-vitro.)

Last update on 2021-09-17 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

4. Heliocare 360 Gel Oil-Free SPF 50

Ideal for acne-prone complexions, this oil-free gel protects against UVA, UVB and even infrared rays, and is packed with antioxidants, which help repair sun damage.

Heliocare 360 Oil-Free Gel SPF 50 50ml / Gel Sunscreen For Face/Daily UVA UVB Visible light...
  • HELPS PREVENT PREMATURE SKIN AGEING with HIGH-LEVEL PROTECTION (SPF50 and PA++++): Protects skin at its surface and from within against damage caused by UVA, UVB, visible light and infrared-A PLUS...
  • PROMOTES SKIN HEALTH: Unique and powerful anti-oxidant Fernblock FC proven to protect skin from within against damage caused by the sun and daylight. DNA repair enzymes help to protect and repair skin...
  • MATTIFYING & GREAT FOR SPOT PRONE SKIN: A light, oil-free, quick-to-absorb gel. Reduces shine and leaves skin dry to the touch. Perfect for all skin types especially combination, oily or spot prone...

Last update on 2021-09-18 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

5. Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50, £60

A mineral sunscreen that tackles UVA, UVB and infrared rays, as well as blue light (from phones and computer screens) and even pollution, this little bottle does it all. And yet the formula remains beautifully fluid and leaves a subtle glow on your skin.

Last update on 2021-09-17 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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