The Best SPFs To Protect Your Skin This Summer

Protecting your skin is the #1 beauty secret.

The sun is shining at the moment and with it comes an important reminder to keep your skin safe!

SPF is so important for so many reasons, we know by now that sun cream with a high sun protection factor is vital in helping to prevent skin cancer, and keep you looking youthful forever!

Many of us love a bit of a tan but the sun is just too dangerous to sit out in without protection, thankfully there are countless amazing false tan brands on the market for you to fake that golden glow.

As a bottom line, SPF is the most vital tool in your skincare bag, even when the sun isn’t shining high in the sky, your skin can still be exposed to the harmful rays from the sun, especially when the UV index is high so, as a rule of thumb, make sure your SPF is on every morning and cleansed off every night before you go to bed.

Sometimes, regular sunscreen for all over your body might irritate or feel sticky or oily on your face, for that reason, it’s usually good to have a particular one just for your face. Most of the time, they double up as moisturiser and leave your fave feeling soft and smooth.

Check out our faves below:

Ultra UV Protective Daily Moisturiser SPF30 Mattifying (€49)

I am obsessed with this product and think it’s my best SPF find of this year. They’ve got several different types which ensure you’ll find one perfect for you, from a mattifying one if you don’t want to look shiny, to a sheer tint that gives you a little colour, perfect if you don’t apply makeup over it. It’s ideal for every day use and dries in fast! It feels lovely on the skin too and doesn’t peel off when it dries like a lot of other products. 10/10 for me! Get it here. 

La Roche-Posay presents the Anthelios Age Correct SPF50+ (€19.99)


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Another really soft-feeling product that is perfect for sensitive skin. It’s got Hyaluronic Acid which gives a burst of moisture, while the Niacinamide works to treat areas of hyperpigmentation. If you’re familiar with the brand and their Thermal Spring water, this is also included in their SPF helping to keep skin hydrated. Get it here. 

Clarins Dry Touch Facial Sun Care UVA/UVB 50+


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This perfect hand-bag size sunscreen is ideal for carrying on the go and, as it says in the same, it’s fast-drying and feels lovely on the skin as it’s enriched with botanical extracts. It’s also water and sweat resistant so you can enjoy all your summer activities while still staying protected. Get it here.

Skingredients Skin Shield SPF 50 PA+++ (€45)


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This is another firm favourite here at KISS. A lightweight broad-spectrum SPF lotion that helps shield your skin from sunlight pollution and assists in protecting you indoors from the HEV light emitted from your computer, phone, tablet and other screens.

Skin Shield also works as a makeup primer, with a peachy tint and a dewy finish. So there’s no need to stress about a chalky white cast and no photo flashback. It’s non-comedogenic, oil-free, water-resistant and non-greasy. Wear it alone or under makeup, it’s gorgeous either way. Shop it here.