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Protect Your Skin With Garnier’s Best SPF 50 Sunscreens

Sun exposure can accelerate the ageing process, all while doing damage to your skin cells. By making an SPF 50 sun cream a daily part of your skincare routine, you’ll help keep a clear, supple complexion for longer. The good news is there’s a Garnier SPF product for every skin type – here’s a closer look at the best options.

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What are the benefits of sunscreen for your skin?

A sunscreen’s Sun Protection Factor, or SPF, measures the degree of protection it gives against UVB radiation. This is important because UVB radiation contributes to skin cell damage. SPF 50 sunscreen indicates that it would take you 50 times longer to burn than if you were wearing no sunscreen at all.

Apart from protecting your skin from burning, there are additional benefits of sunscreen.

  1. Cancer prevention: According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, applying sunscreen reduces your melanoma risk by 50%.
  2. Reduced inflammation: Along with sunburn comes redness, inflammation, and discomfort. Blocking UV rays with sunscreen helps prevent this damage.
  3. Hyperpigmentation prevention: Sun exposure can lead to blotchy skin, dark spots, and uneven skin pigmentation.
  4. Wrinkle prevention: While UVB rays cause sunburn, UVA rays prematurely age your skin – a process called photoaging. This leads to collagen loss and a breakdown of skin elasticity, along with fine lines, wrinkles, and crow’s feet.

SPF 50 sun creams vs spray sunscreen: what’s the difference?

Today’s targeted sun protection comes in a variety of formats, from sticks to creams to lotions. So, what’s the difference between SPF 50 sun cream and SPF 50 spray sunscreen? It’s mainly a matter of texture.

Sun creams are thicker, with a creamier consistency than sprays, which are thinner and more lightweight. They’re also applied differently. While you apply spray sunscreen using a pump directly onto your skin, sun creams need to be applied and rubbed in with your fingertips.

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Garnier’s best SPF 50 sun creams

Garnier SPF 50 sun creams keep your skin covered with a high level of broad-spectrum protection. For effective everyday use on face, try Garnier Ambre Solaire Super UV Daily Invisible Face Serum. It offers SPF50+ protection in a super-lightweight serum format that absorbs instantly into your skin. You can wear it as a base under make-up and it’s formulated to protect all skin tones. Enriched with ceramide the serum also works to protect the skin barrier.

Another option is the Garnier Ambre Solaire SPF 50+ Super UV Protection Fluid. Enriched with vitamin E and hyaluronic acid, it does double-duty as a moisturizer while offering a high level of SPF protection. This ultra-lightweight formula prevents hyperpigmentation and keeps pollutants from stressing your skin.

If you’re interested in using sun cream on the rest of your body, why not try one of our advanced adult lotions, like Ambre Solaire Sensitive Advanced Sun Cream.

Garnier’s best SPF 50 spray sunscreens

Prefer a spray-on format for your fun in the sun? Try our Garnier Ambre Solaire Sensitive Advanced Sun Cream Spray SPF 50+. Non-greasy, hypoallergenic and gentle enough for sensitive skin types, it’s also enriched with ceramide and helps to protect your skin barrier function.

Kids’ sensitive skin needs efficient protection from harmful sun damage and painful burns. You can turn to Garnier’s Kids Sensitive Advanced Anti-Sand Mist, an SPF50+ mist spray-on sunscreen that guards against short and long-term sun damage. It not only offers sun protection, but also includes a unique formula that is anti-sand and very water resistant – so you can say goodbye to sand-covered, itchy, or sticky skin on the beach. It’s hypoallergenic too, with a fast-absorbing and fragrance-free formula.

There are also plenty of spray sunscreens that you can use on your face. For instance, our Ambre Over-make up mist could be a great choice if you’d prefer a spray option for your face and make SPF re-application easier and faster, even over make-up.

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Garnier’s best water-resistant SPF 50 sunscreen

When you’re ready to hit the pool or beach, you’ll need a water-resistant formula. Try Ambre Solaire Sensitive Advanced Serum for face and body, offering immediate SPF 50+ protection. It’s hypoallergenic, tested under dermatological control, and is also water-resistant. And for kids, apply the Ambre Solaire Water Resistant Sun Cream Spray SPF50+. It offers 5-star UVA protection and includes ceramide while being resistant to sand and water.

How to apply sunscreen

Cancer Research UK states that it’s important to reapply sunscreen throughout the day, even if you’re using a water-resistant product. Here are a few tips to make the most of your SPF 50 sunscreen or sun cream.

  • Shake the bottle before applying to ensure an evenly mixed product.
  • Always check the expiry date to be sure that your sunscreen is still effective.
  • Don’t be shy with the amount, applying your sunscreen evenly over all areas of exposed skin.
  • Apply your sunscreen in small dots spaced evenly across the body for a thorough covering.
  • Don’t forget to apply SPF 50 sun cream to commonly missed areas like the ears and back of the hands.
  • Tap your SPF 50 sunscreen into your face rather than rubbing it in to prevent irritation, taking extra care around the eyes.

Whether you’re braving the daily commute or jetting off on holiday, a good SPF 50 product keeps your skin safe from environmental harm. Browse Garnier’s SPF50+ sun creams, spray sunscreens, lotions and mists to enjoy top-rated protection for the face and body.

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