The Best Sunscreens for Your Face That You Won't Mind Wearing Every Day
No matter what type of skin you have, sunscreen should be a non-negotiable step in your daily skincare routine. If you view applying sunscreen with the same amount of obligatory reluctance as creating a TurboTax account or scheduling car maintenance, you’re not alone. While you still can’t apply sunscreen in the shower or take it in pill form, these options are the best you’ll find today—broad spectrum protection without the Elmer’s glue or bacon drippings feel with the added bonus of hydrating, anti-aging, nourishing ingredients.
Drunk Elephant Umbra Tinte™ Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30
BUY IT: $36 ; sephora.com
This tinted formula will leave your skin glowing, all while protcting it from harmful rays, which makes it great for daily use.
Ocean Potion SPF 50 Face Zinc Oxide
BUY IT: $6.89; walmart.com
Protect your face (and the planet) with this reef-friendly clear zinc oxide. It's a must-have to protect your skin if you'll be spending time in direct sunlight.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Clear Skin Dry Touch Sunscreen SPF 60
BUY IT: $19.99; ulta.com
This fragrance-free, oil-free product is worth the splurge if you have oily skin.
Hydro Boost City Shield Water Gel with Broad Spectrum SPF 25
BUY IT: $19.97; amazon.com
Ideal to wear under your favorite foundation, this water-based sunscreen is so light that you won't even be able to tell it's there after it dries.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream SPF 30
BUY IT: $30; macys.com
Nourish dry skin and protect it from the sun at the same time with this all-in-one moisturizing day cream.
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum
Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Sunscreen Face Lotion
BUY IT: 8.99, target.com
Let us introduce you to a zinc formula that won't leave a pesky white residue and is sheer enough for your face.
Bare Republic Mineral Face Sunscreen
BUY IT: $14.99; ulta.com
For those with oily skin, sunscreen is generally a skincare nightmare. Not only does this budget-friendly brand keep skin shockingly matte, it also seems to last longer on skin. That being said, you should still be sure to reapply if you’re out in the sun for an extended period of time.
Supergoop Smooth and Poreless 100% Mineral Matte Screen
BUY IT: $38; sephora.com
If you have sensitive, acne-prone skin, a mineral based sunscreen will help smooth your skin and defend against breakouts while also protecting it from harmful rays.
Glossier Invisible Shield
BUY IT: $34; glossier.com
This gel-form Invisible Shield from Glossier is so undetectable on skin it may even be what gets your boyfriend, husband, father, uncle, and/or brother to start using sunscreen regularly too.