Caudalie Polyphenol [C15] Broad Spectrum SPF20 Anti-Wrinkle Protect Fluid

Now the sun has got his hat on again, time to start thinking about how to protect skin. And you don’t just want an SPF for that: ‘broad-spectrum’ protection is a must. This is a wonderful, lightweight antioxidant ‘shield’ packs an SPF20 punch, but is also packed with grapeseed polyphenols (grape ingredients of course being a ‘signature’ of Caudalie, which began life in the vineyards of Chateau Haut-Smith Lafite, owned by founder Mathilde Thomas’s family).

This formulation is oil-free and feels truly comfortable on the skin, sinking straight in without leaving any chalkiness or ‘ghostliness’. If you’ve seriously dry skin you might, just might, want to layer on a moisturiser first – but combination and oilier skins will find it texture-perfect. It’s not just protective, meanwhile: as the name suggests, this is a treatment product targeting existing lines.

Fab smell, too (and you know by now how that matters to us): sweet orange pulp and mint leaves make applying it a deliciously fresh morning gesture, to greet a sunny day.

UK readers find Caudalie Broad Spectrum SPF20 Anti-Wrinkle Protect Fluid at£29 for 40 ml – buy here