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5 SPF mists you need to save face this summer

25 November 2021

These innovative SPF formulations leave you with no excuses to not protect your skin from the sun's rays.

When it comes to your skincare routine, sunscreen is a non-negotiable. It’s the number one defence against the sun’s harsh UVA and UVB rays — both of which can cause long-term skin damage.

While some of us might be fond of a less-is-more approach to a summer skin regime — don’t let SPF be the one step you forgo. Thanks to these new, cutting-edge SPF formulations specifically designed for your visage, you can farewell the greasy sheen and white cast of traditional sunscreens and welcome in invisible, oil-free and lightweight sprays. Skin and foundation friendly, these SPF mists make application and re-application (yes, you should be re-applying your SPF every two hours) a breeze. 

Put your best defence forward this summer and beyond with FQ‘s top-rated SPF mists below. 

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Face Mist SPF50

Neutrogena’s SPF50 spray certainly lives up to its name with its super lightweight and non-greasy formula. It’s water resistant, and quick to blend too — which makes this mist the perfect on-the-go companion for your handbag or beach bag.

Avène SPF50+ Spray

Sensitive skin types should look to Avène’s considered offering of sun care. With its unique combination of actives, Avène’s SPF50+ Spray offers optimal protection against UVA and UVB rays, added anti-oxidants for extra skin protection, plus Avène’s signature thermal spring water with soothing and anti-irritating properties.

Naked Sundays SPF50+ Hydrating Glow Mist

Faces that favour a touch of foundation needn’t compromise when it comes to SPF. Naked Sundays SPF50+ Hydrating Glow Mist is specifically forumlated to layer under and over make-up, hydrating and protecting the skin with ease. 

Coola Make-up Setting Spray SPF30

A product that promotes multitasking is always a winner in our books. Coola’s SPF30 spray not only protects the visage from the sun’s rays, but boosts skin hydration with added hyaluronic acid and sets your make-up in place, keeping it fresh all day long. 

Bondi Sands SPF50+ Fragrance Free Sunscreen Face Mist

Bondi Sands’ SPF50+ fragrance-free mist is a crowd favourite, thanks to its fast-absorbing, invisible finish. If you’re a sea-goer, you can spritz soundly knowing that this formulation is reef-friendly too. 

UVA and UVB rays aren’t the only light sources we must protect our skin from all year round. We should also be protecting our skin from the effects of blue light from our computers and phones. For the even more skin protection, take a look at our blue light skincare edit here

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