Sunscreen is one of those skincare necessities that is simply non-negotiable. Every dermatologist will tell you that you should be slathering on SPF every single day, rain or shine. Summer means spending significantly more time basking in the sun, and SPF is something we simply can’t afford to forget. That said, sunscreen isn’t always the easiest beauty product to navigate. Don’t worry if you’re feeling stumped when it comes to picking out the perfect sunscreen for your skin type — we’ve got your back!
If your skin is oily:
Peter Thomas Roth Oily Problem Skin Instant Mineral Powder SPF 30 ($30): The brush makes SPF application (and touch-ups!) beyond effortless.Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen SPF 100 ($10.39): Take sun protection to a whole new level with this drugstore option. Does it get any better than an affordable SPF 100? We doubt it!
If your skin is dry:
Fresh Peony Brightening UV Shield SPF 50+ PA++ ($50): Fifty dollars may seem a bit steep for SPF, but this one is well worth it. Its hydrating formula is infused with skin-loving ingredients to brighten and smooth a dull complexion.Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47 ($32 for 2 oz): This formula — free of harsh chemicals — hydrates and soothes parched skin.
If your skin is sensitive:
Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Physical Defense SPF 30 ($42): This option contains tons of free radical-fighting antioxidants to soothe and heal stressed-out skin. (And how cute is the packaging?!)Supergoop! SPF 30+ City Sunscreen Serum With Uniprotect PT-3 ($42): This innovative serum not only protects your visage from harmful rays, but it also repairs existing damage — all while infusing skin with moisture.
If you want coverage:
L’Oréal Silky Sheer BB Face Lotion SPF 50+ ($10.99): This lightweight sunscreen delivers an even complexion with a silky, barely-there finish.Tarte BB Tinted Treatment 12-Hour Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen ($35): This product primes, moisturizes, protects and works as an anti-aging treatment. All of these benefits in one tube? We’re hooked.
For your body:
Sun Bum SPF 30 Sunscreen Spray ($16): Adorable packaging, a coconut-sweet scent and resistance to water and sweat — we simply can’t get enough of Sun Bum’s spray sunscreen!MDSolarSciences Mineral Crème Broad Spectrum SPF 30 UVA-UVB Sunscreen ($30): This age-fighting sunscreen contains antioxidants like green tea and pomegranate extracts to protect and soothe skin all day long.