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10 Sunscreens You’ll Actually Look Forward to Applying
Protecting your skin from the sun has never been this enjoyable.
by : Mariève Inoue- Jun 20th, 2023
Whether you prefer chemical or mineral filters, a fluid, creamy, or serum-like texture, a tinted or clear formula, or one that is lightweight or deeply nourishing, there are tons of different sunscreen options on the market. It’s nearly impossible not to find at least one that works for you! Once you’ve found your holy grail(s), it’s so much simpler (exciting, even!) to apply and reapply your sun protection every day. The goal: to keep your skin happy and healthy for as long as possible and reduce your risks of developing skin cancer. Here are 10 must-try sunscreens—the majority of which are new—which are a pleasure to use and will help keep you protected from head to toe.
Protect + Soothe Mineral Sunscreen Stick SPF 50, Aveeno
Sunscreen sticks make reapplying a cinch but are also helpful for targeting more sensitive areas of the face or others that are more vulnerable to the sun, like your under-eye area, near your hair line, the bridge of your nose, and your cheeks. This one is easy to glide around your face and although it does go on looking a little white, it blends in easily. You’ll appreciate it especially if you have sensitive skin!
Scalp & Hair Mist SPF 30 Sunscreen Spray, Sun Bum
We’re constantly told to protect ourselves from the sun from head to toe, but how can you avoid getting a sunburn on your scalp in situations when it’s harder to wear a hat? We can only assume this question is what led Sun Bum to creating an SPF 30 scalp and hair mist. Its practical nozzle makes it easy to apply the product to your scalp and the formula is lightweight enough not to make your hair feel greasy.
Invisible Daily Defense Body Mist Sunscreen SPF 50+, Neutrogena
Reapplying is of monumental importance, so we’re constantly on the lookout for products that make it easier… like this new SPF 50+ mist from Neutrogena. Not only does it go on invisible and feel lightweight, but its formula is also rich in antioxidants to help protect your skin from environmental stressors like pollution. And it’s so easy to apply!
All-Physical Lightweight Wrinkle Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30, Dr Dennis Gross
Often recommended for people with sensitive skin, mineral sunscreens are usually the culprits behind that dreaded white cast—but not this one! Boasting a formula that is rich in antioxidants, this new daily sunscreen is super lightweight and magically disappears once applied onto the skin to the point where you can barely see or feel it.
Weightless Liquid Mineral Sunscreen, First Aid Beauty
This new sunscreen from First Aid Beauty helps you kill two birds with one stone by providing broad-spectrum UV protection and enhancing your skin tone thanks to its universally flattering tint. The result looks natural and flawless as is, but the product also acts as a great base for makeup. It’s a must try—especially if you’ve never understood the hype around tinted sunscreens. This may just be the one that converts you!
Anthelios Age Correct SPF 50+ Daily Cream, La Roche-Posay
La Roche-Posay is a go-to when it comes to high-performing sunscreens that wear nicely, so we couldn’t wait to get our hands on this new daily moisturizer with a built-in SPF 50. It is a wonderfully creamy blend of vitamin E, thermal water, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, and of course, UV filters, that feels nourishing and comfortable on the skin. We like that the cream is unscented and goes on clear—not to mention that it promises to improve your skin’s elasticity and brightness.
Urban Environment Vita-Clear Sunscreen SPF 42, Shiseido
Shiseido regularly blows us away with its sunscreens featuring exquisite textures and impressive ingredient innovations. This year, the storied Japanese brand launched a lightweight formula that combines UV protection and vitamin C, while providing the skin with extra hydration. It also smells fresh and is completely clear on the skin. Wow!
Correct & Protect Serum Broad Spectrum SPF 45
Suited to all skin types and complexions, this silky serum leaves a glowy finish on your skin while helping protect it from the sun’s harsh UV rays. Despite being called a serum, it is meant to be applied over (and not under) your favourite moisturizer as the last step in your skincare regimen. We’re happy to report it doesn’t leave a white cast despite using a 100% mineral filter. As a bonus, it also layers beautifully under makeup.
Protective Lip Treatment SPF 25, Clé de Peau Beauté
This gem of a lip balm is a joy to swipe across your lips thanks to its gorgeous texture and subtle rose scent. Of course, it deeply nourishes your pout, but it also helps protect it from the sun thanks to its built-in SPF. Formulated with argan oil and hyaluronic acid, as well as plant extracts, the treatment wraps your lips in moisture and leaves them glowing.
Active Face & Body Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen, Isa Knox Anew Solaire
Having had wonderful experiences with Asian sunscreens in the past, we had high expectations when we spotted the words “Made in Korea” on the box of this new launch. And it did not disappoint! Not only does it shield your skin from UV rays, but the fluid milk sunscreen—which can be used on both your face and body—also goes on 100% clear, absorbs quickly and helps hydrate and soothe the skin. We love it!
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