Three perfect SPFs to add to your summer beauty regime

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We have finally reached the long anticipated Irish summer. But sometimes, it can be hard finding the perfect makeup routine to carry you through those long sweaty summer evenings.

We have composed a list of hydrating, luminous and moisturising sun lotions that will leave you glowing underneath… even if all that makeup melts off!


Starting off the list strong we have Oscar winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow’s brand, Goop. Founded in 2008 from her kitchen table, this initial lifestyle blog has grown into the beauty brand that it is today. This glow lotion carries an SPF factor of 40 and is stocked in four different shades ranging from pink pearl glow to deep bronze glow.

This sunscreen is lightweight and hydrating, leaving you with a sun kissed finish. With key ingredients like hyaluronic acid and Vitamin B5 there’s no doubt this hydrating combination will leave your skin glowing, with or without makeup!

Beauty of Joseon Relief Sun: Rice + Probiotics 50ml – €18.50

Korean skincare is currently taking over the industry. If you’re not quite up for mastering the 10 step Korean skincare routine you can opt to include just the final step, using a k-beauty sunscreen with organic ingredients.

We love that this sun lotion meshes so beautifully with Korean history by using rice extract (a staple in the Korean diet) as a key ingredient. It’s similar to a light moisturiser which is why it is so effective as a primer/base for your makeup routine.

Bondi Sands Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+ for Face – Fragrance Free 75ml – €8.99

You know we wouldn’t leave you without a drugstore option! The Bondi Sands factor 50 sun lotion provides UVA & UVB protection – and we are excited to see aloe vera as a principal ingredient, as it has the potential benefits of fading dark spots and managing acne.

This skin protection has a tinted and non-tinted option. If you have a deeper skin tone definitely opt for the non tinted version to avoid the dreaded sunscreen white cast and have that invisible finish. The formula is water resistant and fast absorbing guaranteed up to 72 hours of hydration. 

Words by Ebun Lofinmakin


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