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The 11 best sunscreens for your face in 2021

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Finding the perfect daily facial sunscreen is no easy task. They can be too greasy, too smelly, too white or even too sticky. Until now… because I’ve found the best sunscreens for your face.

And by found, I mean I asked my beautiful Fat Mum Slim Facebook community what their favourites were, because what’s better than spending hours scouring the shelves to find the perfect sunscreen? Asking people that know. Finding out from people that use it every day and rate it!

The 11 best sunscreens for your face in 2021


Ultra Violette
Clean Screen SPF 30 Weightless Gel SKINSCREEN | $47

If you’re not a big fan of heavy sunscreens, this one is for you. Promised as a total lightweight, Clean Screen is perfect for acne-prone or combination skin. It has a gel texture, no fragrance and offers SPF30 protection. Of all the sunscreens, this one got the most rave reviews from my community.





SunBum Original ‘Face 50’ SPF 50 Sunscreen Lotion | $12.99

If you’re looking for a budget-friendly sunscreen that performs, this is the winner! The perfect daily moisturiser, with an SPF50 protection rating, SunBum Original Face 50 is lightweight and absorbs into the skin, offering an invisible matte-finish.





AVENE Sunscreen Emulsion Face SPF 50+ | $28.99

Not sticky? Tick! Non-greasy? Tick! Doesn’t leave white streaks? Tick! The AVENE sunscreen is great for more sensitive skin, and is even water resistant up to 40 minutes. With it’s light, mattifying texture, it’s a good everyday, moisturising sunscreen choice.





La Roche Posay Anthelios Invisible Fluid SPF 50+ | $31.95

I wore this one, the La Roche Posay Sunscreen in a tinted version, all summer and loved it. It’s lightweight with very high UVA/UVB broad spectrum SPF 50+, perfect for sensitive skin. It doesn’t feel greasy on, and is fragrance-free too. I loved that once put it on, I couldn’t feel it after.





Ego QV Face Day Cream SPF 30 | $24.95

Does every home have QV products? I know they’re a staple at our place. They make for a great all-rounder skincare range, and the QV Moisturising Day Cream offers that same reliability. With SPF 30 protection to help protect your skin against damage and the appearance of premature ageing by the sun’s UV rays, while also moisturising at the same time.





Lullaby SPF50+ For Delicate Skin | $45

One of the most expensive options, but still in the affordable range, the Lullaby Sunscreen got glowing reviews from my community. It offers the highest UVA and UVB protection, while also being really lightweight and non-greasy. It’s formulated with Vitamin E to hydrate your skin, and has no synthetic fillers – making it perfect for babies, kids and the whole family.





ECO BY SONYA Face Sunscreen SPF 30 | $39.95

One of the problems I’ve found with suncreens is that I’ll breakout in pimples after wearing one, and it makes me feel like an oil-slick the whole day when wearing it. Sonya, making of this ECO BY SONYA suncreen, dislikes the same things as me, so she’s created this one with those points in mine. It’s natural, and leaves the skin feeling velvety and glow-y. She says, “You won’t even know you’re wearing it!”





Go-To Zincredible SPF 15 | $45

Knowing Go-To’s creator, Zoe Foster-Blake, and how skin-obsessed she is, I know this one is the goods. I use this intermittently with my other sunscreens. The downside is that Zincredible has a low protection factor, so it’s less a sunscreen and more a moisturiser with SPF 15… so we have to make sure we’re being sunsafe and applying regularly. It’s a good everyday product. I do think a Go-To sunscreen is coming though. Watching this space!





NATIO Daily Defence Face Moisturiser SPF 50+ | $19.95

Another budget-friendly option, NATIO Daily Defence is a light moisturiser with Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreens and SPF 50+ helps protect facial skin against sun damage. It non-greasy while being deeply nourishing, protecting from sunburn and also premature signs of aging.






Naked Sundays may have just considered it all this sunscreen. It’s vegan. It’s collagen-infused. And it’s said to feel like airbrush on your skin. It’s four products in one; a primer, sunscreen with SPF 50+, collagen-booster and moisturiser.





CANCER COUNCIL Face Day Wear Moisturiser Matte SPF 50+ Invisible | $14.99

With a SPF 50+ rating, this Cancer Council invisible day wear moisturiser is easy-to-wear and feels like you’re not wearing it. It’s paraben and fragrance free, and easy on the coin purse too.






What’s your favourite face sunscreen?