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Sunscreen should already be a part of everyone’s daily skincare routine. And if you’re planning to partake in some extra outdoor social distancing this summer, it’s best to have a top-notch formula ready to apply (and reapply). So grab some sunnies (and a hat to protect that summer hair) and shop our top-rated sunscreens of the season!
This hydrating vegan formula contains four organic chemical compounds to keep skin protected from the sun. It also contains plant-derived phosphatidylglycerol, a plant-derived, naturally occurring youth lipid responsible for cell regeneration and improved texture and tone, so it’ll keep your face sunburn-free and lookin’ good.
Shopping for a budget-friendly broad spectrum sunscreen? Try this fragrance-free cult favorite. The non-greasy, cruelty-free formula is water resistant for up to 80 minutes and it’s also reef friendly and biodegradable!
This broad spectrum SPF 50 lotion does it all—it provides high performance protection from UVA, UVB and IRA rays, stays on for 80 minutes and even prevents skin dehydration and signs of photo aging. And the new reef-safe formula (free of octinoxate) also smells ah-maz-ing.
Drunk Elephant products have a special place on many a skincare shelf, so it’s no surprise that there’s also an A+ tinted sunscreen available. Perfect for all skin types, this cruelty-free sunscreen delivers powerful broad-spectrum protection and also tackles dullness and uneven texture. (Which is great because let’s be real, it’s too hot for foundation and all that, anyway.)
Some sunscreen formulations can lead to clogged pores and breakouts, but not this one! This award-winning reef-safe sunscreen features UVA/UVB sun protection, along with turmeric and Kinbiome™, a plant-based probiotic to keep skin clear.
Dealing with the sun and a harsh, dry climate? This nutrient-rich, mineral sunscreen will save the day! Reviewers have been raving about this super smooth matte formula’s scent *and* how well it works on dry skin.
Not a fan of goopy sunscreens? This lightweight water and sweat-resistant spray protects against visible signs of aging caused by UVA/UVB rays and will reach alllll those hard-to-reach places. Just apply liberally 15 minutes before exposure and at least once every two hours afterward. Bonus: it has a refreshing guava mango scent.
8. Sun Bum Unisex Clear Zinc SPF 50, $9.99
Keep your face in tip-top shape with this hypoallergenic broad spectrum sunscreen with Vitamin E. It’s water resistant and oil free, so you won’t need to stress about it clogging your pores.
If you’re shopping for a reef-friendly, non-greasy sunscreen that you’ll WANT incorporate into your everyday skincare routine, this is it. The non-comedogenic formula won’t clog pores or leave a white cast, and it also includes probiotics, pineapple and papaya to maintain a healthy glow.
There’s seriously nothing worse than a bad sunburn. And juuuust in case someone forgets to apply their sunscreen, this lotion can definitely soothe singed skin. It contains organic agave to calm irritation and reviewers rave about the easy application and natural scent.
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Allison Wheeler is a writer, Bruce Springsteen enthusiast, and sixth-generation Texan living in Denton, Texas.