7 Best SPF Face Creams

With summer just around the corner, the hunt for the perfect SPF face cream pushes its way to the top of all beauty must-have lists. Heightened concerns of UV damage and ageing are back on our radars, and more so than ever before.

Having a high defense SPF face cream all year round is essential, but especially now that we’re starting to spend more time outdoors or even driving in the car.

Those winter face creams with minimal SPF simply wont do, and sticky, thick sunscreen on your face just wont either.

The latest formulas are smart and luxurious, meaning your face isn’t left streaky, uneven or with greasy residue. In fact, they deliver next-level skin benefits, ensuring your face receives all the tender loving care it deserves.

We’ve sourced the best SPF face creams to meet all your skincare needs and keep your beach days feeling as naked as possible.

Clinique Super City Block Oil-Free Daily Protector


Clinique, $40

The SPF 40 isn’t this face creams only major benefit, its weightless formula is designed for all skin types, even the most sensitive. Protecting against the sun and environmental damage, the Super City Block can even be worn as an invisible makeup primer.

Ultra UV Protective Daily Moisturiser SPF 30 Mattifying


Ultraceuticals, $74

Ultraceuticals have contrived what can only be described as a face cream dream. The SPF 30 daily moisturiser offers triple skin protection and is formulated to reduce signs of premature skin ageing. It’s the perfect plus to your daily face routine, it reduces appearance of wrinkles, uneven skin and loss of firmness, and will leave your skin looking more youthful and radiant. 

Skinceuticals Sheer Physical Defense


Skinceuticals, $34

The delicate care potion with SPF 50 is perfect for those who find tanning a little tough – whether you get tomato red or have freckles to protect, this facial sunscreen will do the trick. It goes on smoothly and can be easily worn with makeup, giving you a boost without a burn. 

Kiehl’s Ultra Rich Moisturizer with SPF 30


Kiehls, $31

If the minimalistic white little bottle didn’t sell itself, this moisturizer readily absorbs into your skin, leaving your face feeling soft and nurtured. The SPF is high enough that you’re well and truly protected, but offers enough sun-time so you can achieve your desired sun-kissed glow.

To Save Face Superscreen SPF50


Mecca Cosmetica, $40

This monochromatic tube contains miracle protective cream that’s jam-packed with hyaluronic acid, pomegranate extract and vitamin E. The cream is lightweight, non-greasy and ultra hydrating, making it perfect for wearing under makeup.

Rapid Wrinkle Repair Anti-Aging Day Moisturiser SPF15


Neutrogena, $39.99

The sun has an unfair way with wrinkles, but Neutrogena has upped the ante with their Rapid Wrinkle Repair face moisturiser that’s SPF 15. Packed with Glucose Complex, the cream works wonders, giving rapid results on the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This miracle worker is worth every cent (and it wont break the bank).

EvenUP SPF 50


$158.40 from Colorscience stockist: 1800 648 851

The tinted makeup base contains a Skin Brightening Complex that addresses the appearance of skin discolouration. Not only is it an ideal primer before makeup application, the luxe skin perfector evens skin tone and protects from the suns rays with its high SPF 50 formula. Dab on, even up and dash to the beach.


Feature image via pinterest


Visit our online Education Hub RESCU Me Academy for our courses, free ebooks and resources.

Like what you read? Subscribe to our free newsletter for exclusive content and special offers


Get your dose of fabulous delivered to your inbox.

Sign up for Rescu's newsletter to get updates on top stories, horoscopes, trending videos, and inspirational content.


Get fashion, beauty, finance, health and love advice from our experts.

Rescu is an online fashion, beauty and premium lifestyle site. Whether you are looking for fashion, beauty, finance, health and love advice you will find a wealth of information from our resident experts. We publish new content daily so don’t be left behind. Log on daily for the latest fashion, beauty and celebrity news as it happens. Subscribe to our newsletter and enter our contests to win fantastic freebies.