8 of the best sunscreens to wear under makeup

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8 of the best sunscreens to wear under makeup

With the ever-thinning hole in the ozone layer directly above Australia, a daily sunscreen is non-negotiable.   

We know we need to be wearing one, but finding a sunscreen that plays well with your makeup is no mean feat. 

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Some formulas are too greasy and your foundation slides right off, while others give your face a white cast that no amount of bronzer can undo. 

We’ve rounded up 10 of our favourite foundation-friendly sunscreens that work a treat under makeup. 


Ultraceuticals SunActive SPF 50+ Face Cream

We say: Designed with the outdoorsy type in mind, this sunscreen is perfect for the hikers, beach go-ers or anyone else who spends a lot of time in the sun.

Containing complete UVA/UVB protection, the Ultraceuticals SPF is 4 hours water resistant and suitable for all skin types. 

You say: “It’s ideal if someone is allergic to sunscreen though and offers the highest possible protection.” – kaylahoulihan

Want to know more? Read Ultraceuticals SunActive SPF 50+ Face Cream reviews here..

 

Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Face Lotion SPF50+

We say: Combining high sun protection with a hydrating formula, this silky SPF will leave your skin with a beautiful glow (and no greasy shine). Plus, the oil-free formula is fast absorbing, so you won’t have to wait around for it to dry before you can start your makeup.

You say: “I use it all the time. Smells amazing and doesn’t leave skin feeling all clogged up and greasy after using it. I apply it first and apply make up on top if i am wearing makeup that day.” – mserin23

Want to know more? Read Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Face Lotion SPF50+ reviews here..

 

endota spa New Age Daily Defence Cream SPF50+ Sunscreen

We say: Not just a sunscreen, endota spa’s formula uses vitamin E to comfort and hydrate skin that has been exposed to environmental aggressors (AKA, everyones). 

Want to know more? Read endota spa New Age Daily Defence Cream SPF50  Sunscreen reviews here..

 

Dermalogica MediBac Clearing Oil Free Matte SPF30

We say: Ideal for oily skin types, this matte sunscreen is part of Dermalogica’s mediBac clearing range ®, which protects the skin from the four main concerns that contribute to adult acne.

You say: “It’s hydrating and has great spf and definitely does not leave your skin looking shiny or greasy. It isn’t exactly heavy but it is thicker that some other sunscreens out there, which I like because it means it can double up as your moisturiser in the summer months” – ihadwingsonce

Want to know more? Read Dermalogica MediBac Clearing Oil Free Matte SPF30 reviews here..

 

Cancer Council Anti-Pollution Facial Sunscreen Lotion SPF50+

We say: For a little bit more than just sun protection, Cancer Council’s SPF is formulated with unicontrozon to prevent age aggressors and hydroviton to hydrate and plump skin.

Want to know more? Read Cancer Council UV-IQ Anti-Pollution Facial Sunscreen Lotion SPF50+ reviews here..

 

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Invisible Fluid Facial Sunscreen SPF50+

We say: Ideal for oily and acne-prone skin, La Roche-Posay’s SPF has a lightweight and mattifying texture. Non-greasy and non-comedogenic, the formula gives an invisible finish that works as the perfect base for foundation. 

You say: “I adore this sunscreen. It absorbs into the skin well and looks great under my foundation. It doesn’t pill or sting my eyes at all. I’d highly recommend it to anyone with oily skin looking for an everyday SPF.” – alicia_e

Want to know more? Read La Roche-Posay Anthelios Invisible Fluid Facial Sunscreen SPF50+ reviews here..

 

Eau Thermale Avène Sunscreen Emulsion SPF 50+

We say: A sensitive skin saviour, this non-greasy, matte formula offers high sun protection without irritation.Plus, it soaks up any unwanted oil or shine. 

You say: “If make-up needs to be worn over the top, then that isn’t a problem – I have just worn a mineral powder foundation as it works superbly over the top of this.” – clearcrystalwater

Want to know more? Read Eau Thermale Avène Sunscreen Emulsion SPF 50+ reviews here…

 

SunSense Anti-Ageing Face SPF 50+

We say: A sunscreen, and then some. Formulated with vitamin E and AHAs, this formula helps to improve the skin’s texture, promote firmness and reduce fine lines and wrinkles, all while protecting the skin with SPF50+. And all for only $20.95. 

You say: “The lotion is lightweight, quite thin, and applies easily. I have had no irritation or breakouts, and as a base for makeup it’s been excellent. This has always comprehensively protected my skin from burning & UV damage.” – Linda_Vesinger

Want to know more? Read SunSense Anti-Ageing Face SPF 50+ reviews here…

 
Have you found the perfect foundation for under foundation? Main image credit: @avene_au

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  1. I've tried a lot of SPF and have narrowed it down to a few that don't break me out. My favourite at the moment is the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Fluid SPF50. Sits really well under my makeup.

  2. I find mineral powder foundation works on top of any sunscreen. I've used a tinted sunscreen by Hawaiian Tropic & I didn't need to wear foundation. The same goes for Invisible Zinc tinted, which I prefer because it's made in Australia.

  3. **Hayley,** I'd have said exactly the same thing before trialing the Hamilton's Everyday Face SPF 50+ which came with the Discovery Bag. It's brilliant, spreads easily and well, feels great and makeup stays perfect. I found I needed to apply it 20 minutes before completing my makeup then the result is as good as I've had.

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