Sunscreen and Sunless Tan

Although it isn’t officially Summer just yet, it is definitely beginning to feel like it as the weather begins to heat up. To ensure you’re prepared for the warmer season, here is a collection of 5 of the best facial sunscreens to protect your skin and 5 of the best fake tanners to give you that perfect Summer glow.

1) kit cosmetics SPF 30+ Face Sunscreen, $31.95, available from
A light, fragrance-free formula that is perfect for both men and women, even those with sensitive acne-prone skin! With a lovely matte finish to save your face from oil on those hot summer days, this non-whitening lotion is filled with Vitamin E and as a bonus it also makes for a great make-up primer.

2) Nivea Age Defence Moisturising Facial Sunscreen Lotion SPF30+, approx. $12.00, available from
This non-greasy sunscreen contains natural antioxidants to help prevent sun induced wrinkles and damage while leaving your skin feeling soft and supple. The SPF30+ will give you high sun protection and it is water resistant up to 4 hours. A perfect product for anyone concerned about sun damage or premature ageing and as it is highly moisturising, you can swap this with your daily moisturiser!

3) Clinique City Block Sheer Oil-Free Daily Face Protector SPF 25, $36.00, available from
A lightweight, sheer, high-level broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sun protection cream that can be used daily on its own or under make-up. Providing a sheer neutral tint to the skin, it helps to even redness while keeping your skin looking natural. The formula of the City Block Sheer is perfect for absorbing excess oil and perspiration so it is a great one to keep on hand as the weather begins to heat up.

4) Invisible Zinc 4hr Water Resistant Sunscreen SPF 30+, approx. $30.00, available from
A 4 hour water resistant sunscreen designed to be universally used on both the face and body, making it perfect for the beach, water sports and active use. Containing no chemical UV filters, the Invisible Zinc range contains Zinc Oxide; a natural, mineral UV filter that creates a physical barrier on the surface of the skin.

5) Christian Dior DiorSnow BB Creme White Reveal UV Protection SPF 30, $86.00, available from
If you’d like to have your skin care, make-up and SPF all in one – check out the Christian Dior DiorSnow BB Creme! Made with Icelandic Glacial Water, this BB Creme is incredibly lightweight and provides the great coverage you would expect from any medium/high coverage foundation. Make sure not to use this product as a replacement for your daily and nighttime skincare, although if your skin is not dry you could use this instead of moisturiser after you cleanse your face in the morning.


1) St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse, approx. $39.99, available from or David Jones
This lightweight, easy-to-apply, velvety mousse provides an even, natural looking, streak free tan that dries incredibly quickly. The Bronzing Mousse delivers instant colour which develops and darkens over a few hours. Award winning, the Bronzing Mousse is a favourite of many for its ease of application, orange-free colour and subtle fragrance.

2) SunSense Bronze Shield SPF 30+, approx. $19.99, available from
If you want a no-fuss, quick and easy bronze, check out the SunSense Bronze Sheild! The perfect companion for any holiday, this sunscreen also contains an immediate bronzer to colour your Winter pale skin.

3) Trilogy Instant Bronzing Gel, approx. $27.99, available from
This 100% natural instant bronzing gel applies and dries quickly to reveal a golden glow enhanced with shimmering minerals. The instant colour develops over two or three hours into a rich bronze tan. This luxurious Gel also contains antioxidant-rich Vitamin E to help fight free-radical damage and cooling Aloe Vera to soothe and hydrate.

4) Fake Bake Lipo Bronze Self Tanner, $49.95, available from
A brilliant fake tanner that contains a clinical level of potent Lipocare™, which is designed to accelerate lipid release from fatty storage areas and combat cellulite resulting in smoother and bump free skin. Containing dual tanning agents DHA and Erythulose that work with your natural complexion to create the most natural looking tan for your skin. Great for all skin types and most effective for those with mild signs of cellulite.

5) Kate Somerville Somerville360 Body Self Tan Towelettes, $55.00, available from
These fake tanning towelettes (8 per box) give you a gorgeous glow with a simple wipe that, thanks to the advanced formuala, works with your skin’s own proteins and amino acids to gradually darken. Perfect for on-the-go or traveling, one towelette will cover your whole body and face in a quick and easy application. Containing calming cucumber to soothe, hydrate and refresh – the best thing about the towelettes is that the colour dries in seconds on your skin ensuring that clothing, towels and sheets won’t get that horrible fake tan stain.

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