5 Suncreams To Keep You Protected During This Weekend’s Heatwave

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While we all love to see the sun gracing our emerald isle with its presence, we Irish can tend to lose the run of ourselves slightly as the mercury starts to rise.

But fear not, we have put together a quick list of our five top sunscreen picks to keep your skin protected this weekend. So, you can go out and enjoy the rays with peace of mind.

From face to body, we’ve got you covered (literally), but just remember that suncream should be reapplied regularly, especially after sweating or being in the water!

La Roche-Posay La Roche-Posay Anthelios UVMUNE 400 Invisible Fluid SPF50 50MLLa Roche-Posay Anthelios UVMune 400 Invisible Fluid SPF50+ Sun Cream 50ml - LOOKFANTASTIC

La Roche Posay has proven to be a firm favourite with beauty gurus and skin nerds alike. Their Anthelios range has garnered a cult following, and for good reason too. Offering broad spectrum protection (protection from UVA and UVB rays), that still cares for sensitive skin, their creams are lightweight, but moisturizing, and feel silky smooth. Now formulated with new “UVmune400” sun filtering technology, the Anthelios range offers extra protection against “ultra-long UV rays”, which are said to be a contributor to skin ageing.

Garnier Ambre Solaire Eco Designed Protection Lotion SPF30 200 ml

Garnier Eco-Designed High Protection Lotion SPF30 | Sun Protection | Garnier

Garnier has been a household name in terms of suncream for quite a while now, and are a go-too for reliable, readily available sun care. Their Ambre Solaire range features a plethora of products that cater for every need, but their new “eco-designed” line features eco-friendly packaging is made from 100% recycled plastic and is also 100% recyclable. Win-win.

Supergoop! Play Everyday Lotion SPF 50 with Sunflower ExtractSupergoop! Play Everyday Lotion SPF 50 with Sunflower Extract

A rather recent addition to the sun protection game, Supergoop! has been making waves for its ultra-wearable formulas, that offer UVA and UVB protection. Their “Play Everyday” sunscreen offers factor 50++ broad spectrum protection, is super moisturising thanks to sunflower extract, and leaves no white cast, so is suitable for all skin tones. It’s also sweat and water resistant, so won’t be running down your face if you find yourself running to catch the bus.

SunBum Original SPF30 Lotion 237mlSun Bum Original SPF 30 Sunscreen Lotion - LOOKFANTASTIC

Created in 2010 in sun-soaked California, SunBum quickly became a fan favourite across the pond before eventually becoming available on Irish shores. Designed with the Californian lifestyle in mind (calling all surfer girls), their original formula is water resistant for up to 80 minutes, offers both UVB and UVA protection, and is Vegan friendly, gluten and cruelty-free, and hypoallergenic. Oh, and it smells unreal.

Riemann P20 Seriously Reliable Suncare SPF 30 Continuous Spray

Riemann P20 SPF30 Continuous Spray – Cloud 10 Beauty

P20’s tag line boosts “Seriously Reliable Suncare”, and boy do they deliver. Their formula is highly durable and water resistant but still manages to feel lightweight and non-greasy on the skin. Their handy “multi-angle” continuous spray bottles also make application and top-ups a breeze, so no more messing around trying to get those hard-to-reach spots.

Written by Ellen Glynn.