Everyone is always preaching that you should always wear sunscreen year-round but it’s especially important during the summer months. It may not seem like an important step in the morning before you’re out the door but you will regret not having worn sunscreen 20 years from now! From the risk of wrinkles to the scare of skin cancer, there are endless reasons to protect yourself head to toe. With so many different types on the market, I’ve broken it down for you into my faves based on different categories.
Australian Gold Botanical SPF 30 & SPF 50 Mineral Lotion -This non-chemical sunscreen lotion delivers non-whitening protection with a refreshingly luxurious, powdery-clean feel. Rich in vitamins and antioxidants from native Australian botanical ingredients, it allows you to enjoy the sun your way, protected from both UVA and UVB rays, and water resistant for up to 80 minutes.
Jason Natural 20 SPF Sun Facial Sunscreen – This ultra sheer, oil-free lightweight formula absorbs quickly and has the extra bonus of being enriched with special antioxidants such as grape seed and green tea extract. The best part is that it’s completely translucent and can be worn under makeup without changing your foundation shade.
Image Skincare Prevention+ Daily Matte Moisturizer SPF 32 – For a matte, shine-free finish under makeup, Prevention+ contains a next generation blend of anti-oxidants to decrease damaging effects of the sun and environmental exposures and microsponge technology to absorb surface oils.
MISSHA All Around Safe Block Essence Sun Milk SPF 50+ -MISSHA’s Sun Milk is for those looking for a sun protection product that has the moisturizing effect of an essence and who desire outstanding UV protection with minimal white cast.
FACE & BODY
Jurlique Sun Specialist SPF 40 High Protection Cream – This rich cream combines UVA and UVB sunscreen ingredient technology with new Superberry Complex, a fruit extract blend that delivers essential vitamins, minerals and amino acids to condition and protect the skin from the effects of environmental aggressors. Inca Inchi Oil is rich in essential fatty acids and a special blend of natural emollients and Shea Butter helps to maintain optimum skin moisture during sun exposure for skin that looks and feels protected, hydrated and smooth.
Alba Botanica SPF 50 Cool Spot Sunscreen – This sport-strength SPF50 is lightweight and quick-drying for everyday runs to a beach volleyball game. The Biodegradable, water resistant sunscreen spray is gluten free and free of oxybenzone, octinoxate, PABA, and nano-sunscreens.
Supergoop! Antioxidant-Infused Sunscreen Mist With Vitamin C Broad Spectrum SPF 50 – This unique water-resistant SPF 50 formula combines the power of Vitamin C with complete broad spectrum sun protection for healthy, radiant, safe skin. Antioxidant-rich Vitamin C enriches the skin with a radiant, healthy appearance, preventing free radical and environmental damage. The unique non-aerosol delivery system not only preserves the formulation but also allows for 35% less alcohol so the formula is less drying to your skin.
Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 50 – Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 50 provides long-lasting hydration and critical protection that helps control the triggers that lead to skin aging while blending smoothly into skin for a perfected finish. The medium-weight, emollient daily moisturizer contains patented oleosome encapsulation technology that boosts sunscreen effectiveness for critical protection against UV rays in addition to a unique peptide that helps encourage collagen-producing activities.
PCA Skin Sheer Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 45 – This universally tinted, water resistant sunscreen provides sheer protection with an antioxidant boost. It can be used alone or layered under heavier makeup and is water resistant for active lifestyles.
LIPS, EARS, & SCARS
Avene SPF 50 Hydrating Sunscreen Balm – Avene’s ‘Hydrating Sunscreen Balm’ is perfect for covering areas of the body that are often forgotten, like your lips, ears and even scars. This lightweight formula is enhanced with Vitamin E, Shea Butter and the label’s soothing Thermal Spring Water to moisturize and soften the skin while protecting it from damaging UVA and UVB rays.