Best For Touch-Ups
Best Bronzer SPF
Tan-Luxe Super Gloss Illuminating Bronzing Drops With SPF 30
Best Under Makeup
Beekman 1802 Milk Primer SPF 35
Bronzer and SPF? Tan-Luxe Super Gloss Illuminating Bronzing Drops With SPF 30 ($49), where have you been all our lives? Upon first application, we knew we were in love; not only does the hydrating serum go on like a dream (we'll thank the plant-based squalane and hyaluronic acid for that), but it also leaves behind the prettiest bronze shimmer that gives bare skin that J Lo-level glow.
You use primer before foundation anyway (right!?), so when it's pumped with sunscreen, protecting yourself doesn't get any easier. The weightless Beekman 1802 Milk Primer SPF 35 ($13) left our skin feeling smooth
and looking poreless, and it locked in our foundation all day. Plus, anti-inflammatory goat milk will soothe
your skin after sun exposure
should you make an uh-oh.
Tarte Sea Set & Protect
Mineral Sunscreen Powder
Broad Spectrum SPF 30
There are dandruff flakes
that can be cured with the right shampoo, but the flakes you get
from a scalp sunburn? That’s a tougher solve. Our favorite hack:
the Tarte Sea Set & Protect Mineral Sunscreen Powder Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($28), a mineral-based loose sunscreen powder housed in a makeup brush that you can swipe on your face, décolletage, and even hair part — without the greasy feel.
Bare Republic Clearscreen SPF
30 Sunscreen Body Spray
"I'd apply this in the morning just for
its scent," was one editor's testimony when testing out the Bare Republic Clearscreen SPF 30 Sunscreen Body Spray ($13). The whiff of fruity coconut will take you straight to the tropics, but it won't transfer to your car seat or dining chair during brunch. The best part? It feels practically invisible on skin and leaves behind zero sticky residue.
The Hampton Sun Shimmer
Bronze Spray ($32) is officially
our postsun staple. After a day at
the beach or by the pool, the hydrating body mist contains cucumber extract and aloe vera that feel instantly cooling on contact. It also mists on a subtle golden glow that looks gorgeous with denim cutoffs, a flowy dress, or just about anything else you like to
wear in summer.
The Extras Hall of Fame
Hampton Sun Shimmer
Em Cosmetics Daydream Cushion Tinted SPF
You know you're supposed to reapply sunscreen every two hours, but who wants to smear on a thick cream over a fresh beat? Enter the Em Cosmetics Daydream Cushion Tinted SPF ($48). The serum-like formula offers broad-spectrum SPF 50 protection in the form of a sheer tint that evens out skin tone while blurring pores or redness. Just pat it on with the puff so you don't mess with your makeup. Even better, the cushion is refillable, so you’re creating less waste while protecting your skin.
Stress breakouts, maskne — if you're experiencing acne now more
than ever, you are not alone. That's why next month we'll be celebrating
the best zit zappers on the market to keep you in the clear.