SPF Heroes: Our top products to keep your skin safe while soaking up the rays


By Maddi Lane, English Literature Second Year

The Croft Magazine // For both those lucky enough to have a garden to soak up the sun in and those who aren’t so fortunate, these products are the absolute staples for looking after your skin during the summer months.

Although we’d probably all much rather be sat in a beer garden with a pint right now instead of stuck at home in lockdown, we can seek solace in using this time for a much-needed skin rejuvenation and tanning opportunity.

SPF for your Face

For oily/combination skin

La Roche-Posay Anthelios AC Anti-Shine Matte Fluid | Escentual | £17.50

Last summer Vogue recommended La Roche-Posay Anthelios AC Anti-Shine Matte Fluid, a product which has since been updated to La Roche-Posay Anthelios Shaka Fluid. This product is perfect for oily, blemish-prone skin which can be aggravated by typically greasy sunblock as it is feather-light and has a wonderful matte finish.

For dry/sensitive skin

Avène 50+ range 

The Avène 50+ range includes very high protection sprays, fluids and lotions designed specifically for dry and sensitive skin. Available for a third off at Escentual.com.

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SPF for your Body

Silk Hydration Protective Sun Lotion | Boots | £7

A timeless classic, the Hawaiian Tropic range remains at the top of the list when it comes to day to day sun protection. The signature coconut scent and the moisturising ribbons in the Silk Hydration Protective Sun Lotion leave your skin smelling delicious and feeling hydrated without being greasy.

Fake it 'till you make it

Tan for the face

Tan-Luxe The Face self-tanning drops | FeelUnique | £35 / 30ml

Don’t let wearing a mask on your trip to the shops during lockdown ruin your tan! As simple as adding a few drops to your current moisturiser, the Tan-Luxe The Face self-tanning drops is the luxury solution to having a mismatched tan.

Tan for the body

Bondi Sands Aero Self Tanning Foam in LiquidGold | Superdrug | £15.99 - save £3!

After a long winter of hiding pasty skin under fluffy PJs, Bondi Sands Aero Self Tanning Foam in LiquidGold is the perfect transition colour to achieve a natural glow with no need to wash off.

Make-up Coverage

SPF foundation/tinted moisturiser

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No7 Beautiful Skin BB Cream | Boots | £14

For breathable coverage and SPF protection included the No7 Beautiful Skin BB Cream for Normal/Oily skin, Normal/Dry Skin, or Dry/Very Dry Skin SPF 15 is perfect to balance skin tones and conceal imperfections.

Enjoy the sun safely this Spring/Summer!

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