22 September 2019

Be sun smart

August 14, 2011

We are all very aware of the dangers of the sun, and if you are playing sport and in and out of the water, having a sunscreen that stays put and doesn’t wash off is essential. The good news is that high protection doesn’t have to mean thick creams, new technology means clear and light formulas that absorb quickly into the skin.

ShiseidoShiseido Very High Sun Protection Cream SPF50 £32.00 (50ml)

Designed specifically for the face this highly nourishing cream smoothes on easily and is invisible on the skin leaving no feeling of stickiness, which is often a problem with high factor creams.

Every Shiseido product is formulated using only carefully-selected ingredients such as Rose Apple Leaf extract for preventing the UVA-induced DNA damage and Ectoin for preventing UVB-induced DNA damage.


Ultrasunultrasun high SPF30 sports clear spray formula £26 (150ml)

Designed to be only applied once a day this easy to use spray formula is perfect for minimal effort sun protection.

The clear spray dries quickly and offers day long protection even if you are in and out of the water. One bottle will last you around two weeks so it works out excellent value.


Murad-suncreamMurad Waterproof Sunblock SPF 30 £24.58 (125 ml)

Suitable for both your face and body this waterproof formula also contains ingredients to helps diminish and prevent fine lines and wrinkles.

It is easily absorbed in to the skin and leaves it feeling smooth and soft and not at all greasy. It smells great too thanks to the pomegranate antioxidants in it.


Surfers-SkinSurfer’s Skin SPF 30+ £9.99 (125ml)

Created by surfers from New Zealand who were looking for a product to keep them protected against the strong Kiwi sun, this is heavy duty cream that will stay put for up to two hours whilst you are in the waves.

No matter how much you sweat the cream will not run into your eyes, which is crucial for sports sunscreen. The formula contains manuka honey and aloe vera too.


AveneAvène SPF20 Moderate Protection Emulsion £10.50 (50ml)

This is a great choice if you have sensitive skin or suffer from a skin condition such as psoriasis, eczema, acne, rosacea thanks to the unique Avène SunSitive formula.

The thermal spring water found in this cream has proven anti-irritating properties and it contains no parabens or alcohol.


Louise Hudson, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine

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