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9 Best Facial Sun Creams

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Protect your skin to keep ageing at bay and avoid awkward sunglasses marks with a facial sunblock.

Protecting the delicate skin on your face in this heat is essential, sun damage being one of the key factors in skin ageing, and the SPF 15 in your foundation just won't cut it. Make sure you're always wearing SPF30+ for any extended periods in the sun. But wearing facial sunscreen away from the beach is not an easy look to carry off — holiday shine is fine, not so good in the office. Here's our pick of the best sunscreens and protectors, including ones that work under your usual makeup.

1. Ark Anti-ageing Skin Protector SPF 30 Primer: £36,













Save time in your beauty routine and apply one less layer by combining your primer with SPF. Make-up glides on like a dream - no rolling or pilling (where makeup disintegrates and rolls off the skin) - and stays put all day, even when the temperature rises. It also gives the skin a luminous glow with an airbrushed finish. A beauty cabinet essential.


Bobbi Brown works beautifully with makeup on top, Soltan gives great value for money for sensitive skintones, while Murad covers all your skincare needs in one bottle. But for a glowy airbrushed finish, at a reasonable price, Ark Anti-ageing Skin Protector Primer takes the top spot.