Beauty buys: Five super sunblocks

Bronwyn's top picks for the best in the sun coverage.
Bronwyn's top picks for the best in the sun coverage.

Save your skin this summer with these five great sunscreens.

Skinnies, SPF 30: This Kiwi-made sunscreen is special in that it contains absolutely no water, meaning it lasts longer and absorbs much faster into the skin. It's formulated with zero parabens or preservatives and a a little goes a long way. It's $34.95 from and pharmacies nationwide.

Dermalogica Solar Defense Booster, SPF 50: At last a SPF 50 sunscreen that doesn't feel like wax. This product smells lightly of lavender and has the fast-absorbing texture of a light day moisturiser. The lightweight formulation comes off the back of new technology that gives maximum sun protection without the chalkiness of traditional sunscreens. And with added vitamins C and E your skin is being cared for as well. $107 from Dermalogica stockists and from

Antipodes Immortal, SPF 15: Here's a completely natural sunscreen from New Zealand cosmetics company Antipodes. Immortal uses the natural mineral Solaveil - a zinc-based compound - and organic raspberry seed oil, known for its natural UVA sun-filteration. With antioxidant-rich grape and kiwifruit extracts and reiki mushroom, Immortal reduces redness and can help fade age spots and pigmentation over time. $49.50.

Kiehl's Activated Sun Protector, SPF 50:
A great option for those with oily skin, this sunscreen for the face is oil-free so won't clog pores. With goji berry, vitamin E and einkorn wheat, you'll get a hefty skin-loving antioxidant boost as well. $55.

Nivea Sun Kids Caring Roll On, SPF 30+: This product comes as a roll-on so it's easy to use and mess free - the kids can even apply it themselves. The fast-absorbing, virtually scentless formula contains a natural mineral formulation that's great for sensitive skin. $10.49.