By now, everyone knows that using sunscreen should be a non-negotiable part of your everyday routine. Not only does it protect your skin from harmful rays, but it can prevent aging, sun spots and more. Thankfully, as the importance of using SPF becomes more well-known, companies are releasing new formulas that are lightweight and comfortable to wear. No more sticky, white, heavy lotions! Keep scrolling for ten of our sunscreen favorites.
Want a face lotion that will give you a healthy, summery glow? Invest in Chanel’s Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sunscreen. This ultra-light formula provides a sheer wash of tinted color (available in 5 shades) that smoothes and evens out your skin tone. It’s great for days when you’re running errands or walking around, but not necessarily laying out by the pool. Think of it as a sunscreen that acts like a BB. ($45)
If you have super sensitive skin, consider dermatologist fave CoTZ for Face SPF 40. CoTZ stands for “contains only titanium & zinc oxide.” The brand prides itself on being as natural as it gets, so those with sensitive skin can feel comfortable using their products. With anti-aging benefits, this weightless sunscreen goes on smoothly and leaves your skin matte. It’s perfect to use underneath makeup. To learn even more about CoTZ, check out our blog post. ($20)
MDSolarSciences Mineral Creme Sunscreen is naturally derived and mineral-based so you can feel good about what you’re putting on your skin. The hypoallergenic lotion absorbs quickly and dries to a matte, yet moisturizing finish. Plus, with SPF 50, you know you’re protected for quite a while. ($30)
Is it too bold to call Neutrogena’s Ultra Sheer SPF 55 the best drugstore sunscreen ever? It’s definitely in the top 3. A little goes a long way with this product, it absorbs so easily and truly feels weightless. At that price, you can’t beat it! ($8)
Hampton Sun SPF 35 Continuous Mist Sunscreen makes it easy to reach all the tough spots you can’t get to with your hands. The lightweight mist is powerful, but leaves skin feeling smooth. Perfect for anyone who doesn’t like the feeling of lotion, no matter how weightless it is. Pampadour founder Jennifer swears by it — it’s one of her beach bag must-haves. ($32)
La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid lives up to its name. This fast-absorbing, matte-finish sunscreen has SPF 60, so you know it means business. It’s ideal for sensitive skin that has a tendency to burn. Arguably the highest quality sunscreen available at the drugstore. The best part? There’s none of that unwanted white residue that so many sunscreens have. Jennifer says her kids swipe hers all the time! ($30)
Tarte’s Tarteguard 30 is the “it” sunscreen of 2015, and with that gorgeous packaging, it’s not hard to see why! In this case, let’s judge a book by the cover: the high-quality product matches up to the eye-catching bottle. The formula moisturizes, brightens and invigorates skin, while protecting it from UV rays. We love it so much that it’s featured in our Beach Bag Essentials post! ($32)
CeraVe Sunscreen Wet Skin Spray with SPF 50 is formulated especially to work with wet skin, so it’s great to use after a dip in the ocean or pool. Quickly spray all over wet skin to touch up and not go a minute without protected skin. ($8)
Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen’s bottle turns blue in UV light, making it a favorite for moms all over. Feel good about using it on your children, as this ultra-water-resistant lotion can stand up to the hottest pool days. Formulated with zinc oxide, it’s also a great option for sensitive skin. ($18)
Bull Frog Mosquito Coast is ideal for camping days or whenever you may be extra susceptible to mosquito bites. The SPF 30 formula combines sunscreen and insect repellant (the repellant works up to 8 hours!) for those outdoorsy days.
What’s your go-to sunscreen? Let us know in the comments below and on PAMPADOUR.COM!
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