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30 SPF moisturiser

(74 Posts)
musicmum75 Mon 29-Jun-15 08:20:33

Can anyone recommend a moisturiser that contains a 30 SPF. Mine has just run out and I'd like to try a new one. Ideally nothing too rich as I find they block my pores.

AlisonBlunderland Mon 29-Jun-15 08:25:39

I use Simple with spf 30. Nice and light

musicmum75 Mon 29-Jun-15 11:02:20

Thanks. Will have a look for that one.

MissesandMuddles Mon 29-Jun-15 13:04:38

If you buy this from Superdrug it's half price and you get a free pack of micellar wipes too, and free delivery on orders over £10.

musicmum75 Mon 29-Jun-15 13:24:02

Ooh good to know! Thanks smile

notthestereotype Mon 29-Jun-15 17:45:30

I use the Olay Regenerist, with SPF 30. I think it works really well, although I ran out this morning and can't really afford any more grrrrr

martikaskitchenaid Mon 29-Jun-15 18:20:37

I've been using No7 Protect & Perfect SPF30 suncream with added P&P serum - it's pretty good, quite light, not casty, and there's a Boots money off voucher at the moment too.

farahsid Mon 29-Jun-15 18:50:19

I adore my Luminesce range by Jeunesse. (only available through direct selling, not in the shops). The moisturiser contains spf30 and is light, non greasy and non fragranced, natural and vegan. Looks like there are a few options out there for you musicmum75!

thomashardon Tue 30-Jun-15 09:22:37

You know that spf included in a moisturiser isn't the equivalent of using a proper sun cream, right? Please don't rely on it for sun protection, especially during the summer.

Orangedandelion Tue 30-Jun-15 10:05:06

I discovered eveline SPF 30 and I think it's brilliant.

KatyPeary Tue 30-Jun-15 11:16:58

thomashardon How is PSF30 moisturiser not equivalent? Do you mean that enough product isn't used to give SPF30 or that the concentration is different?

NathalieM Tue 30-Jun-15 11:26:53

I've previously used Truskin SPF 30, which is nice and light and also serves as an anti-pigmentation. Costs around £13.99 in shops smile

thomashardon Tue 30-Jun-15 11:44:12

KatyPeary It is not equivalent because SPF included in a moisturiser is a gimmick used to sell skincare. It is a skincare product, not proper sun protection.

If I remember correctly, the explanation is that you would need six tablespoons of moisturiser containing SPF, to even get close to the same protection offered from one application of sun cream.

In this country, sun protection products are star rated. I have yet to find a moisturiser that contains SPF that uses the same ratings. Why? Because they don't provide adequate protection from UVA and UVB. They shouldn't be relied upon to protect you from sun damage.

DrinkFeckArseGirls Tue 30-Jun-15 11:55:47

That's true. Most moisturisers with spf (against UVB) don't even mention UVA protection. And that's the rays which cause premature aging.

thomashardon Tue 30-Jun-15 12:13:28

They are completely different products, is what I was trying to say smile

RoobyTuesday Tue 30-Jun-15 12:32:22

Funnily enough this morning I've just bought the Simple SPF 30 moisturiser which says it protects against UVA and UVB, does that mean it doesn't offer full factor 30 protection? I'm a bit confused. I'll take it back if not, I only bought it because I've just had to have an abnormal mole removed and have become super paranoid about the sun.

thomashardon Tue 30-Jun-15 12:42:28

Hi RoobyTuesday, is there a star rating on the bottle? Was it in the sun protection section of the shop? Not always a reliable indicator, but useful to keep in mind. Does it claim to offer broad spectrum protection?

I am in my late twenties, and have had skin cancer. My consultant told me to wear a proper broad spectrum sun cream every day, and that is what I am doing. I am personally not prepared to take the risk, and I wouldn't trust a moisturiser claiming to contain SPF to protect me. I also don't want another chunk cut out of my face...

Nothing will convince me that they offer enough protection, and especially not in the summer.

RoobyTuesday Tue 30-Jun-15 12:46:11

Thank you Thoma, no it was just with all the moisturisers and face creams and there is no star rating on the box.
I will take your advice and stick to using a product that is specifically designed as sun screen - it's certainly not worth the risk.

MissesandMuddles Tue 30-Jun-15 12:52:05

I don't understand.

How can they use the term 'spf' as the measurement of protection if it doesn't provide the same level of cover?

IME, most higher spf moisturisers provide cover against both UVB and UVB.

FolknNorah Tue 30-Jun-15 12:56:15

I use boots soltan protect and moisturise face (f50) which I mix with my foundation, it can need a bit of powder but I find if I put it on early enough to soak in properly it's fine without.
During the day on my body etc I use soltan kids dry touch spray and it is a revelation, I no longer feel greasy and sweaty. (I haven't tried it on my face yet, I reckon it could clog a bit although be quite matte.

I think they both come in f30 as well.

RoobyTuesday Tue 30-Jun-15 12:59:11

I've just looked at the British Association of Dermatologists website and it does say that a product MUST also have the 'stars' rating to offer full UVA and UVB protection and the simple one that I bought doesn't have that. It is very misleading.

thomashardon Tue 30-Jun-15 12:59:24

Glad to help RoobyTuesday smile. It is certainly difficult to know what product to buy, not to mention the scores of differing advice out there when it comes to sun protection.

Can a sun cream be moisturising? Yes.

Can a moisturiser containing a small amount of SPF offer as much protection as a broad spectrum sun cream? No.

FolknNorah Tue 30-Jun-15 13:03:37

What about SPF in moisturisers?

"SPF used in moisturisers are tested the same way as sunscreens, so an SPF 15 moisturiser should provide an SPF of 15. However, these formulas are less likely to be rub-resistant and water resistant, and most importantly are likely to be applied a lot more thinly than sunscreen. They therefore are unlikely to offer the same level of protection.

A moisturiser with an SPF will help protect you against small amounts of UV exposure, such as when you walk to the car or pop outside to hang out the washing, but sunscreen is better suited for longer, more deliberate UV exposure, such as spending your lunch hour outside.

It is also worth noting that moisturisers containing an SPF may not contain any UVA protection and as a result will not protect against UV ageing."

Does this help?

thomashardon Tue 30-Jun-15 13:09:19

MissesandMuddles A moisturiser simply doesn't provide the same protection as a broad spectrum sun cream. They are not the same product. If you think of it in terms of anti-aging, a lot of skincare products certainly claim to be anti-aging, but they will actually do very little in that respect. The same way that a moisturiser will claim to contain SPF, but not actually offer you much sun protection.

They can claim that their moisturiser contains SPF because it will actually contain a very small amount, but it does not offer the same protection from both UVA and UVB rays as sun cream etc. They can use the term SPF because it contains those ingredients, but they cannot back up that claim with star ratings because it isn't a broad spectrum protection product.

A proper star rated product offers proper sun protection.

RoobyTuesday It is certainly misleading (and infuriating!).

MissesandMuddles Tue 30-Jun-15 13:09:23

So from that last post, they do provide the same SPF protection - but they're just less likely to be applied thickly enough and don't have the same staying power.

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