spring sunscreen spf

PROTECTING YOUR SKIN from the sun shouldn’t involve so many concessions. Opt for a totally clean sunscreen and you might just end up with a chalk-white face for the next 24 hours. Rid yourself of the risk of clown face and potentially expose your skin (and therefore bloodstream) to carcinogenic chemicals and toxins that wreak havoc on your health long term. It’s a real “damned if you do, damned if you don’t.”

Luckily for us, there have been some serious innovations in the SPF category over the past few years where brands we’ve loved (and brands we’ve only just met) are taking traditional sunscreen as we know it and throwing it into the figurative ocean, focusing on new textures, better blending, and new delivery systems. We’ve selected some of our favorite sun slayers who are making sunscreen feel like a seamless part of your everyday beauty routine. Here are our current favorites.

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Sunbaked Glaze SPF 40+ | Sunbaked’s Glaze is a newcomer in the sunscreen scene, but certainly not a novice. We absolutely love the handheld, back pocket-sized delivery system as well as its focus on leveraging antioxidants like green tea extract for ultimate protection. “But wait! That’s not all!” Rather than just focus on sun protection, Sunbaked is bringing some serious skincare heat with hyaluronic acid, added for a hydration, plump-worthy boost. 

Agent Nateur Holi (Sun) SPF 50 Dewy Tinted Skin Drops | There’s never not a time that we’re not fangirling over everything Agent Nateur does, so it should come as no surprise that we were bowing down to the skincare sun god(dess), Jena Covello, when holi(sun) dropped. Not only is this formula insanely clean, but it is one of the best naturally tinted SPF drops on the market, thanks to botanical extracts and non-nano zinc oxide. And, it feels as smooth as silk as it seamlessly blends into your skin.

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Solara Suncare Guardian Angel Super Peptide Sunscreen Milk SPF 50 | Solara Suncare is not joking around when it comes to on-the-go sun protection. The Super Peptide Sunscreen Milk is the meeting point for sun care and skincare with the perfect blend of skin-supporting ingredients like collagen building, line-plumping Super Proteins + 12 skin-compatible actives with oil-free mineral sunscreen as the base.

True Botanicals Skin Barrier Sun Shield SPF 30 | It’s not an accident True Botanical’s is Jessica Chastain’s anti-aging holy grail. This ultra-lightweight formula is infused with antioxidant-rich ingredients like green tea and raspberry seed oil, shielding your skin from environmental stressors while leaving it with a next-level, red carpet-ready matte finish. 

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Vacation Inc. Chardonnay Lip Oil | Vacation Inc. is basically the coolest sun care brand in the solar system as we speak. With some serious throwback vibes, the brand has managed to totally innovate all the ways in which we want to catch some “serious rays.” Their Lip Oil is giving shimmer, botanical oils, and lip luxury with extra hydration and vibes. We can’t wait to whip this out of our bags ASAP.

Sonage Roux Tinted Day Creme with SPF 30 | Sonage Roux is ideal for anyone looking for a new face cream that just so happens to double as an effective, clean SPF. With zinc oxide and botanical extracts, this Tinted Day Creme lets you have your cake and eat it too—all the while basking in the sun.

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