Best Sunscreen for the Slopes

The altitude, the exposure, the windchill – should sunscreen be the staple of your mountain skincare stash? Yes, yes, and yes. These treatments protect your skin and lavish it with all the care it deserves.

For the must-haves in modern skincare, we asked world leader in facial regenerative aesthetics, Dr Rozina Ali. One of London’s best loved plastic surgeons, BBC presenter of The Truth About Looking Young, and Global Health & Pharma’s London’s Leading Aesthetic Surgeon in 2020 and 2021, Dr Ali shares her edit of the most effective SPF formulas science has to offer. A keen skier who never leaves the chalet without factor 50+, she only recommends skincare products that deliver potent ingredients, excellent outcomes, and are underpinned by proven science.

Skin CareOBAGI – SUN SHIELD MATTE

BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 50

This brand is often my first-line program for skin that needs significant improvement. The Sun Shield Matte Broad Spectrum SPF 50 combines UVB and UVA protection in an elegant, matte finish that does not promote blockages or breakouts. The SPF can be used as part of a powerful regimen that contains prescription strength medication.

MESOESTETIC – MESOPROTECH ANTIAGING FACIAL SUN MIST 50+

With an SPF range with strengths from 50 to 130, Mesoprotech provides maximal protection against UVA and UVB radiation, infrared radiation, and visible light. The handy 50+ facial mist provides light texture with no residue. There’s also a potent antioxidant and antiaging action that works to enhance production of collagen and avoid skin photoaging.

This brand is also my ‘go-to’ range for facial depigmentation and effective treatment of lines, wrinkles and sundamaged skin of the face neck and decolletage.

LA ROCHE POSAY – SPF 50+ ANTIELIOS

This melt-in cream is listed in the British National Formulary as a borderline substance regarded as a drug when prescribed for sensitive or vulnerable skins as optimal protection against ultraviolet radiation. Use it to shield skin from both indoor and outdoor aggressors.

SKIN BETTER SCIENCE – SHEER SPF 56 SUNSCREEN STICK

The innovative sun protection line is called Sunbetter and, alongside a variety of creams, includes a sunscreen stick which delivers broad spectrum protection. It’s transparent, weightless and decreases the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun.

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