SPF is an important part of any skincare routine and ideally, should be applied every day after your moisturiser, rather than just when it’s sunny. Not only does it protect skin from sunburn, but it also reduces your risk of skin cancer, prevents hyperpigmentation, and is widely considered by dermatologists as the gold-standard anti-aging ingredient.
Thankfully, long gone are the days of greasy, sticky creams that left our skin full of breakouts and a faff to apply, now we have plenty of brilliant SPF’s at our disposal.
Australian brand, Ultra Violette, is leading the way for a new generation of sun protection that brightens, hydrates, and protects your skin. It’s proved so popular that its greatest hit, the Queen Screen Luminising Sun Serum SPF50+, is a sellout success.
Skincare expert, Caroline Hirons, is also a big fan, and included it in her SPF edit for beauty retailer Space NK, saying, ‘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.’
Alongside its bestseller, Ultra Violette also offers a number of other sunscreens, ranging from lip balms to body creams, so every inch of you can avoid painful sunburn this summer.
Without further ado, we’ve got all the details you need to know on the brand, where to buy them and why they deserve a spot on your bathroom shelf. Not only that, but they’re also on sale right now, so make sure they’re in your shopping cart before they sell out again.
This silky sunscreen has the texture of a serum to quench thirsty skin and give you a luminous glow. It contains a broad spectrum SPF, meaning it protects from both UVA and UVB rays and doesn’t leave a white cast either, all made with normal to dry skin in mind.
Available to pre-order from 21 June, this satin-like lotion is so lightweight, it’ll feel just like a moisturiser. Suitable for all skin types, the formula is rich in kakadu plum, vitamin C, and antioxidant fruit to protect skin while boosting hydration.
Keep dry, chapped lips at bay with this soothing lip balm that also offers high sunscreen protection. Lips are often a place we forget to apply SPF, so keep this in your handbag at all times for a speedy top-up. It’s available in four shades; peach, nude, shimmer and rose, so it’ll also add a sheer wash of colour too.
For those with sensitive skin, Ultra Violette has got you covered as often SPF can aggravate acne-prone, reactive, and combination complexions. This fragrance-free cream is formulated with plant-derived pentavitin, which stops skin from looking greasy or feeling sticky. It soothes inflammation while simultaneously protecting you from sunburn.
Adding a subtle shimmer to skin, this body sunscreen is both water and sweat-resistant that’s fast-absorbing, and won’t leave limbs sticky. Pop it in your staycation suitcase for a soothing, hydrating, and sun-protecting must-have.
So good it’s sold out everywhere, this mattifying SPF is ideal for oily skin as it will keep excess oil production at bay for hours at a time. The reef-safe mineral formula blend of vitamin C, kakadu plum, and zinc help to add hydration without leaving you looking greasy.
You can shop the full range of Ultra Violette SPF online at Space NK
Words by Louise Whitbread.