SPF – the only skincare ingredient you need this Spring

FINALLY we are out of the cold, dark months of winter and into the blossoming beginnings of spring, the birds are chirping and the sun is slowly making its way into our daily lives once again. Despite the deceptive welcoming of the warmer months, the damage that UV rays are constantly having (yes, even when its cloudy) worsens as the we roll into the summer, but fear not, as Glass showcases the best beauty products to add to your routine to ensure you are protected from direct and indirect exposure.

Chanel Beauty

UV Essentiel SPF 50

£48 – buy here

Returning new and improved, Chanel’s hailed essential sunscreen not only shields from UV rays and pollution but promises hydrated skin for up to 8 hours. Composed with two powerful natural ingredients: blue ginger from their lab in Madagascar, and Tahitian gardenia extract this product boasts luxury.


Protective Facial Lotion SPF 25

£45 – buy here

Infused with Green tea, Panthenol and Tocopherol, this lightweight and quickly absorbed daily moisturiser is ideal for those on-the-go with its multifaceted protective nature, minimising the effects of UVA and UVB protection.

Aesop Skin Protective Facial Lotion SPF25

Dior Beauty 

The Protective Milk SPF 30

£37 – buy here

Part of the recently launched Dior Solar collection, this high-protection sunscreen milk is unlike anything you have tried before. Made for both your face and body, and created to be water-resistant, the Protective Milk is the practical solution to SPF wear with its spray applicator whilst promising to help enhance your tan with the infusion of the Tan Beautifier Complex.

Dior Protective Milk SPF 30

Charlotte Tilbury 

Invisible UV Flawless Poreless Primer SPF 50

£40 – buy here

Promising protection, hydration and priming for your skin, this formula, like many of Charlotte Tilbury’s products, is smooth and weightless providing the perfect base for make-up. On top of its “flawless” properties, this product helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while brightening the skin with hyaluronic acid, and most importantly defending the skin with SPF 50.

Flawless Poreless Primer Charlotte Tilbury

Ultra Violette

Queen Screen Luminising Serum Skinscreen™ SPF 50+

£36 – buy here

The difficulty of finding a daily suncream that doesn’t leave that white matte finish to your skin can be a nightmare but Ultra Violette’s Luminising Serum may be the answer. Offering an incredibly effective solution that is both silky and lightweight in texture and is packed with antioxidants for that seamless glow, this serum just melts into your skin with copious amounts of protection from the rays.

Ultra Violette Queen Screen


Tanning Oil SPF 50

£23 – buy here

While tanning oil is a guilty pleasure during summer vacations, it is also comes with the hefty repercussions of skin damage. But, for the first time Nuxe have delved deep into requests of providing an oil that helps develop a tan whilst also protecting you from premature ageing and burning. Created for both your face and body, this patented filtering complex solution helps protect from UVA and UVB rays whilst also nourishing and enhancing your skin to give you that sought-after satin finish.

Nuxe Tanning Oil


Capital Soleil UV-Clear Daily Sun Protection with Salicylic Acid SPF 50+

£22.50 – buy here 

It can be difficult to add suncream into your daily routine when it can contribute to breakouts, especially when the formulas are too heavy. However, coming to the rescue for blemish-prone skin, this lightweight and non-comedogenic cream not only shields from the damage inflicted by the sun but with the addition of salicylic acid it decongests pores and removes impurities from the skin’s surface.

Vichy Capital Soleil UV-Clear Daily Sun Protection SPF50+ with Salicylic Acid


Super Glow Serum SPF 30

£40 – buy here

Though the sun may be out more, the weather is still too cool to get a glowing tan from it. But don’t fret, Tan Luxe’s hyaluronic acid self-tan serum promises to give you a gradual tan whilst a dosage of SPF 30. Not only shielding from UVA and UVB rays, it also helps prevent the damage from the effects of blue light pollution and photo-ageing in their complex formula.

Tan Luxe Super Glow Serum SPF Round Up 2023


Mattifying Face Moisturiser SPF 30

£19 – buy here

With 99% of the ingredients in this product coming from natural origin, Horace’s face cream is a no-nonsense addition to your skincare routine. Made to have a 100% mineral filter protect against UV rays, this non-sticky this moisturiser promises to make your skin more supple.

Mattifying Face Moisturiser SPF 30 

by Imogen Clark