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Posted on April 28, 2023

15 Best New Sunscreens of Spring/Summer 2023

15 Best New Sunscreens of Spring/Summer 2023

This is my top pick of the latest and most captivating sunscreens for the upcoming spring/summer season in 2023.

BONDI SANDS Spf 50+ Mineral Face Lotion

BONDI SANDS Spf 50+ Mineral Face Lotion

  • SPF50
  • Active type: Mineral
  • Active ingredients: Zinc Oxide (Nano)

BONDI SANDS Spf 50+ Mineral Face Lotion (£10.99) – a zinc-infused SPF specially formulated with a lightweight, non-greasy finish. Skin appears glowy and hydrated making the sunscreen ideal to wear under makeup as a radiance-boosting primer. Topped off with naturally-derived zinc extract, the non-comedogenic sunscreen shields the complexion from broad-spectrum UV rays.

Shop here: sephora.co.uk, eu.feelunique.com, lookfantastic.com, beautybay.com

The INKEY List Polyglutamic Acid Dewy Sunscreen SPF30

The INKEY List Polyglutamic Acid Dewy Sunscreen SPF30

  • SPF30
  • Active type: Chemical
  • Active ingredients: Octocrylene, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane (Avobenzone), Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid (Ensulizole) 

The INKEY List Polyglutamic Acid Dewy Sunscreen SPF30 (£14.99) – a lightweight, non-pilling sunscreen with Polyglutamic Acid for a protected, primed, and dewy base. It has been designed to work for all skin tones and blend seamlessly into the skin leaving an undetectable, dewy finish (97% said it looked invisible on their skin tone*). Loaded with skin-loving ingredients, the 8% Hydration Trio includes Polyglutamic Acid, Glycerin and Squalane, helping to lock in moisture and deliver an ultra-hydrating boost. The non-greasy, non-pilling formula leaves skin smooth, dewy, and primed creating the perfect base when worn alone or applied under makeup.

Shop here: cultbeauty.co.uk, cultbeauty.com, asos.com, lookfantastic.com, boots.com, sephora.co.uk, eu.feelunique.com, row.feelunique.com

BeautyStat Universal C Skin Refiner Broad Spectrum SPF 50

BeautyStat Universal C Skin Refiner Broad Spectrum SPF 50

  • SPF50
  • Active type: Mineral
  • Zinc Oxide (17.5%)

BeautyStat Universal C Skin Refiner Broad Spectrum SPF 50 ($85.00) – a two-in-one daily 20% vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) serum with sheer zinc sunscreen that immediately brightens and protects skin from harmful UV rays and environmental stressors while reducing and preventing dark spots, fine lines, and wrinkles. 

Shop here: skinstore.com, ulta.com, dermstore.com

Chanel UV Essentiel Complete Protection Antioxidant SPF50

Chanel UV Essentiel Complete Protection Antioxidant SPF50

  • SPF50
  • Active type: Chemical
  • Methylene Bis-Benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol (Bisoctrizole), Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Homosalate, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine (Bemotrizinol), Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate (Uvinul A Plus)

Chanel UV Essentiel Complete Protection Antioxidant SPF50 (£48.00) – a new and improved skincare formula, for complete protection. It protects the skin from UV rays, pollution and oxidation, all at once. Even when it is cloudy, the sun’s rays are constantly damaging the skin throughout the year, accelerating skin aging.PF 50 and a “skin strengthening” complex, made with blue ginger extract from the CHANEL open-sky laboratory in Madagascar, and Tahitian gardenia extract, protect against UV rays and boost the skin’s natural defences. Filters act as a shield against UV rays and prevent premature photo-aging.

Shop here: harveynichols.com, harrods.com, johnlewis.com, selfridges.com, neimanmarcus.com, macys.com

Peter Thomas Roth Max Vitamin D Fense Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Serum

Peter Thomas Roth Max Vitamin D Fense Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Serum

  • SPF50
  • Active type: Chemical
  • Homosalate 15%,  Octocrylene 10%, Avobenzone 3%, Octisalate 5%

Peter Thomas Roth Max Vitamin D Fense Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Serum ($42.00) – a scientifically engineered, plant-derived ingredient related to Vitamin D (the “sunshine” vitamin) that helps boost hydration to give skin a luminous glow. Enriched with potent antioxidant CoQ10 and Vitamins B5 and E, this creamy sunscreen serum helps defend against the aging effects of environmental stress while providing broad spectrum SPF 50 UVA/UVB protection for all skin types. Leaves skin appearing hydrated, nourished and radiant. Free of Oxybenzone and Octinoxate.

Shop here: skinstore.com, us.lookfantastic.com, ulta.com, revolve.com, nordstrom.com, dermstore.com, saksfifthavenue.com, neimanmarcus.com, macys.com

GUERLAIN Abeille Royale UV Skin Defense Protective Fluid Youthful Radiance SPF50

GUERLAIN Abeille Royale UV Skin Defense Protective Fluid Youthful Radiance SPF50

  • SPF50
  • Active type: Chemical + Mineral
  • Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate (Uvinul A Plus),  Ethylhexyl Salicylate (Ethylhexyl Salicylate), Ethylhexyl Triazone, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine (Bemotrizinol), Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid,  Titanium Dioxide, 

GUERLAIN Abeille Royale UV Skin Defense Protective Fluid Youthful Radiance SPF50 (£70.00) – a high-performance SPF50 protection fluid. Its Flex UV technology creates an ultra-resistant second-skin mesh to delivers advanced protection. Concentrating the high perofmance powers of exclusive honeys thanks to the Dynamic Blackbee Repair technology, this fluid  helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines. Enriched with radiance-restoring white honey, UV Skin Defense revives the complexion’s luminosity and visibly reduces the appearance of pigemntation for a more even complextion.

Shop here: sephora.co.uk, eu.feelunique.com, row.feelunique.com, lookfantastic.com, escentual.com, johnlewis.com, houseoffraser.co.uk, harrods.com

Pyunkang Yul ATO Mild Sun Cream SPF 50+

Pyunkang Yul ATO Mild Sun Cream SPF 50+

  • SPF50
  • Active type: Chemical + Mineral
  • zinc oxide, homosalate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, titanium dioxide

Pyunkang Yul ATO Mild Sun Cream SPF 50+ (£14.66) – a mild, light weighted sunscreen formulated with reef safe, EWG-verified ingredients to protect your delicate skin. Its gentle on skin formula is enriched with EWG-certified ingredients including hyaluronic acid and ceramide to hydrate, soothe and nourish skin.

Shop here: iherb.com, yesstyle.com

Hello Sunday SPF50 The Illuminating One Glow Primer

Hello Sunday SPF50 The Illuminating One Glow Primer

  • SPF50
  • Active type: Chemical
  • Octocrylene, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate (Uvinul A Plus), Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine (Bemotrizinol), Ethylhexyl Triazone

Hello Sunday SPF50 The Illuminating One Glow Primer (£22.00) – an all-in-one primer that hydrates the skin while providing protective suncare. Acting as a sunscreen, skincare and makeup, this primer is a handy product. Formulated with hyaluronic acid, it delivers a burst of hydration while helping to reduce water loss and promoting a more supple, dewy appearance. The lightweight formula of the primer is fortified with antioxidant vitamin C to help brighten the complexion while protecting it against free radical damage. It also contains mineral-rich aloe vera, which works to soothe the skin. With algae extract to deliver a calming effect, apply it to the skin to help create a perfectly illuminated finish that can be worn alone or as a base for makeup.

Shop here: cultbeauty.co.uk, cultbeauty.com, beautybay.com, boots.com, naturisimo.com, johnlewis.com, spacenk.com, brownthomas.com

Supergoop! Daily Dose Bioretinol + Mineral SPF 40 with Bakuchiol

Supergoop! Daily Dose Bioretinol + Mineral SPF 40 with Bakuchiol

  • SPF40
  • Active type: Mineral
  • Zinc Oxide 16.5%

Supergoop! Daily Dose Bioretinol + Mineral SPF 40 with Bakuchiol ($46.00) – a powerful daytime treatment supercharged with bakuchiol (1%) & mineral SPF for healthier, younger-looking skin — without irritation. Broad spectrum UV + environmental protectors defend skin from photodamage now, keeping it healthy and soft later.

Shop here: supergoop.com, sephora.com, nordstrom.com, revolve.com, bluemercury.com

Australian Gold Botanical Mineral Lotion SPF 50

Australian Gold Botanical Mineral Lotion SPF 50

  • SPF50
  • Active type: Mineral
  • Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide

Australian Gold Botanical Mineral Lotion SPF 50 (£24.99 ) – not new, but still a high-quality sunscreen product that provides excellent protection against the sun’s harmful rays. This mineral-based lotion is specifically designed to be gentle on the skin, making it an ideal choice for individuals with sensitive skin. This sunscreen is enriched with natural ingredients like Kakadu Plum and Eucalyptus, which provide nourishing and soothing benefits to the skin. The formula is also free from harmful chemicals like oxybenzone and parabens, making it safe for use on all skin types, including sensitive skin.

Shop here: sephora.co.uk

Ultra Violette Preen Screen™ SPF50 Reapplication Mist

Ultra Violette Preen Screen™ SPF50 Reapplication Mist

  • SPF50
  • Active type: Chemical
  • Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate (5.0%), Octyl Methoxycinnamate (5.0%), Bemotrizinol (2.0%), Ethylhexyl Triazone (2.0%)

Ultra Violette Preen Screen™ SPF50 Reapplication Mist ($42.00) – a real lightweight mist under or over makeup, and your top-up of SPF is sorted. Delivering your essential extra dose of sun protection, Preen Screen™ leaves a bonus soft glow on the skin (think lit-from-within, not wet-from-sweat). It’s fine, lightweight mist settles delicately over the skin and leaves a soft, subtle glow. And it is also serving SPF50 protection alongside loads of soothing, skin-sweetening ingredients including Niacinamide, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Aloe Vera and Bisabolol.

Shop here: ultraviolette.com.au

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Rosaliac AR SPF30 Moisturiser for Dry, Redness-Prone Skin

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Rosaliac AR SPF30 Moisturiser for Dry, Redness-Prone Skin

  • SPF50
  • Active type: Chemical
  • Drometrizole Trisiloxane (Mexoryl XL), Ethylhexyl Triazone, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine (Bemotrizinol), Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Rosaliac AR SPF30 Moisturiser for Dry, Redness-Prone Skin (£29.00) – an ultra-lightweight daily soothing moisturiser with high UVA/UVB sun protection to help prevent UV-induced redness.The fast-absorbing, non-oily formula immediately hydrates skin and strengthens the skin barrier against external aggressors whilst providing a shine-free finish. Fragrance free, non-comedogenic formula.

Shop here: cultbeauty.co.uk, cultbeauty.com, boots.com, us.lookfantastic.com

Purito Daily Go-To Sunscreen SPF 50+ PA++++

Purito Daily Go-To Sunscreen SPF 50+ PA++++

  • SPF50
  • Active type: Chemical + Mineral
  • Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine (Bemotrizinol), Ethylhexyl Triazone, Titanium Dioxide, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate (Uvinul A Plus), 

Purito Daily Go-To Sunscreen SPF 50+ PA++++ (£16.38) – a hybrid sunscreen from Korean skin care brand PURITO composed of chemical and physical filters to provide broad-spectrum sun protection of SPF 50+ PA++++. Highly blendable formula melts onto skin upon application, leaving a sheer and natural finish with no white cast. Its lightweight texture also makes it easy to re-apply even when you’re wearing makeup. The unscented product is infused with centella asiatica extract and madecassoside to further soothe and protect sun-irritated skin. It’s made free of paraben, fragrance and mineral oil. Suitable for any skin type including combination skin, oily skin and sensitive skin.

Shop here: iherb.com, yesstyle.com

MDSolarSciences Mineral Moisture Defense SPF 50 Cream

MDSolarSciences Mineral Moisture Defense SPF 50 Cream

  • SPF50
  • Active type: Mineral
  • Titanium Dioxide 2%, Zinc Oxide 17%

MDSolarSciences Mineral Moisture Defense SPF 50 Cream ($42.00) – an ultimate mineral broad-spectrum sunscreen.  This luxurious, non-whitening lotion glides on fast and blends easily for full face and body protection. Helps lock in moisture with a unique blend of ceramides and humectants. A fragrance free family-friendly formula that is safe for kids 6 months and older. Naturally derived mineral UV protection helps reduce the risk of photo aging and skin cancer.

Shop here: skinstore.com, revolve.com, dermstore.com

Soleil Toujours Mineral Ally Daily Face Defense SPF 60

Soleil Toujours Mineral Ally Daily Face Defense SPF 60

  • SPF60
  • Active type: Mineral
  • Zinc Oxide 24%

Soleil Toujours Mineral Ally Daily Face Defense SPF 60 (£48.33) – an antioxidant-rich SPF face moisturizer that is ideal for daily and intense UV, pollution, IR, and blue light protection. This nourishing formula is infused with a proprietary EcoSun Complex® to create a shield of high-level, antioxidant-rich sun protection. It applies white, then blends in totally clear. It is also silicone free, water-resistant for up to 80 minutes, and perfect for everyday use.

Shop here: alyaka.com, sephora.com, bloomingdales.com

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