These Are Suzanne’s Favorite Sunscreens for Summer

By Suzanne
May 11, 2017 , In Beauty

The days are getting longer, the sun is getting hotter and the need for sunscreen is becoming more and more of a necessity (although it should be an everyday, every season part of your beauty routine). While having a favorite sunscreen might not seem like much, those of us with fairer skin, kids or a knowledge of beauty products know that not all UV protection is created equal. So, in an effort to aid in the stocking of your summer arsenal, I’ve put together a list of my tried and true favorites.

  1. Mary Kay® Sun Care Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50 – The best part about this one is how quickly it absorbs – no sunscreen streaks here. It’s water resistant for up to 80 minutes, lightweight, oil-free and helps prevent against premature aging. Or, in other words, it does everything. A friend  (who also happens to be an a exec in the beauty biz) turned me on to this – and I’ve been hooked ever since. As a p.s. – Check out the Mary Kay® Sun Care After-Sun Replenishing Gel.  It’s a miracle worker, leaving you feeling hydrated, smooth and refreshed – perfect for après-sun (and not just sunburns). 
  2. Sun Bum SPF 50 Original Sunscreen Lotion – There are so many reasons why this one made the list, not the least of which is the fact that it’s water resistant for up to 80 minutes.
  3. Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense – It is really difficult to formulate a physical sunscreen without using chemical screens or silicones, but Drunk Elephant has done just that. Oh, and they managed to make it sheer in coverage to boot.
  4. Kiehl’s Since 1851  Super Fluid UV Defense Ultra Light Suncreen – Is my preference for light sunscreens obvious yet? This one protects skin while helping to fight 90% of signs of skin aging, including lines and wrinkles and uneven texture and tone. UV protection with anti-aging benefits, what’s more to love?
  5. Supergoop!  Antioxident-Infused Sunscreen Mist with Vitamin C  –  This water-resistant formula uses 35% less alcohol content than other leading sunscreen sprays, but the best part about it is in the name: it’s antioxident infused and is chock full of Vitamin C.
  6. Cle de Peau Beaute UV Protective Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ – If you’ve got dry skin or the summer just dries you out, this is luxurious lightweight, high-performance sun protection especially for the face. It contains anti-pollution ingredients that defend against UV rays and moisturize for smooth, radiant skin.
  7. White Beauty Triple Protection Oil-Free FaceBlock SPF 105 – If you’ve got fair skin, the larger the number next to that SPF the better. It feels good and will do wonders to protect your beautiful face.