Best For Face
Black Girl Sunscreen Make It Matte Sunscreen SPF 45
SkinBetter Sunbetter Tone Smart Mineral Protection SPF 75
When we say the Black Girl Sunscreen Make It Matte Sunscreen SPF 45 ($22) feels like absolutely nothing on skin, we mean it. The clear, lightweight gel is so smooth, you might even forget you're wearing it at all if it weren't for the matte finish. Still, it packs a punch on the protection front, with a blend of actives (avobenzone, homosalate, octisalate, and octocrylene) and hydrating ingredients (aloe, squalene, and shea butter).
Introducing the Instant Pot of
sunscreens: SkinBetter Sunbetter Tone Smart Mineral Protection SPF 75 ($75).
It might not pressure cook a chicken breast in 10 minutes, but this multitasker does everything else. It has a tone-adapting
tint that magically matched all our testers'
skin tones, neutralized redness, left a
hint of color that was natural enough for
no-makeup makeup days, and offered nonnano, mineral protection
without a trace of a white cast.
E.l.f. Cosmetics Camo CC
Cream SPF 30
On rushed mornings, the E.l.f. Cosmetics Camo CC Cream SPF 30 ($14) can take the place of your
serum, sunscreen, moisturizer, and foundation. Even though it's a CC cream, it's packed with ingredients we're used to seeing in skin care, like hydrating hyaluronic acid, brightening niacinamide, plumping peptides and collagen, and broad-spectrum sun protection. Plus, the medium coverage will cover any redness or breakouts without a cakey feeling.
Classic Liplux Organic Hydrating Lip Oil Sunscreen SPF 30
If you've ever experienced the weird,
waxy feeling of sunburned lips, you know how important it is to apply SPF on this
oft-forgotten area. That's why we love the Coola Classic Liplux Lip Oil SPF 30 ($18): it lends a little shine sans the stickiness, a little hydration (thanks to a blend of camellia, jojoba, and vitamin E), and all the sun protection.
Right next to our oversize sunnies
and a bottle of baby powder (the hack for removing stuck-on sand actually works!), the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 70 ($12) always has a permanent spot in our beach bag. The sheer formula is water-resistant for up to 80 minutes and feels light and clean on our skin, even when we're reapplying over sticky, salty skin.
Best For Face Hall of Fame
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 70
Olay Regenerist Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30
Believe it: the Olay Regenerist
Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 ($29, originally $39) is so good, you'll
actually look forward to the sunscreen step in your morning skin-care routine. The fluffy, Cool Whip-like texture
makes blending fast and easy, especially for a mineral-based sunscreen (it uses 17.5 percent zinc oxide to protect
against UVA and UVB rays). Our
favorite part? The silky formula
has zero sunscreen smell.