Top 5 Sun Creams for Protection Whilst 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 mountain-specific sunscreen ranges.

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 Sunscreens for Skiing:


Clarins UV Plus Anti-Pollution SPF 50 Day Cream, 30ml

Costs £32.50 and you can buy it from John Lewis and Amazon UK.

North American readers can order from Sephora or Nordstrom.

A must have in your toiletry case for every day use and perfect for skiing.



Sun Sport by Lancaster Ski Wind & Cold Protection Cream & Stick SPF50 20ml

Costs £18 and you can buy it from Amazon UK.  North American readers can also get it from Amazon.

Very difficult to find in the UK (but Selfridges stocks it in season).



Sisley Sunleÿa Age Minimizing Global Suncare SPF 15, 50ml

Costs £142 and you can get it from Selfridges or  John Lewis . North American readers can get it from Amazon ($140), Nordstrom or Saks. There is also a special kit available from Liberty London and Net-a-Porter.

Probably the most expensive sunscreen in the world, but it is pretty special. Just careful when using it later in the season as it only offers SPF 15.



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 😉




Piz Buin Mountain Sun/Lip Protector with SPF 50

Costs £8.50 and you can get it from Boots or Amazon.  USA readers can also get it from Amazon.

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.



And for the lips, if you don’t buy a combo solution, here is my favourite:


Clarins Sun Control Stick UVB/UVA30 8ml

Costs £17.50 and you can buy it from ClarinsSelfridges or Amazon. North American readers can get it from Nordstrom  or Saks Fifth Avenue.



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.


Mrs. O




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  1. Kate S

    March 13, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    I had no idea that there might be sunscreen for cold weather! Living in Canada, this is so handy to know about. I try to wear sunscreen every day to protect my face and I would love one that is designed for the cold weather. Do you have a favorite? I think I will buy the Lancaster brand 🙂

  2. Anne Reilly

    January 8, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    Even though I’m not a skiier or cold weather enthusiast, it was interesting to know that sunscreens are different for hot or cold environments.

    • @mrsoaroundworld

      January 8, 2017 at 7:36 pm

      Thank you! The temperature makes a big difference 🙂

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