If anyone knows their stuff when it comes to skincare and beauty, it’s Caroline Hirons. It was only recently that we discovered the skincare expert is a fan of Garnier’s £6 SPF, which sent the internet wild.
Caroline has teamed up with beauty retailer Space NK for edits before, but this time she’s joined forces with them to emphasise just how important it is to wear SPF. Plus, she’s recommended exactly which products are worth investing in so shoppers can spend wisely.
Not only do you get reliable advice from an expert, but you can also shop all of Caroline’s top SPF picks at a discounted price. As a sponsor of Caroline’s skincare Spring Kit, Space NK is offering shoppers 20 per cent off the SPFs and the entire range from the brands featured, both in stores and online. That’s right, everything (except Dr Dennis Gross tools and devices) could be yours for less.
The discount is only available between Tuesday 4 May and Monday 10 May. If you’re picking up the new beauty buys in-store, the discount will be applied automatically. For online purchases, all you need to do is enter the code ‘CHSPF’ on the Shopping Bag page.
From hydrating creams and kind-to-skin formulas to lightweight serums and sprays you can spritz over make up, Caroline’s selection of products are sure to help keep your skin safe all year round.
Caroline Hirons’ top 10 SPF picks
Coola SPF 30 Spray Pina Colada
Caroline Hirons says: ‘This lightweight broad spectrum sunscreen keeps you protected throughout the day, is ideal for people who wouldn’t normally top-up when wearing make-up, and it smells like your summer holidays. Suitable for all skin tones.’
Ultrasun Kids SPF50+
Caroline Hirons says: ‘Sun protection for the whole family is so important. The formula of this sunscreen is non-greasy and non-sticky. Suitable for children above the age of 3, and their older siblings. Winner winner.’
Murad Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50
Caroline Hirons says: ‘A multi-tasking SPF that not only offers UVA & UVB protection, but also contains a polymer matrix that helps protect against pollution found in modern life. Suitable for all skin tones.’
Shiseido Expert Sun Face Cream SPF 50+
Caroline Hirons says: ‘Tried and trusted – Shiseido sun care uses all their skincare expertise to deliver a great texture with added antioxidant protection. Suitable for all skin tones.’
Kiehls Ultra Light UV Defense Gel SPF 50
Caroline Hirons says: ‘This lotion sinks into the skin and is a great choice for anyone with dry skin. As well as protecting from UV rays Ultra Light UV Defense Gel can help reduce signs of ageing such as wrinkles and dark spots. It is suitable for all skin tones.’
Ultra Violette Queen Screen SPF 50+
Caroline Hirons says: ‘The lightweight formula of Queen Screen sinks into the skin. It’s a dream for normal to dry skin. With no pilling and no white cast it’s a great choice for any skin tone or type.’
Ultra Violette Extreme Screen SPF50+
Caroline Hirons says: ‘High protection and high quality – just as you would expect from an Australian sun care brand. It imparts a subtle shimmer, is super lightweight, and is water and sweat resistant for up to four hours. The perfect option for when you’re out and about – particularly in the summer months. Suitable for all skin tones.’
Dr Dennis Gross All Physical Sunscreen SPF 30
Caroline Hirons says: ‘A new kid on the block, and it’s one of my picks because it offers invisible, lightweight protection. It is a physical sunscreen that suits the most sensitive of skins.’
Ultrasun Anti Pigmentation Face SPF 50+
Caroline Hirons says: ‘Pigmentation is the issue that I answer the most questions about when it comes to SPF. This SPF is literally designed to not only help current pigmentation problems, but to prevent further issues arising. Works well under makeup and plays well with others. Suitable for all skin tones.’
Caudalie Anti Wrinkle Face Suncare SPF50+
Caroline Hirons says: ‘With a high rating of SPF50+ you are protected from UVA and UVB rays. Formulated with hydration in mind this cream feels lovely on the skin and won’t leave a white cast, making it suitable for all skin tones.’