WITH new formulations and natural ingredients it has never been easier to stay safe in the sun.

Whether you're jetting off to a tropical beach or going no further than your back garden this summer, invest in good quality sun care to protect against damaging rays.

Treat skin and hair at the same time with the new Clarins Sunscreen Care Oil Spray, £19.

The dry oil with SPF 30 filters out UVA and UVB rays while nourishing the skin. Water-resistant, it is beautifully light and sinks in effortlessly. So no greasy sun oil smears on your favourite sarong.

For delicate skin on the face, cover up with Clarins Sun Wrinkle Control Cream for Face, £19, with SPF 50. The specialist anti-ageing ingredients are perfect for the face and decollete.

Wearing sunscreen with a high SPF usually means make up just slides off.

The wonderful BareMinerals SPF 30 Natural Sunscreen, £25, is sheer and weightless, perfect for those who still want coverage while they're in the sun.

Buff on top of make up for all-round protection or wear on its own - it comes in three shades.

Ideal for all skin types, the super-light formulation also has particular benefits for those with oily skin.

Zinc, sweet almond oil, shea butter and rose hip are the active ingredients in the Organic Pharmacy Cellular Protection Sun Creams, £33.95 each. With no artificial fragrances or preservatives, the SPF 30 and SPF 50 creams are perfect for children and sensitive skin.

For a luminous finish, use Sheer Glow Moisture Tint by Wild About Beauty, £22. Lightweight and super-hydrating, the tinted moisturiser has SPF 20.

Don't leave home without Kiehl's Activated Sun for Face, £28, and Body, £25. The formulations have ultra-lightweight SPF 50 and hydrate for up to 24 hours after application.

The pay-off for a moisturiser with a decent level of SPF usually means a thick cream that's difficult to absorb and, if you have sensitive skin, usually breaks you out in spots. Balance Me Natural Protection Moisturiser SPF25, £26 from Debenhams, sinks in beautifully and is the perfect base for make up.

The SPF blocks out UVA and UVB rays while hyaluronic acid plumps the skin and erases fine lines.

Sparkle in the sun with Hawaiian Tropic Shimmer Effect Protective Sun Lotion, £13.99. Light-reflecting mica minerals protect as well as leaving skin with a subtle glow.

After a day by the pool, soothe skin with Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration After Sun Lotion, £6.

Silk proteins and shea butter moisturise with aloe to offer cooling properties wrapped up in a feelgood coconut and papaya fragrance.

Push the boat out for a holiday treat with Chantecaille SPF 50 Primer, £76.

The oil-free water and humidity-resistant sunscreen helps to regulate oil-breakthrough and shine throughout the day.

As well as offering high sun protection, it preps skin and extends the wear of make-up, leaving skin sleek comfortable and, most importantly, matte looking.

So all you need now is refreshing sunset cocktail...