The best SPF50 Suncreams

We all know now how important sun protection is, so I’m going to skip over the part where I bang on about that. Personally, as someone with very fair skin (pale, freckles, strawberry blonde natural hair colour) I know I burn easily so knowing the best SPF50 Suncreams is essential.

Suncream can be a bit of a tricky topic to cover at times. It’s SO important to wear it and protect your skin. But at the same time in all honesty, I know that it feels good to get a bit of a colour on holiday, coming back looking a little sun-kissed or ‘with a colour’ (NOT RED) is often still what people want. Myself included. Of course, staying 100% out of the sun is the safest and the saying does go ‘the only safe tan is no tan’. But second best option is making sure if you *are* going to spend time in the sun, to be protected as best you can. For me, that means a high factor sun cream with SPF50 Suncreams being the factor of choice for me over the past few years. Occasionally going down to an SPF30 on dull days or in the UK. But in general, for me SPF50 all the way.

With that in mind, here’s a little round up of some of the best SPF50 Suncreams on the market in my opinion at the moment.

Vichy Ideal Soleil Invisible Hydrating Mist SPF50 ( £11)

High factor but sprays on really light. Which means quick and easy application. Mists on with a very fine white finish that can just help you make sure you have yourself covered sufficiently. Goes a long way and one of those brands that is great for sensitive skin too. Great to have a spray/mist option for all over the body as sometimes these can be a little harder to find.

Shiseido Expert Sun Ageing Protection Plus 50+ ( £32)

I’ve never tried Shiseido sun care before and I’m almost regretting trying this because I love it that much but it’s certainly not a cheap option. I always want to keep my skin protected, but often don’t like the heavy or sticky-ish feel of sun cream which is exactly why I like this one so much. Feels light and really just disappears into skin. Doesn’t leave any sort of residue or that ‘suncream’ feeling at all. Also smells sort of like lemons? Beautiful texture and great to have one that feels so light but with a high protection factor.

La Roche-Posay Anthelios SPF50 Invisible Fresh Mist ( £12.37)

Another one that’s perfect for sensitive skin. I love this one as a ‘throw in the bag’ option. Small enough that can be carried anywhere and applied easily. It can even be sprayed over makeup for a top up if needed. Great for sensitive skin and again – light texture/high protection dream combination.

Skinceuticals Ultra Facial Defense SPF50+ ( £37)

This has been my favourite facial sunscreen option for a long time and I’ve lost track of the number of tubes of this I’ve worked through. But it’s lightweight with a milky lotion rather than cream type of texture. Absorbs easily, doesn’t leave any sort of white residue or heavy feeling on skin. Plus it has such a high factor – I use this year-round as facial sun protection & really recommend it if you want a fail-safe option.

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  1. July 12, 2018 / 4:15 pm

    I need to get some sun cream as I’ve definitely not been covering myself this Summer in London.

    • Jen
      July 12, 2018 / 4:16 pm

      Oops! Get on that! I always tend to burn in the UK by accident because I forget it can be just as strong sun!

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