Face sunscreen for menopausal skin

Face sunscreen for menopausal skin

Looking for a facial sun cream for the perimenopause or menopause? We have a collection of natural and organic facial sunscreens that are perfect for supporting skin through the menopause and beyond.

By Hannah Mepham

6 Minute read

Looking for a facial sun cream for the perimenopause or menopause? We have a collection of natural and organic facial sunscreens that are perfect for supporting skin through the menopause and beyond.

Read on to discover why it is important to use sun protection every day and reveal the skin benefits of our anti-ageing SPF moisturisers for menopausal skin.

Everyone of menopausal age should apply an SPF moisturiser daily to protect mature skin from skin damage such as skin cancer and premature ageing. Those prone to rosacea should apply a minimum of SPF30 sun protection every day and to avoid excess sunlight.


Best SPF30 moisturiser for menopause

Age Defy+ Daily SPF30 Moisturiser helps menopausal skin radiate a firm, fresh summer skin glow as its effective UVA & UVB protection defends skin from sun damage.




Scented with zesty citrus fruit essential oils that provide a delicate aroma that’s as fresh as a summer’s day, its anti-ageing properties come from rejuvenating Rosehip Oil and Beech Bud, a plant extract that’s clinically proven to help delay the visible signs of skin ageing.


Did you know that some people refer to the Beech Bud tree as the Everlasting Youth Tree? That’s because it has been shown by trials to support the structure of the skin and can increase skin hydration by as much as 30%.



Charlotte Vøhtz


Charlotte Vøhtz founded Green People in 1997 and says:

All skin types need effective sun protection, but using a SPF day cream needn’t mean sacrificing on skin-firming actives. A luxury SPF30 day cream especially formulated for those of approaching and experiencing the menopause, my Age Defy+ Daily SPF30 Moisturiser uses the power of antioxidants and skin-firming plant actives to make it easy to proactively prevent premature ageing as you safely enjoy time in the sun.”


Best SPF30 moisturiser for rosacea

If you need a sunscreen for rosacea or you prefer to use an unscented sunscreen, we recommend our Scent Free SPF30 Facial Sun Cream.

Made without essential oils and with the SPF30 level of protection recommended by the NHS for rosacea-prone skin[1] , this ultra-gentle sunscreen soothes skin with organic Aloe Vera and balances the microbiome with the natural prebiotic Inulin. 




Best tinted sunscreen for menopause

If you prefer to use a tinted sunscreen to give menopausal skin a natural, even tone whilst also providing protection from the sun, our tinted moisturisers with SPF are the perfect choice.

These SPF15 facial sunscreens, available in a choice of two tones, are made with beauty-enhancing plant actives. Their colour correcting natural earth mineral pigments provide an even coverage to reduce redness and balance out sallowness.




In addition to offering those aged 30+ flawlessly fresh coverage and effective sun protection, our tinted sunscreens for menopausal skin feature plant actives proven to revive, hydrate and firm.

Collagen-boosting Spanish Needle promotes skin rejuvenation, whilst Sea Fennel Stem Cell Extract has been shown in trials to reduce wrinkles by as much as 39%.



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Why sun cream matters during the menopause

The science tells us that using sunscreen is essential for preserving skin health as it gives protection from:


  • Sunburn
  • Skin cancer
  • Age spots and hyperpigmentation
  • Premature ageing
  • Rosacea flushing


Research[1] from the British Skin Foundation found that almost half of over 50s do not use sunscreen in the summer in the UK. However it is not even just during the summer that SPF should be worn – it is every day.

In addition to protection from skin cancer, sunscreen is also important for preserving skin health by preventing other signs of premature ageing that often start to become apparent around the menopause.




It is during the menopause when skin can become more at risk of rosacea and for those who are prone to it, even just a few minutes in the sun can cause rosacea flushing. Both the NHS[1] and the National Rosacea Society recommend wearing SPF30 sunscreen every day to protect against sun exposure[2].

Menopause is also when skin starts to get thinner and produces less Hyaluronic Acid. One consequence of this is that mature skin is more at risk of dehydration during sun exposure, and this can leave wrinkles appearing more pronounced. Key to avoiding tight and dry skin during the summer is using an SPF moisturiser made with intensely hydrating, skin-firming actives.

Skin that becomes thinner during the menopause may also start to reveal signs of earlier sun damage such as hyperpigmentation. Patches of pigmentation can look darker after exposure to the sun but by applying a high-factor SPF and sticking to the shade during peak sunshine hours, it is possible to maintain an even skin tone while also preventing future pigmentation problems.


Looking for a face & body sunscreen?

Discover our bestselling natural and organic sunscreens, suitable for all ages and all skin types – even those prone to sensitive skin or prickly heat.

Made with soothing, nutrient-rich Aloe Vera and antioxidant-rich Green Tea, our sun care collection offers a gentle, effective way to protect and support your skin’s health. 



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Would you like help choosing an SPF moisturiser for menopausal skin? Our friendly UK customer care team is happy to help and can be contacted on 01403 740350.


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[1] https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/rosacea/

[2] https://www.britishskinfoundation.org.uk/news/british-skin-foundation-survey-reveals-nearly-half-of-over-50s-are-still-not-using-sunscreen-during-the-summer-months-in-the-uk

[3] https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/rosacea/

[4] https://www.rosacea.org/patients/skin-care/sunscreen-for-rosacea

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