The SPF heroes saving your skin this winter

With temperatures dipping lower as we well and truly welcome winter, your first impulse may be to ditch your favourite SPF. However, any dermatologist would tell you that protecting your skin against UV damage is a year-round commitment that shouldn’t be neglected.

In fact, experts advise that incidental sun exposure (the kind experienced daily, such as on a commute) has a cumulative effect that can result in sagging skin. This means a thick layer of broad-spectrum SPF may be just as important for those who work in an office as it is for those who spend their days outdoors.

Below, BD rounds up the best sunscreen products to keep you protected this winter.

Banana Boat EveryDay SPF 50+ sunscreen is specifically formulated to moisturise the skin and provide protection from the sun. It provides broad spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays, and moisturises with aloe and vitamin E.


Natio For Men SPF 50+ Face Moisturiser helps to moisturise and protect skin from the sun’s harmful rays. With very high, broad spectrum UVA and UVB sun protection, the fast absorbing and non-greasy formula is suitable for both daily use and for active adventures in the outdoors.

John Plunkett’s SuperFade Super Screen SPF 50+ is an everyday facial sunscreen cream with hydrating aloe vera and vitamin E. It is broad spectrum UVA + UVB and is a high protection sunscreen that helps prevent sun damage and premature ageing.

Bondi Sands Hydra UV Protect SPF 50+ Body Lotion is a fast absorbing and non-greasy sunscreen lotion. It effectively protects against UVA and UVB rays whist offering deep hydration for skin moisturisation.

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Invisible Fluid Facial Sunscreen SPF50+ is a lightweight, invisible fluid that is non-greasy and non comedogenic, offering SPF 50+ protection. It is dermatologically tested and fragrance free for sensitive skin.

Medik8 Physical Sunscreen is an SPF 50 PLUS Broad spectrum sunscreen that offers very high protection from the sun. Using only non-nano mineral sunscreen filters, Physical Sunscreen both absorbs and reflects damaging UV rays to protect the skin. The advanced formula glides over skin, quickly absorbing to leave a lightweight protective veil over the complexion.

Reef Sunscreen Oil Spray SPF 50+ provides high broad spectrum protection from harmful effects of UVA and UVB rays. The moisturising oil formulation glides on, is fast drying and absorbs quickly to leave skin feeling soft and supple. Scented with Reef's signature coconut fragrance.

Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Face Fragrance Free Lotion SPF50+ is a face lotion that combines very high protection with a hydrating formula to wrap skin in continuous moisture. The oil-free, fast absorbing formula provides a silky, non-greasy feel for the face.

Invisible Zinc Sport 4HR Water Resistant Sunscreen SPF50+ UVA-UVB is a sunscreen with SPF 50 protection. The sunscreen has been formulated with natural zinc oxide that is ideal for sport and outdoor use, as the higher protection doesn’t sweat off during exercise or perspiration.

SunSense Ultra SPF 50+ is a new and improved lighter feel formulation that is perfect for the whole family. SunSense Ultra provides even coverage for better protection and has soothing moisturisers that care for your family’s skin as well as antioxidant Vitamin B3 to help reduce the visible signs of ageing.

Arbonne FunSun Mineral Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 30 protects your skin from the sun’s damaging rays. This smooth, silky, easy-to-apply lotion has been formulated with the latest technological advancement of Zinc Oxide to help prevent against (skin ageing rays) and UVB (burning rays).