The 10 Best sun creams

From lightweight formulas to long-lasting sprays, the latest lotions make it easy to keep your skin safe

1. High Protection Sun Lotion

The high-street favourite has utilised Australian suncare experts for an SPF50 cream that is water-resistant, fragrance-free and hypoallergenic with the optimal UVA and UVB protection.


2. Wet Skin Transparent Spray SPF15

The new formula from Piz Buin cuts through water to leave skin fully protected without a greasy residue. A handy solution to that post-swim period when you're waiting for skin to dry before reapplying sun protection.

£17.99, Piz Buin,

3. Aroma Sun Expert Protective Anti-Wrinkle Cream SPF50

Perfect for those with more sensitive skin types this cream is especially formulated for use on the face. Its light, quickly absorbed formula means you won't be left with any unpleasant sticky residue. An SPF50 makes it ideal for use in sunnier climes and with extracts of jasmine and vanilla, it smells great too.


4. Sun Protection Express Mist SPF15

Luxury skincare brand Rituals takes inspiration for all its products from Eastern bathing rituals and those who prefer a hands-off approach to suncream application will love the easy-spray mist application.

£16.10, Rituals,

5. Golden Protect SPF50

Ideal for the first few days of a holiday not only for its high sun protection but also for its shimmer effect; useful for camouflaging ghoulishly pale skin. It contains a subtle sparkle which will help illuminate skin. Tahitian Monoi oil is added to give the cream a tropical smell.

£13.99, Garnier Ambre Solaire,

6. Protective Dry Spray Oil SPF8

Hawaiian Tropic is a holiday essential. With a low SPF this particular sun protection is definitelt not for English rose types. The dry oil formulation leaves olive skin feeling moisturised without oiliness and the rich coconut smell will have you feeling the holiday spirit.

£12.59, Hawaiian Tropic,

7. Broad Spectrum Facial Sunscreen SPF50

The Rolls-Royce of skincare, Sisley's sun protection does not disappoint. With SPF50 and the soothing properties of Shea butter, the Broad Spectrum Facial Suncream is ideal for fair skin faced with strong sun exposure or those with sensitive skin.

£103, Sisley,

8. Protect The Truth SPF50

Sun exposure is one of the main contributing factors to ageing skin, but this cream from Ole Henriksen is an oil-free solution sheer enough to wear underneath moisturiser and make-up every day.

£31, Ole Henriksen,

9. Oil Free Matte SPF30

Those with oilier skin types need not worry about hot, sunny climes aggravating greasy skin with this oil-free matte solution from the skincare experts. This SPF30 comes with the added benefit of being part of the 'medi-bac' product range which helps to fight breakouts.

£38, Dermalogica, 0800 591 818

10. Body Cream SPF30

There's more to suncream then just slip, slap, slop. Clinique's range is based on new research into the effect of sun exposure on the skin. This lotion contains the new advanced formula Solar Smart which in addition to traditional UVB protection focuses on guarding against the ageing effects of UVA rays.