Best Daily Facial Sunscreens

best sunscreens for face

I always advocate that wearing sunscreen is non-negotiable. Sun protection is key to achieving and maintaining healthy skin and a radiant complexion. It also prevents sun damage and the inflammation it can cause which can lead to long-term skin concerns from pigmentation to dark spots. Offering good UVA and UVB protection, these are five of my best daily facial sunscreens. They all work well under makeup too and offer additional skin protection from urban pollution.

Even when you’re wearing a face covering, you need to be diligent with your sunscreen. Not sure how much to apply? I use about 1 teaspoon for my face and neck. 

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La Roche-Posay Anthelios Age Correct SPF50*

This new sunscreen launch is formulated to feel like a luxe day cream with skin beneficial ingredients to match. It has fragmented hyaluronic acid to deeply hydrate, niacinamide to brighten and PHE-Resorcinol which is an enzyme inhibitor to reduce pigmentation. It rubs into the skin seamlessly and is designed to not only prevent but correct sun damage. The only thing they could do to improve this is offer it in a tinted version too!

Clarins UV Plus Multi-protection Moisturising Screen*

Daily protection against sun damage now comes hand in hand with pollution and blue light protection. This Clarins sunscreen offers it all in a lightweight and moisturising gel cream formulation that quickly sinks into the skin. Brilliantly innovative and makes for a brilliant makeup primer too delivering a fresh, rosy glow. 

Dr Dennis Gross Lightweight Wrinkle Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF30*

Another daily sunscreen that offers skincare benefits to seamlessly slot into your skincare regime. A super lightweight, hydrating and antioxidant rich formulation designed to suit all skin tones meaning no white cast is left behind. Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive, this is an oil-free and fragrance-free sunscreen that also delivers pollution and blue light protection. 

Lancaster Sun Sensitive Oil-Free Milky Fluid SPF50*

Another lightweight sunscreen that seamlessly sinks into the skin without leaving a white cast or greasy residue. It has a fresh, milky texture that soothes and hydrates – perfect for more sensitive skins. It also includes their own natural Tan Activator Complex so you can safely develop a lasting luminous complexion. 

Garnier Ambre Solaire Super UV SPF50*

Garnier have created some of the best budget sunscreens out there. I’ve always got a bottle of this on hand. It’s an ultra lightweight fluid texture, perfect for sensitive skins and offers extra hydration with hyaluronic acid and vitamin e. Again, this is formulated to protect against sun damage but also the stress on the skin caused by pollution exposure. 

In preparation for the summer months, check out my edit of noteworthy sunscreens for the body.