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24 Sublime Suncare Products to Help Protect Skin This Summer

These exciting new suncare products will keep your skin healthy, hydrated, and smooth this summer.

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As we all prepare for fun in the sun this summer, there is one thing that is no laughing matter—sun protection. While we all want to enjoy our favorite activities this season, it’s important to take sun safety seriously. And it’s something we need to do all year-round, according to Dendy Engelman, M.D., a board certified cosmetic dermatologist and Mohs surgeon at the Shafer Clinic in New York City. She points out that many people don’t realize that their skin may have sustained damage even if they didn’t get a sunburn, and this damage accumulates over time. Even a handful of serious sunburns can increase your risk of developing melanoma by 80 percent, and it is estimated that one out of five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime, according to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD).

One of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from the dangers of UV rays is to practice suncare before, during, and after time in the sun. Engelman suggests using at least SPF 30 every day, and SPF 50 or more if you’re going to be in the sun for longer periods of time. And of course, don’t forget to reapply!

Here are 24 products that will help you enjoy the sun safely this season and beyond.

Skincall by Brandefy Tinted Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 Sunscreen ($27)

This oil-free, lightly tinted, broad-spectrum SPF 46 sunscreen provides UVA/UVB protection from harmful UV rays. It hydrates with hyaluronic acid while gently brightening and evening the skintone using lactic acid and niacinamide. The lightweight, soothing formula melts right into the skin and is ideal for everyday use.

Kopari Sun Shield Body Glow Gel SPF 50 ($36)

This weightless, clear gel sunscreen provides SPF 50 sun protection and a hydrated glow. The unique formulation absorbs quickly, without any stickiness, while also moisturizing skin with superfood oils, antioxidants, and natural pearlescent minerals.

MyCHELLE Sun Shield Liquid SPF 50 ($27.99)

These liquid tints offer broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection while simultaneously performing as a matte finish foundation for makeup. It blends weightlessly into the skin and also works to smooth and balance. It comes in four shades: non-tinted, light/medium, medium/dark, and dark.

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Protect skin with the silky, smooth, white-cast free sunscreen that will not only shield skin from the sun, but will also leave it with a radiant finish. The shimmering staple can be layered on top of face cream or can be worn alone as a daily moisturizing sunscreen.

Geologie Broad-Spectrum Face Sunscreen SPF 30 ($32)

Using a combination of mineral and physical sunscreens for maximum protection against both UVA and UVB rays and formulated with hyaluronic acid and niacinamide, this face sunscreen is perfect for all skin types. It is great for those who want both healthy and protected skin, including those with more sensitive skin. The product is oil-free, lightweight, and mattifying—an ideal SPF that layers well under makeup.

Cocokind Daily SPF ($25)

This non-irritating mineral-based daily sunscreen lotion with SPF 32 uses non-nano zinc oxide, blue phytoplankton, and microalgae to protect skin against everyday stressors such as UVA and UVB rays and pollution. In doing so, it prevents signs of premature aging, such as dark spots, fine lines, and wrinkles, while protecting skin against sunburn. The formula is fragrance-free and leaves skin with a soft and dewy finish.

Theraderm Cool Skin ($23)

This product stops sunburns in their tracks. When used within four to six hours after sun exposure, this patent-pending lactic acid formula aids healing and stops the injury process to the skin before symptoms like pain, blistering, and redness fully develop. The addition of lidocaine helps cool on contact and soothes any burning sensation.

Wander Beauty Pack Up and Glow Priming SPF 40+ ($36)

This 100 percent mineral-based sunscreen protects, perfects, and primes skin for makeup application. The sheer, lightweight formula protects against UVA/UVB rays, free radicals, and blue light. It also prevents moisture loss and photo-aging and leaves skin with a luminous, healthy glow, without any white cast or greasy residue. The satin finish makes it a perfect base for makeup application. It is suitable for all skin types and tones.

LASPA Naturals Tinted Matte Sunscreen SPF 20 ($36)

This water-based product is made with certified organic and naturally derived ingredients. A three-in-one lightweight mineral sunscreen offers a base level of sun protection in five moisturizing tints suitable for all skin types and tones. This sunscreen is available in five naturally tinted shades: deep umber, rich brown, bronze, golden, light.

Naked Sundays SPF 50 Hydrating Glow Mist ($30)

Naked Sundays’ bestselling, award-winning SPF 50+ Hydrating Glow Mist has had a makeover. It now contains a lighter spray and an innovative nozzle. The mist provides a more gentle output with the same high performance SPF 50+ to keep the skin protected. The unique formula is also completely invisible and packed with native Australian botanical extracts. It not only sets makeup, but it’s filled with antioxidants to add a luminous glow.

StriVectin Advanced Retinol Daily Repair Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($99)

This all-in-one daily moisturizer and sunscreen combines the protective power of antioxidants with the corrective power of retinol to visibly correct multiple signs of aging. It's hydrating and also gentle enough for daily use. It is clinically shown to improve the appearance of uneven skintone, texture, firmness, elasticity, fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, and radiance.

Versed Daily Mineral Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 35 ($21.99)

This mineral sunscreen offers SPF 35 and lightweight moisturization. It is ideal for all skin types, including acne-prone. Its creamy texture has a natural finish—not too dewy, not too matte. And while the formula has a peachy hue to counteract the white cast common of physical SPF, it is not tinted, but rather, virtually undetectable on many skin tones.

Glossier Invisible Shield Daily Sunscreen ($25)

This is lightweight SPF 35 water-gel formula feels like a serum and protects against sunburn all day long. It features a transparent formula, which means no greasy residue and no white cast, as well as active microcapsules that instantly absorb into skin, so it works well with makeup

Hers Zinc Oxide Daily Sunscreen ($22)

More than just sunscreen, this formula protects skin from UV rays and blue light from devices. Made with 100 percent non-nano zinc oxide, squalane, and glycerin, its lightweight SPF 50+ formula is perfect for everyday use.

AHAVA CC Cream Color Correction Skin Protection SPF 30 ($39)

This sheer, universal-shade correcting cream, which is infused with dunaliella algae and dead sea water, works to even out the skintone, protect and restore, and boost moisture levels while offering SPF 30 protection. It can be used alone or under foundation.

COTZ

This all-mineral sunscreen makes SPF application more pleasurable as a mousse that glides easily onto skin. It comes out as a light foam, spreads smoothly like a lightweight lotion, and dries silky on the skin. Don’t let the lightweight foam fool you—it provides  broad-spectrum mineral sunscreen protection to help shield the skin from damaging rays.

Solbari Resort Sun Hat UPF50+ ($55)

A staple of the Solbari range, this sun hat is the perfect piece of headwear for those who refuse to sacrifice style for sun safety. Combining a versatile reversible design with a wide range of colors and Solbari’s signature UPF50+ protection, this hat is a stylish piece suitable for all outdoor activities.

ISDIN Isdinceutics Mineral Brush ($55)

This powder SPF provides matte coverage and defense against free-radical damage, blue light, and infrared radiation. It's great for tossing into a purse or pocket and dusting on additional protection throughout the day.

Skinbetter Sunbetter Tone Smart SPF 68 ($65)

Available in a convenient, portable compact, this SPF is easy to reapply throughout the day. It gives both sun protection and a tone-adapting blendable color to provide light coverage in addition to sun shield.

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A luxurious, lightweight body oil that feels weightless on the skin, this delicate oil is infused with skin-nourishing ingredients that leave the skin feeling silky smooth to the touch. The formula includes hyaluronic acid, skin-firming botanicals, and natural vitamin E that nourishes and hydrates the skin. 

 

Coola Classic Liplux Organic Lip Balm Sunscreen SPF 30 ($10)

Skin isn’t the only thing that needs to be protected from the sun, and lip balm with broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection hydrates and smoothes dry, chapped lips. The vitamin and antioxidant-enriched formula nourishes and conditions with organic cupuaçu butter and raspberry and jojoba seed oils. Formulated with reef-friendly actives, this water-resistant balm protects and moisturizes, leaving lips soft.

Civant SPF 50 Sunscreen ($25)

Suitable for all skintones, this full-coverage sunscreen goes on smoothly without leaving behind any white residue. Formulated with vitamin E and safflower seed oil, this SPF is safe for the face and body and nourishes the skin while providing sun protection, including up to 80 minutes of water resistance.

Mad Hippie Hydrating Facial SPF ($24.99)

This clear, clean lotion with mineral SPF 25+ is loaded with actives to keep skin protected, hydrated, and healthy. As with all Mad Hippie sunscreen products, this facial SPF utilizes environmentally friendly nano-free oxide rather than chemical UV absorbers. 

Skin Authority Skin Suit Lip ($28)

This lipcare product offers sheer, hydrating protection while promoting plump, smooth lips. It also shields from UV light with broad spectrum SPF 30, as well as from blue light, infrared radiation, activity induced heat, and pollution.

For more tips on summer suncare, check out How to Choose and Use the Best Sunscreen.

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Sophia is an intern for Well Defined. She is passionate about journalism and has focused on writing stories covering adoption, sports, and other topics as a staff writer and copy editor for her high school yearbook staff. She has achieved several high school journalism awards for her writing and has aspirations for a successful professional writing career.