Painful burning, skin cancer, and wrinkles are all the result of unprotected moments under UVA and UVB rays. That said, sun cream is one of the most important items on your holiday packing checklist. Whether you like a spray, gel, cream or oil — we’ve tried and tested a bunch to bring you the best on offer. Happy holidays!
1: Don’t risk the burn this Kiwi summer — Bondi Sands has turned its golden eye to suncare with a brand-new range of non-greasy, lightweight oils and lotions. Bondi Sands Coconut Beach Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 $21.99.
2: The world-first Protect & Tan Oil, sure to be this summer’s go-to, offering a unique combination of self-tan and SPF factor in one bottle. $24.99.
3: COOLA Mineral Face Rosilliance Golden Tint SPF 30 $95.00 from coolasuncare.co.nz
There’s no need to choose foundation over sun protection this summer. COOLA Rosilliance SPF 30 BB+ Cream by COOLA is a skin perfecting tinted moisturiser that helps boost your naturally luminescent glow. The mineral broad spectrum SPF 30 formula offers a barely-there feel, while a sheer tinted coverage blends and perfects your skin tone.
4: COOLA Makeup Setting Spray SPF 30 $62.00 from coolasuncare.co.nz
Makeup meltdown and UV exposure have met their match! Introducing the first ever SPF 30 Makeup Setting Spray. A simple spritz of our weightless, matte finish mist protects the sensitive skin of your face while keeping your makeup looking fresh all day.
5: Eight Hour Cream Targeted Sun Defense Stick SPF 50 $41 by Elizabeth Arden
Eight Hour Cream Targeted Sun Defense Stick SPF 50 lets you target sensitive, over-exposed areas such as lips, nose, earlobes and even scars to help shield from the burning and ageing effects of UVA and UVB rays for healthier looking skin.
6: Eight Hour Cream Sun Defense for Face SPF 50 Sunscreen $45 by Elizabeth Arden
This is your beach-bag staple product for fun in the sun. It’s ideal to use all over your face or for targeted protection on the nose, forehead or other sun-sensitive spots. This lightweight, oil-free lotion helps protect your skin from sun exposure while hydrating for up to eight hours.
Words: Paris Mitchell