Sunscreen is THE year-round essential that protects our skin from the sun’s damaging effects and helps prevent skin cancer. Lengthy sun exposure can cause several skin conditions including premature aging, hyperpigmentation, fine lines and damage. When choosing a sunscreen, opt for an SPF 30 or higher, and a broad-spectrum sunscreen—which will protect you from both UVA and UVB rays, both of which can cause cancer. To help you choose the sunscreen that will keep your skin as healthy (and young-looking!) as ever, we’ve asked our editors to share their go-to brand.
Protecting Face Cream SPF 50+, Biotherm
Calling all swimmers: This lightweight sunscreen is water and perspiration resistant for up to 80 minutes.
Dry Touch Facial Sunscreen SPF 50+, Clarins
With its SPF 50, this sunscreen uses radical-fighting baobab tree, olive tree and pea extracts to protect the skin from photoaging, while also using aloe vera extract to soothe, soften and hydrate.
Umbra Tinte™ Physical Daily Defense SPF 30, Drunk Elephant
Up your SPF game with this tinted broad-spectrum sunscreen. Not only does this option protect from both UVA and UVB rays, it also helps to prevent oxidative damage.
Super Multi-Corrective Cream SPF 30, Kiehl’s
Made for all skin types, this SPF 30 broad-spectrum sunscreen visibly reduces the signs of aging including fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation.
UV Expert Aquagel Defense Moisturizer with SPF 50, Lancôme
Ultra-functional, this three-in-one product acts as a moisturizer, a facial sunscreen and a makeup primer that protects and hydrates.
Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector SPF 42, Shiseido
For everyday use, this oil-free sunscreen protects against the three major causes of skin damage—UV rays, oxidation and over-production of sebum.
Ultra-Fluid Mineral Tinted Sunscreen Lotion Spf 60, Vichy
With an SPF 60 and 100 percent mineral filter, this sunscreen protects against UVA and UVB rays. This formula also features mineralizing thermal water to boost your skin’s hydration.
Although the items featured in this round up were selected by our editors based on product effectiveness, we may get paid commissions on editorially chosen products purchased through our links to retailer sites.
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