6 of the best face sunscreens you can buy in Australia

Here at The Holiday Co., we're all about sunscreen. 

We're the kinda girls who slop on the 50+ in rain, cloud, or shine, whether we're running a quick errand, or while sitting next to a window indoors. And if you think that's over the top, the Cancer Council recommends wearing sunscreen every day the UV index is 3 or above. During an Aussie summer, UV levels regularly reach 12-14 – and can reach 16-17 in some places!

Combined with other sun safety measures like cover-ups, hats, sunglasses and shade, sunscreen reduces your risk of skin cancer. And, as a plus, keeps your skin glowing and youthful! Let's have a look at some of the best face sunscreens you can buy in Australia. And yes, they are all SPF 50+ protection!

Cancer Council Face Day Wear Moisturiser Matte SPF 50+ Invisible

You can trust the Cancer Council to make a sunscreen that works (as an aside, sunscreens are very highly regulated in Australia!). We love this moisturiser because it doesn't leave that greasy feeling you get with some sunscreens. They also make a tinted BB cream for that "no-makeup" makeup look. Get it here.

Mecca Cosmetica To Save Face SPF50+ Superscreen

We've been fans of this sunscreen for ages – when Mecca launched their #GenerationSPF campaign with Call Time On Melanoma, it only reignited our love. With 4.7 stars from more than 1400 reviews, it seems we're not the only ones who love this luxury formula. Get it here.

 People4Ocean SPF 50 Sunscreen Vegan

Unfortunately, chemical sunscreens have been shown to impact marine life. P4O is the first sunscreen formulated in collaboration with reef scientists. It's also made in a solar-powered factory, delivery is 100% carbon-neutral AND a portion of profits are donated to a reef restoration fund. Now that's sunscreen you can feel great about. Get it here.

Ultra Violette Queen Screen SPF 50+ Luminising Sun Serum

A sunscreen that's also a serum? Shut up and take our money! If you hate the smell and feel of sunscreen, this is one to try. It contains antioxidants to prevent signs of ageing, and smells like roses. Apply it before makeup and it becomes a glowy primer, too. Get it here.

 Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 

This formula is a tried-and-trusted fave among sunscreen lovers. It goes on just like a moisturiser and contains anti-ageing ingredients like white tea and polypeptides. It's also cruelty-free, vegan, and free from artificial fragrances and parabens.Get it here.

La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra-Light Fluid Facial Sunscreen SPF 50+

This sunscreen is the perfect size to throw in your handbag for those days your forget sunscreen and have to apply on the go. It ticks all the boxes: lightweight, non-greasy and suitable for most skin types. However, they also stock other varieties for oily, dry and sensitive complexions. Get it here.

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