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Health experts, dermatologists and beauty gurus will tell you that the most important (but often overlooked) part of your skincare routine is applying sun cream.
But finding the best sunscreen can feel like a minefield. Which one will be best suited to your skin type? Do you go for cheap and cheerful, or is it better to splash out for an on-trend brand?
Well, we'd say a pretty safe bet is to go for a sun cream that's both affordable (as you're more likely to apply it liberally) and has a slew of rave reviews.
A sunscreen, for example, like La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra-Light Invisible Fluid Sun Cream SPF50.
Why we rate it:
This lightweight formula sinks in quickly so needn't delay your make-up application, and it's easy to apply over moisturiser and under foundation.
It leaves zero white residue (so any embarrassing sun cream moments are avoided), doesn't irritate eyes and customers report it doesn't exacerbate sensitive skin or rosacea.
Plus, if you struggle with breakouts, you'll find hundreds of reviews from people in a similar position who find this to be the only sun cream that doesn't aggravate their skin.
What the reviews say:
If you need any more convincing, here are just a few of the hundreds of five star reviews.
"This is the Holy Grail: moisturising, no breakouts, glowy but not shiny, no sunscreen smell, and it doesn't pill under make-up either. It's difficult to apply sunscreen everyday when you know that it will clog your pores, ruin your make-up or make you look like a grease bucket. I genuinely believe this product has not just avoided these, but made my skin look better than before. I have less redness and smaller breakouts."
"I’ve really struggled with facial suncream. I find that they can cause me to break out and also irritate my eyes. I got this as a gift from my mum and absolutely love it. I wear it every day over my moisturiser and under my foundation. It glides on and doesn’t leave any white residue. I’ve also found that foundation goes on well straight afterwards. I’m on my third bottle."
"It’s a great neat size that fits into make-up bags easily."
"Easy to apply - I shake it and squirt straight on my face. I have mild rosacea on my cheeks and it doesn’t aggravate it at all."
"Holy grail of facial sun creams.This sunscreen was everything I need for my SPF in a bottle. Now I wear SPF50 daily, even if I’m not outside, as this particular product is such a joy to wear. It’s a light fluid that goes on so effortlessly, leaves absolutely no white cast on me and provides a great base for make-up."
"Definitely worth a try if you have sensitive skin. I’ve been using this sunscreen for about a year and I haven’t experienced any irritation or breakouts, even when my skin is feeling sensitive. Try getting it on sale because it is on the pricey side for a small bottle, but it does last a while depending on how many times you reapply."