Salon Style approved SPF Products That Actually Work 🌞




For us Aussies , sunscreen is the ultimate accessory. Yet it’s not just in the heat of summer that we need to protect ourselves from harmful UV rays - despite all the wonderful drawcards of our sunburnt country, its high UV exposure is not one of them.

Australia is closer to the equator than most countries, keeping our orbit closer to the sun all year round. Add to that a gaping hole in the ozone layer right over our island home, and you’re armed with two solid environmental reasons to slip, slop and slap.

If you spend any time at all passing through the great outdoors in your day to day life, daily protection is a must. Whether you’re covering up with long and loose linen shirts but need a makeup-friendly face sunscreen, or work outdoors and require long-lasting protection, our range of high quality SPF products will have you covered.

What’s your SPF unicorn? We’ve wrangled a magical herd of them.

A tinted face SPF that protects skin from exposure to UVA and UVB radiation

We love the Anesi Les Ecrans Haute Protection Creme Teintee. Moisturising without clogging while creating a natural, matte effect makeup finish, it’s the tactical answer to ‘makeup free Mondays’ or transitioning from the beach to the bar with a little glow.

Provides long-lasting hydration and critical protection against UV light

Dermalogica understand the science behind good skin. Their Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 pairs a broad spectrum SPF50 with antioxidant rich white tea that’s loaded in polyphenols that improve the appearance of sun-aged skin.

3-in-1 daily defence against the sun, skin dryness, and premature ageing

Three birds, one face sunscreen? Asap know what’s up. The Asap SPF50+ Hydrating Defence combines high protection SPF50 with our favourite vitamin, B3 (aka Niacinamide), to actively clear your skin while it’s being comfortably protected. It’s fluid, it’s invisible, it’s wicked under makeup.

Soothes just-shaved skin with moisturizing properties

Here’s one for the shavers. The American Crew All-In-One Face Balm Broad Spectrum SPF15 is your easy moisturising follow-up to the daily shave. Formulated as a soothing, anti-ageing balm with a hit of SPF, it works against in-grown hairs and irritation while protecting you from environmental baddies. Apply to face and neck (or wherever you shave) as a daily moisturiser.

An easy-use non-greasy formula that lasts up to 4 hours of water resistance

If you’re a sucker for the wanderlusty summer scent of coconut, We Are Feel Good Inc.’s Coconut Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+ 75ml is a little bit sexy - and right up your alley.

Providing up to four hours water resistance in a deliciously scented, non-greasy formula, it’s the perfect screen for your beach bag.

A sunscreen lotion with Vitamin E suitable for facial and body use

Now here’s a savvy accessory to incorporate into your summer style. Clip it on your bag, or on your belt if you’re at a festival and you’ll never forget to re-apply. Aspect’s Sun Envirostat ‘On The Go’ SPF50 has the added bonus of moisturising, antioxidant-rich Vitamin E. Lightweight and sweat and water resistant for up to four hours, you can’t go wrong with Aspect.

Provides daily broad-spectrum protection from UVB rays that cause aging and discoloration

Did you know that SPF17 actually blocks 94% of UVB rays that cause ageing and skin discolouration? Cosmedix’s Hydrate+ Broad Spectrum SPF17 Moisturising Sunscreen does just that. Actively hydrating and free from fake fragrances, this is a subtle addition to your daily routine that will make all the difference to your skin’s long term health.

An SPF 40 lightly tinted all-over correcting treatment

New formula alert! Comfort Zone’s Sublime Skin Colour Perfect has been updated to pack an even better punch. This is another winner you can incorporate in your morning routine. Providing SPF40 and a light tint, it provides great light protection on its own, while also creating a wonderful primer base for your makeup for a sublime finished look.

A foundation, concealer, powder, and chemical free SPF 15+ all-in-one silky powder

VANTI-T’s fabulous range is free from mineral oils, parabens, preservatives, swapping out the baddies for SPF15. We can’t argue with that. Providing weightless sun protection and coverage, their Mineral Powder Foundation comes in seven great colours.

Sun protection is no joke! Shop the best of modern science and skincare at Salon Style, the Australian home of haircare, beauty and all the SPF protection you could need.

Zoe Evans

She knows what works, and that's what she loves. She is a hair and beauty ̶a̶d̶d̶i̶c̶t̶ enthusiast. She researches this stuff for fun on a Saturday night.