3 Sunscreen Brands To Protect You This Summer

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“Always wear SPF” is one of the most repeated beauty tips we hear from passersby, and with summer officially here, it’s more important than ever to have a reliable sunscreen you can wear everyday.

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.


1. La Roche-Posay Anthelios

RECOMMENDED BY crystal moselle, JANELLE ANNE, Shawana grosvenor, mariana orkenyi, nicole najafi, ana Giraldo-wingler, mo mullen, moriel zelikowsky, shruti naik and dianna cohen

La Roche-Posay's Anthelios have 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. They come in various SPF depending on the level of coverage you want.

Entrepreneur Nicole Najafi, skin scientist Shruti Naik, consultant, Mo Mullen uses their SPF 60, filmmaker Crystal Moselle, marketer Dianna Cohen and programmer, Anna Giralo-Winger uses their SPF 50, Janelle Anne use their SPF 45, curator, Shawana Grovesnor uses their SPF 30 and neuroscientist Moriel Zelikowsky uses their SPF 15.

Buy La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra-Light Sunscreen Fluid

2. EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum

recommended by mina alyeshmerni, kavi moltz, charlotte hundley, mimi packer, verena von pfetten and natalie guevara

Serious UV protection and superior hydration join forces in this sheer facial sunscreen. EltaMD UV Daily has hyaluronic acid to boost moisture retention and diminish fine lines. This lightweight moisturizer with UV protection can be worn alone or under makeup. You can choose from tinted and un-tinted formulas for use every day as well as different spf coverage.

Buy EltaMD UV Clear Facial Sunscreen SPF 46

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3. Supergoop! Sunscreen

recommended by mimi packer, alison roman, lauren servideo, Folasade Adeoso, angela kohler

Supergoop! is the first and only prestige beauty brand dedicated to UV protection. Founded by former teacher and industry pioneer Holly Thaggard, Supergoop! creates innovative, effective, and ingredient conscious formulas the deliver broad spectrum protection in unique, feel-good ways–and always with a smile.

Web designer, Folasade Adeoso uses their Unseen Sunscreen, photographer, Angele Kohler uses Supergoop!’s Oil Sunscreen and adds that “it is so light and moisturizing and surprisingly not greasy. I am obsessed with smells right now, so all I want is face sprays and rose waters.” Comedian Lauren Servideo uses Supergoop! Glow Stick Sunscreen SPF 50, producer, Mimi Packer swears by Supergoop! City Sunscreen Serum SPF 30 and chef, Alison Roman uses Supergoop! x Milly Defense Refresh Setting Mist SPF 50.

Buy Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40