Hot weather calls for a drastic increase in sunscreen when you are as “pale and interesting” as I am. I hate the feel of heavy creams on my face during hot weather though, so I try to find creams and lotions that double up with a decent level of SPF in them. I do struggle in hot weather as I have dry and often dehydrated skin, but in hot weather I just find that I’ll sweat SPF off (an attractive thought I know…).
I’ve been using two creams this summer, both of which I rate, so thought I’d share!
I picked up the Natio moisturiser in Tesco, after my local branch had a big revamp and added a bigger and better beauty section which included some great natural and organic brands. I picked this up as I liked the look of the brand, the packaging, and the SPF 30 plus rating.
This contains rosehip, lavender and lemon – its easily absorbed but hydrates my skin well – I suspect that this would be too heavy for oilier skin types. I took this on holiday with me recently, and it worked well even in very hot weather – I can vouch for its SPF qualities too, as I didn’t experience any facial burning at all, and this was pretty much all I used on my face. I do tend to avoid sitting in strong sunshine though when I’m on holiday…
My skin felt sufficiently well hydrated without any oily or greasy residue, and I didn’t experience any breakouts whilst using it – and I do continue to use this.
I actually liked the scent of this lotion, but if you are particularly averse to either rose or lavender then this might not be the cream for you.
This cost me around £12-13 in Tesco.
I also like the Body Shop Vitamin C daily moisturiser, which is £11 and available instore and online.
This has a slightly lighter texture than the Natio so would suit a more wide range of skintypes. This is the one I go for when I feel like I need something really light. I love the scent of this one, which is light and citrussy, and the ease with which this sinks in. I also like the fact that this does seem to leave my skin looking a little less dull with repeated use. As to the SPF – I can’t say I’m as confident with this one, but that’s literally because I picked this up after I came back from my holiday – It works fine in the UK though, and acts as a decent sunscreen. It may be that the slightly thicker texture of the Natio one makes me psychologically believe that it works better as a sunscreen though!
What are your favourite SPF containing daily moisturisers?
Disclaimer – both items were purchased by me.