Drugstore Sunscreens to Stock Up on for Summer
Applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen every single day will not only help prevent skin cancer and painful burns, but it's also your best line of defense against premature aging, i.e. fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots. If you’re diligent with your SPF, you’ll be going through a lot of it, but the good news is that you don’t have to splurge to get a quality sunscreen that you actually want to apply. From multi-tasking formulas to tinted, complexion-perfecting options, we’re rounding up our editors’ favorite sunscreens at the drugstore, ahead.
La Roche-Posay’s newest sun-care offering contains 100% physical sun blockers and hydrating hyaluronic acid. Allergy-tested and fragrance-free, the formula is ideal for dry and sensitive skin types.
The ultimate multi-tasker, this formula is a serum, lightweight moisturizer and broad-spectrum sunscreen in one. We love that it contains vitamin C and pineapple extract to help brighten and even out the complexion and leaves behind no white cast.
If you like to keep your skin-care routine short and efficient, this Vichy option is the perfect choice. It’s a facial sunscreen and anti-aging moisturizer in one. Formulated with vitamin C and phyto peptides, it addresses the appearance of wrinkles, dark spots, dullness and firmness — all while brightening and hydrating the skin.
This CeraVe tinted sunscreen with SPF 30 will give you a nice glowy base (great for summer!) that can be worn alone or under foundation. It has a sheer, universal tint that works on all skin tones, feels lightweight and is blendable. Plus, it’s oxybenzone-, paraben-, fragrance- and chemical filter-free.
For those with mature skin types, we love this option from the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect line. Infused with imperial peony, the moisturizer and sunscreen duo is designed to revive dull skin and give you a brighter, more youthful-looking complexion. The hydrating formula will not only make your face feel softer and smoother, but the SPF 30 will also help protect you from the sun’s damaging UVA and UVB rays.
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