HEADING out for a fun weekend in the sun? We’ve already made a case for why every guy should wear sunscreen daily, so read on if you’re still unsure about what to use.
Here are five sunscreens that you can integrate into your grooming arsenal, so you stay fresh faced and youthful each day. Let’s just say we’ve got you (sun) covered.
01: Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense SPF 30
Drunk Elephant’s Umbra Sheer range is packed with a host of antioxidants such as astaxanthin, grape juice and sunflower shoot extracts to reduce the effects of photoaging so you get younger-looking skin. The sunscreen is also boosted with raspberry seed and marula oils, which boost skin hydration and lessens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Thanks to the fact that it’s completely free of essential oils, silicones and fragrances, this product is suitable for all skin types – including sensitive.
02: IDS S2 Non-tinted Sunscreen SPF 50 with Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate
What we love about IDS’s latest sunscreen is its texture: lightweight and easy to apply, its absorbed by the skin quickly without any greasy residue or unseemly white marks. You’re in for a pleasant surprise if your previous experience of sunscreens were limited to the sports variety; the new IDS S2 leaves your mug with a sheer, oil-free and gentle matte finish. This product is also powered by vitamin C, a potent antioxidant that’s great for reducing inflammation.
03: Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Defense Advanced Daily UV Defender SPF45 Broad Spectrum
This new release from Origins covers your skin care essentials – it offers your skin protection from UV rays, pollution and environmental stressors. But the key ingredient that caught our attention is the Brazilian opuntia cactus, a succulent that’s able to retain moisture and thrive in arid desserts. In this sunscreen, the opuntia cactus extracts help your skin produce hornerin proteins to lock in moisture and improve skin barrier. This Origins product contains tuberose, jasmine, rose and bitter orange essential oils, and is 100% chemical free.
04: Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily UV Defense Aqua Gel SPF50
Kiehl’s new gel-based sunscreen is lightweight and easily absorbed by your skin. Thanks to a relatively high SPF rating of 50, you can be assured of protection against skin-damaging UVA and UVB rays, as well as pollutants and free radicals. The aqua gel also doubles as a moisturiser that reduces pore size and combats against the ravages of aging. This Kiehl’s sunscreen is non-comedogenic, fragrance-free, and suitable for normal to oil skin types.
05: Soleil Toujours 100% Mineral Sunscreen Glow SPF 30
Look no further if you’re after an all mineral, broad spectrum UV protection sunscreen. The Soleil Toujours 100% Mineral Sunscreen Glow SPF 30 contains great active ingredients such as zinc oxide, as well as star ingredients like mugwort plant extract and aloe vera leaf juice. The Soleil Toujours sunscreen applies white initially (don’t worry, it blends in evenly), so you can spot the areas of your skin that’s not covered and touch up accordingly.