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Our top picks to keep your skin glowing and protected all summer long.
Date May 12, 2022
Summertime is finally on the horizon. From breezy fashion to dewy makeup, there’s much to love about the season. But before you step outside to soak up the sunshine, it’s essential to protect your skin against harmful UV rays. From preventing sunburn and skin cancer to reducing premature signs of aging, sunscreen is a no-skip step in your skincare routine. But with so many formulas on the market, it can be tricky to find the right product for you. So to help you narrow it down, we’ve rounded up our favourite facial sunscreens for every skin type.
Acne-prone skin: La Roche-Posay Anthelios Clear Skin Dry Touch Sunscreen SPF 60
A cult favourite, La Roche-Posay is considered the holy grail of facial sunscreens. The SPF 60 formula filters out 98 per cent of UV rays. Plus, it’s lightweight and won’t clog your pores. Enough said!
Dry skin: Tatcha The Silk Sunscreen SPF 50
If you’ve been searching for something to provide you with both hydration and protection, look no further. The dewy formula contains hyaluronic acid and niacinamide. According to Tatcha’s website, the latter is responsible for supporting the skin’s barrier by reducing the number of pollutants and allergens that enter the skin whilst preventing moisture from escaping. Sounds like a win-win to us!
Sensitive skin: Innisfree Daily UV Defense Sunscreen SPF 36
If your skin is a little more picky about products, this Innisfree sunscreen is about to become your new BFF. The blendable formula is gentle and includes sunflower seed oil, which is responsible for giving you a plump, healthy glow all day long.
Oily skin: Supergoop! Mineral Mattescreen SPF 40
The fix is in the name! If you’re someone who struggles with oily skin, this sunscreen promises to mattify all your worries away. The mineral formula smoothes out and minimizes the appearance of pores, all while providing you with ample sun protection.
Combination skin: Fenty Beauty Skin Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen
Rihanna has done it again! This refillable (brownie points for being earth-friendly) sunscreen targets dark spots, is makeup friendly and doesn’t leave a white cast — what more could you ask for? While it’s mainly advertised as a moisturizing sunscreen, combination skin reviewers on Sephora swear by it!
Mature skin: Dr. Dennis Gross All-Physical Lightweight Wrinkle Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30
This oil-free, non-greasy formula is the perfect daily sunscreen to protect your skin from forming wrinkles and fine lines — protecting you from photoaging. The blendable formula can be worn alone or even under your makeup to provide all-day protection.