Summer has officially touched down here in The 6ix and with patios reopening in the coming days, staying protected from the sun is more necessary than ever. Of course, you should already be applying an SPF year-round and even on cloudy days, but it’s imperative to slather it on especially when you’re spending long periods of time outdoors. Regardless if you’re applying makeup over top, are heading to the beach, or have uber-sensitive skin, there’s a perfect sunscreen out there for you. Summer SPF here you come.
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Ombrelle Sport Endurance Sun Protection Lotion SPF 60
Attention all beach-goers! This SPF from Ombrelle is perfect for anyone looking to be as active outside as possible this summer. It applied super smoothly but doesn’t leave those dreaded white splotches. Plus it dries down so quickly that you’ll almost forget you even applied it.
Dermalogica Prisma Protect SPF 30
If you’ve had trouble finding a great SPF for your face, behold Dermalogica’s Prisma Protect. In addition to the sunscreen aspect, this dual-action moisturizer is formulated with light reflecting particles that give you a gorgeous, glowy complexion. It’s SPF but with a ‘lil extra something something! Some summer SPF you need in your cabinet.
Amorepacific Moisture Sun Protector SPF 35
Once you get past the steeper price point, this Amorepacific sunscreen is a really great option to have on your vanity. It’s lightweight formula blends effortlessly, but don’t think that just because it’s light that it doesn’t pack a punch. This baby is made with Asian botanicals that provide anti-aging benefits, too!
Sun Bum Sunscreen Face Stick SPF 30
A fave when it comes to SPF’s is Sun Bum and it’s a fave for good reason. The brand has a massive selection of different sunscreens and after-sun products to choose from, including haircare, body care, and even frisbees and footballs to get you outside. Sun Bum’s Face Stick is a brilliant product to have in your summer arsenal because it makes applying sunblock a total breeze. Apply it on your lips, face, and it’s perfect for kids who are notoriously hard to wrangle.
Skinceuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50
If you hate wearing makeup over your SPF, then this SPF from Skinceuticals is right up your alley. This sunscreen is tinted and works for most skin tones but in addition to that, its lightweight coverage doesn’t feel thick or greasy on the skin. All your left with is an even-looking complexion that’s thoroughly protected from the sun and its harsh UV rays.
Beautycounter Countersun Daily Sheer Defense For Face SPF 25
Say hello to your new summer bestie. This Beautycounter sunscreen is made with non-nano zinc oxide which means it’ll blend easily without that dreaded white cast. The unique addition here is chicory root extract that works to lock in hydration.
Avene Mineral Fluid SPF 50+
The French don’t mess around with their skincare so the same goes with sunscreen too. Avene’s Mineral Fluid SPF 50+ is a true revelation because it’s so light and sheer that you’ll hardly notice it on your skin but it offers major sun protection. If that’s not enough, this baby also protects your skin against daily urban aggressions aka pollution. Basically this is the bodyguard our skin has been desperately needing!
Neostrata Defend Sheer Hydration SPF 40
In addition to protecting your skin from the sun and keeping it hydrated, the Neostrata Defend Sheer Hydration is also formulated with NeoGlucosamine, which is a gentle exfoliator that works to diminish the appearance of dark spots. Plus it does it all without causing breakouts or clogging pores!
Eos The Guardian 100% Natural Sunscreen Lip Balm SPF 30
Applying sunblock to your whole face is crucial but did you know that most people forget the lips? That’s why you need to get your hands on a lip balm with SPF and the folks over at eos have you covered. The pineapple and coconut scent is pure summer fun but your lips will feel moisturized and well protected.
Taurah Zinc Sunscreen Stick SPF 30
Shop local and support Canadian when you buy this Taurah sunscreen stick that’s 100% natural and chemical-free. Made with only clean ingredients, this SPF won’t irritate your skin or clog pores. Plus it’s is great to have to throw in your bag and it’s even easier to reapply.
Olay Regenerist Mineral Sunscreen Face Moisturizer SPF 30
Blessing us with long lasting protection and hydration is this Olay Regenerist SPF. The iconic red jar has shape-shifted to provide all the benefits we know and love but now this version, crafted with Vitamin B3+ Peptides, absorbs quickly and leaves no greasy residue. The summer SPF you need!