What’s the best sunblock? The one you remember to apply. Find a formula you love in our favourite recommendations!
1. OILY SKIN
Eucerin Sun Fluid Mattifying Face SPF 50 (R 269.95, Foschini) A great sunscreen for under make-up or those whose skin type tends to lean towards the oily side. The non-greasy formula dries matt and is perfect for hot and humid weather conditions.
2. DRY SKIN
ISDIN Foto Ultra 100 Spot Prevent (R460.00, dermastore.co.za) A blend of both physical and chemical filters gives you the best of both worlds with instant protection against dark spots.
It also prevents sun damage thanks to a multitude of antioxidants.
4. THE WHOLE FAMILY
Pure Beginnings Baby & Kids Sensitive Sun Cream SPF 50 (R269.95 Wellness Warehouse) When it comes to protecting our kids, we want gentle (free from nanoparticles) but trust worthy
protection. This sun cream is suitable for young skins and stays put in-between dips.
PIZ BUIN Allergy Sun Sensitive Skin Lotion SPF 50 (R269.00, Clicks) PIZ BUIN is the smell of a beach holiday done right. This range is specially formulated with the sun sensitivity in mind. Hydrating and soothing it helps the skin build resilience to the sun while giving high protection.
6. SCREEN TIME
Clarins UV Plus Anti-Pollution Translucent (R505, clarins.co.za) More than a moisturiser, this all-in-one helps combat oxidative stress, protects against harsh environmental factors (common to SA), while protecting against blue light from screens – current research suggest
this may be contributing to photoageing.
7. DARK SKIN
Heliocare 360° Mineral Tolerance Fluid SPF 50 (R515, dermastore.co.za) For a mineral sunscreen, this texture sinks beautifully into skin, leaving no white cast. Loaded with antioxidants such as Fernblock FC, it neutralises free radicals, which cause DNA damage.
Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler & Elasticity Age Spot Correcting Hand Cream SPF 30 (R199.99, Clicks) Helps fade dark spots and provides invisible protection against their reappearance.
Salt & Stone Face Sunscreen SPF 30 (R349.99 keepitsimplesurf.co.za) From surfing to tennis, this sunscreen has you safely covered, it’s even water resistant for 80 minutes.
10. REEF FRIENDLY
Simply Bee Beeswax Sunscreen with Fynbos Proplis SPF 30 200 ml (R217 simplybee.co.za) A lovely textured sunscreen, brimming with the best natural ingredients such as fynbos propolis and honey, it’s also mindful of our fishy friends.
Don’t rely on sunscreen to do all the protecting! Wear a hat, lightweight linen shirt and sunglasses to protect your skin and eyes in the midday sun!