Lightweight Sunscreens You’ll Actually Look Forward to ApplyingMay 31, 2023
Whether you’re new to using skincare or have a carefully curated routine tailored to your skin type, you probably know the importance of applying sunscreen every day. A broad-spectrum SPF is absolutely necessary if you want to protect yourself from harmful UV rays that can cause skin cancer and signs of aging. But if you have yet to find the perfect SPF for you after trying options that are too heavy, greasy or difficult to rub in, don’t give up just yet. We rounded up our favorite, editor-approved sunscreens that are lightweight, effective and perfect for everyday wear.
Our Favorite Lightweight Sunscreens
If you don’t normally like the way sunscreen looks or feels under makeup, you’ll love this lightweight pick. This sunscreen practically disappears on every skin tone, leaving neither a white cast or an oily sheen. Thanks to vitamins C and E and broad-spectrum UV filters, it protects skin while providing a boost of antioxidants.
This sunscreen’s light, milky consistency blends in smoothly and leaves skin looking glowy and soft. In addition to broad-spectrum SPF, the formula contains antioxidant-rich serum complex to help enhance skin’s radiance. We love that it’s oil-free and non-comedogenic, too.
Phyto-peptides, vitamin C and Vichy’s mineral-rich spring water give this sunscreen a soothing, antioxidant-enhanced upgrade. The silky consistency sinks in quickly and helps improve the look of wrinkles, dark spots, dull and uneven skin tone overtime.
We love a multitasker, and this product delivers SPF 30, along with long-lasting hydration thanks to the inclusion of hyaluronic acid. It’s gentle enough for all skin types, including sensitive and made with 100% mineral filters.
Not only does this mineral sunscreen shield your skin from UV rays, it also helps protect against blue light and free radicals. The stick format makes for easy on-the-go reapplication, perfect for tossing in your bag on your way to the beach.
This weightless formula will leave you feeling moisturized, protects skin against UV-induced aging and is a great choice for anyone who finds most sunscreens greasy. Made for all skin types, this non-comedogenic sunscreen belongs in your summer travel bag.
This mineral filter-based sunscreen has a sheer tint that offsets that white film that physical formulas sometimes leave behind. Plus, it contains hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid, niacinamide and ceramides.
Formulated with mineral-rich volcanic water, UV filters and an antioxidant complex, this power-packed sunscreen offers broad-spectrum SPF 50 protection in an ultra-light, easily absorbed formula.
This broad-spectrum sunscreen is paraben- and cruelty-free and dries completely clear, making it perfect for all skin tones. It’s also packed with moisturizing ingredients like avocado, jojoba and sunflower oils.