5 Quality Sunscreen's That Will Keep Your Skin Protected All Summer

Sweet, sweet summer is fast approaching, meaning it is about to get real hot and the UV is about to get real strong. In recent years the UV has become increasingly intense making sunscreen more important than ever to protect our skin. Sunscreen is probably the most important step when it comes to our skin care regimen.

Using a quality sunscreen will protect you not only from a painful burn, but is one of the best ways to fight fine lines & wrinkles.

Here are 5 of our top sunscreen picks for this summer! 

1.  La Roche Posay Anthelios Ultralight Sunscreen Fluid

Best for: Face

La Roche Posay is a great all-around brand especially for those with skin sensitivities. This sunscreen, in particular, is a fan favourite due to its lightweight nature. After applying this sunscreen, you will find that it dries quickly with a matte finish making it a great product to layer underneath other moisturizers or makeup.

 

2.  Beautycounter

Best for: Face and body

This particular product is much like the Elta MD sunscreen, and it contains zinc-oxide protection all while being both broad spectrum and water resistant. 

It's is a mineral-only sunscreen, meaning that the zinc-oxide is not mixed with additional chemical ingredients that are not skin friendly. We recommend mineral-only sunscreens to ensure that we are not putting any unwanted chemicals on/in our body. Beautycounter also offers a tinted moisturizer with SPF 20 or what they call their "no-makeup, makeup" for those days you are on the go while wanting to look and feel polished. This product is heavenly! It is high moisturizing and contains vitamin C to enhance your skin's brightness!

 

3.  Elta MD UV Clear Broad Spectrum

Best for: Face

Where do we even start with this sunscreen, it's the absolute BEST—dermatologists tend to think so too. It is a lightweight oil-free sunscreen that is perfect to wear solo or under makeup. This SPF 46+ lotion features zinc oxide (9% to be exact), which gives you some serious protection against those UVA/UVB rays. 

Furthermore, this lotion is excellent for your skin, the ingredients in this product include niacinamide, hydrating hyaluronic acid and a slight amount of exfoliating lactic acid all of which are amazing and beneficial for the tone and texture of your skin. The combination of these ingredients gives your skin a natural glow and dewy look all while protecting that beautifully exposed organ. If any of you with sensitive skin who find it challenging to find a sun care product that does not irritate, this is the product for you. OH and if you want to do a two-in-one this product is available in a tinted version to put on and walk out the door all in one quick go. 

 

4.  Sun Bum Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion

Best for: Body

Not only does this sunscreen smell fantastic, but it has some pretty cute branding. Sun bum is a brand that is popular for those who are quite active while soaking up those rays. Why? Because it has a high water-resistant formula allowing you to sweat and swim for a whopping 80 minutes ensuring you are fully protected before having to re-apply.

 

5.  Kiehl's Activated Sun Protector Water-Light Lotion

Best for: Face and body

The best part about this sunscreen is that it's for both the face AND the body, all while being sensitive-skin friendly. Those of us with tender skin often find difficulty in using a product that is designed for both the face and body. As our facial skin is much thinner, sometimes harsher ingredients in a body sunscreen, will not only clog the pores but cause a potential reaction. This ultra-lightweight sunscreen does not leave the skin feeling greasy or oily while having fun in the sun.

 

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