Here are some of the best sunscreen for face currently available that provide the best SPF coverage when skiing
Still using your Summer sunscreen when you go up the mountains for some skiing or snowboarding? May be it is not the best idea. High altitude conditions call for a different type of protection and quite a few of my favourite beauty brands have now developed sun creams for protection whilst skiing.
When choosing your sunscreen for skiing (or snowboarding or just going up to the mountains for some peace and quiet) bear two things in mind: pick small sizes so they can easily fit in one of your outfit pockets and do not forget lip protection. Your lips will thank you.
Some products actually come with the combo, which makes them very handy. But others don’t, so here are options.
And one little last thing: get rid of last year’s cream. Here are my top 5 sun creams for protection whilst skiing.
Clarins UV Plus Anti-Pollution SPF 50 Day Cream, 30ml
A must have in your toiletry case for every day use and perfect for skiing.
COOLA Suncare Classic Sport Face SPF 50 Sunscreen, White Tea
Sisley Sunleya Age Minimizing Global Suncare SPF 30, 50ml
Probably the most expensive sunscreen in the world, but it is pretty special and smells divine.
Bioderma Photoderm Ski Cream + Stick SPF 50+
Costs £11 and you can get it from Amazon.
Although this brand is now available in the UK, the ski range isn’t. Amazon comes to the rescue but I would also think you’d be able to find it at a Pharmacy in France 😉
La Roche-Posay Anthelios SPF 50 pocket size
Costs £7.50 for 30ml and European readers can get it from Look Fantastic, Feel Unique, Escensual or Amazon. For North American readers, Dermstore and Ulta have quite a big selection of this brand (but not the exact same size)
I love the shape of this product and also how well it works. La Roche-Posay is a staple French pharmaceutical brand for us at home and I really just wished they added the lip balm to this product.
Piz Buin Mountain Sun/Lip Protector with SPF 50
The most basic of options and the brand you are most likely to find on the slopes (for 3x the price) if you don’t buy it before you leave. You can get this product with SPF 50, 30 or 15. And it does smell wonderful.
Do you have any favourite ski beauty products you have tried and loved? Let me know! You can also browse my Top 5 Lip Balms for Winter.
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