11 best sunscreens

Protect yourself this summer with our pick of the best sun creams, lotions and sprays for the body

If you're outside in the sun - be it at home or abroad - sunscreen is a must to protect your precious skin from damage. We've tried and tested creams, sprays and lotions to find the best products for the job.  

Remember, no matter what brand you choose, always apply 15-20 minutes before hitting the beach or pool -applied in direct sunlight, sunscreen can evaporate before it has a chance to bond with the skin and this makes it far less effective.

Make sure you always use enough; two-three tablespoons for the average adult is about right. Use at least a teaspoon for the face as well to avoid looking wrinkly and crinkly before your time.

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Verdict
The once-a-day application of UltraSun Family is brilliant for families who don't want to spend the whole holiday reapplying cream to kids who keep jumping in the sea and washing it off. While instantly dry, sand-resistant Soltan Dry Touch is really innovative. But practicalities aside, if I were heading to the beach solo, Nuxe Milky Spray's anti-ageing skincare benefits and sumptuous scent of tropical flowers is the ultimate in sun protection.

1. Soltan Dry Touch Suncare Lotion SPF50+, £5.50 for 200ml

2.  Nuxe Milky Spray for Face and Body SPF 20, £17 for 150ml

3.  Ultrasun High 30SPF Super Sensitive Family Formula,  £25 for 150ml, £39 for 250ml

4. Dermalogica Protection 50 Sport SPF 50, £29.90

5. Rituals Sun Protection Lotion 30, £18.50 for 200ml

6. Ambre Solaire Wet Skin SPF 30, £7.14 for 200ml

7. Bioderma Photoderm Bronz Invisible Sun Mist SPF30, £11.40 for 200ml

8. Shiseido Expert Sun Ageing Protection Lotion Plus 50+,  £36 for 100ml

9. Ambre Solaire Dry Mist, £7.99 for 200ml

10. Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Protective Sun Lotion SPF30, £15 for 180ml

11. Soltan Protect & Tan Ultra-Light Texture Suncare Spray SPF30, £7.00 for 200ml

 

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