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Top 10 SPF: Our edit of the best daily facial sunscreens

Finding the right {SPF} for your {skin care} routine will not only make applying it daily easier – yes you should still be applying SPF every single day, come rain or shine (or even if you’re staying indoors) in the UK and abroad. It will also protect you from premature {lines} and {pigmentation} too. Here’s our favourites…

  1. Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 30
    £15.00 Buy now with Cult Beauty

    Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 30

    The perfect last step in your morning regime, Supergoop!s aptly named Unseen Sunscreen SPF 30 has been painstakingly formulated to protect from the harmful effects of the sun while improving the health of your skin.With no greasy feel and no tell-tale white film, this universally flattering sunscreen is perfect for every complexion providing unparalleled UV deflection while being coral reef-friendly andwithout suffocating your skin or exacerbating congestion. Velvety textured and great for prolonging the wear of your make up, this broad-spectrum shield boasts the cleanest ingredients (you
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  2. Shiseido Clear Suncare Stick SPF50+
    £28.00 Buy now with Cult Beauty

    Shiseido Clear Suncare Stick SPF50+

    Ever at the forefront when it comes to sun protection, Shiseido’s Clear Suncare Stick SPF 50+ is quick, convenient and totally transparent – acting like a parasol to shield your precious cells against aggressors.With phenomenal WetForce technology working to ramp up protection whenever this comes into contact with water or sweat (like switching into ‘turbo’ mode), this weather-proof formula glides over skin (or your make up) to keep your face safe from the raysand the city. Perfect for touch-ups whenever you’re caught in the glare of the sun (it’s a must if you’re planning an ‘al fresco’
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  3. Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF50 PA ++++ 50ml
    £60.00 Buy now with Cult Beauty

    Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF50 PA ++++ 50ml

    Your first line of defence between skin and the adverse effects of the plagues-of-the-age, Murad’s City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50 works to deflect the five primary causes of damage.Doing daily battle against UV rays, pollution and even blue light from our screens, skin had alot to contend with – which is why Murad have developed a featherlight ‘force field’ to shield from the everyday onslaught. This advanced, fragrance free, 100% mineral sunscreen provides high factor, SPF 50 protection from the ageing effects of UVA and UVA rays – one of the primary contributing factors to fine
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  4. Ultra Violette Queen Screen Lightweight Skinscreen SPF50+
    £36.00 Buy now with Cult Beauty

    Ultra Violette Queen Screen Lightweight Skinscreen SPF50+

    Ultra Violette’s “High Priestess of Glow”, the Queen Screen Lightweight Skinscreen SPF50+ comes in a lightweight, slightly shimmery, serum-like formula that’ll sit seamlessly under make up and give copious amounts of glow.A must for protecting and hydrating normal to dry skin types, this serum SPF gives a deliciously dewy finish and smells delicately of rose. Easily absorbed and never pilling, it boasts a smooth, silky texture that simply melts into skin and preps it for make up. It laughs in the face of white cast and offers an incredible SPF50+ level of protection too, all while pumping
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  5. Decree Day Shield SPF 30 75ml
    £75.00 Buy now with Cult Beauty

    Decree Day Shield SPF 30 75ml

    The perfect daily protection against harmful UV rays and pollutants, this Day Shield SPF 30 is no run-of-the-mill sun cream – it’s featherweight, easy-to-use and can be sprayed invisibly over make up so you can top it up effortlessly throughout the day. UV filter titanium dioxide combines with sunscreen zinc oxide to ensure your complexion is shielded – with the addition of collagen-protecting peptides to keep your skin firm and supple. To top it all off, rose water adds a refreshing and hydrating boost, while a blend of botanical antioxidants keeps your precious visage shielded from harmful
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  6. Thank You Farmer Sun Project Water Sun Cream SPF50
    £18.00 Buy now with Cult Beauty

    Thank You Farmer Sun Project Water Sun Cream SPF50

    A beautiful moisturiser-meets-sunscreen, Thank You Farmer’s Sun Project Water Sun Cream SPF 50+ has an ultra-light texture that diffuses beautifully – infusing skin with precious water (thanks to high levels of hyaluronic acid), while deflecting DNA-damaging rays. Plumping and thirst-quenching, this grants a natural, dewy finish (with no chalky cast), while the inclusion of mistletoe extract helps stimulate cellular turnover – encouraging repair and renewal processes, to minimise the damage caused through everyday exposure to the sun and oxidative
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  7. The Ordinary Mineral UV Filters SPF 15 with Antioxidants
    £7.90 Buy now with Cult Beauty

    The Ordinary Mineral UV Filters SPF 15 with Antioxidants

    An innovative take on sunscreen that does so much more than guard your complexion against the harmful, ageing effects of the sun (though it does that very well indeed) The Ordinary’s Mineral UV Filters SPF 15 with Antioxidants offers unrivalled protection. Avoiding the use of nanoparticles (these are small enough to penetrate your skin and get inside your body), The Ordinary has formulated this sunscreen with ultra-refined zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, suspended within non-comedogenic (non-pore-blocking) silicones. This allows the formula to remain extremely lightweight and prevent it from
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  8. Paula's Choice Resist Anti-Ageing Skin Restoring Moisturizer SPF 50
    £35.00 Buy now with Cult Beauty

    Paula's Choice Resist Anti-Ageing Skin Restoring Moisturizer SPF 50

    A must-have for the summer months, the brand's Resist Skin Restoring Moisturiser SPF50 is a multi-tasking moisturiser that features SPF 50 to protect skin from premature signs of ageingand sun damage, while shea butter leaves skin feeling incredibly soft and hydrated. The youth-preserving yet good-to-skin formula also contains tone-improving ingredients like niacinamide and liquorice root extract for more even-toned and younger-looking skin. What's not to
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  9. Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Daily Defence SPF30 90ml
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    Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Daily Defence SPF30 90ml

    Oxybenzone-free, the Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defence SPF 30 is non-toxic to marine life as well as being a hard-hitting sheer, physical SPF30 sunscreen delivers a powerful broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection as well as helping protect skin against free radical and oxidative damage.Loaded with potent antioxidants such as astaxanthin, grape juice and sunflower shoot extracts to prolong a youthful-looking complexion. Infused with raspberry seed and marula oils, Umbra Sheer also delivers essential moisture and minimises the look of fine lines and wrinkles for skin that appears healthy and
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  10. Saltee Face Daily Protection Formula SPF 50
    £32.00 Buy now with Cult Beauty

    Saltee Face Daily Protection Formula SPF 50

    Encouraging you to treat sunscreen as a daily necessity rather than a holiday-only purchase, the Face Daily Protection Formula SPF 50 is a skin care and sun care hybrid that protects against UVA, UVBand infra-red rays.A lightweight daily moisturiser, this formula is suitable for even the sensitive-skinned – lending a perfectly-primed, glowy finish that looks beautiful with or without make up. Vitamin E-rich avocado oil revitalises and replenishes; Nordic pine bark combats the look of hyperpigmentation, neroli oil boosts skin cell regeneration; panthenol attracts and retains water while
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Emmie Thornhill

Emmie Thornhill

Deputy Content Editor

Emmie is Cult Beauty’s Deputy Content Editor. Her love of skin care began in primary school when she first learned the term “hormonal acne” and has been in a love-hate relationship with tea tree oil ever since. She lives in East London – where you can normally find her baking, tending to her plant jungle or planning her next tattoo or hair cut/colour appointment – and is known to start DMCs with you about your birth chart placements, the importance of wearing SPF every day and the difference between a vagina and vulva.