These Are the Sunscreens Our Editors Wear While Working Out

April 29, 2021
Sarah Ferguson
By: Sarah Ferguson | by L'Oréal
These Are the Sunscreens Our Editors Wear While Working Out

It can be difficult enough to find a sunscreen for everyday use, let alone one that you’re comfortable wearing while you exercise outside. When you’re sweating under the hot sun, the last thing you want is a thick, sticky sunscreen sliding down your face or clogging your pores. Luckily, there are plenty of lightweight, waterproof options that won’t sting your eyes or tempt you to go SPF-less during a sweat-session. We’re sharing six of our editors’ tried-and-true sunscreens for working out right here. 

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Activewear Lotion Sunscreen

Formulated to be used during outdoor activities, this SPF 60 lotion is water-resistant for up to 80 minutes and has a dry-touch texture. It can be used on both the face and body.


SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50

You’ll forget you’re wearing sunscreen after applying this mineral SPF formula (but do try to remember to reapply). It seamlessly absorbs into skin, helps perfect the complexion with tinted pigments and is water-resistant for up to 40 minutes. 


CeraVe Ultra Light Moisturizing Lotion With SPF 30

This broad-spectrum SPF 30 formula has a weightless, matte finish that you won’t even feel while you’re working out. It’s oil-free, non-comedogenic and doesn’t give off a white cast.


Lancôme UV Expert Aquagel Defense Primer & Moisturizer SPF 50

A primer, moisturizer and sunscreen in one, this breathable sunscreen has a cooling gel formula that feels refreshing and doesn’t leave behind a sticky or greasy residue. 


Garnier Green Labs Canna-B Pore Perfecting Serum Cream

Another multi-tasker to try is this fast-absorbing, three-in-one formula. A serum, moisturizer and sunscreen, it’ll help you get out the door faster, so you can get to sweating. It contains niacinamide and cannabis sativa seed oil to help improve oily and combination skin, so you can feel confident that it won’t break you out.


Black Girl Sunscreen SPF 30

If you have yet to find a sunscreen that doesn’t leave a white film on your skin, consider your search over. This SPF 30 formula dries completely clear and contains soothing and hydrating ingredients like jojoba and sunflower oil. 


PHOTO CREDIT: Design: Hannah Packer 

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