With summer in full swing, SPF should be at the top of all our skincare priority lists. Whilst not-often considered the sexiest part of skincare the importance of a super protective and nourishing sun cream is no joke. Without it we expose our skin to the sun’s harmful rays resulting in sunburn in the short term, plus risk early ageing and even skin cancer in the long term. And whilst we should be wearing some level of sun protection every day, in summer the sun’s rays are at their deadliest making SPF absolutely crucial. But just like any skincare though, your choice of sun cream should be hard-working, feel incredible on the skin and also be tailored to your specific needs. Discover our guide to choosing the perfect formula for you.
What makes the perfect sun protection?
The ideal sun cream offers maximum sun protection but also nourishes and hydrates the skin. Foremost, it should offer ‘broad-spectrum’ protection against both UVA and UVB rays. This means it will protect against superficial sunburn, whilst also preventing long-term sun damage and skin cancers. In the summer, your choice of sun cream should have a high SPF too - choose a minimum of factor 20 for the body and factor 50 for the face.
The NUXE Sun Range offers more advanced sun protection, containing rice and rosemary extracts to restore and repair the skin cells which are damaged during sun exposure. This means extra prevention against the formation of wrinkles, dark spots and sagging of the skin. Each of our products have also been formulated to feel super comfortable and luxurious with a gorgeous, summery fragrance of sweet orange, Tahitian gardenia and vanilla.
On-The-Go Ease ? Get NUXE Sun Face and Body Sun Spray - SPF 20
This handy spray-on sun cream is the perfect 2-in-1 formula to take to the beach or pool for speedy application on the face or body. With sun and water flower it protects cells from ageing and uses carob seed powder to activate the perfect sun tan. Simply spray directly onto your body and spread into the skin, or for the face - spray into the hands and warm before applying, avoiding the eye contour area.
Sensitive Skin? Go for NUXE Sun Melting Spray for Face and Body - SPF 50
This factor 50 formula is perfect for those with fairer skin tones who need extra sun protection but are fed up with thick and heavy formulas. This beautiful spray-on mist delivers high protection whilst feeling super lightweight. Its absorbs into the skin immediately without leaving behind any nasty white residue.
Looking for Ultra-Nourishment? Go for NUXE Sun Face and Body Lotion - SPF 30
Spending time in the sun can leave the skin seriously dehydrated and dull. Not with this delicious sun cream, which completely nourishes the skin whilst offering high protection. Containing water hyacinth to strengthen the skin’s barrier function plus kau pe flower to soothe overheating, it keeps the skin satin-smooth and comfortable throughout sun exposure.
Looking for Sun-Tanning Perfection? Go for NUXE Sun Tanning Oil - SPF 30
This dry-oil formula is ideal for those sun-worshippers who need strong protection but want to build a longer lasting tan. Containing macadamia oil, sunflower oil and shea butter it nourishes the skin to enhance tanning whilst it’s non-greasy and alcohol-free formula leaves the skin satin smooth. This product can also be used for the face to give nourishing protection.
For Dedicated Facial-Protection: Facial Sunscreen High Protection - SPF 50
The skin on our face is thinner which means it’s more likely to suffer the long-term effects of sun damage such as wrinkles, dark spots, slackening and sagging. Our dedicated Facial Sun Cream gives high protection to this sensitive area plus keeps the complexion soft and hydrated.
Whatever your choice of SPF, ensure you reapply frequently, especially after swimming or towel-drying the skin. Shop our full range of NUXE Sun Protection on the site here.