Although the sun has (so far) forgotten to put his hat on, that doesn’t mean he’s not up there – shining his not-so-benevolent rays on the populace. Which is why it’s imperative to equip yourself with one of the latest generation of ‘intelligent’ sunscreens, to protect against the ageing effects of ever-present UV rays.

{FOR MATURE SKIN}

DCL’s {Profoundly Effective A Cream SPF 30} feels phenomenally lightweight, yet creates an impenetrable ‘force field’ between face and the elements. Non-chalky and readily absorbed, this undoes existing sun damage whilst deflecting both UVA and UVB rays to prevent pigmentatation and maintain uniformity of tone.

{FOR SENSITIVE SKIN}

Born in a Nobel Prize-winning laboratory, Omorovicza’s {UV Mineral Shield SPF30} is suitable for all skin types; a physical sun filter, day cream, antioxidant and corrective treatment in one, it’s lightweight and completely non-greasy to provide broad spectrum protection without exacerbating congestion. High molecular weight sodium hyaluronate then creates a block against environmental aggressors while supplementing skin’s moisture levels to leave your face feeling smooth, plump and dewy

{FOR FAIR SKIN}

If you go pink a little too easily, you need Alpha-H’s incredible {Protection Plus Daily SPF50+} with its ultra-high sun filter and beautiful, barely-there texture. This disappears upon application – strengthening and conditioning skin with a blend of botanical extracts – while vitamin E fights free radicals and aloe vera soothes and seals in precious moisture. It’s the perfect, semi-mattifying priming base for make up, and is sweat- and water-resistant for up to 2 hours.

{FOR CITY DWELLERS}

Ideal for those exposed to short bursts of sunshine, Pixi's innovative {Sun Mist} can be spritzed throughout the day - before or after make up - to deflect DNA-damaging rays and free radicals. Effortless to use, its ideal if you need to streamline your routine - just keep this in your handbag (or your desk drawer) and apply before you skip out for your lunch.

{FOR COMBINATION/OILY SKINS}

A mineral sunscreen with organic extracts, COOLA's {Mineral Face SPF 30 Rōsilliance BB+ Cream} has a featherweight texture and tint to provide protection (without causing congestion). Totally featherweight with blurring pigments to help lessen need for skin-smothering layers, this grants a fresh 'dewy' look and leaves skin smooth, protected and safe from aggressors.

{FOR ALL SKIN TYPES}

Created by Dr. Marko Lens, an international authority in the fields of skin ageing and skin cancer, {Daily Defence SPF30} features innovative micro-encapsulation technology – by which organic UV filters are contained within silica-based capsules – that are invisible on the skin yet permit a phenomenal level of sun protection without irritation. Easily absorbed with no white cast, this one comes with 5, coveted Cult Beauty stars

{IF YOU STILL WANT A GLOW}

Follow sunscreen with a sweep of Vita Liberata's amazing new {Trystal Minerals} - a bronzing/sculpting powder infused with the tanning ingredient DHA - to grant skin an instant glow, while a beautiful, olive-toned tan develops underneath. This one's going to be big, so nab it while you can...

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