What’s the best sunscreen for mature skin?
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What’s the best sunscreen for mature skin?

Looking for a UK facial sunscreen for mature skin? In this post we help you to find the best SPF moisturiser for mature skin and share age defence tips for protecting older skin from sun damage.

By Hannah Mepham

7 Minute read

Looking for a UK facial sunscreen for mature skin? In this post we help you to find the best SPF moisturiser for mature skin and share age defence tips for protecting older skin from sun damage.

Does mature skin need sunscreen?

Yes! SPF moisturisers offer many benefits to mature skin and should be applied daily, all year round.

Benefits of applying facial sunscreen to mature skin include:

  • Protection from UVB-induced sunburn
  • Defence against ageing UVA rays
  • Help to prevent age spots
  • Skin-balancing hydration
  • Proactive defence against future sun damage

When to apply SPF to older skin?

Older skin is thinner and thus particularly vulnerable to damage from UVA & UVB sun rays so broad-spectrum sun protection products should be applied to the face year-round, especially on warmer weather days.

To get the best protection from a facial sunscreen for older skin, we recommend applying a 50p-sized amount of SPF moisturiser to the face and reapplying this amount every 2-3 hours.

What’s the best facial SPF for mature skin?

We offer a choice of scented and unscented facial SPFs for mature skin that are tailored to support your skin’s needs, restoring softness and hydration whilst defending against the sun’s rays.

Scented sunscreen for mature skin:

Age Defy+ Daily SPF30 Moisturiser is a high-factor sunscreen for mature skin that has been formulated by our founder and sits within her signature collection.

Age Defy+ Daily SPF30 Moisturiser 30ml

Blending powerful antioxidant plant extracts with effective SPF30 sun filters, it is scented with zesty citrus fruit essential oils with floral undertones and rich in skin-rejuvenating actives.

These include regenerative Rosehip Oil to reduce fine lines and Beech Bud, a plant extract that’s clinically proven to help delay the visible signs of skin ageing by hydrating and supporting the skin.

Antioxidant actives in daily SPF30 moisturiser:

  • Edelweiss has evolved to withstand very strong UV light levels at high altitudes and contains high levels of antioxidants shown extend skin cell life when exposed to free radical activity.
  • Pomegranate Oil is rich in polyphenol antioxidants which further protect the skin from free radicals. This precious plant oil also enhances skin elasticity.
  • Green Tea provides Catechin antioxidants which act on free radicals created as a result of UV exposure. Green Tea also protects collagen to preserve the structure of the skin.
  • Rosemary contains strong antioxidants called Terpenoids which inhibit the action of free radicals and have a protective effect on skin cell membranes  

Unscented sunscreen for mature skin:

Our Scent Free SPF30 Facial Sun Cream is a high-factor, natural sunscreen that we recommend for older skin that is prone to sensitivity.

Intensely hydrating, this broad-spectrum SPF30 moisturiser blends skin-replenishing Aloe Vera with antioxidant-rich plant actives to deliver effective protection against sun damage.

Key actives & their sun defence benefits for older skin

  • Edelweiss effectively shields against sun damage and deflects harmful rays from the skin
  • Green Tea delivers antioxidant catechins which help to neutralise skin ageing free radicals
  • Protective Cocoa Butter is nourishing and soothing and helps to reduce moisture loss
  • Antioxidant-rich Olive Oil and helps to restore skin elasticity
  • Softening Sunflower Oil naturally delivers Vitamin E antioxidants to help fight free radicals

Ideal for older skin, this SPF30 facial moisturiser absorbs quickly and its scent-free formula is suitable for those who may be prone to sensitive skin, rosacea or redness.

What’s the best tinted SPF moisturiser for mature skin?

If you prefer to use tinted moisturiser with SPF, our Age Defy+ Tinted DD Moisturiser SPF15 is the perfect choice.

Available in a choice of two skin shades these tinted moisturisers were made to help protect mature skin from the sun and feature medium-protection SPF15 sun filters.

Their even coverage can be achieved with a Kabuki brush or with your fingers to conceal redness, blue veins and uneven pigmentation. Read more about how to apply tinted moisturiser.

Enriched with skin-firming Sea Fennel Stem Cell Extract and a moisturising blend of Shea Butter and Squalane, our tinted moisturisers deeply nourish your skin as well as perfecting your complexion. 

“This is a really lovely product, it gives just the right amount of colour tint for every day, basic wear, and to even out your complexion without making it look obvious you're wearing anything but moisturiser.

“It’s fresh and light to put on, but you know it's protecting you from the sun...and of course, it's ethical, in every sense. I'll definitely buy it again, my 59 year old face loves it!” Jacky W.

Best fake tan for older skin

If you prefer to stay out of the sun completely but want your skin to have a healthy, sun-kissed glow, we offer organic fake tan for older skin.

Our Age Defy+ Liquid Gold Tanning Drops are ultra-easy to apply and can be mixed with any day cream to create a healthy skin glow that lasts for around a week.

Ideal for more mature skin, our organic tanning drops feature pentasaccharide-rich Seaweed that promotes smoother, firmer skin. Discover how to use tanning drops.

However, this fake tan will not offer any SPF protection and so we would suggest applying an SPF day cream before spending time outdoors.

More ways to protect mature skin from the sun

We also offer natural SPF15 and SPF30 body sun creams to keep you protected from head to toe. 

Packed with organic goodness, they apply smoothly and easily to mature skin. They are suitable for sensitive skin and those who may be prone to prickly heat or eczema.

In addition to applying an appropriate sunscreen to the face and body regularly and liberally, you can help to protect against sun damage to older skin with your choice of clothing and by seeking shade.

Here’s a few sun safety tips that you might like to try:

  • Keep the décolletage covered with a t-shirt, blouse, dress or kaftan
  • Shield the skin around from the eyes from the sun with UV-protective sunglasses
  • Shade the face with a broad-brimmed sun hat
  • Stay in the shade when the sun is at its strongest (11am - 3pm)

Invest in the future of your skin

As well as protecting your skin with sunscreen, make sure you are giving your complexion the support it needs to remain soft and radiant. 

Our Age Defy+ collection blends highly potent natural actives with clinically proven skin benefits to deliver results-based skin care for mature, older skin.

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Discover the Age Defy+ collection.

Would you like help choosing a facial sunscreen for older skin or would you like to find out more about Age Defy+? Our UK customer care team can help and can be contacted on 01403 740350.

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