Luxe Sunscreens for When You Want to Feel Like Your Bougiest Self
The golden rule of sunscreen is that you have to wear it every single day — no ifs, ands or buts about it. But similarly to the way you might feel if you’re forced to eat the same meal three times a day, the act of using the same boring sunscreen every day of your life can feel monotonous. To make sun protection more exciting, we’ve rounded up five bougie sunscreens that’ll help you break out of your snoozy SPF rut. They’re on the pricier side, but these formulas have added benefits that will ultimately have you telling all of your friends how great (and non-boring) your new sunscreen is.
Scroll for five different sunscreen options perfect for every season, ranging from the primer-and-moisturizer hybrid to the sleek option to brighten, firm and clear your skin.
The Primer-and-Moisturizer Sunscreen Hybrid
Replace your current makeup primer with this do-it-all formula. It will serve as your oil-free primer and SPF 50 moisturizer to help protect and hydrate your skin. The formula transforms into a cooling, water-like lotion when it’s applied to skin and quickly absorbs — leaving no white cast. This sunscreen also comes in a tinted formula if you’re also looking for color-correcting coverage.
The Pollution-Protecting Sunscreen
In addition to protecting you from the obvious threat to your skin — harsh UV rays — this daily sunscreen offers pollution protection from free radicals and other environmental aggressors.
The Sunscreen Formula for Sensitive Skin
If you have sensitive, oily or acne-prone skin, we’re excited to introduce you to this formula from Renée Rouleau. The pretty pink-packaged SPF is lightweight, not greasy and can also double as your daily moisturizer.
The Sheer, Just-Barely-Tinted SPF Formula
Banish the fear of sunscreen leaving a white cast on your skin with this sheer physical sunscreen from SkinCeuticals. Apply it over your daily moisturizer and watch it become invisible once you rub it into your skin. The sheer tint is so subtle that it works for all skin types. If your priorities are comfort, protection and a little color correction, this formula has you covered.
The Triple-Duty Sun Protectant
The price may be steep, but once you start incorporating this sunscreen into your daily routine, chances are you’ll fall head over heels in love. In addition to protecting your skin from UV rays, this formula will also hydrate, brighten and even out your skin tone. Some of the powerhouse ingredients it includes are niacinamide for fine lines and wrinkles, paracress flower extract for firmer skin, vitamin C to brighten skin and lactic acid to gently exfoliate and target blemishes.
Editor’s Note: Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. To decrease this risk, regularly use a sunscreen with broad spectrum SPF of 15 or higher and other sun protection measures including: limit time in the sun, especially from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and wearing long-sleeve shirts, pants, hats and sunglasses.
Photo: Chaunte Vaughn, Props Styling: Katrina Rozeville