For a sun holiday or for summer, here are three natural sunscreens that are like a second skin of hydrating, light-feeling protection. There’s a hairspray with UV filters, a powder sunscreen, available in three shades, for the face and body, a non-greasy sun lotion for hands and feet and more. Whatever you pick, each is a delightfully light choice that makes natural sunscreen feel more natural.
To protect hair: spray on strand-saving Leonor Greyl Spray Structure Naturelle, £21.77, 150ml.
This natural sunscreen: acts as both a hairspray with smooth-feeling hold for that poolside or beach updo and a sunscreen that uses proteins and vegetal extracts as UV filters.
Available at: online at beautybay.com and in Selfridges, Harrods, Beauty Mart, John Bell & Croyden and Bliss Pharmacy stores.
To protect the face and body: buff on the sheer, weightless powder wonder that is bareMinerals SPF 30 Natural Sunscreen, £25, 4g. (For more dry sunscreens, click here.)
This natural sunscreen: uses micronised (not nano-particle) titanium dioxide to give you UVA and UVB protection that feels barely there. It comes in three sheer shades, light, medium and tan, that can be worn over or under make-up or alone. What’s more, this natural sunscreen is filled with anti-oxidising vitamins A, C and E, hydrating aloe vera extract and more, making it the portable powder with beauty benefits.
To protect lips, hands and feet: smooth on the non-greasy, trial-size sun lotions for sensitive skin and the tan mad from Green People, from £3.60, and for lips, try their Scent-Free Lip Balm SPF 8, £4.95, 10ml.
The trial-size natural sunscreen lotion: is the perfect size for take-anywhere hand and feet protection. Both the Scent-Free Sun Lotion SPF 25 for sensitive skin and the Sun Lotion SPF 15 with tan accelerator, £5 each, 20ml, use titanium dioxide as a natural sunscreen, hydrating aloe vera leaf juice powder, moisturising olive fruit oils and more. (For more natural self-tanners, click here.)
The natural sunscreen for lips: gives that pout protection in the form of a naturally occurring UV filter from cinnamic acid esters and beautifully moisturises with coconut oil, berry wax and more.
Both cruelty-free natural sunscreens are also available at: select John Lewis and Waitrose stores.