Subscribe to our Mailing List

Get the news right in your inbox!

Cookie & Disclosure Policy

Top 5 Favourite SPFs

4th May 2018 in Skincare, SPF - 5 Comments - 4 min read

Top 5 Favourite SPFs

4th May 2018 in Skincare, SPF - 5 Comments - 4 min read >/div>

Welcome Skintellectuals!

I realised lately that i always go on about SPF and how important it is to wear SPF everyday even if its cloudy but ive never actually done a post on my favourite SPF products so if you are reading this post and you dont wear SPF daily this is your wake up call! I recently shared an image on my Instagram that showed the effects of sun damage on the skin from not protecting yourself.

As you can see from the image above it shows the effects of sun damage on the skin, for this man it was 24 years of sun damage he was a truck driver you can see that the right side of his face is more damaged than the left because UVA rays can penetrate glass so you can get sun damage even when sitting inside your house or in your car!
Ive put together 5 of my favourite SPF’s that i tend to use on a regular basis.

Top 5 Favourite SPFs

First off is the Clinique SPF 30 Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream is a broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen that has a few added features it contains Cliniques SolarSmart+ (basically marketing speak for a bunch of antioxidants). The UV filters in this SPF are a mixture of mineral and synthetic agents such as avobenzone, ethylhexylsalicylate, homosalate, oxybenzone and octrocrylene. As you can see from the ingredients this is a chemical (Organic) sunscreen so it might not be best for sensitive skin even though it does claim to be non-acnegenic.

If im honest this isn’t my favourite out of the 5 its got a good texture and dries down well but it leaves quite a bit of a white cast for a chemical (organic) SPF.

Top 5 Favourite SPFs

Bioderma had sent me the Photoderma MAX 50+ SPF when it had launched as it was one of the new range which was tinted. The tint to this is a pretty good match for my skin but im not to happy with the fact there are only 2 colours to this SPF so anyone darker than the second shade cant really use this so i would opt for going with the untinted version but otherwise its a great SPF its got a fantastic texture and it does have quite a bit of coverage as well on the level of a tinted moisturiser. Photoderm MAX 50+ is broad spectrum covering both UVA and UVB and contains Tinosorb M, Tinosorb S,  Avobenzone, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide. Photoderm is a mixture of chemical (organic) and physical (inorganic) i feel that with SPF its best to find one that is a mixture to make sure you are completely protected.

Top 5 Favourite SPFs

The Body Shop Skin Defence SPF 50 PA ++++ is probably one of my favourites because i like a thin chemical SPF as it doesn’t leave a white cast and it works so well with makeup. I feel like if you do have a more sensitive/reactive skin type you should look for something physical as well as this is chemical it also has a lot of alcohol in it which isn’t necessarily a bad thing it just means that once its applied to the skin the alcohol evaporates on the skin leaving spf traceless. Skin Defence contains a mixture of Octinoxate and Avobenzone.

Top 5 Favourite SPFs

I feel like the Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield works best if you want to wear makeup as this acts like a really good primer so not only does it protect you from sun damage it helps to blur any imperfections and treats the skin as well. Before anyone freaks out and swears off this it does contain silicone but it will not clog your pores as most silicones start of thick and then they evaporate quickly and does not penetrate the pore lining where acne is formed so it will not break you out. Invisiblur contains Homosalate, Avobenzone, Octocrylene. I love how this feels when you apply it to the skin it feels like silk its absolutely beautiful!

Top 5 Favourite SPFs

Glo Skin Beauty is a completely new brand to be and i only recently started using this SPF and i have to admit i actually really like this as with having combination skin i do get rather oily and i feel like since this is made for oily skin in mind it helps to keep me balanced. Although i have say that this again will cause quite a white cast as it contains 7.5% Zinc Oxide. This reminds me of your traditional SPF as its quite thick and smells like SPF but it is a combination SPF of chemical (organic) and physical (inorganic)
Glo Skin Beauty Oil Free SPF 40+ contains Octinoxate 7.5%, Octisalate 2.5% and Zinc Oxide 7.5%.

To end this post just remember that the best SPF is the one that works for you something that you will continue to use.

What is your favourite SPF?
Chemical or Physical?
Leave a Comment!

Follow

Andrew James

Scottish science nerd obsessed with all things beauty! Creator of The Skincare Saviour, a skincare blog covering everything from reviews, tutorials to busting myths, finding dupes and breaking down trends.

All posts

Subscribe & Follow

Welcome to fellow skintellectuals to The Skincare Saviour, a skincare blog covering everything from reviews, tutorials to busting myths, finding dupes and breaking down trends. All posts marked * have been sent to The Skincare Savior for consideration for review. All opinions on these products are my own. Read More

Andrew

Subscribe to our Mailing List

Get the news right in your inbox!

Cookie & Disclosure Policy
Follow

Popular Links

WINNER OF THE SCOTTISH HAIR AND BEAUTY AWARDS “BEST BEAUTY BLOGGER”

Scottish Hair and Beauty Awards

As Featured In:

As Featured In:

Latest Posts

Instagram

  • I see this all the time people talking about shrinking their pores by using hot water and closing them with cold water but this simply isn’t possible 
There are no muscles connected to the pore so there is no way for them to open and close. The size of pores is largely down to genetics and there is not much you can do to change that.

He only muscle that can be found is the arrector pili which causes goose bumps by pulling the hairs up on your skin but it doesn’t have anything to do with your pores and tightening them. 
When you see an enlarged pore it doesn’t mean it’s open it most likely means it’s congested with dead skin cells and hardened sebum however you can fix this by using something like salicylic acid which can penetrate the pore lining and flush everything out making the pore appear smaller.

While there are products out there that can blur and temporarily tighten the skin there is nothing permanent out there that can change the size of pores.
.
.
.
.
.
#bbloggers #beautyblogger #scottishbloggers #skincarejunkie #beautyblog #glasgowblogger #skincare #beautyguru #beautyjunkie #beautyblog #beautyblogger 
#scottishbloggers  #shinyhappybloggers  #skincare  #wakeupandmakeup #skincareaddict #skincarecommunity #skincareingredients #skincareroutine  #skincarescience #pores #porecleansing #porecleaner
  • If you haven't already heard Kylie Jenner is now dipping into skincare as well as makeup.

All I'll say is it's completely different putting a makeup line together as that's rather easy but trying to put together a skincare line that's actually useful and not a bunch of generic rubbish is harder.

Kylie Jenner has effectively repackaged one of the worst face scrubs known to man, St Ives Apricot Scrub! 
This new scrub will contain crushed walnut shells as it's main exfoliant which couldn't be worse for the skin as it has the tendency to cause micro tears in the skin if it's used roughly and can lead to all sorts of problems from letting bacteria into the skin to comprising your hydrolipid barrier.

With all of these new technology in skincare coming from brands like Deciem it feels like this Kylie Jenner product is coming from the late 2000s. To me it just screams lack of thought and can we talk about how generic it is? It's like all she wants to do is  make more money instead of actually formulating something actually useful.

What do you think about this new range? .
.
.
.
.
.
.
#bbloggers #beautyblogger #scottishbloggers #skincarejunkie #beautyblog #glasgowblogger #skincare #beautyguru #beautyjunkie #beautyblog #beautyblogger 
#scottishbloggers  #shinyhappybloggers  #skincare  #wakeupandmakeup #skincareaddict #skincarecommunity #skincareingredients #skincareroutine  #skincarescience
  • I know your first instance when it's really sunny is to strip off and enjoy the sun and while it's true you should enjoy the gorgeous days of summer you should be protecting yourself.

While we should be wearing sunscreen everyday it's especially important on beautiful sunny days like these.

You should be applying a broad spectrum sunscreen of at least SPF 30 every 2/3 hours when you're out in direct sunlight.

It's recommended that you use at least 20p piece size of sunscren for your face. 
I absolutely love the @larocheposayuki Anthelios range especially the Fluid version of Anthelios. I also really like @colorescienceuk sunforgettable mineral SPF 50 powder for reapplication when wearing makeup.
.
.
.
.
.
.
#bbloggers #beautyblogger #scottishbloggers #skincarejunkie #beautyblog #glasgowblogger #skincare #beautyguru #beautyjunkie #beautyblog #beautyblogger 
#scottishbloggers  #shinyhappybloggers  #skincare  #wakeupandmakeup #skincareaddict #skincarecommunity #skincareingredients #skincareroutine  #skincarescience #sunscreen #spf50 #spf #summer #tapsaff
#tapsaffweather
  • New post up on the blog all about the @medik8 Hydr8 B5 Intense.

This hyaluronic acid serum is great for everyone but especially for those with dry, dehydrated skin.

Link is in the bio don't forget to leave me a comment letting me know what you think ❤️
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
#bbloggers #beautyblogger #scottishbloggers #skincarejunkie #beautyblog #glasgowblogger #skincare #beautyguru #beautyjunkie #beautyblog #beautyblogger 
#scottishbloggers  #shinyhappybloggers  #skincare  #wakeupandmakeup #skincareaddict #skincarecommunity #skincareingredients #skincareroutine  #skincarescience #medik8 #hydr8b5 #hydr8intense #hyaluronicacid
  • There's this idea that somehow applying more of a product will get you better results but this isn't true.

The opposite is actually true if you apply more all you'll get is unnecessary irritation and it might put you off using a product.

When using actives try to follow the recommendations on the back of the packaging.

I know I've done this before when I first used AHAs and it didn't go well but I'm glad I eventually learned as my mum would say "I'm a bull in a China shop" 🤣🤣
.
.
.
.
.
#bbloggers #beautyblogger #scottishbloggers #skincarejunkie #beautyblog #glasgowblogger #skincare #beautyguru #beautyjunkie #beautyblog #beautyblogger 
#scottishbloggers  #shinyhappybloggers  #skincare #naturalskincare  #wakeupandmakeup #skincareaddict #skincarecommunity #theskincaresaviourdailytips #skincaretips
  • *SKINCARE ROUTINE*
I thought I would mix up my routine a little bit lately.

Cleanser- @dermalogicauk  Special Cleanser - I love this little bottle it's great for using when at the gym. It's a basic cleanser that gets the job done.

Tone/Serum - @katesomervilleskincare Dermalquench Liquid Lift *gifted* -  I apply it straight after cleansing. This is a spray loaded with hyaluronic acid and oxygen, apparently it's meant to felt firm and smooth whilst quenching and plumping the skin hence the name. It really is amazing if I'm honest it's as if you're just wiping away any dehydration and puffiness.

Serum - @officialmedik8 Hydr8 B5 Intense *gifted* - Whilst I do feel like this is way too expensive for what it is I do really like it. Hydr8 is really hydrating and soothing Its great for using with a retinol as it helps to combat the dryness with the Natural  Moisturising Factors (NMF)

Treatment - @sundayriley A+ Retinoid Serum *gifted - This is a brand new retinoid to me I originally used Luna which was the first ever retinoid I used so I was pretty excited to try this out. it says it's 6% it's more like a 4/5% because there's no way the plant like ingredients actually constitute as retinol. Other than that I'm liking it it doesn't compare to Adapalene but it's still good.

Moisturiser - @stubborncosmetics Customised Moisturiser *gifted - I am freaking loving this moisturiser it's so good to have a different moisturiser for the different parts of my face. I'm amazed no one has had this idea before it's so simple yet genius! I have combination skin so there is a side for the dry patches and a side for the oily parts of my face. This is a truly balancing moisturiser ❤️
.
.
.
.
.
#bbloggers #beautyblogger #scottishbloggers #skincarejunkie #beautyblog #glasgowblogger #skincare #beautyguru #beautyjunkie #beautyblog #beautyblogger 
#scottishbloggers  #shinyhappybloggers  #skincare  #wakeupandmakeup #skincareaddict #skincarecommunity #skincareingredients #skincareroutine  #skincarescience
#stubborncosmetics #medik8 #hydr8 #katesomerville #dermalogica #dermalquench

Follow @theskincaresaviour

Twitter Feed

×