Best facial sun screen for under make up?

(47 Posts)
u32ng Mon 02-Jun-14 14:40:27

Maybe I'm hoping for too much but I care about protecting my face in the sun & want to get a sun cream I can wear under my makeup (or alone also).

Don't want it to make me look shiny-faced in ANY way! Just want my normal face, but with sun protection!

Also ideally, non-pore clogging, non-whitening, and won't make my make up 'furr' up when I put it on underneath.

Does anyone know a good one?

Lottapianos Mon 02-Jun-14 14:43:34

I use Bioderma Photoderm Factor 50. Very light, moisturising but not at all greasy. No white cast, disappears completely. No little white balls rubbing off your face either!

I buy it online, it's about �14 for 40 ml which lasts me about 3 months.

CluelessCrapParent Mon 02-Jun-14 14:45:04

Mmmm...the best solution I've come to is to use powder mineral foundation like bare escentuals or Ella Pierre which have SPF 15....or most foundations (e.g. Chanel vitalumiere) are also SPF 15.

Not sure whether that's a very satisfactory solution or if that's enough sun protection for you though.

CluelessCrapParent Mon 02-Jun-14 14:48:06

Actually the la Roche posay tinted face cream SPF is very good for sun protection, but it is quite dark though, even for me and I have medium Asian skin, so the colour is a little hit and miss.

How about bb cream or cc cream or tinted moisturisers.

Lottapianos Mon 02-Jun-14 14:50:02

You can get an untinted version of La Roche Posay Anthelios factor 50 which has had rave reviews on here before.

I think you need to aim for at least factor 30 in the summer

CluelessCrapParent Mon 02-Jun-14 14:55:39

Gosh, I live in tropical Malaysia and don't wear SPF everyday....and rely on my sun hat instead someday.....maybe I'm not taking sun protection seriously enough.

Hopefully Mon 02-Jun-14 15:11:36

I've just ordered the La Roche Posay spf 50 gel cream one after a friend recommended it, but haven't actually tried it yet...

goodasitgets Mon 02-Jun-14 15:55:07

I've heard neutrogena dry touch is very good

daisydaisys Mon 02-Jun-14 16:43:37

Also I'd second other people's suggestions about La Roche-Posay, I've never tried them myself but I've only ever heard good things, and they're a generally pretty reliable skincare brand...

QuinnFabray Mon 02-Jun-14 16:45:16

I love the MAC SPF 50 prep and prime primer. It's a really good make up base and it's the only thing I've used for years.

I use a little known brand called Coola. Wonderful stuff. The one I have is SPF 30 for face, scented with cucumber. tis delightful. grin

cosikitty Mon 02-Jun-14 16:50:54

Lots of ordinary moisturisers have SPF. Try estee day wear, that's what I use and it works well under makeup, Olay do some cheaper ones too.

I've just ordered some Eucerin Mattifying factor 50, will let you know if it's any good!

Housewife2010 Mon 02-Jun-14 17:01:54

I've just discovered Cane and Austin SPF 50 from Space NK. It's very thin, absorbs quickly and you can't feel it when it's on. Make-up is fine over it. There's no scent either. I'd definitely recommend it.

u32ng Mon 02-Jun-14 21:15:22

Ooh fab, lots of suggestions, thanks! Going to boots tomorrow so I'll check out some there, like the Roche Posay. I used to have one of their moisturisers years ago and forgot that I did really like it so that might be a good place to start.

Away to read your blog link daisydaisys...

KoalaDownUnder Tue 03-Jun-14 06:58:58

Seconding the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer range. I can't recommend this stuff highly enough.

Donteatthekidssweets Tue 03-Jun-14 07:43:36

Just gone back to Clinique city block. Great with a bit of bare minerals powder or my Chanel vitalumiere. I've found that others are too thick or have given me a funny colour (I'm quite pale fair skinned)

FoxyHarlow123 Tue 03-Jun-14 08:14:12

La RP is quite thick and sticky. Clinique city block is good but the new Soap n Glory 50+ spf one is even better.

springbabydays Tue 03-Jun-14 08:16:34

I love clinique city block, it feels nice, is sheer, and I can wear it with or without makeup. I use it every day, all through winter too.

alemci Tue 03-Jun-14 08:27:10

I have been putting on the NO7 facial suncare SPF30 over moisturiser. it seems quite light. It isn't going to tint my skin etc.

I also wore clinique cc cream yesterday spf30 light. Absolutely gorgeous on my skin but I don't think it is adequate as a sunscreen.

I think clinique city block is good.

FuckyNell Tue 03-Jun-14 08:34:31

I like dr perricone no foundation foundation SPF 30 also ultrasun once a day facial sun cream sp30

u32ng Tue 03-Jun-14 22:01:43

Well I went with LRP in the end. It was that or the Avene and the LRP was on a deal in boots so that swung it for me! Will see how I get on in the next while and report back!

If it's cack I'll look into the others!

rubybleu Wed 04-Jun-14 21:53:01

Shiseido Expert Sun Ageing Protection Lotion is fantastic under makeup if you don't get along with La Roche Posay.

MyrtleDove Wed 04-Jun-14 22:18:40

My BB cream is spf 45 - is this OK on its own without a separate sunblock underneath? I am fair skinned but staying in the UK.

1gglePiggle Wed 04-Jun-14 22:45:30

Alpha h spf50 is really good. Non sticky, absorbs almost to powder like finish. Wore it out in strong sun and face was so pale at the end of the day, unlike the rest of my bod!

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