We’re right in the heat of summer and if there’s one thing you should not leave home without – it’s a sunscreen.
Every year in the United States, there are more than 1 million new instances of non-melanoma skin cancer, and the major culprit is the UV rays. The majority of skin malignancies develop after the age of 50, but skin damage due to the sun starts at a young age. As they say, you are never too young to cover up and prevention should begin in childhood to reduce the risk of developing the disease later in life.
Did you know that people who spend a lot of time in the sun develop photoaging very early in life – frequently before 30. Chronologically aged skin develops changes more often beyond the age of 40 or older. But good news – sunscreen products help protect our skin from harmful UV rays and free radicals.
Here are our picks of the 10 best face sunscreens to protect your skin in 2021.
A must-buy and must-use staple. This impressive SPF 50+ miracle in a bottle not only keeps out the harmful rays, but it moisturizes, soothes and glides on the skin like a dream. Its skin-loving components include niacinamide and cica, which have proven efficacies to soothe and protect the skin from Maskne. Physical filters and Vitamin E not only help block out the UV exposure, it keeps blue light caused by too much screen time at bay too. Its lightweight milky texture works as a moisturizer, with super hyaluronic acid for further hydration. And we love the fragrant Lavendar scent.
The original, completely undetectable, weightless, scentless SPF 40 sunscreen with a velvety feel. This antioxidant-rich multitasker offers an oil-free composition that glides over the skin while delivering a wide range of SPF 40 protection. When you want a bit extra coverage, use it as a makeup-gripping primer beneath the foundation, or use it alone for a more natural appearance. It’s a whole new method to apply Sunscreen every day that will revitalize your skin. This sunscreen best suits oily skin.
This formulation helps protect against UV rays, pollution, and free radicals thanks to superior UVA/UVB technology and pollution protection. With this lightweight face sunscreen with SPF 50+, you can help protect your skin from the early symptoms of aging. The non-comedogenic sunscreen from Kiehl’s absorbs fast and leaves a matte finish.
Enriched with WetForce x HeatForce technology from Shiseido: A translucent, lightweight, heat and water-resistant shield becomes more effective in heat and humidity. After applying the non-greasy sunscreen, there is no stickiness, which goes on clear and rapidly rubs in with no residue on the skin. It’s devoid of oxybenzone and octinoxate, making it ocean-friendly. When the product is applied to the skin, the HeatForce technology is triggered to help keep the skin balanced.
This wonderful product is available only for $15 and offers impeccable services. Are you looking for that additional, extra layer of protection? It has been scientifically shown that this sunscreen provides superior sunburn protection compared to other sunscreens with a lower SPF. Even though it dries completely on the skin, it does not leave a greasy residue.
This mineral-only sunscreen is formulated in a hydrating foundation enhanced with moisturizing botanicals to provide maximum protection. It may be used on all skin types, even sensitive skin, with no adverse effects. It also completely absorbs into the skin without leaving a shimmer on skin.
It has anti-aging effects, even though it is an oil-free daily SPF perfect for oily skins. THD Ascorbate (Vitamin C), Green Tea, Pomegranate Extract, and Hyaluronic Acid are all included in this product, which will not only protect your beautiful skin from the sun but will also assist in softening the look of fine lines and wrinkles over time.
A makeup foundation, sunscreen, moisturizer, and anti-aging lotion all-in-one with easy airbrushing results. The PA++ broad-spectrum and SPF 30 sun protection make skin seem airbrushed. This CC Cream evens out blotchiness and redness and also smooths out pores. It can act as a cosmetic foundation for flawlessly applied makeup that lasts for a long time.
The lightweight, faintly tinted mineral sunscreen packages in antioxidants to help protect the skin from pollutants. Dermatologists prefer minerals or physical sunscreens over chemical sunscreens since they do not absorb them into the skin but rather reflect the sun’s rays. This sunscreen is specifically designed for all kinds of skin, even if you have sensitive skin.
This sunscreen contains zinc oxide and calming oats, so the risk of irritation with Aveeno Sensitive Skin Sunscreen Stick SPF 50 is minimal. Best for sensitive skins. This 2020 Allure Best of Beauty winner is sweat and water-resistant for up to 80 minutes, making it ideal for various athletic and outdoor activities.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Lotion SPF 50 may mislead even the most sunscreen-savvy into believing it’s nothing more than an H2O-heavy moisturizer. Since the dawn of time, Neutrogena has been a dermatologist’s favorite and an Allure editor choice. It has a semi-opaque, pale blue gel consistency and a light, fresh shampoo-like scent. It dries with a moisturizing finish, owing to an infusion of hyaluronic acid. Best suitable for dry skins.