The Best Sunscreens from Boots

hihi all, I hope all is well. Spring is fully here and we are finally getting some sun in the UK! I know for a lot of people, the spring summer season is when their SPF is finally out so I’m here with a post with my tried and test sunscreens from Boots to help you out.

We should be wearing SPF every day of the year even in the winter and reapplying especially when the sun is out and we are out and about. I think the key to ensuring you wear your SPF as frequently as possible is to find one you like. I have tried a lot of SPFs and here are some of my tips to finding one you will like

  • Find a white cast FREE/ invisible option
  • A lightweight sunscreen that layers well with your other beauty products
  • Suitable for your budget
  • Suits your skintype
  • Easily accessible

If you are able to tick all 5 boxes, then I am confident you will find something you will like that wont be a chore to use. If you are looking for a starting point, my sunscreen recs are below. I have tried each of them and have video links either here or on my Insta darkskin highlight, instagram- sarahfynn. These sunscreens, can be purchased from Boots, Superdrug, LookFantasic or even ASOS so they are very easy to find.

Facial Sunscreens

Garnier Ambre Solaire SPF 50+ Sensitive Advanced Face & Body Serum £15– I have tried many of Garnier’s sunscreens, but I keep coming back to this one. It is hydrating and leaves a dewy finish but it doesnt feel greasy or heavy on the skin. This one can also be used on the body and comes in a massive 125ml tube. Its suitable for all skintypes but if you have really oily skin, you will prefer the Garnier UV Anti Dark Spots & Anti Pollution Face Fluid SPF50+ £13 which is a dupe of the La Roche Posay Shaka fluid

Boots No7 SPF 50

No 7 Future Renew Damage Protection Defence Shield Spf50 £24.95 – this is the latest one I tried. I got this for holiday and let me tell you it was love at first use! The lightweight watery lotion sinks into the skin very easily, It feels hydrating & lightweight with 0 cast. It layers so well on top of each other, I layered this many many times in the day whilst on holiday and it did not pill, not once! It works so well under makeup too. I have to admit I went looking for another SPF to buy but the sales lady said it was £10 off and I was able to test it, it also helped that it was a black lady who said the SPF was also invisible on her. I purchased it and the rest is history

Bondi Sands Face SPF50 £7.99 – Bondi Sands is an Aussie brand where SPF is taken very very serious so I tend to trust them. Bondi Sands is a fav. of mine. I have used both the ‘face’ and ‘body’ sunscreens on my face and I love them both however the body SPF on the face feels slightly heavy. This is a very dewy finish SPF so if that is not your cup of tea, please stay away from these lol

La Roche Posay Shaka Fluid SPF50 £20– one of the OG SPFs out there, shaka fluid is a semi matte finish with great SPF filters. La Roche Posay is an amazing French pharmacy skincare brand, well known for their sensitive skin products

For body SPF, there is only 1 for me and that is the Nivea Dry Protection SPF 50 mist, £12. Its a cooling SPF so it feels so great when applying in the heat its really cold tho lol. The finish of this is very dewy so if thats not your thing, you can use the Garnier or the Bondi sands mentioned above for your body.

How to remove SPF effectively

After a day of multiple SPF reapplications( btw I will do another post of easy SPF reapplication products!), I like to triple cleanse to ensure every last bit of SPF, dirt, oils is off. I use whatever balm cleanser I’m using at the time( post on this soon) twice, emulsifying well & removing with my wash cloth then finishing off with my gel cleanser. This can dry out the skin a bit depending on the cleansers I am using but I always go in well hydrating products in my pm routine so I dont have any issues after.

I hope this post is helpful if you are looking for a new SPF to try. Please check out my insta for video reviews on the SPFs mentioned. Catch you later

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