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7 Sunscreen Products You Should be Using

Sunscreen may be the best beauty secret since “Stay hydrated”. However, many people (me included) are guilty of not putting on proper sun protection every morning. Here’s a list of all my favorite sunscreen products that might make it a little easier to make sure to protect yourself against harsh UVA rays.

 

Neutrogena Clear Face Sunscreen Lotion

Price: $8.99

SPF: 55

Chemical or Mineral: Chemical

Reapply: Every 2 hours; water resistant up to 80 minutes

Best For: Everyday use

I use this sunscreen every morning and it has a very lightweight matte finish and unlike typical sunscreens won’t dry out your skin.

 

Glossier Invisible Shield Daily Sunscreen 

Price: $25

SPF: 35
Chemical or Mineral: Chemical

Reapply: Every 2 hours

Best For: Under makeup

Invisible Shield is very lightweight and easily absorbed by the skin thanks to its watergel formula. It blends easily under makeup when applied after moisturizer. However, it isn’t water-resistant, so be wary if you plan on going to the beach or hanging by the pool.

Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Lotion Sunscreen Broad Spectrum 

Price: $7.92

SPF: 30

Chemical or Mineral: Chemical

Reapply: Every 2 hours for sun protection; every 12 hours for moisture

Best For: Everyday inside use

This sunscreen is super moisturizing and has an almost glittery radiant finish. However, I don’t think it’s the best choice if you’re going to spend time outside, as I’ve gotten burned before while wearing this at the beach.

 

Neutrogena Beach Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Body Lotion 

Price: $8.19

SPF: 70
Chemical or Mineral: Chemical

Reapply: Every 2 hours; water resistant up to 80 minutes

Best For: Everyday use

This my personal holy grail of sunscreen. It’s water resistant, smells great, and is non-greasy. I use it literally every day.

Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral Broad Spectrum Sunscreen 

Price: $30

SPF: 45

Chemical or Mineral: Mineral

Reapply: Every two hours

Best For: Applying over makeup

I love using this product in the summer. It can be used as setting powder or instead of blotting sheets. It’s also super great for sensitive skin.

 

Banana Boat Sport Quik Dri Scalp Spray Sunscreen Broad Spectrum 

Price: $6.44

SPF: 30

Chemical or Mineral: Chemical

Reapply: Every 80 minutes

Best For: Scalp

I came across this product after doing some investigating after sun burning my scalp, which was a very painful experience. Once you work it into your hair, you don’t notice it and its very effective.

 

Benefit Big Easy BB Cream 

Price: $38

SPF: 35

Chemical or Mineral: Chemical

Reapply: N/A

Best For: Replacing Makeup

This product is great for replacing foundation on a hot day because it provides light coverage while still protecting against UVA rays.


 

Maya is an LA native studying political science at Loyola Marymount University. She loves dogs, iced coffee, and Dodger baseball. 
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