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The Best Facial SPF Mists You’ll Actually Want to Wear

Aside from ‘which SPF is for me?’, the other most frequently-asked sun protection question I receive is ‘which SPF will I actually want to wear?’. Even though it seems like a no-brainer shield your skin from damage-inducing UV rays, for many daily sun protection is still, well… a chore. SPF has a little bit of a PR problem.

It’s easy to see why when you consider how a lot of us are used to staying protected in the sun. Think about the sun lotions you were slathered with as a child; that rich and greasy stuff left you looking bright white all over, no matter how hard you tried to rub it in. It’s a tired image, though, because sun protection has come such a long way. It’s had to keep up with the demanding skincare needs of those who wear SPF on a daily basis, thanks in part to the rise of peels, AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) and retinol usage. Today, men and women require something that provides high protection, is easy and quick to apply, and doesn’t feel heavy or sticky; something that seamlessly slots into their skincare regime.

To suit, there’s a new school of products that meet all of this criteria and more. Meet the discreet, comfortable and user-friendly facial SPFs that you’ll actually want to wear…

#1 The All-Rounder

Vichy Ideal Soleil Solar Protective Water – Hydrating SPF30 200ml

Perfect for: Both face and body

The Solar Protective Water from Vichy’s Ideal Soleil line is a complete revelation for those who dread applying sun protection. It truly feels like you’re spritzing water onto your skin, with zero residue and an invisible finish. It’s the ‘wettest’ of the three spray-on SPFs included in this round-up, but it by no means saturates the skin; the diffusion system ensures that application is delivered in a fine mist that is readily absorbed in mere seconds. An added infusion of every hydration craver’s favourite ingredient, hyaluronic acid, keeps everything feeling plump and soft.

To use the Ideal Soleil Solar Protective Water as a facial SPF, you need to spray it onto your hands first and then apply it to the skin, so it’s perhaps a better match for those who are going makeup-free (there are other products below that may be a better match for makeup wearers!). You’re free to spritz it straight on everywhere else on the body, though – it’s particularly good for keeping exposed areas like your decollete, hands, feet and arms well defended, but it’s just as good when used as your main, all-over sun protection.

#2 The Shine-Free Saviour

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Anti-Shine Invisible Fresh Mist Spray SPF50 75ml

Perfect for: The face

With its SPF of 50+, La Roche-Posay Anthelios Anti-Shine Invisible Fresh Mist Spray has the highest protection of any facial SPF mist on our list. The ultra-fresh, shine-free spray is the perfect sunny day solution for those who want minimal interference from their sun protection; it can be used on bare skin or on top of makeup to achieve a brilliant shield. The powdery finish of the Anthelios Anti-Shine Invisible Fresh Mist Spray is perfect for those with normal, combination and oily skin types, but those with very dry skin might find it a little lacking in the moisture department. That being said, it’ll work harmoniously with most skin types.

The slim, 75ml size of the can is perfect for travel and has an aerosol application method that creates a large, fine mist that protects skin in seconds. Its powdery finish also makes it brilliant for setting your makeup and ensuring it doesn’t slide in the sun!

#3 The Tall Drink of Water

Bioderma Hydrabio Eau de Soin Anti-UV Mist SPF30 50ml

Perfect for: The face

If you’ve got very dry skin, like I have (I can’t even wear powder without my skin feeling like sandpaper!), then this quenching facial SPF mist from Bioderma will be your saviour. The Hydrabio Eau de Soin Anti-UV Mist SPF30 is part of the super-hydrating Hydrabio line, which is a brilliant collection for those who need a little bit of extra help in the moisture department. This hybrid product offers antioxidant, UV and moisturising protection in one step, spraying onto the complexion in a fresh and invisible mist that makes skin feel so content. And there’s good news for sensitive skin, too – it has excellent tolerance, so expect zero itchiness and discomfort.

Mist this handbag-sized facial SPF on at any time of day, onto bare skin or over makeup (makeup can even be touched up after spraying). It’s such an effortless way to slot protection into your daily routine – it’s a city dweller’s essential. Tip: some people have reported that the spray mechanism can become clogged over time – if you pop the spray off and run it under warm water, it should clear it right up!

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Best Spray Sunscreens – Our Top 8 Picks Jayshree Bhagat Hyderabd040-395603080 December 19, 2019

Spray-on sunscreens are easy to apply for both adults and kids. They are lightweight and dry quickly without leaving behind any greasiness. They spread evenly and cover all areas of your skin. However, some of these spray sunscreens contain alcohol that can be harmful for sensitive skin.

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Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sun Block (SPF 30) Check Price
Lotus Herbals Intensive Sun Block Spray SPF-50 Check Price
Coppertone Sport High Performance Sunscreen SPF 50 Check Price
Neutrogena Wet Skin Kids Spray – SPF 70 Check Price
Aveeno Hydrosport Wet Skin Spray Sunscreen SPF 30 Check Price
Neutrogena® Beach Defense™ Sunscreen Spray Check Price
Clarins- Sunscreen Spray Gentle Milk-Lotion Check Price

Best Spray Sunscreens

Here are the top 8 spray sunscreens that work very well.

1. Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sun Block (SPF 30):

The Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sun Block gives broad-spectrum UV protection. This is a lightweight mist sunscreen. It contains Helioplex that protects from UVA-aging and UVB-burning rays. This provides a non-greasy finish once applied on your face and body. Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sun Block is water proof and sweat proof. It is non-comedogenic and does not contain oil or PABA. This gets quickly absorbed to give you soft and smooth skin.

2. Lotus Herbals Intensive Sun Block Spray SPF-50:

This sunscreen spray gives instant protection from UVA and UVB rays. This comes as a convenient fine mist spray that is easy and quick to apply. This is suitable for all skin types.

3. Coppertone Sport High Performance Sunscreen, Clear Continuous Spray, SPF 50:

Coppertone Sport High Performance Sunscreen, Clear Continuous Spray, SPF 50 comes in a clear gel form that doesn’t require rubbing in. This is sweat and water resistant. This is best for active adults and dries instantly. This doesn’t sting your eyes. This spray covers almost all the areas evenly. This is CFC-free.

4. Neutrogena Wet Skin Kids Spray – SPF 70:

This gives maximum protection when applied on wet or dry skin. This is sweat and water resistant. This can be applied directly on to wet skin without the worry of any white marks. This contains Helioplex reg (a sunscreen complex) to protect against UVA and UVB. This is hypoallergenic, oil-free and PABA-free.

5. Aveeno® Hydrosport® Wet Skin Spray Sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 30:

This sun protection spray can be applied directly onto your wet skin. This comes with a unique water-repelling ability. This has a special blend of lotus complex to give superior sun protection. It is water and sweat resistant. This sunscreen spray is lightweight and does not feel greasy on the skin.

6. Neutrogena® Beach Defense™ Sunscreen Spray:

Neutrogena® Beach Defense™ Sunscreen Spray offers the best skin protection against the harmful sun rays. This is clinically proven to protect from sun damage. The Beach Defense™ Sunscreen Spray provides protection from UVA/UVB rays. It is lightweight and gets quickly absorbed. This is even ideal for outdoor skin protection. This mist is suitable for all active family members. This is oil-free and PABA-free. This has a fresh lingering scent too.

7.L’Oreal Paris Sublime Sun Advanced Sunscreen Crystal Clear Mist SPF 50:

L’Oreal Paris Sublime Sun Advanced Sunscreen Crystal Clear Mist SPF 50 has a special UV filter system that provides long-lasting sun protection. This contains unique, luxurious crystal clear mist and powerful antioxidants such as Vitamin E and white grape seed. This enhances the benefits of sunscreen to maintain healthy and youthful skin. The spray mist gets quickly absorbed into the skin, without leaving behind any greasy residue. This is a luxurious and mess-free formula to protect against sun damage. This is oil-free, non-pore clogging and dermatologist-tested. The L’Oreal Paris Sublime Sun Advanced Sunscreen Crystal Clear Mist SPF 50 is a sweat and water resistant sunscreen. This can be used on the body for all-over sun protection. It is an unscented product with SPF 50.

8. Clarins- Sunscreen Spray Gentle Milk-Lotion Progressive Tanning SPF:

This is a lightweight sunscreen mist with SPF 20. It is very gentle on your skin. This is a water-resistant sunscreen that provides longer protection against the harsh sunrays. It is suitable for all skin types, and promotes healthy and beautiful skin. This contains a unique plant-based complex.

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Have you tried any of these spray sunscreens? Let us know in the comments section below.

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CGG Cosmetics Sunscreen Facial Mist SPF 40 Protects from UVA & UVB Rays Spray – – SPF 40  (100 ml)

CGG Cosmetics Sunscreen Facial Mist SPF 40 Protects from UVA & UVB Rays Spray – 100ml Put a ban on unwanted tan! If you’ve been staying away from sunscreens all this time because of their unavoidable stickiness, patchiness and icky white layer, than CGG Cosmetics Sunscreen Facial Mist is the product that you need. It is completely transparent and has a broad spectrum of SPF 40 that acts as a shield and protects your delicate skin against harmful UV rays. The water resistant and long lasting formula helps to provide a lasting skin protection and prevents sunburns or tanning. Benzophenone (Oxybenzone), Octinoxate, Aloe Vera Gel, Rose Water, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Propylene Glycol, Fragrance, Demineral Water Step 1: Close eyes before applying. Step 2: Before sun exposure, apply our CGG Sunscreen Face mist on all exposed parts of the face & body (neck, arms, legs etc.). Step 3: For e.g., an average of 4-6 sprays. Step 4: The product will adhere to and be absorbed by the skin.