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Jade Biggs
Writer and expert28 days ago
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It’s no secret; wearing SPF every day is a non-negotiable — and, if that’s news to you, then you need to read our ultimate sunscreen guide, which explains everything you need to know about SPF, including why, when and how to apply it. 

Now we’re all caught up on our homework, onto something exciting: a new SPF arrival from ELEMIS. Introducing the ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Skin Protection Fluid SPF 50, offering lightweight hydration and defence against harmful UV rays.  

As with other must-haves from the ELEMIS Pro-Collagen range, this SPF is enriched with the brand’s patented Padina Pavonica (a marine algae rich in water-attracting molecules that help maintain moisture). And there’s more! The formula also features plenty of skin-loving actives, like lithops stem cells, which increase hydration levels and support the skin’s own vitamin D production. Oh, and did we mention it’s also been formulated to brighten and plump the look of your complexion? 

Yep, there’s plenty of benefits to rave about when it comes to this sunscreen, but if you’re not yet convinced to click ‘add to basket’, perhaps these beauty editor reviews will change your mind... 


“As a dry skin girlie I am constantly on the hunt for something that's deeply moisturising but also something that can protect my skin adequately and won’t misbehave with my make up. What I love about this SPF is that not only does it nourish my complexion *instantly* but provides my skin with a dewy glow that seeps through even after I’ve done my base. An SPF that plays nicely with make up? Yes, yes it does.”Rina, Junior SEO Copywriter 

“As someone with sensitive skin I am always wary about incorporating new products into my skin care routine but — as I’ve suffered with a compromised barrier in the past — I will NEVER go without SPF... and I am so glad I have tried this one, because it’s swiftly become a new go-to in my regime. It glides on like an absolute dream, feels so hydrating, is virtually invisible and absorbs in no time! My favourite thing is that it delivers a subtle dewy finish. For any thick sunscreen avoiders this is one you’re going to love, I’m stocking up ASAP so I don’t run out.”— Amy, Product Copywriter   

“This SPF is my new go-to! I’ve got oily skin that’s prone to breakouts and blemishes (although I’ve been on isotretinoin in the last few years which has calmed this down), so always opt for products that won’t leave me looking greasy. Thankfully, this new arrival from ELEMIS is just that. It absorbs quickly into the skin and doesn’t leave any white cast, meaning it sits beautifully under make up (honestly, you could use this instead of a primer if you fancied). On the days I’m going bare faced, it’s the ideal final last step in my skin care routine as the good-for-skin ingredients leave me with a radiant glow.”Jade, Senior Copywriter 

“As we constantly preach here at Cult Beauty, SPF is a daily essential, so I’m always on the lookout for a new sunscreen staple to add to my morning routine – and the first SPF 50 to join the Pro-Collagen range did not disappoint! I loved the lightweight texture of this SPF; I found it super nourishing and hydrating (AKA perfect for my dry skin), leaving my complexion moisturised with a healthy glow while protected from damaging UVA and UVB rays. An added bonus? It blends seamlessly into skin so it’s great to wear alone or layered under make up. It’s safe to say this is a new must-have in my beauty bag.”Alice, Senior Copywriter  

“This is such a moisturising yet lightweight SPF… I have balanced-to-dry skin but dislike the texture of richer creams – I’m a lightweight or gel moisturiser fan – so this is absolutely perfect for me. I love how hydrating it is; it feels like an extra layer of moisture (which I definitely need right now). The formula sinks into skin quickly and easily – I’ve worn it over my skin care without make up and it leaves a nice ‘glow’ on the skin without being super shiny – and it sits well under make up, too… no piling or uneven application! I’ll be using this as an everyday staple in my routine, and will need to stock up for my summer holiday!”Josie, Content Manager 


Can’t wait to get your hands (read: face) on this SPF must-have? After those reviews, we’re not surprised... 


If, like us, you're not one-and-done when it comes to hauls, here’s a few more of our ELEMIS favourites, like the ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm (a decadent balm to oil formula that melts the day away with ease) and the ELEMIS Dynamic Resurfacing Pads (formulated to smooth and exfoliate skin one swipe at a time). 

Jade Biggs
Writer and expert
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Having spent much of her career in the world of glossy magazines, Jade is one of Cult Beauty's Senior Copywriters. As well as a passion for all-things-words (she can — and will, if asked — write a dissertation on fake tan), she has heaps of skin care and beauty know-how (including how to achieve the perfect winged eyeliner again and again... and again). When she’s not applying fake tan or admiring her knife-sharp liner, she’s an adoring mum to four feline fur babies, hunting down inspiration for her next set of acrylic nails or watching endless episodes of reality TV.