You’ve likely heard the alarming statistics — one in every three cancers diagnosed is of the skin, with the global incidence of melanoma only increasing as ozone levels are continually depleted — and chances are you’ve suffered the consequences of too much sun.
The good news, though, is there are several easy — and even downright pleasant — ways to protect yourself from the harmful effects of UV and associated light pollution. This season sees the launch of a host of innovative skincare products incorporating SPF protection along with powerful antioxidants that can defend against the oxidative damage caused by blue light and infrared rays.
Unlike sunscreens of old, these new releases come in a variety of textures and easy-to-absorb formulas. In addition to traditional creams and SPF-infused moisturisers, look out for oils such as Natura Bissé’s C+C Dry Oil Antioxidant Sun Protection SPF 30 or featherweight liquids such as Shiseido’s White Lucent Day Emulsion with SPF 50+ protection.
Perhaps the most exciting innovations for skincare fans are the deceptively effective Sun Drops from Dr. Barbara Sturm and Sun Silk Drops from Coola. Both are delivered by dropper, and can be applied just before sun exposure. They can mixed with moisturiser or applied as needed throughout the day.
Here are our picks of the best skincare products to protect you from the sun all summer long.
This newly launched organic sunscreen boasts an innovative serum-like formula that combats blue light, infrared rays and pollution in addition to providing SPF 30.
The healing properties of honey combine with powerful protection against UV, infrared and blue light in the new Abeille Royale Skin Defense Youth Protection SPF 50.
With an even higher level of protection than previous versions, the new Sunleya G.E. Age Minimizing Global Sun Care SPF 50 aims to slow the appearance of wrinkles and dark spots while stalling the loss of skin firmness.
Formulated with carrot and grapeseed oils as well as Provitamin D, the innovative C+C Dry Oil Antioxidant Sun Protection SPF 30 hydrates while it protects.
With Okinawan long life herb to strengthen, mineral-based sunscreen to protect and green coffee bean to brighten, Skinlongevity Vital Power Moisturiser Broad Spectrum SPF 30 just might do it all.
Dr. Barbara Sturm
Now exclusive to Joyce Beauty, this German brand is shaking up the skincare world. Its innovative Sun Drops nourish and strengthen the skin while providing SPF 50 broad-spectrum protection.