Summer arrival calls for protection during outdoor activities that call for extra SPF diligence. And if the prevention of sunburn or skin cancer doesn’t motivate you. Studies show that UV exposure seriously speeds up the aging process. We’ve narrowed down the most convenient, effective, and luxe-feeling formulas for every event booked till fall.
Best For Beach Day: Water-resistant Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 100+ is a no-brainer for the beach bag. And the non-shiny, dry finish makes it comfortable to wear. Remember the cardinal rule: Use a shot glass-worth of sunscreen to cover your entire body. Ultra Sheer® Dry-Touch Sunscreen SPF 100+ is proven to protect skin from over 99% sunburn damage. Plus, with an unbeatable PFA, nothing provides better UVA protection. Infused with a light, fresh scent, this elegant formulation is fast-absorbing, non-whitening, water resistant and lightweight.
Idle for a Stroll through Market: Josh Rosebrook Nutrient Day Cream SPF 30 is a natural blend that’s formulated with tiny particles of UV-blocking mineral zinc, and a bevy of organic oils and botanicals. Bonus: It infuses skin with antioxidants and calming ingredients, and won’t leave a telltale white “ghosting” effect behind. The Nutrient Day Cream delivers a potent combination of distinct herbal actives and plant oils that repair, moisturize and protect skin. Unique plant oil and herb synergy releases vital skin transforming anti inflammatories, antioxidants, fatty acids and phytonutrients proven to treat, protect and assist the skin in regeneration. This luxurious, lightweight cream finishes matte, smooth and comfortable without a white cast.
Time for a Summer Wedding: The 15 shades of Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 20 boost sun protection while evening out your skin and leaving it luminous. Perfect for a midday soiree (and you’ll still have a flawless complexion come sunset). Now available in 14 beautifully matched shades designed to work across all ethnicity & skin tones.
Getting Ready to Play: For warm-weather sport enthusiasts, a spray – much like MD Solar Sciences Quick Dry Body Spray SPF 40 – is the easiest way to reapply in seconds and get back in the game. To make sure you use enough (and not just a light mist), step out of any wind, hold the bottle four to six inches from the skin, and look for a wet sheen to appear on skin as you pass over.
Go Hiking: Small, lightweight, and water-resistant, this sporty little Shiseido Sun Protection Stick SPF 37 fits easily into a pack or a back pocket. To reapply mid-trek, just swipe it right across your skin. Don’t forget your nose and your ears! It spreads smoothly with a comfortable texture, leaving no white residue.
Charge Up for a Lazy Sunday: You can appreciate a good multitasker, especially on a beautiful day off. Slather on Vita Liberata Self Tan Dry Oil SPF 50 and kick back while the marula oil deeply hydrates, the dihydroxyacetone leaves a natural-looking faux glow, and a solid SPF keeps skin healthy. Unique macro molecule chemical SPF won’t penetrate the skin layers while anti age extracts repair and nourish skin.
Its Time for an Outdoor Concert: This pocket-sized bottle of Sun Bum Signature SPF 50 makes reapplication a breeze without having to haul around a purse. And if you break a sweat getting your dance on, the water resistant formula helps keep you covered.
Vitamin D Protection : LureLux organic sunscreen is the only sunscreen on the market that provides essential Vitamin D nutrients. Developed with quality protection in mind, this sunscreen is moisturizing, yet non-greasy. It absorbs quickly and contains 25 SPF to protect you from up to 94 percent of the sun’s UV rays. Safe for your entire family, for reefs and the aquatic environment, LureLux sunscreen is completely biodegradable, containing Zinc Oxide as its sole active ingredient, with no harmful Titanium Dioxide.
Organic & Natural: Fragrance free, Babo Botanicals SPF 40 daily sheer organic sunscreen is a soothing and lightweight formula with natural broad spectrum protection from the sun’s UVA and UVB rays. Its gentle formulation is perfect for your face, but it’s also great for babies, children or anyone with extra sensitive skin. With 100 percent mineral active ingredients, it is kind to your complexion and kind to the earth. The SPF 40 is great for those who want extra sun protection, especially for their face, to avoid premature aging.
Rehydrating Sunscreen: Andre Lorent’s organic sunscreen feels really great on your skin. This proprietary formulation is dermatologist tested and approved. The daily rehydrating sunscreen is made for all skin types, including sensitive skin. It’s safe to use for anyone six months or older. It penetrates your skin without leaving a white or sticky residue. With daily application, your skin is simultaneously protected and hydrated. At the same time, using it helps combat those nasty free radicals with cutting edge sunscreen technology.
The Center for Disease Control recommends a minimum 15 SPF broad spectrum sunscreen, while the American Cancer Society says 30 SPF is your best bet. Either way, you need sunscreen, especially if you’ve got fair skin, freckles and blue or green eyes.