With my last post about protecting your skin, I thought it would be great to give you my top picks for sunscreen. There are soooo many different types of sunscreens out there. Find the one that is best for you and that fits your needs. The most important thing is to remember to use sunscreen daily!
La Roche Posay Anthelios 50 Mineral $33 – This is an ultra light sunscreen that is perfect for those with sensitive skin. It is paraben-free, fragrance-free and dermatologist recommended. The formula of this sunscreen absorbs quickly and does not leave that a white film. It is also water-resistance and the most impressive thing is that it has a matte finish. I absolutely love this sunscreen and this product has also won beauty awards from Allure, Self and Elle magazine.
alba BOTANICA Very Emollient Sunscreen $9 – alba BOTANICA is a great brand. They have tons of awesome products. To our luck, they also have a great sun protection line. They have a variety of different sunscreens available depending on your needs, but this one is my absolute favorite. It is a mineral sunscreen and is perfect for those with sensitive skin. It is paraben and fragrance fee and is also water resistant for up to 40 minutes. It is a lightweight formula that is fast absorbing. What I also like about this sunscreen is that it is also good for your skin. It has Sunflower Seed Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, Aloe Vera, Grape Seed Oil and Vitamin E.
Shiseido Ultimate Protection Cream + Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ for Face – This is honestly the first sunscreen that I fell in love with. I have used this sunscreen off and on for the past 5 years and there is really nothing bad to say about it. A little goes a long way. A bottle of this can last well over a year. I like this one because it provides powerful protection yet is it not super heavy or overpowering. I wear this after my moisturizer and it does not feel heavy at all and although the formula is creamy it doesn’t leave a white finish. This sunscreen is also water and perspiration resistant.
Baby Bum SPF 30 Sunscreen Stick $13 – This sunscreen is awesome. It is made specifically for babies so if you have children, this is a definite must-have. Since it is made for specifically for babies it is also great for you if you have super sensitive skin. This sunscreen is 100% mineral based, eco-friendly and water-resistant for 80 minutes. It is also fragrance-free and is free of parabens, phthalates and PABA. Another plus about this sunscreen is that it is Skin Cancer Foundation approved and recommended. I also like that this sunscreen comes in a stick formula. It is super handy and easy to apply. This is the perfect sunscreen to carry with you when you will be out in the sun all day. Just pop this in your purse, baby bag or beach bag and your all set.
Banana Boat Sport Performance Coolzone Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 $8 – This sunscreen is perfect for those who are in sports or those who will be active outdoors for an extended period of time. This is a non-greasy, fast absorbing sunscreen that is water resistant for up to 80 minutes. The great thing about this sunscreen is that it instantly cools your skin on contact and gives you a very refreshing feeling. It also has a very clean scent which is great if you have been sweating. Best thing about this sunscreen is that it is also recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation.
Coppertone Tattoo GUARD Continuous Spray SPF 50 Sunscreen $11 – It is so awesome how much beauty and skin care products have evolved. I had to include this on the list of best sunscreens because wow…we now have sunscreen to help protect those with tattoos. This sunscreen has a moisturizing formula that is hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested and water resistant for up to 80 minutes. This sunscreen protects your skin against UV rays that can fade and blur tattoos. You can purchase this sunscreen in a lotion, stick or spray. I like the spray best since it covers large tattoos easily and provides even coverage.
Kiehl’s Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50 + $38 – My most favorite thing about this sunscreen is that it is ultra-light. I have never came across a sunscreen that is as light as this. It literally feels like nothing on your skin. It is easy to apply and fast-absorbing. The formula is also oil-free, fragrance-fee and non-comedogenic. Another plus about this sunscreen is that it is also good for your skin. It helps fight 90% of skin aging including lines, wrinkles, uneven texture and tone.
L’Oreal Paris Sublime Sun Advanced Sunscreen SPF 30 $8 – L’Oreal has a lot of different sunscreens available, but I would have to say that this one is my favorite. It is very comparable to some high-end sunscreens. The formula is lightweight and contains antioxidants that are great for your skin. This sunscreen is water-resistant for up to 80 minutes and is easy to apply and fast-absorbing. You can’t go wrong with this one.
There are so many different kinds of sunscreens out there. It can become overwhelming when looking for one that is best for you. I hope my top picks really helps you in picking a sunscreen that works for your skin and activities. Again, the most important thing is that you wear sunscreen daily as it can do wonders for protecting your skin.
What’s your favorite sunscreen?
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