The sun is out and so are you! Tis the season of backless dresses, bandeaus, tanks and cut-offs. To be sure you’re both sun-kissed and safe it’s important to wear a good sunscreen with a high level of SPF to protect you from harmful rays. Here are a few of our top picks for men and women that fit every budget. We hope this’ll brighten your day!
For the indulgent...
Darphin VITALPROTECTION SPF50: This lavish nourishing sunscreen may as well be called a magic cream! It provides visible corrective anti-aging defenses with it’s triple biological shield- botanical, enzymatic and cellular - to help prevent fine lines and wrinkles. Formulated with ingredients like Edelweiss (antioxidant), Venuceane (deep sea micro-organism to detoxify, protect and moisturize) and Oxybenzone to fight the aging process.
$75, available at Darphin.com
For affordable luxury...
L’Oreal Paris Sublime Sun Liquid Silk Sunshield-For Face SPF50+: A drug-store gem! Infused with multi-action antioxidants, L’Oreal Sublime Sun features an exclusive, patented UV filter system to deliver long-lasting protection against UVB rays. With Vitamin E to combat oxidative stress on the skin’s surface and white grape seed for a deeper level of protection below the skin’s surface. The combination of these active ingredients provide the ultimate protection against broad-spectrum UVA/UVB rays and keep skin healthy and youthful. An absolute win win.
$10.99, available at lorealparis.com and drug/convenience stores.
Also available for the body:
Sublime Sun Lotion SPF 50+/30, $10.99
Sublime Sun Crystal Clear Mist Spray SPF 50+/30, $10.99
Sublime Sun Hydra Lotion Spray SPF 50+/30, $10.99
For sheer makeup coverage...
SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF50: Not your childhood sunscreen! The new formula incorporates translucent Iron Oxide color spheres (which adapt to all skin tones) that disperse evenly to provide a sheer, all-over tint, repel oils and minimize the appearance of sebum (skin greasiness). SkinCeuticals uses UVA/UVB photo-protection through broad-spectrum physical filters with z-cote and titanium dioxide which creates a barrier on the skin to absorb and reflect rays. The best part about this stuff? It’s completely non-greasy and won’t irritate sensitive skin.
$30, available at skinceuticals.com
For the man in your life...
Anthony Logistics for Men Sun Spray SPF15: We are all creatures of habit...and men tend to be creatures...With SPF 15 to screen the sun to prevent burns, vitamins A, C and E to nourish and aloe vera to soothe Anthony Logistics’ Sun Spray for men is quick, easy and very affordable. Providing high level, full spectrum coverage the spray helps prevent premature signs of aging and feels great on the skin. What more could a man want?
$23, available at Nordstrom.com and Anthony.com
For Protection with Correction...
Peter Thomas Roth Sheer Liquid SPF50: Take care of your skin by protecting it from sun and the environment. Peter Thomas Roth’s Sheer Liquid sunscreen contains SPF 50 and an anti-aging formula to shield skin from daily sun and environmental exposure. With its light-weight feel, this sunscreen is water resistant and oil-free so it absorbs quickly leaving no greasy or white residue and layers beautifully under makeup. This is a beach-bag must-have!
$52, available at Sephora.com and PeterThomasRoth.com
By Maya Cooper