There’s nothing quite as relaxing and enjoyable as spending time at the beach…and those sunny days show no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Make sure your face and body are protected from strong UV rays by stocking up on some grade-A suncare. Keep reading for the innovative, effective sunscreens and after-sun products you need to try this summer.
Moroccanoil Face Lotion SPF 30: This weightless face lotion from Moroccanoil can be used two ways: as your moisturizer in your skincare routine or as your sunscreen. Incredibly lightweight, hydrating and fast-absorbing, it’s ideal for those who want sun protection without feeling like they’re wearing sunscreen. Infused with nourishing argan oil, the moisturizing formula reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles too. ($38)
Supergoop! Invincible Setting Powder SPF 45: Do you have oily skin that appears even oilier when you apply sunscreen? Consider this mineral powder formula from Supergoop. The unique formula can be used as a setting powder post-makeup application, or as your face sunscreen. The SPF 45 formula sets your makeup, leaves your face with a matte finish, and has a blurring effect that minimizes the look of pores. Pop it into your beach bag for quick and easy touchups. ($30)
Coola Mineral Sport Sunscreen Stick SPF 50: Only packing a carry-on for a weekend getaway? This sunscreen stick by Coola is TSA-approved! On top of that, it’s loaded with zinc oxide, has SPF 50 and is hypoallergenic. Packed with coconut, avocado oil and vitamin E, this mess-free sunscreen is a must for on-the-go activities and adventures. ($26)
Belif Moisturizing Bomb Cushion Compact SPF 50: Makeup meets skincare with this BB cushion compact from K-beauty brand Belif. The buildable formula provides even coverage, and has SPF 50 to protect your skin. You can keep the portable compact in your bag for touchups throughout the day. Bonus: the unique puff included with the compact has a special cooling effect, leaving you refreshed after every application. ($42)
Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Spray SPF 50+ for Face/Body: There’s something so convenient about using a spray sunscreen. A few quick spritzes, a pat down and you’re good to go. No one does a spray quite like Shiseido: it provides a soft, refreshing mist that never feels sticky or heavy. You can use this specific formula on your face, body, and even your hair! ($36)
Vita Liberata Self Tan Dry Oil SPF 50: This luxe dry oil from Vita Liberata has high SPF protection, while also providing a buildable, long-lasting and natural self tan. Packed with good-for-your-skin oils like marula, monoi and neroli, this formula delivers a gorgeous, glowing tan. Exfoliate your skin before applying this oil, then proceed to carefully and evenly apply it all over your body in long, circular motions. ($54)
Korres After Sun Greek Yoghurt Cooling Gel for Face and Body: Made with real greek yogurt, this nourishing, cooling gel provides relief to your face and body after a day out in the sun. Greek yogurt has unique properties that hydrate the skin, reduce redness and relieve the itchiness and discomfort of prolonged heat exposure. For an extra cooling effect, store the gel in your fridge. ($26)
Cetaphil Redness Relief Facial SPF 20: There’s arguably no better skincare brand at the drugstore than Cetaphil – every product from the line is a winner. This facial moisturizer with SPF 20 is specifically formulated to neutralize redness. The product has a neutral tint of color that reduces redness, evens skin tone and hydrates, while protecting skin from the sun and harmful UVA/UVB rays. ($18.99)
Sun Bum Sunscreen Lip Balm SPF 30: We often forget just how sensitive our lips are…it’s important to protect them from the sun too! This Sun Bum lip balm is packed with SPF 30, soothes chapped lips, and comes in six different hues, from coconut to watermelon. Pop it into your beach bag, and apply as needed. ($3.99)
St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Face Sheet Mask: If you don’t like tanning your face, but still want a nice, even bronzed glow, this innovative product is for you. St. Tropez has launched a self-tanning sheet mask. Simply apply the mask to a clean, dry face,and leave it on for anywhere from five to fifteen minutes (depending on how deep you want the tan to be). You will instantly be left with a dewy glow that will last for days on end. Just like a regular sheet mask, use the excess serum to blend into your neck and hair line. ($9)
Which suncare products are you excited to try this summer? Let us know in the comments below!