Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily Defense SPF 50, £38
One of the best sunscreens for 40+ skin is an easy way to incorporate SPF into your skincare routine by using a moisturiser with a high level of sun protection. This one is lightweight and non-greasy with SPF 50 and a glowy – not chalky – finish. It’s a great base for makeup.
Dr Dennis Gross Dark Spot Sun Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50, £44
Menopausal skin is more prone to hyperpigmentation, aka age spots, due to that pesky lack of melatonin. Dr Gross has created a product that both protects from the free-radicals that cause age spots, fades previous damage and is one of best sunscreens for 40+ skin. He’s also added hero ingredients, hyaluronic acid and evening primrose oil, for a huge dose of nourishment.
Elemis Daily Defence Shield High Protection Sunscreen SPF 30, £46
If you live in a city, protection from environmental stresses like pollution can be as important as SPF. This formula has both. It feels cooling on application and comes in a compact size, which is ideal to carry on the commute.
Dermalogica AGE Smart Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 50, £66.50
This vegan formula is specifically designed for older skin. Ceramides that act as cement in the skin’s barrier reduce over time causing dryness and irritation, and this offers long-lasting hydration while soothing sensitive complexions.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Invisible Face Mist SPF 50+, £14
If you’re all about low maintenance, this La Roche-Posay face mist is for you. A quick spritz (or five) over makeup and you’ll reap the benefits of SPF 50+. It’s cooling too – perfect for those heatwave days.
Perricone MD Photo-Brightening Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30, £59
Many women experience a significant loss of collagen during menopause, and this formula works hard to combat it by smoothing, brightening and plumping the skin. It contains SPF 30, but feels weightless and fast-absorbing.
Shiseido UV Protection Cream Plus SPF 50, £23.50
It’s common for sun cream to cause breakouts or irritation and this is your antidote. Designed with ageing, sensitive skin in mind, it’s hydrating and non-greasy, leaving behind a beautifully smooth finish.