Look, it’s summer and you wanna be outside. So we’ll keep this short and sweet: You should be wearing facial sunscreen everyday. Why? Because exposure to UV rays causes premature aging and increases your risk of skin cancer. Even in just a short time, and EVEN IF YOU DON’T BURN. And no, the SPF 15 in your makeup is not enough. You need SPF 30 or higher and ideally, you’d reapply every few hours.
If you have an aversion to daily sunscreen it’s probably because the ones you’re used to are thick, leave a white cast, and are full of oils and chemicals that make you break out. Well, fear no more. Here are our fav sunscreens in clean, cruelty-free beauty that will protect your skin while keeping it moisturized, healthy and clear as the summer sky.
Glossier Invisible shield SPF 35, $25 for 1oz
This product is a cult fav because it’s super lightweight and has a non-greasy, almost velvety texture. It also smells amazing, leaves no white cast, and protects against pollutants too. Invisible shield is so popular that it always sells out fast, so get it while it’s in stock.
Supergoop unseen sunscreen SPF 40, $32 for 1.7oz
Supergoop is a sunscreen-specific company, so you’re in good hands with them. This product is similar to Glossier in all the right ways but it’s also water resistant. It’s great for all skin types and works really well under makeup, so you can use it as a primer if you want. Supergoop also have a variety of other sunscreen products including a Glow Stick that is that can be used as a highlighter.
EltaMD UV clear, SPF 46 $38 for 1.7oz
Dermatologists and estheticians recommend this product to us constantly because it’s excellent for sensitive and acne-prone skin. It’s oil-free and also includes niacinamide to improve acne and skin discoloration. Plus it’s totally clear. Tip: We like to give this one a few min to dry before applying makeup.
Bare minerals tinted moisturizer SPF 30, $32 1.18oz
If you are extremely minimal in the mornings (like Kat’s lazy ass), go ahead and combine your SPF with a tinted moisturizer for a 3-in-1 solution. This product blends effortlessly with your skin and is a lightweight alternative to sunscreen + foundation which can be a bit heavy for summer. Bare Minerals is 100% vegan too for that guilt-free glow you know we loooove.