Whether you relax, work or play in your pool, sun protection is something that everyone should take seriously. And if you are searching the best sunblock to keep your skin protected, healthy and youthful during your summer holidays – you’ve come in the right place! Reading the following guide will help you to select the best sunscreen.
No matter the forecast, sunscreen is the one-step you should never skip before heading outdoors for the day. Applying (and reapplying!) SPF protects your skin from the sun’s powerful UV rays, minimizing your risk of painful sunburns, skin cancer, and premature signs of aging, such as dark spots and wrinkles. Therefore, finding a good sunscreen is a must — and for your convenience we’ve rounded up the 5 best sunscreens for your skin:
It doesn’t matter if most of your time is spent indoor or outdoors, the Neutrogena's Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen SPF 55 is one to add to your daily skin-care routine year-round. The chemical formula rubs in clear on all skin tones, and doesn’t leave behind any sticky or greasy feeling. All the more reason why it won a Readers' Choice Award several times over — most recently in 2021.
- Non-comedogenic (won't clog pores)
2. AntiOxidant+ Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50
The Hawaiian Tropic excelled across the board in our Lab evaluations, earning perfect scores for not drying or irritating skin. One tester said it even stayed put during a run and didn’t burn her eyes. Plus, at less than $1.60 per ounce, it’s less than half the average price of other products we looked at.
Testers also liked that it didn’t feel tacky or greasy on their skin and absorbed well with no white residue. Its beachy scent was also total crowd-pleaser, even with testers who tend to be especially critical about scent.
- Reef safe sunscreen, made without oxybenzone and octinoxate
- Antioxidant and spf our new antioxidant+ sunscreen provides a protective layer of antioxidants. It helps prevent skin damage and skin aging caused by the sun.
- Uva and uvb protection lightweight, non-greasy lotion provides broad spectrum coverage, and is available in spf 30 or spf 50.
- Island inspired fragrances jasmine, coconut and other exotic island inspired fragrances bring the essence of the islands to you while protecting your skin from the sun and pollution.
- Pamper yourself the lightweight formula goes on silky smooth, so you can feel the sun, not the sunscreen. Our sunscreen lotions allow you to care for your skin with indulgence as well as protection.
3. Aveeno Sensitive Skin Sunscreen Stick SPF 50
Since this lightweight, non-greasy formula formulated with 100 percent zinc oxide and soothing oats, the chances of Aveeno's Sensitive Skin Sunscreen Stick SPF 50 irritating your skin are slim to none. This 2020 Allure Best of Beauty winner is also sweat- and water-resistant for up to 80 minutes, so it provides top-notch sun protection during workouts, beach outings, and everything in between.
- Sunscreen stick with broad spectrum SPF 50
- UVA/UVB protection for sensitive skin
- Contains 100% zinc oxide mineral
- contains pure oat essence
- sweat and water-resistant
4. LiftActiv Peptide-C Sunscreen SPF 30
This pick impressed testers in terms of hydration and not causing breakouts or irritation. It was also the easiest to use, didn't interfere with makeup, and earned the second highest score for not leaving a white cast.
Testers disagreed on its scent: some adored it while others were put off by it. In terms of texture, many loved that the thinness made it easy to sink into the skin. Testers vouched that it protected them from sunburn and awarded it the highest score in this category.
- Helps correct signs of skin aging
- Visibly brightens skin while providing broad-spectrum protection
- Phyto-peptides help to visibly firm the skin
5. EleVen by Venus Williams Sun Serum SPF 35
It's no surprise that a mineral sunscreen created by the Venus Williams was met with tons of fanfare and glowing reviews — in fact, it even won a 2020 Allure Best of Beauty Award. Since the EleVen by Venus Williams Sun Serum SPF 35 has a sheer, serum-like formula, it leaves skin with a smooth, demi-matte finish and layers beautifully with makeup. 25 percent zinc oxide does the heavy lifting in terms of UVA/UVB protection and prickly pear delivers a punch of all-day hydration.
- A game-changing lightweight serum that combines sun protection with silky hydration - for daily use over moisturizer or under makeup - quick absorption leaves skin with a smooth, velvety finish
- Clean, reef-safe formula utilizes zinc oxide (25%) to protect skin from the sun's harmful rays
- Non-chemical spf offers physical protection from uva & uvb rays
- Vegan & cruelty-free, fragrance-free, dermatologist-approved | clean beauty sunscreen
- Great for all skin types
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