5 Sunscreens To Protect You This Summer
We know that you know why sun protection is so important: skin cancer, wrinkles, discoloration, aging—all things caused by skipping the SPF. That said, knowing the risks does not make applying a goopy or sticky sun block any more appealing, especially when we're enjoying a day hanging out on the beach or sunning in the park. On the quest to find a formula that makes protecting ourselves as painless as possible, we asked passersby for their favorite SPFs.
La Roche-Posay's Anthelios 45 has a lightweight, silky finish, making it perfect for everyday use. Unlike other conventional sunscreens, this product absorbs fast and does not leave a greasy finish on the skin, but rather a soft, matte finish. It is formulated with Cell-OX Shield XL, which is made up of antioxidants and filters in order to successfully prevent UV damage.
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For a splurge, Clé de Peau's Protective Fortifying Cream with SPF 22 offers a rich and luxurious texture in a daytime moisturizer. Targeted specifically towards preventing signs of premature aging, this cream provides just the right amount of sun protection while thoroughly moisturizing the skin in order to keep it fresh and youthful.
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Malin + Goetz' SPF 30 Face Moisturizer is a perfect everyday sunscreen for all skin types that can be worn under makeup and won't leave a white cast or chalky residue. With ingredients like aloe to soothe skin, vitamin E to fight free radicals and environmental toxins, and chamomile to help retain moisture and reduce irritation, its calming formula is paraben free.
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For an SPF that doesn't irritate her skin while on runs, Erin Allweiss swears by TiZO Facial Mineral Sunscreen with SPF 40. Free of chemical sunscreens, preservatives, and oils, the non-comedogenic formula protects with Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide and, according to Erin, "rubs in like powder" so you won't feel sticky after application.
Recommended by: Erin Allweiss
Neutrogena's Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is both affordable and reliable. If you're worried about a sunscreen making your face look or feel greasy, Neutrogena's non-oily and non-comedogenic formula is a great solution. It's also water-resistant, making it the perfect pick to bring to the beach or pool.
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Words by Annachiara Barretto-Grignoli