One of the biggest skincare misconceptions is that those with darker complexions can skip applying a daily sunscreen. Melanin might be magical but it definitely is not sun damage resistant! No matter your skin tone, you should be wearing an SPF every day, rain or shine. However, we understand that a lot of sunscreens available today can leave a greasy, white-cast on the skin which is why we’re here to share with you our top invisible SPFs that won’t leave a chalky residue behind…
Skincity Essentials Sun Protection SPF50 Stick – shop
If you’re not a fan of creams or just want to speed up the SPF application process, this solid product can be applied to the skin in just a few swipes to provide high factor protection. Formulated with UV filters alongside antioxidant Vitamin E and Sunflower Seed Extract, this translucent formula can be used on the face and body to support the skin’s collagen stores and maintain a strong epidermal barrier.
Heliocare 360° Invisible Spray SPF50+ – shop
Heliocare are renowned for their impressive sun protection products and this one is a favourite for us. Its ultra-lightweight formula can be sprayed all over the body, wet or dry, to protect against UVA and UVB rays, Infrared and visible light thanks to an exclusive antioxidant complex that’s paired with mineral filters. Not only does it provide a high level of protection, it also repairs the skin after prolonged sun exposure to keep it happy and healthy.
Dermalogica Prisma Protect SPF30 – shop
This impressive product is an all-in-one moisturiser that improves the skin’s daytime defensive processes to encourage the cells to better defend themselves against UV rays, visible light and external aggressors. UV filters protect the skin from sun damage and discoloration, a bio-ferment from Sage maintains an even skin tone while intelligent drone technology uses light to boost the skin’s natural luminosity. When applied, this undetectable product melts into the skin to hydrate, soften and protect the complexion all day long.
SkinCeuticals Advanced Brightening UV Defense SPF50 – shop
Formulated to both correct and protect, this new arrival from SkinCeuticals uses state-of-the-art chemical and mineral UV filters to blanket the skin in high factor protection while a cocktail of 1% Tranexamic Acid and 2% Niacinamide get to work on dark spots and discoloration. When applied regularly, this lightweight product easily blends into all skin tones to maintain a more even and radiant complexion.
Ultrasun Anti Pollution Face Fluid SPF50+ – shop
We’ve probably all experienced a sunscreen that has left our skin feeling greasy and uncomfortable but this lightweight product promises to provide residue-free protection. When applied, this SPF creates a broad spectrum shield that defends against UVA and UVB rays while Glycofilm Pollustop prevents the damage caused by everyday pollution. This innovative sunscreen also replenishes the skin’s essential moisture levels and fights premature signs of ageing, leaving the complexion protected and radiant.
Dr. Barbara Sturm Sun Drops – shop
Mixed with your favourite moisturiser or applied alone, this versatile, residue-free sunscreen combines chemical UV filters with antioxidant Vitamin E and Beta-Glucan to effectively shield the skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Nourishing Purslane works to instantly minimise inflammation while Hyaluronic Acid keeps the complexion plump, hydrated and healthy.
Exuviance AGE Reverse Day Repair SPF30 – shop
Without leaving a white cast, this weightless cream infuses the skin with UV filters, Vitamins A and E and Pomegranate to shield it against ageing free radicals and environmental aggressors. At the surface, a potent combination of NeoGlucosamine and Retinol lightly exfoliates to target the appearance of uneven pigmentation and softens premature signs of ageing while Peptides boost collagen production with the deeper layers of the skin.