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Author: Elza Birzniece | 5 minute read
SPF is a non-negotiable, especially in the summertime, but with so many options to choose from, it’s easy to get lost. To help find the right one for you, we’ve curated a list of different everyday scenarios and picked the best match for each from our MÁDARA natural sun protection range.
For outdoor enthusiasts
Whether you’re hiking above treelines or sailing in open water, a high factor SPF should be in your arsenal. The innovative SPF50 Pro-Active Mineral Sunscreen Stick ensures a mess-free application, perfect for face and hard-to-reach areas. The travel-friendly packaging is great for on-the-go reapplication, too – just stash it in your pocket or backpack on your next day trip. But for the rest of your bod, we recommend the Plant Stem Cell Antioxidant Body Sunscreen SPF30.
In the city
From urban commutes to al fresco drinks at the park, the skin-perfecting Anti-Pollution CC cream SPF15 is a must-have for any city dweller. It boasts anti-pollution benefits alongside broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection to shield you from the sun’s gaze, urban pollutants and other damaging particles found in the city that cause premature skin aging.
Whether the day’s agenda calls for coastline strolls, sunny rooftop spritzes or anything in between, SPF30 Plant Stem Cell Age-Defying Face Sunscreen or the high protection SPF50 Plant Stem Cell Ultra-Shield Sunscreen will be your perfect companions in peak sun. Infused with antioxidant-rich plant stem cells from Northern Dragonhead, these sun heroes not only shield against UV rays but also prevent sun damage.
In your makeup bag
When short on time, nothing beats getting your SPF and foundation fix in one go. Skin Equal Soft Glow Foundation SPF15 combines luminous, medium-to-full coverage with broad spectrum mineral sun protection for a flawless complexion. It also works as a second line of defence against the harmful rays if you’re already wearing sunscreen underneath your makeup. If light coverage is more your thing, try the Anti-Pollution CC cream SPF15 instead.
On the beach
Planning on hitting the beach or simply lounging on the balcony? Enjoy the sun’s touch safely and soak up that Vitamin D with the reef-friendly Plant Stem Cell Antioxidant Body Sunscreen SPF30 or SUN20 Weightless Sun Milk SPF20 that protect, soothe and restore the skin of your body without harming the environment. But if serious tanning is not on the menu, give your skin a radiant glow with SUN15 Beach BB Shimmering Sunscreen SPF15. Don’t forget to take care of your face, too – we recommend SPF50 Plant Stem Cell Ultra-Shield Sunscreen for maximum protection.
Working from home
Wearing SPF is essential even when working from home (or lazing around, there’s no judgment here), since our windows only block UVB but not UVA rays. All that time you spend in front of your screen is not good, either – exposure to blue light emitted from our phones and laptops can potentially contribute to photoaging.
For the ultimate UVA, UVB and blue light defence, go for an antioxidant-infused broad spectrum mineral sunscreen like SPF30 Plant Stem Cell Age-Defying Face Sunscreen or our no-fuss options such as Anti-Pollution CC cream SPF15 and Time Miracle Radiant Shield Day Cream SPF15.
Want an extra piece of mind? SPF50 Plant Stem Cell Ultra-Shield Sunscreen is enriched with resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant which works overtime to help protect against the negative effects of blue light.
No make-up days
If you're looking to blur imperfections and intensely hydrate your skin (while protecting from the sun, as well as blue light), try Time Miracle Radiant Shield Day Cream SPF15. This one-and-done moisturiser also softens the appearance of fine lines and adds a luminous, pearlescent finish to your complexion, perfect for basic everyday defence on those no-makeup days when at home or only popping out for errands.