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Recommendations for a high SPF that also works as a good moisturiser (and doesn't leave me shiny) please?

(13 Posts)
VladmirsPoutine Mon 27-Mar-17 16:30:41

It's barely Spring and I'm already shielding myself from the sun.

In the past the blockers I've used have left me looking a bit silver or greasy.

I'd really like to buy one - even if it is on the pricier side that will leave my skin blocked from the sun yet still moisturised.

glitterglitters Mon 27-Mar-17 16:32:27

Anything by La Roche Posay will be good. They have super high SPFs, are very sensitive and also very lightweight.

miffy2 Mon 27-Mar-17 16:42:11

I love Body Shop Skin Defence Multi Protection Essence, spf50. I have worked my way through a tube and already repurchased.

PollyPerky Mon 27-Mar-17 17:59:08

I've been using Bare Minerals prep step- spf 50 in a small bottle around £26.

It doubles as a primer.
I find it quite moisturising even though it says apply over moisturiser.

PollyPerky Mon 27-Mar-17 17:59:48

ps it IS white but I use foundation over it and didn't want a tinted one as they make my foundation darker.

45DegreestoReality Mon 27-Mar-17 19:20:21

My current favourite is Sunsense Matte spf 50

It dries quickly to a matte finish. No greasiness at all. My only issue with it is that it is slightly tinted. My skin rivals Casper the ghost's and it only leaves a slight tint (coverable with bb cream). If you've got a slight bit of colour I think it would be invisible.

45DegreestoReality Mon 27-Mar-17 19:21:42

Oops posted to quickly! Meant to add it's currently £27.99 for 100ml, so quite a big bottle really.

ElspethFlashman Mon 27-Mar-17 19:22:07

The Boots Once Moisturising spf50 for the face. It's all I wear from March on. It basically feels and looks exactly like a moisturiser.

aniceearlynight Mon 27-Mar-17 19:29:03

Try Ultrasun factor 30 for the face. I also love the texture and moisturising qualities of La Roche Posay Pigment Clar spf.50 which is just like a normal moisturiser in consistency.

Bodicea Mon 27-Mar-17 19:54:20

I like Clinique city block sheer spf 25. Not super high but I put it on generously and it's high enough for me as skin is medium tan. It works fine as a moisturiser even on my dry skin even if they don't advertise it as such. And is suitable for round the eyes which for me is a plus as most eye creams don't have spf and I feel nervous about putting some high factor creams around the eyes.
They do a spf 40 too although I haven't tried it.

Nakedavenger74 Mon 27-Mar-17 20:02:35

Olay do a 30 spf which me and DP use everyday and it has been totally reliable over summer in the harsh NZ sun.
Cheap as chips too. I had thought about primers but pricey and you have to use along with a moisturiser anyway.

AngelicCurls Mon 27-Mar-17 20:05:32

I use piz buin, the face one, it's great, comes in different spfs and has a nice Matt finish

JessiCake Mon 27-Mar-17 20:33:44

I use the Clinique cityblock too, the spf 40 one. I wouldn't use it if I knew I was going to be outdoors a lot of the day - would use a 'proper' sunscreen iyswim - but for general outdoors stuff on spring/summer days it seems to work. Eg a 20 min walk to and from nursery, down to the shops a 10 min walk away, that kind of thing. Texture and shade is good on me, I've used it for years.

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