Protect Your Skin from Sun Damage with Dermalogica

Ever been sceptical about applying sunscreen in the middle of winter? 

Well, we’re here to explain why sunscreen – regardless of the season – is worth the effort.

Along with the full explainer, we’ve put together a roundup of all our best Dermalogica sunscreen formulas that you can (and should) wear all year round. 

These Dermalogica bestsellers either provide full SPF 50+ protection, or can be used in addition to your regular sunscreen for additional protection. 

Why Do We Need To Wear Sunscreen All Year Round?

We need to be using SPF all year around because we are trying to protect our skin from UV exposure. 

UV is indeed higher during summer, but it doesn’t go away when the clouds come out.

It is important to note that UVA can penetrate glass windows, so that does mean you’re at risk of UV exposure at work, on the train and even in the car. 

A good rule of thumb is that if you can see in a room without artificial lighting, you probably should be wearing sunscreen. 

Here Are Our Favourite Dermalogica Sun Protection Products:

An anti-ageing favourite, the Dermalogica Age Smart Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 is a repairative moisturiser that also provides SPF50 protection. This Dermalogica SPF 50 contains AGE Smart ingredients that help fight the visible signs of aging and enhance the skin’s own ability to fight free radicals. It’s also an ideal product for those on the go, as you can skip your moisturiser in the morning, since it provides lasting hydration and reinforces the skin’s natural barrier. This is what also makes it perfect for mature or dry complexions, as the rich texture of this Dermalogica moisturiser SPF just plumps up the skin and leaves it with a youthful glow. Make sure you apply to a cleansed face at least 15 minutes before sun exposure, and reapply as directed.

The Dermalogica Age Smart Skinperfect Primer SPF30 is a Dermalogica face sunscreen that’s also a makeup primer. Here’s why you can sign me up: it has a unique blurring formula, makes a great base for makeup, and has added sun protection, which is always a bonus. Packed with added antioxidants, this is a dream multipurpose product that should become a staple in your routine, either underneath makeup or on it’s own. Apply after you’ve completed your skincare routine, 30 minutes prior to sun exposure. Re-apply every 2 hours as needed.

Ideal for oily and acne prone skin, the Dermalogica Oil Free Matte SPF 30 is a sunscreen that has a sheer formula and a matte finish. Trust us, this formula never feels heavy or sticky. This Dermalogica sunscreen for oily skin helps absorb oils that sit on the skin’s surface, and also contains soothing ingredients like Niacinamide, Panthenol and Green Tea. It also contains UV Smart Booster Technology for triple skin defence. Apply liberally to your face after cleansing, 30 minutes before sun exposure and re-apply as needed.

If you have hyperpigmentation, you need to take extra care to keep your skin protected. The Dermalogica PowerBright Pure Light SPF50 is the perfect solution, working to lift hyperpigmentation, while continuing to protect your skin from further sun damage. This Dermalogica sun cream contains Peptide to help regulate melanin production and Red Algae to help balance uneven skin tones. Apply liberally to your face after your morning skin care routine, and re-apply as suggested. 

Those in need of a Dermalogica sensitive sunscreen will find the Dermalogica Invisible Physical Defense SPF30 gentle on their skin. It’s a lightweight solution using ultra sheer Zinc Oxide that blends into every skin tone, leaving a natural finish. To soothe and hydrate the skin it also contains calming ingredients like Bioactive Mushroom Complex and Green Tea. Apply 20 minutes before sun exposure, and be sure to re-apply this formula every 2 hours. 

Fancy a few of these Dermalogica sun care products? You can combine them as part of your Dermalogica skin prep and enjoy their skin care benefits, as well as the broad spectrum sun protection they offer.

*SPF is only one part of sun protection! Always seek shade, and wear sunnies, a hat and protective clothing. Use sufficient sunscreen for all unprotected areas and reapply sunscreen as directed. Always read the label. Relating to testimonial-like content around SPF products, these opinions are solely those of the individuals involved, and not of Adore Beauty as a business. Testimonial-style content around SPF, supplements and selected devices from Adore Beauty staff are in full compliance with TGA guidelines.


Find out more about Dermalogica skincare in the guides below...




Brand and product inclusions are at the sole discretion of Adore Beauty. We do not seek or accept payment from brands or individuals listed in our guides.






    Join Now >
    Filled with the usual things we know you'll love, and surprises you might not expect, it's real rewards, really simple.