The best luxury sunscreens
by Zoe Dickens
Whether you're soaking up the sun on the aft deck of a yacht in the Bahamas or braving the grey skies of London or Paris, it's common knowledge that keeping skin looking youthful means wearing good quality sunscreen all day, every day. If you're not prepared to compromise on your skincare then look to one of the plush brands that have taken it upon themselves to chic sunscreens up a bit. Occupying a space between high-spec moisturiser and traditional sunscreen, these luxury sun creams will protect from UV while offering all the rejuvenating benefits of your favourite day cream. Here's our pick of the best...
Tom Ford Face Protect Broad Spectrum SPF 50
The latest brand to ensure we all have something stylish to apply on the sundeck is Tom Ford. His Face Protect Broad Spectrum SPF 50 is lightweight, absorbs easily and comes in an elegant tube.
Chanel UV Essential Multi-Protection Daily Defender
Chanel has updated its super chic UV Essentiel. Available in SPF 30 or 50, it contains what’s known as SPRR stimulators, which means it helps the skin to boost its own protection against external aggressors, whether that’s sun or pollution.
Susanne Kauffman Sun Cream Cell Protection
Sun Cream Cell Protection from organic skincare brand Susanne Kaufmann not only protects the skin but – thanks to active ingredients derived from ectoine and Pentavitin – also helps repair it at the same time.
Shiseido Urban Environment UV Protection Cream
This super-light SPF30 cream has been specially developed to protect skin against the stresses of large cities. Formulated for daily use, it promises exceptional protection against UV rays, pollution and the drying effects of air conditioning.
Diorsnow Brightening UV Protection Fluid Luminous Finish
Edelweiss grown in the Valais Garden in Switzerland is the key ingredient in Dior's Diorsnow UV Shield which, along with high SPF5- sun protection, promises a brighter, clearer and more radiant complexion.
La Mer UV Protecting Fluid
If you want a sunscreen with real skincare chops then few offer a better track record than La Mer. This lightweight but highly protective fluid guarantees to keep skin hydrated, soothed and comfortable all day.