Sunscreens have come a long way from the sticky, white paste we used to slather on each summer. With mineral powders, oil-free formulations, and nutrient-rich hydrators, there’s a sunscreen designed with your complexion in mind. But with such a wide variety to choose from, knowing which sunscreen is best for your skin type can be tricky. Get to know your options and protect your skin from premature aging and unnecessary environmental damage — there’s no reason not to when the choices are this good.
Colorescience Sunforgettable Brush-On Sunscreen SPF 30/50
For all skin types.
Whatever excuse you may have used in the past to get out of wearing sunscreen (you didn’t want to apply it over your makeup, you don’t like using heavy products, most sunscreens break you out), won’t work with this one. This brush-on powder comes in multiple shades, can be reapplied over makeup and is mineral-based.
Fenix Daily Rehydrating Sunscreen SPF 30+
For normal to dry skin.
This all-in-one sunscreen is loaded with anti-aging botanicals and doubles as a daily moisturizer, making it ideal for skin-care minimalists who’d rather not add another step to their morning routine.
Image Skin Care Daily Hydrating Moisturizer SPF 30
For sensitive, dry and dehydrated skin.
Antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients make this hydrating sunscreen an excellent option for those looking for soothing and anti-aging perks.
TIZO 2 & 3 Facial Mineral Sunscreen SPF 40
For all skin types.
Oh-so-gentle, this sunscreen manages to have a silky feel while still providing a matte finish. Use daily under makeup for a more refined application.
SkinCeuticals Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50
For normal, oily, combination and sensitive skin.
Weightless, sheer, mineral-based and a matte finish — we really can’t say enough about this non-comedogenic hero. If you’re oily, and looking for something lightweight that won’t leave you feeling greasy, this one’s for you.
SkinCeuticals Sport UV Defense SPF 50
For dry, normal, oily and combination skin.
If your outdoor activities involve more than lounging poolside, you’ll want to reach for this sweat-proof, water-resistant (sporty-spice) favorite. Tested on marathon runners, this sunscreen is the real deal.
Coola Unscented SPF 30 Body Spray
For the body.
It’s tough to beat the convenience of a spray — add a little Omega-3 and 6 and we’re sold. Hydrating and water-resistant, this paraben-free body spray is a summer-beach-bag essential.