Best facial sunscreens
Often recommended by dermatologists, EltaMD is your best bet if you’re fighting acne or other skin ailments. This bottle offers solid UV protection, its fragrance-free and mattifying.
$33 on dermstore.com
Beloved by skincare geeks, Coola’s SPF 50 sport sunscreen will protect your face come sun and high water thanks to a mostly-organic formula containing evening primrose oil. Plus, it’s TSA-friendly!
$32 on sephora.com
Sunscreen in a stick? Nothing’s more convenient. Avoid a mess at the beach with this natural SPF 30 zinc sunscreen by Babo Botanicals.
$9.35 on amazon.com
This mineral sunscreen is known for its ultra-lightweight, allergen-free formula that’s ideal for sensitive, fussy skin. This one is even comfortable enough to wear all day under makeup and it's safe for eyes.
$27.50 on ulta.com
It’s a facial moisturizer and broad spectrum sunscreen in one! Use this non-comedogenic formula every morning for easy, hydrating coverage that won’t break the bank.
$9.49 on target.com
Colorscience has developed one of the best brush-on sunscreens on the market. This zinc oxide powder formula goes on smoothly, fits in your pocket and offers a light layer of coverage.
$65 on dermstore.com
Part of living green is using green skin products—and we mean green in both the literal and figurative sense. Farmacy’s pale yellow-green daily sunblock formulated with echinacea and other non-toxic beauty boosters is designed to guard against dark spots and fine lines.
$36 on sephora.com
SunBum is sweeping the nation as the best-smelling, softest sunscreen around. This mineral version even contains super-protective zinc and is slightly tinted to keep you looking even and fresh on the beach.
$17.99 on ulta.com
In order to combat dullness, Drunk Elephant’s Umbra daily face formula skips synthetic chemicals and uses physical sunscreen only. The better news is that it won’t leave you with a white, chalky face.
$34 on sephora.com
If a natural-looking tan is your goal, get some help from CoTZ. This mineral face sunscreen has a light texture that dries clear and has a slight tanning effect.
$23.99 on dermstore.com
Hailing from France, La Roche-Posay knows its skin products. This is super protective antioxidant face sunscreen is known to ward off rays and keep even the palest of the pale safe from the summer sun.
$42.50 on amazon.com
Dermalogica uses hyaluronic acid in this concoction to create one of the best luxury face sunscreens available. It’s heavy duty and locks in moisture in while keeping UV rays out.
$66 on ulta.com
If a thicker, creamy consistency is what you need, Olay has got the sunscreen for you. Lather your face in this non-greasy, fragrance-free SPF 15 formula for a full eight hours of hydration.
$7.24 on olay.com
Water resistant and paraben-free, this Alba Botanica sunscreen is like butter for your face. It’s also hypo-allergenic, never tested on animals and comes in an adorable pink tube.
$9.53 on amazon.com
Tired of the usual liquid formula? Upgrade to Supergoop’s SPF setting spray, which has the added benefit of keeping your makeup in place all day long. Even one spritz feels totally refreshing.
$24.52 on jet.com
On a sweaty summer afternoon, quick absorbency is a must. That’s why you shouldn’t leave the house without Eucerin’s Daily Protection moisturizing face sunscreen. It’s gentle enough for those with sensitive skin, too.
$7.86 on amazon.com