12 Best SPFs For Your Face Of 2022
Here at BEAUTY BAY HQ we’re passionate about the fact that SPF is for life, not just for summer. Alongside UVB rays (which cause the sunburn we experience in the warmer months), there are also UVA rays, which are responsible for the long-term skin damage that accelerates signs of aging and can lead to cancer, and they’re present all year round (and can penetrate windows, clothes, and cloud cover).
That’s just one of the reasons why you should wear SPF every single day, and if it hasn’t convinced you of the importance, we don’t know what will. But if your previous experiences of SPFs have been formulas that are sticky, chalky, greasy, and breakout-triggering, you’ll be pleased to know that in 2022 brands are finally upping their game when it comes to creating skin-friendly formulations. These new formulas use the hydrating and repairing ingredients you find in your serums and moisturisers, can be worn under (and over) makeup, and cater to an inclusive range of skin tones.
If you’re already using one, well done. If not, scroll down to discover our favourites.
Ultra Violette Supreme Screen SPF50+ Hydrating Skinscreen
If you’re looking for an SPF to layer under your makeup, this one provides protection and hydration while also helping to lock your foundation in place and keep it looking fresh all day long. It leaves skin with a satin finish, so it creates a silky smooth base for makeup.
Tan-Luxe Super Glow SPF30
Since it has a thin serum-like texture, this is a great option for oily or dehydrated skin as it absorbs quickly and delivers a powerful cocktail of balancing and hydrating ingredients to the skin. It’s basically sun protection with a bonus dose of hyaluronic acid and antioxidants.
Hello Sunday The One That’s A Serum
For acne sufferers, thin serum-like textures are less likely to clog pores than heavy creams – they also tend to absorb quicker and are less likely to leave a white cast. This has a silky-smooth texture that’s gentle on acne and doesn’t make oily skin look or feel greasy.