3 Sunscreens Instagram Can’t Stop Talking About

Instagram favourite sunscreen

Beauty products for the most part are always up for debate, one person’s holy-grail formula breaks someone else out. But whether you use a retinol or a hyaluronic acid is completely up to you, if you want to use anything at all. One product that isn’t optional however? SPF. 

It is a well known fact that sunscreen is a must, from anti-ageing to preventing permanent or dangerous damage, it’s skincare’s greatest multi-tasker…whether you’re currently in the middle of your summer or your winter, it’s a necessity – every. damn. day. But finding the right formula plays a huge role in whether or not you actually wear it or not, so we’ve rounded up the top SPF products Instagram is talking about and the honest reviews, so you can find your ride-or-die formula and start being your most sun-protected self.

1/ Ultra Violette Supreme Screen SPF50+ Hydrating Facial Sunscreen

Not only the cutest packaging on the Internet, Ultra Violette has nailed the brief. With a formula that doesn’t leave a white cast, protects your skin all day long and doesn’t include controversial ingredients such as Oxybenzone, you can thank us later.

@ms_hannah_e says: “If you’re not wearing SPF regularly, if you want a sunscreen that feels like a moisturiser, if you want your mornings to be quick, this is for you. Satin finish, great UVA protection, supremely elegant texture.”

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Hiiii! You know how we talk about the best sunscreen being the one you’ll use every day, right? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (it needs to be at least SPF30+, preferably SPF50+ with good UVA protection) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For today’s #SunSafeSeries, these are my sunscreens, depending on the skin finish I want. Pls see mini reviews below; ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🌟 @ultravioletteau Supreme Screen SPF50+ If you’re not wearing SPF regularly, If you want a sunscreen that feels like a moisturiser, if you want your mornings to be quick, This is for you! Satin finish, great UVA protection, supremely elegant texture. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🌟 #ultravioletteau Queen Screen SPF50+ This one I find more moisturising, with amaaazing glow, so I reach for it on a dry day or if I want extra glow. bonus points for being the formula that got me reapplying over makeup (see story highlights for that!) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🌟 @kravebeauty Beet The Sun* SPF47 PA++++ Also a satin finish, also reapplies wonderfully over makeup, Does sting my eyes a little but it’s a really fascinating formula – it goes on quite liquidy and transforms to a satin/matte, but with the appearance of glow? Magic. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🌟 @purito_official Centella Green Level Unscented Sun* SPF50+ PA++++ This is the one I’d recommend for oily skin types, but it’s not drying either so I quite like it on myself too. When I don’t want my skin to have too much skincare glow, if that makes sense? Also great for sensitive skin (hi!) because it’s unfragranced. If fragrance is your trigger. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🌟 LIPS – @meccacosmetica To Save Lips* SPF50+ Slight hint of mint, slight hint of sunscreen, moisturises lips while protecting them! To keep them full forever! Also I’ve never reacted to this! And I have had a LOT of allergic reactions to lip products in my time (wanna see gory pics? Haha kidding) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Finally, don’t forget to reapply – if the UV index is 3 or more, the Cancer Council recommends. And tag me and @dirtyboysgetclean Don’t know if this applies to you? Google the UV index in your city. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You’d be surprised how high it can get on a cloudy day ⛅️

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2/ Supergoop! SuperScreen Daily Moisturizer

As the first to do so in the US, Supergoop! changed the sunscreen game in creating an Oxybenzone free formula. Plus, with a hard push for a year round sun protection mentality, it has become one of the most loved sun protection brands in the US.

@dirtyboysgetclean says: “It’s sooo good. It’s literally a gorgeous moisturizer with SPF40. No more applying a moisturizer then applying an SPF. I have dry skin and this stuff is amazing. There’s no white-cast or chalkiness to it. It sinks right into the skin like a good moisturizer should. I’m incredibly particular with my SPF so I’m really glad Supergoop! Came through once again with a great SPF option.”

3/ Krave Beauty The Beet Shield

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@iiroshnii says: “The texture of this sunscreen is like a thick condensed milk that applies very smooth, evenly and absorbs well without leaving a white cast.There is some shine after application but nothing that feels greasy or grimy during the summer. It gives the skin a healthy/dewy glow…[and] lays well under makeup (you just have to wait a few minutes for it to fully absorb before applying makeup) and it is easy to reapply with (I use a cushion a tap the product in over my makeup). It does contain alcohol which I was [worried] about but it did not have an alcohol kickback nor did it dry out my skin. My dehydrated/sensitive skin is pretty satisfied with this product and I have been skipping AM moisturisers and going straight in with this. I am on my third bottle and plan on repurchasing…”

Try our favourites: Ultra Violette Supreme Screen SPF 50+ Hydrating Facial Sunscreen, Supergoop SuperScreen Daily Moisturizer SPF 40, Krave Beauty The Beet Shield

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