One of the negative things about summer – besides being trapped inside when it is sunny out and unpredictable showers — is wearing sun cream. Regardless of our skin colour, we should be wearing sun cream every day of the year, but it becomes that much more important in the summer when the sun’s rays are at their peak. That doesn’t mean we have to suffer wearing a thick, gooey sunscreen that leaves a telltale chalky finish on our skin. There are lots of lightweight formulas you will actually like to wear from sprays to gels. Best of all, they don’t have that obvious faux coconut scent.
Ultrasun Sports Sun Gel SPF 20
This sun gel provides ample protection without perfumes, mineral oils, emulsifiers or preservatives. It’s formulated for gardeners and sport enthusiasts, but you will enjoy it even if you’re just lounging outside or dining alfresco thanks to the non-staining, transparent formula.
Priced at £23.00
Ladival Sun Protection Spray SPF 30
This non-greasy spray provides protection against UVA and UVB rays. It is water-resistant and suitable for those with sensitive skin. Not only is the spray formula lightweight, it is great for covering hard-to-reach areas.
Priced at £13.50
La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Anti-Shine Dry Touch Gel-Cream SPF 50
If you like a gel moisturiser, you will be a fan of this hybrid gel-cream. The formula absorbs instantly and does not leave any sticky residue behind. There’s no shine or any obvious white cast.
Priced at £16.50
Solait Transparent Sun Spray SPF 50
Sun creams aren’t just thick and white, they can also be transparent sprays, like this one. The non-greasy formula protects your skin against the damaging effects of UVA and UVB rays while leaving no obvious finish behind.
Priced at £5.99
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Targeted Sun Defense Stick SPF 50
You cannot get much easier than a stick formula. Glide the applicator all over your entire body to get SPF 50 coverage against UVA and UVB rays. You will like the formula as well as the applicator. It’s water and perspiration-resistant yet lightweight. Plus, it has the benefits of Elizabeth Arden’s cult favorite Eight Hour Cream.
Priced at £15.00
Hampton Sun Continuous Mist Sunscreen SPF 55
Whether you need protection against the sun in the Hamptons or in Hertfordshire, you will be
happy to have this convenient mist. The formula is oil-free and water-resistant. It’s also
formulated with vitamins A, C, and E, aloe vera, and moisturizing ingredients to hydrate skin. It sprays from any angle, making coverage a snap.
Priced at £33.00
Shiseido Sun Protection Oil-Free Spray SPF 15
You can use this versatile spray formula on your body, face and even your hair. It’s lightweight but very nourishing, so you can skip the body lotion. Spritz it on and it will offer protection against UVA and UVB rays.
Priced at £24.00
Decléor Aroma Sun Expert Ultra Protective Anti-Wrinkle Cream SPF 50
This product combines the best things about a body cream, anti-ageing product and a sunscreen. It is designed specifically for mature and sensitive skin. It’s lightweight, non-sticky and doesn’t leave even a hint of white marks.
Priced at £24.00
Garnier Ambre Solaire Spray SPF 30
You will not experience a cold and uncomfortable feeling when you apply this spray like you do with some sun creams. The spray texture is very lightweight plus, the hydrating formula will actually make your skin feel even better after you apply it.
Priced at £6.49
Nivea Protect And Refresh Sun Spray SPF 20
Simply shake the bottle and spray this formula on. The easy-to-apply sunscreen protects against UVA and UVB rays and it is also water-resistant. Stash it in your bag for days out at the beach.
Priced at £9.00
When you find a lightweight, non-sticky sun cream that you will actually like, there is no excuse about not wearing it every single day.