The hot weather took its time in getting here, but once it arrived, it’s fair to say it has not disappointed. The current heatwave has seen temperatures as high as 30 degrees Celsius, which has been glorious but has also meant that wearing sun protection on our faces every day is more important than ever. The temperature isn’t the only thing skyrocketing though as John Lewis has also reported a huge uptick in sales of SPF too.
Most notably, Caudalie’s Milky Sun Sprays have been selling like hotcakes, with sales up drastically when compared with last year. For example, Caudalie’s Miky Sun Spray SPF50 is up a whopping 257 per cent, while the Caudalie Milky Sun Spray SPF30 has seen a rise in sales of 150 per cent.
The formulas are perhaps super popular due to the 2-in-1 nature of them that allows you to use them on both your face and body. It’s also free from certain chemical filters that are damaging to marine life, making it an obvious choice for those wishing to be a little more eco-conscious in their choices.
Another sea-safe sunscreen that has been doing well is the Ren Clean Screen SPF 30, which has seen a rise in sales of 112 per cent. This is a face-friendly formula that works brilliantly before makeup.
Lastly, John Lewis has seen Ultrasound as a brand perform 81 per cent better than this time last year, making it another real winner when it comes to sun protection.