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SPF – the Best of the Best…

There is nothing that Sarah Barclay, leading beauty editor and columnist doesn’t know about the beauty industry and more importantly there isn’t a product she hasn’t tested! Luckily for us, she’s here to share her secrets…

This month, Sarah helps us to navigate the minefield that is SPF’s and gives us her top picks



Clever Coola have launched Sun Silk Drops which not only give spf 30 protection against the sun, it also helps shield against the effects of blue light from screens. Using natural ingredients it’s the best of old and new beauty with natural ingredients and high tech protection. £46


Tan-Luxe is just very good and no less so than their chic looking and wrinkle busting Super Glow Face Serum SPF 30 which not only gives decent sun protection but thanks to hyaluronic acid helps moisturise beautifully. A helping of self-tan in the formula leaves the complexion radiant without the damage.  £39


For those who feel smothered by heavier sunscreens, try Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily UB Defence Aqua Gel, from £29


By Terry’s textures and formulas are always superior so if you want a treat and a reliable block against the ravages of UV,  invest in a tube of UV Base Sunscreen Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 50. £60


If find myself using Institute Esthederm more and more. The textures are luxurious and they just work really well. I also think their classification for screens is particularly straightforward. My favourite this summer is the nourishing Bronz Repair Protective Anti-Wrinkle And Firming Face Care for Strong Sun. £56


REN Clean Screen Mineral spf 30 is a clever choice for oilier skins. Using physical rather than chemical screen (zinc oxide) along with natural ingredients such as sunflower seed oil and cranberry extract. £32


Caudalie Anti-Wrinkle Face Suncare SPF30 is free from oxybenzone and octinoxate so a good choice for ocean lovers. It also uses the classic Caudalie ingredient of grape extract along with water resistant UV protective indgredients. Smells delicious too. £19

Saltee Face Sea and Sun Formula SPF 50 is perfect if you are heading to the beach. Absorbs super fast and the cucumber extract is excellent for hydration. £29



⭐️ STAR PRODUCT Decleor Aroma Sun Expert Summer Oil is a perfect multi-taking sunscreen. Water resistant apply to your body and hair to keep the damage of sun and salt water at bay. And an easy to use pump that is not an aerosol. Move to the top of the class! £19.99

SARAH BARCLAY is a leading beauty editor and columnist with over 25 years experience working in magazines and newspapers. For 16 years she was Beauty Editor on The Mail on Sunday’s YOU Magazine, writing and styling a weekly news page as well as contributing beauty and lifestyle features for magazines and newspapers. She has written for Vogue, Tatler, The Sunday Times, The Daily Mail, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Madame Figaro and Brides Magazine. Since then, she has contributed to the Daily Mail’s Monday Inspire section, niche publications and websites. She is a journalist, editor, stylist, travel writer, features writer,  copywriter and author. She lives in the English countryside with her family and many animals.

Sarah offers a bespoke Beauty Clinic and Consultancy.
Please contact her at Sarahbarclaybeauty.com

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