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14 New Sun Protection Products to Encourage Safe Fun in the Sun

Check out exciting new offerings in sun protection.
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According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70. While those scary stats are enough to keep anyone hidden from the sun, there are plenty of ways to protect the skin from damaging UV rays and allow you and your clients to enjoy the pleasure of sunshine this summer while avoiding the negative side effects. Here are some of the latest offerings that have debuted this season to keep your skin safely protected.

Versed Total Package Replenishing Body Lotion Mineral SPF 30 ($19.99)

Total Package is a fragrance-free daily restorative body lotion that combines nourishing cupuaçu butter, soothing grapeseed oil, and non-nano zinc oxide in a sheer, non-sticky formula for everyday sun protection for the body. It defends against UVA, UVB, and blue light while leaving skin feeling smooth, soft, and healthy.

Dermalogica Porescreen SPF 40 ($55)

This new mineral sunscreen protects, blurs pores, and enhances the skin. Unlike other mineral sunscreens that leave behind a white residue, this lightweight formula has a hint of tint that enhances skin tone for long-lasting radiance and makes a great base under makeup, with a blurring, primer-like effect that also supports healthy pores. Ingredients include zinc oxide to protect against UVA and UVB rays, niacinamide to reduce sebum oil and improve the appearance of pores, encapsulated pigment that provides a sheer radiant glow that compliments all skin tones, as well as a green microalgae, squalane, and vitamin E blend that moisturizes, softens, and smooths skin.

Ursa Major Force Field SPF 30 ($58)

This moisturizing, 100 percent clean and mineral-based, plant-derived SPF 30 provides full-spectrum protection from UVA and UVB rays, blue light, and environmental pollution. Ingredients include sodium hyaluronate, squalane, elfdoc flower, and lingonberry stem cells to help boost skin’s moisture retention, firmness, and elasticity. It offers year-round, all-season skin protection that blends into the skin without any white cast. It is made with a non-toxic formula and is free of petrochemicals, SLS, SLES, parabens, synthetic fragrance or color, glycols, silicones, and PEGs.

Saint Jane Luxury Sun Ritual ($38)

A primer, moisturizer, and SPF in one, this clean mineral SPF 30 offers a sheer, invisible texture that blurs the look of pores. Inspired by flower petals and their resiliency against sun, heat, and environmental stressors, antioxidant-rich blooms like desert rose, hibiscus, and jasmine deliver deep moisture and a flawless, invisible finish effect under makeup and alone as a weightless, beauty-locking SPF. It is free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates, PEGs, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, formaldehyde-releasing agents, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, mercury, and other compounds that are potentially disruptive to our bodies and our environment.

Sonäge Roux Tinted Day Crème with SPF 30 ($60)

Protect, hydrate, and perfect with this three-in-one tinted moisturizer with SPF. Non-nano zinc oxide shields the skin from UVA, UVB, and blue light. It also reduces redness. Niacinamide, tucuma butter, ceramides, squalane, peptides, and green tree help rejuvenate, moisturize, and hydrate the skin. Finally, the sheer, natural tint for all skin tones primes and blurs imperfections.

Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 ($35)

This powerful sunscreen combines broad spectrum mineral SPF 30, vitamin C, and banana powder-inspired pigments to protect and correct the complexion, brightening dull, uneven skin tone over time and preventing future visible sun damage. This daily sunscreen looks good, feels good, and smells good—it has a fresh, naturally derived citrus scent and soft-matte finish, so it’s never greasy. Ingredients include zinc oxide, enhanced vitamin C for brightening and correction, light-reflecting pigments, niacinamide, and hydrating aloe leaf juice.

Bubble Skincare Solar Mate Invisible Daily Mineral SPF 40 Sunscreen ($19)

Developed with a dermatologist, this mineral SPF 40 UVA/UVB sunscreen feels light, disappears under makeup, doesn’t clog pores (non-comedogenic), and easily absorbs, leaving no white cast, even on the darkest skin tones. Formulated with raspberry seed extract, an antioxidant that naturally boosts protection from the sun; cocoa seed butter for balanced hydration; and glycerin for a lightweight, gliding texture, Solar Mate improves the appearance of skin over time in addition to providing sun protection. Plus, it is vegan, cruelty-free, and Leaping Bunny certified.

Hampton Sun SPF 50 Mineral Mist ($32)

Voted "Best Spray Sunscreen" of 2023 by Good Housekeeping, this sunscreen offers broad-spectrum protection coupled with antioxidant-rich nourishment in a microfine, crystal-clear sunscreen mist. The formula uses advanced water resistance to protect skin longer from UVA and UVB rays, all while combating free radical damage and providing deep-level hydration. Subtly infused with the clean, elegant aroma of Hampton Sun's signature Privet Bloom scent, this airy, skin-softening formula dries clear and is suitable for all skin types.

Maelove The Sun Protector SPF 30 ($24.95)

Both silky smooth and light, this 100 percent mineral sunscreen has a non-nano 18 percent zinc oxide formula that provides the skin with defense against UVA and UVB rays. It is fortified with potent antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E. It also does double duty as a makeup primer and is free of oxybenzone, avobenzone, octinoxate, homolsalate, parabens, phthalates, fragrance, and dyes. Like all Maelove products, it is made in the U.S., vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.

Mama Sol 100% Mineral Moisturizing Sunscreen SPF 30 ($44)

A three-in-one daily 100 percent mineral sunscreen with SPF 30, hydrating moisturizer, and makeup primer packaged in a sleek glass bottle, this sunscreen blocks UVA and UVB rays and shields from the sun’s infrared rays and HEV (blue light) from phones and devices. Ingredients include a proprietary youth-preserving complex that helps minimize and smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and brightens skin. For deep hydration and locked-in moisture, there's hyaluronic acid, moringa oleifera seed extract, squalane, sacha inchi seed extract, fatty acids, and coconut oil, which also nourish, condition, and soften the look of skin. This lightweight, silky cream is also silicone-free (no greasy feeling) with a subtle and calming natural lavender scent. It goes on white to help with even application, and with the warmth of fingertips, it becomes translucent and blends into skin in seconds.

Habit N°39 Facial Sunscreen Mist with SPF 39 ($30)

Infused with a fresh white peach and neroli scent, this ultra-fine SPF 39 mist is designed for touchless application over makeup or directly onto skin. The ultra-fine mist allows for easy application and reapplication throughout the day. It is also vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

Image Skincare Prevention+ Clear Solar Gel SPF 30 ($50)

This innovative formula is water resistant for up to 80 minutes. It glides effortlessly over the skin and blurs imperfections while leaving skin soft and smooth. It is a completely clear, water-less SPF 30 sunscreen gel that provides broad-spectrum UV protection. The airy, transparent formula disappears into the skin and helps grip makeup. It is formulated with a blend of antioxidants, including vitamin C, vitamin E, green tea, and plant-derived squalane, which helps to moisturize the skin for a smooth look and feel.

Tizo Tinted Mineral Stick SPF 45 ($32.50)

Gentle for even the most sensitive skins, this tinted mineral stick is ideal for on-the-go touchups. Its sheer universal tint provides a hint of glow while also delivering physical broad-spectrum protection that reflects both UVA and UVB rays. Water resistant for up to 80 minutes, it is free of chemical sunscreen filters, dyes, fragrances, and preservatives. The reef-friendly stick contains vitamins C and E for added defense.

Glo Skin Beauty Oil-Free SPF 40+ ($48)

Infused with hyaluronic acid and calming botanicals, the oil-free mineral sunscreen provides broad-spectrum protection against sun damage, pollution, and blue-light damage. Translucent and weightless, this reef-safe formula is cruelty-free, vegan, and free of parabens and sulfates.

About The Author
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Julie is the co-founder of Well Defined and a longtime influencer and advocate in the wellness world. Along with her work at Well Defined, she is an executive recruiter and marketing specialist for Hutchinson Consulting. She is also a consultant and content strategist for numerous wellness brands. She is the former editor-in-chief and publisher of American Spa and was named a 2019 Folio Top Woman in Media in the Industry Trailblazers category and a 2018 winner of ISPA’s Innovate Award. She is also a seasoned journalist, specializing in spa, travel, health, fitness, wellness, sustainability, and beauty. She has been published in Departures, ForbesTraveler.com, E! Online, Gayot.com, Insider’s Guide to Spas, Luxury Travel Advisor, Marin Magazine, Ocean Home, Smart Meetings, Spa Asia, and Travel Agent.