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The Best Facial Sunscreen for Summer

The Best Facial Sunscreen for Summer

Summer is coming and it’s going to be a scorcher. It’s also that time of year when we can enjoy days on the beach and live a little more — especially outside!


But, what does this mean for our skin?


Anytime the sun shines (including in the cooler months) UV light can damage our skin, even if you are only outside for 15 minutes (eek!). Hats and sunglasses are proven to protect your face from the sun's harsh rays but it’s never a guarantee. 


The most effective way to protect your face from the sun is facial sunscreen. Luckily, esmi has a specific facial Skin Shield Sunscreen that is perfect for shielding your skin from the sun, no matter what skin type or concern you have. 


Still not convinced you need facial sunscreen this Summer? Keep reading — trust us when we say you won’t want to miss this step in your skincare routine!


Why is facial sunscreen so important?

Ask the esmi team (or any dermatologist for that matter) and they will say “sunscreen is the most important product to put on your face.” And, there’s a good reason for this. 


Sunscreen, when applied daily, can help to prevent sun damage to the skin (duh!). But, using facial sunscreen can slow down the process of premature ageing and can prevent the development of an uneven skin tone over time. 


Our esmi facial sunscreen also includes the element of hyaluronic acid — making sure you’re getting a boost of hydration when applying SPF throughout the day (because yes, you do need to apply it more than once per day). This isn’t available in all facial sunscreens and is one of the active ingredients that make our Skin Shield Sunscreen effective for all skin types. 


Imagine waking up each morning to smooth, crease-free skin? When you use SPF on the reg this could be your reality. 


Does 30 SPF sunscreen protect me from the sun?

It is widely known that SPF protects against sunshine rays. But by how much?


Facial sunscreen with 30 SPF blocks 97% of the Australian sun from hitting your skin, only 1% less than that of 50 SPF.  So, if you’ve been thinking you need facial sunscreen that is 50+ SPF think again.


When applied regularly, facial sunscreen with 30 SPF will protect your face whether you have fair or dark skin. Our facial sunscreen is specifically formulated with broad-spectrum SPF 30 protection to complement the other active ingredients for the ideal sun protection formula. 


Can I wear facial sunscreen under makeup?

Wearing makeup over sunscreen has always been a challenge. Sometimes facial sunscreens are greasy and don’t mix well, even with the best foundation and BB cream formulas. 


However, wearing sunscreen under makeup is most definitely recommended as makeup, including full-coverage products, will not protect your skin from the summer sun. The best sunscreen under makeup has a non-greasy formula with hydrating properties and isn’t harsh on the skin. 


Our formula for facial sunscreen is exactly this (you’re welcome sensitive skin queens!). The esmi team wanted (and needed) a formula that was ideal under makeup and non-comedogenic — meaning free from pore-clogging ingredients — to make sure every person could look their best and get sun protection at the same time. 


Summer is coming! Choose the best facial sunscreen now.

esmi’s Skin Shield Sunscreen SPF 30 is the best facial sunscreen for your day-to-day summer adventures. Not only is it ideal for daily sun protection, but this product is also:

  • Anti-ageing with the added benefits of carrot root oil
  • Non-greasy and has no chalky residue 
  • Ideal for all types of skin (even sensitive and acne-prone skin!)
  • Combined with hyaluronic acid for extra hydration
  • Ideal under makeup
  • Non-comedogenic (no more clogged pores!)

We’ve truly made the best facial sunscreen for everyone and know that our wonderful esmi community loves it just as much as we do! 


For more information on the specific ingredients, reviews and how to use our Skin Shield Sunscreen click here.

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