Looking for a sunscreen for your face that won’t break the bank AND works with your make-up? Team Frugality has been busy finding the best SPFs for your budget that really work for your skin, too…
Saffie, Social Media Assistant
“I have heard good things about Bondi Sands sunscreen line. The price ranges from £6 to £11 and I tried the Hydra SPF50+ Face Fluid. As a dark-skinned woman with oily, acne-prone, and sensitive skin, I have a lot of boxes to check when purchasing an SPF.
Bondi Sands has really hit the mark with this one. No fragrance or alcohol, the face fluid is lightweight and enriched with algae for deep hydration without feeling greasy or clogging your pores. The light formula makes it ideal for wearing under makeup and blends seamlessly, even on darker skin tones. So far I’m impressed. My only concern is the size; between the 40ml bottle and the recommended two-hour reapplication, this sunscreen would not last long on my bathroom shelf.”
Kate, Office Manager
“I chose to test grüum’s SPF 50 sunscreen, a Manchester based brand I hadn’t previously heard of. They have great environmental principles which really appealed, plus it’s such good value for money at £6 for 50ml. I have been so impressed by it; it goes on smoothly, absorbs quickly, leaves no white residue and there’s no pilling when I apply my makeup over the top. It’s fragrance free and hypoallergenic, so great for anyone with sensitive skin, and has a lovely moisturising texture without being greasy.
Don’t be put off by the small size of the bottle, the brand insists on not using oversized and under-filled bottles to help save plastic and transportation emissions, so it may look smaller than other 50ml bottles on your shelf but has the same 50ml of product inside. I will be nudging my favourite fluid SPFs out of the way, especially on those days when my skin feels a little dry as the texture feels more nourishing than a fluid. I would highly recommend trying it out – currently you can get a free 50ml bottle for just the cost of the postage via the grüum website”.
“Woah is Next’s vegan friendly skincare range. This Daily 30 SPF is £10 for 50ml and I liked this SPF for the price.
It’s probably a little on the greasy side for me (I would leave it a while before applying makeup – but good for make-up free days), but my main issue is that the pump didn’t work every time and often came off with the lid. I probably wouldn’t rush to purchase again once this one runs out”