No matter what the weather may be, cold or hot, sunny or rainy, applying sunscreen is one step of your skincare regimen that should never be missed. Not only does applying (and reapplying) SPF protect your skin from the sun’s powerful UV rays, but it also reduces the risk of sunburn, skin cancer and premature signs of ageing, such as sun spots and wrinkles.
But with so much variety in the market, shopping for a sunscreen can become extremely overwhelming. So we decided to put together a quick guide on the best sunscreens out there to keep your skin healthy, glowing and youthful all year long.
Kiehl’s – Activated Sun Protector Sunscreen SPF 50
This chemical sunscreen is 50 broad spectrum and is water resistant for up to 80 minutes. According to users, this water-light lotion was "moisturizing" and liked its "neutral smell." It is also known to not make skin feel oily, greasy or slippery. However, it is important to note that some found it runny when it came out of the tube.
Neutrogena - Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen SPF 100+
This mineral sunscreen has proven to be significantly more effective in preventing against sunburn than SPF 50+ according to tests. The non-greasy, fast absorbing formula is perfect for those long days at the beach and is resistant to water for up to 80 minutes.
Aveeno – Protect and Hydrate Lotion Sunscreen SPF 70
This Godsend is oil-free and noncomedogenic, which means you don’t have to worry about it clogging your pores. It’s a super-hydrating lotion which manages to keep skin smooth and soft without feeling heavy. It is also enriched with colloidal oatmeal to help hydrate and protect the skin barrier.
Colorscience – Sunforgettable Brush-on Sunscreen SPF 30
While lower in SPF, this brush-on formula is perfect for when you need to reapply or mattify any midday shine. The mineral powder sunscreen offers a lightweight layer of sheer coverage and won’t irritate sensitive or acne-prone skin. It is water resistant for up to 80 minutes and comes in a range of shades, from fair to deep.