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The 6 Best Sunscreens for 2021

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Summer is here, and with trips to the beach, outdoor parties, and even, finally, outdoor concerts, you will need to protect your skin while having fun. We’ve found 6 amazing brands of sunscreen you should try out this summer. 

CeraVe Sunscreen

CeraVe 30 SPF Body Sunscreen
Ulta

This 100% mineral sunscreen is excellent for protecting your skin. It provides SPF 30 protection with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, is lightweight, and hydrates your skin. It also has been awarded the Skin Cancer Foundation Daily Use Seal of Approval, so you know you are keeping your body safe when you use it. It is also available as a face lotion and in SPF 50

Coola Sunscreen

Coola Fragrance-Free Classic Sunscreen Spray
Ulta

This fast-absorbing, water-resistant sunscreen by Coola has a “complex of while a complex of plant cell actives support and nourish the skin barrier.”  It smells great, is vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free, and comes in a recyclable container. Choose from an array of sun protection products: for hair protection, you can try their Scalp and Hair Mist Organic Sunscreen, and for lip protection, their Mineral Liplux Organic Tinted Lip Balm Sunscreen.

Shiseido Sunscreen

Ultimate Sun Protector Lotion SPF 50+ Sunscreen from Shiseido
Shiseido

The Ultimate Sun Protector Lotion SPF 50+ Sunscreen – Limited Edition from Shiseido is formulated with Shiseido’s SynchroShieldTM technology. SynchroShieldTM  combines HeatForce and WetForce technologies: as you begin to get wet or sweat, “the product becomes more effective without any white cast.” As it gets hotter, the HeatForce kicks in, which is a “heat-sensing essence in the lotion” which becomes activated by external heat. Meaning you will have the utmost protection while leaving your skin feeling wonderful. It is non-comedogenic and water-resistant for up to 80 minutes, perfect for a day at the beach. Shiseido sunscreen comes in sticks, lotions, and a spray, and they also have a foundation with SPF 36. 

Supergoop! Sunscreen

Supergoop! PLAY Body Mousse SPF 50 Sunscreen
Supergoop!

The name Supergoop may be deceiving, as their products are anything but goopy. For instance, their PLAY Body Mousse SPF 50 with Blue Sea Kale is a super lightweight, whipped sunscreen that is easy to apply and not at all greasy. Supergoop! sunscreens are cruelty-free, clean, and reef-safe, so you can rest easy when you use their products. They have a wide range of products that protect your skin, including eye shadow, hand screen, lip shield, and mineral powder.

Blue Lizard Sunscreen

Blue Lizard SPF 30+ Sunscreen
Walgreens

Blue Lizard mineral sunscreen that is chemical free, and dermatologist recommended. And although its protection is excellent, it’s their Smart Bottle Technology that really makes them special. Their sunscreen bottles will turn blue in the sunlight to remind you it’s time to lather up. Check out their baby sunscreen, mineral stick sunscreen, or sport sunscreen, along with the rest of their sunscreen lineup

Badger Company Sunscreen

Badger Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Natural Mineral Sunscreen
iHerb

Badger Company Clear Zinc Sunscreen is unusual in that most zinc sunscreens are thick and white, leaving streaks on your skin. The clear zinc means you don’t have to worry about that!  Their SPF 40 sunscreen is un-scented, water-resistant and hypoallergenic. They have a variety of lotions and sticks, a baby sunscreen, and even a sunscreen that doubles as bug spray

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