The Most Innovative SPF Products for this Summer

By August 9, 2020January 22nd, 2024No Comments

As lockdowns begin lifting, we’re all enthusiastic to catch some rays of sun outside. To enjoy the safest experience possible, we remind everyone to…

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Have safe sun! That means wearing SPF. According to the CDC, the sun’s UV rays can damage your skin in as little as 15 minutes. To minimize risk, wear a product with at least SPF 15 to protect your skin from sun spots, lower your risk of developing skin cancer, and keep you looking young. SPF products have come a long way from the chalky products of old that created white casts. They now come in a wide range of forms, from sticks, to lotions, to even makeup. Below, see some of the most innovative SPF products that we will be using this summer:

The No-Mess Option: Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Non-Greasy Sunscreen Stick – SPF 70 $11.49

With sunscreen sticks, you can reapply SPF throughout the day with zero mess. We especially love this one for its travel-friendly size (1.5 oz.) and its lightweight, matte finish.

The Safe Spray: Supergoop! PLAY Antioxidant Body Mist SPF 50 with Vitamin C $21 for 6 fl. oz.

Free of chemical propellants, this non-aerosol, water-resistant sunscreen body spray leaves skin radiant and glowing. For total UV protection, you can even apply it onto wet skin post-swim. It is safe for the entire family, and reef-safe, so good for the environment as well!

The Hydrating Spray: ULTA Sun Care Sun Protection Mist SPF 50 $10.99

Infused with aloe vera, green tea, and Vitamin E, this water-resistant (for up to 80 minutes) sunscreen spray will simultaneously protect and shield your skin. Its unique spray nozzle can spray sunscreen at any angle, so you can protect your entire body!

The Lip Balm: Fresh Sugar Poppy Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15 $24

A swipe of this cult-favorite lip balm provides the perfect sheer wash of color, moisture, and smoothness for your lips. With SPF 15, it also ensures your lips will be protected from the sun!

The Eyeshadow: Supergoop! Shimmershade Eyeshadow SPF 30 $24

Selected as one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Best Inventions of 2019, Supergoop!’s Shimmershade eyeshadow is the first eyeshadow with SPF 30. This groundbreaking product protects the fragile skin around your eyes, lasts for hours, and is crease-free. Best of all, it is easy to apply: dab on with your fingers, blend, and you’re ready to go.

The Multitasking Powder: Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral Broad Spectrum SPF 45 Sunscreen $30

If you don’t like layering too many makeup products over sunscreen, this convenient matte powder/sunscreen was made for you. Besides providing SPF 45 protection, it also absorbs excess oil, blurs pores, and sets makeup, eliminating the need for a traditional powder. In addition, Vitamins A, C, and E provide antioxidant benefits for the skin!

The Sunscreen & Glowy Makeup Hybrid: Supergoop! Glowscreen SPF 40 $36 for 1.7 oz.

Supergoop!’s Glowscreen facial sunscreen simultaneously protects your skin and creates a dewy base for your makeup. It also provides an added boost of hydration with a mix of hyaluronic acid and Vitamin B5. With its moisturizing properties, this primer/sunscreen hybrid will shield your skin and leave you glowing from the inside out.

The Ultra-Hydrating Moisturizer: Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench® Hyaluronic Hydrating Moisturizer SPF 45 $52

This sunscreen and moisturizer hybrid will give your skin the ultimate drink of hydration. Not only does it contain SPF 45 sun protection, but it also helps diminish signs of aging. The formula contains a 30% hyaluronic acid complex, ceramides, and Pentavitin®, which provides up to 72 hours of hydration.

Featured photo: the beach in Tropea, Italy. Photo by Amelie & Niklas Ohlrogge on Unsplash.