--Guest Post By Jessica Pratten
Whether you’re jetting off this summer on a sundrenched luxury villa holiday, or making the most of the great weather at home, most of us are stocking up on sun lotions loaded with SPF. After all, we all want to preserve our youthful looks for as long as possible! But have you ever thought of what chemical-laden sun lotions are doing to your delicate facial skin?
Opting for a natural moisturizer with SPF over a petrochemical sun lotion can be hugely beneficial for your skin. Natural moisturizers are rich in minerals and their anti-ageing properties come readily prepared to preserve your natural beauty.
By choosing a natural approach you can also avoid irritation from the harsh chemicals that are packed into a lot of beauty products on the market.
If you think your skincare this summer needs to clean up its act, then check out our pick of the best natural moisturizers with SPF!
Neal's Yard Wild Rose Daily Moisturizer SPF 30
This amazing sunscreen is the first of its kind to be certified by the Soil Association, and 100% of its sun filter is composed from minerals. Anti-oxidant rich, containing rose hip oil and milk thistle, this light and velvety moisturizer defends against UV sun damage and has anti-aging properties.
At SPF 30 it’s a great moisturizer for when the sun is out in force, and with a slightly matte finish it’s great for lazy holidays when you want to go make-up free.
→ Buy the Neal's Yard Wild Rose Daily Moisturizer SPF 30, $28.80 (was $36.00), at nyrorganic.com.
Burt's Bees Radiance Day Lotion SPF 15
This Burt’s Bees lotion contains not only one of nature’s most powerful nutrients, Royal Jelly, but has a brilliant natural UVA/UVB filter too. The sun protection is thanks to the titanium dioxide and zinc oxide infused into this anti-aging, calming and softening moisturizer, which makes it a great daily protector.
If you need a hydrating all-rounder, this will do the job naturally.
→ Buy the Burt's Bees Radiance Day Lotion SPF 15, $18.00, at burtsbees.com.
Korres Quercetin & Oak Day Cream SPF 4
This lightweight cream is the perfect summer day cream for normal to combination skin. It has it all – it’s mattifying with a fluid texture, it has anti-aging properties, absorbs oil, minimizes pores, minimizes wrinkles and improves elasticity.
If you’ve got skin verging on the oilier side, then you’ll know how difficult it is to find a cream with all of this in – which makes it completely worth the higher price tag!
→ Buy the Korres Quercetin & Oak Day Cream SPF 4, $48.00, at sephora.com.
Josie Muran Jumbo Argan Oil Daily Moisturizer SPF 40+
If you’re planning on spending your summer on a sun lounger dreaming of luxury Ibiza villas, then stock up on this! Argan oil, the ingredient of the moment, is a key element in this organic, paraben free moisturizer – it actually helps reverse sun damage, as well as protecting against it with titanium dioxide and zinc oxide.
It’s also gentle and anti-aging, and probably the ultimate weapon against leathery skin.
→ Buy the Josie Muran Jumbo Argan Oil Daily Moisturizer SPF 40+, $54.00, at josiemarancosmetics.com.
L’Occitane En Provence Immortelle Brightening UV Shield SPF 40
Containing mineral UV protectors and a combination of Ivy, Garden Nasturtium and Rice extracts, this product aims to correct, brighten and stimulate collagen production to smooth out those wrinkles.
This fabulous product is also lightweight, calming and non-comedogenic, so is a must have sunscreen for those of us prone to acne or oily skin.
Smooth protected skin with no clogged pores? Yes please!
→ Buy the L’Occitane En Provence Immortelle Brightening UV Shield SPF 40, $56.00, at usa.loccitane.com.
Jessica Pratten is a skincare junkie who is obsessed with trying to clean up her beauty regimen. She loves natural and ethical skincare, and is trying to get everyone to start wearing SPF moisturizers!