Our Editors’ Favorite Face Sunscreens of All TimeJuly 09, 2021
Sunscreen is a must every day, no matter the season or the amount of makeup you’re wearing on top of it. That means your face sunscreen has to be versatile enough to last through sweat and humidity, not dry out your skin or make you break out, mix well with your foundation and provide UV protection. That’s a lot to ask of one product! Luckily for you, we’ve rounded up ten of our favorite SPF formulas that we feel comfortable wearing on our faces every day.
This lightweight, hydrating sunscreen provides broad-spectrum UV protection and contains tranexamic acid and niacinamide, which work to lighten signs of sun damage over continued use. Glycerin draws moisture into the skin, while mica gives you an instant glow. Think of this product as a subtle highlighter and a sunscreen in one.
Non-comedogenic, oil, fragrance- and paraben-free and allergy-tested, this is a great sunscreen for sensitive skin. Mineral UV protection and a sheer tint help defend against UVA and UVB rays without leaving a white cast.
It can be hard to find a sunscreen that’s hydrating and non-greasy, but this product fits the bill. It’s formulated with hyaluronic acid and Senna Alata, a tropical leaf extract. This sunscreen fights signs of aging from free radicals.
If you’re looking to cut down on shine and reduce the appearance of large pores, reach for this sunscreen-serum-moisturizer hybrid. Infused with niacinamide and cannabis sativa seed oil, the formula sinks in quickly and makes skin appear less oily.
Cool down with this oil-free, translucent formula with hydrating vitamin E and calming edelweiss extract. The lotion-like consistency sinks in quickly for a lightweight, non-greasy base under makeup.
Help protect your skin with this full-spectrum, antioxidant-packed sunscreen. Baicalin, a plant-derived flavonoid commonly found in Chinese medicine, helps protect the skin’s surface against the damaging effects of free radicals and improve skin elasticity.
Formulated with mature skin in mind, this sunscreen gives your complexion an instant dose of hydration and softness. Imperial peony extract gives skin a rosy glow and has antioxidant properties to fight free radicals.
Even tinted SPF can leave behind a pale cast on dark skin, which is why we love this transparent sunscreen formulated by women of color, for people of color. It’s reef-safe, cruelty-free and made with moisturizing jojoba and avocado oils.
This sunscreen’s unique gel-like texture glides onto skin and provides a smooth, grippy canvas for makeup application.
Prep your skin for active summer days with this antioxidant-rich formula. It’s water-resistant for up to 40 minutes and non-comedogenic to help protect your skin without feeling heavy or clogging your pores.
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