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.
Piz Buin Mountain Sun/Lip Protector with SPF 50
Costs £8.50 and European readers can get it from Amazon. North American 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.
COOLA Suncare Classic Sport Face SPF 50 Sunscreen, White Tea
Costs £25-35 and you can get it in Europe from Amazon, Cult Beauty. North American readers can get it for $32 from Amazon, Ulta or Nordstrom.
Sisley Sunleya Age Minimizing Global Suncare SPF 30, 50ml
Costs £174 and you can get it from Selfridges or Liberty London . North American readers can get it from Nordstrom.
Probably the most expensive sunscreen in the world, but it is pretty special and smells divine.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios SPF 50 pocket size
Costs £18.50 for 30ml and European readers can get it from Amazon.
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.
Dr Barbara Sturm Ski Cream
Costs £90 from Cult Beauty, Space NK, Net a Porter
On the very pricey side – but it has been formulated for the mountains and it is also a collaboration between this iconic German brand and Perfect Moment.
I have set up a skiing essentials shopping list on Amazon UK, in case it helps.
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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PS. Fancy some skiing? Maybe somewhere in Austria, Val d’Isere or Lake Tahoe in California?