We are all well aware that sunbathing is one of the most ageing things you can do to your skin, but most of us like to tan at least just a little bit. Elizabeth Arden’s newest product, Eight Hour Cream Sun Defense for Face SPF50, is an invaluable beach bag essential – use the fragrance free cream to block out the rays all over your face if you prefer to stay pale and interesting, or just dab on those burny bits such as nose, forehead and cheekbones to ensure a uniform tan with no redness. It is oil free, and remarkably for such a high factor, doesn’t leave a white film, and the formula also ensures that your skin doesn’t dry out during the day.

Writer and expert