Summer’s here – the best SPF products for your whole body

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How to protect your skin from top to toe

Protect your skin as if your life depended on it… because in many ways it does. So get your SPF on – and not just in your sun cream. You need to protect your WHOLE body. So we set out to round up some of the best SPF products for every inch of you.

Although embracing the sunny weather – especially on those rare sunny days in the UK – is always a must, it’s essential to shield your skin from UVA and UVB rays. Staying in the sun for long periods can result in sunburn. And prolonged exposure to UV radiation can damage your skin cells, potentially even leading to skin cancer. To help you prevent serious skin damage, we’ve rounded up a selection of top products for those searching for skin protection or wanting to add SPF to your skincare routine.

Ready to discover some of the best SPF skincare products? Let’s dive in.

Under makeup and face

Skin protector SPF 30 primer 30ml – £38.00
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If you’re looking for a UV-protective primer, look no further. This SPF 30 primer, from ARK Skincare, not only moisturises skin but hydrates it too. Enriched with vitamin E and shea butter, it will leave your skin with a luminous glow, while keeping your makeup in place.

Multi-Défense Ceramides Protecting Veil Broad-Spectrum SPF 50 – £74.00

image of the Multi-defense Ceramides Protecting Veil. The product packaging features a sleek white vertical box, and the cream is contained in an elegant black tube.

Want plump, moisturised skin? Try this SPF 50 multi-defence cream. Infused with white tea extract, this formula will protect you from UVA and UVB rays and prevent cell damage while soothing your complexion.

ESPA Protect & Brighten Daily Skin Shield SPF 50 – £50.00

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This SPF 50 brightening cream can be used over moisturiser or under makeup. Packed with powerful antioxidants, this daily cream will protect your skin against UV and blue light, leaving your skin dewy and radiant.

Makeup

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant & Lip Stick SPF 15 Set – £39.00

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Overexposure to the sun can cause skin damage to all parts of the body. And that includes lips. Due to your lips having a thinner skin layer, it causes them to dry out more easily, making them feel uncomfortable and resulting in burnt lips. This handy SPF 15 lipstick will give you eight hours of protection from UV rays, restoring your chapped lips to a lushly smooth state.

Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup 30ml (Various Shades) – £39.50

 

A close up of the Estée Lauder Double foundation SPF 10 in its bottle.

With SPF 10 protection, this medium-to-full coverage foundation will not only protect your skin from UV rays but will give you a matte-looking finish, leaving your skin flawless for up to 24 hours of wear. Available in a range of shades.

Dr.Jart+ premium BB beauty balm SPF 50 40 ml (various shades) – £37.00

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Not a fan of layering products on your face? That’s okay. This multi-purpose BB cream may be for you. With SPF 50, this formula combines the benefits of makeup, sun protection, hydration, and light coverage that balance your skin complexion.

Body Sunscreen

Riemann P20 Original SPF50+ Spray 200ml – £24.00
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This SPF 50 spray offers up to 10 hours of UVA and UVB protection, perfect for those idle sunbathing days or active outdoor activities. Using a lightweight formula, the sunscreen absorbs quickly and leaves your skin feeling silky without the greasiness, ideal for those with super sensitive skin.

After sun

NIVEA SUN after sun moisturising soothing spay lotion 200ml – £9.79

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After a long day of sunshine activities, there’s nothing better than giving your skin some extra love by nourishing it with after sun. Enriched with soothing aloe vera, NIVEA’s after-sun is the ideal formula for hydrating your skin, leaving you with an enchanting fragrance.

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About Elena Harris
Elena is one of Silver's interns. She has a love for illustrating, reading, and all things media-related. She is a self-proclaimed coffee connoisseur who spends her free time in coffee shops sketching and journalling.

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