MORE new sunscreens to try this summer...
There’s no such thing as too much sun protection, which is why I tend to write about A LOT of sunscreens this time of year. (The fact that beauty brands are all about launching their latest and greatest UV-shielding innovations just before summer probably has something to do with it, too.) The last ones I featured were from Miami Gorgeous (last week) Supergoop’s buzz-worthy mousse (four weeks ago), and I have another four that I’m itching to share, so here goes.
Glossier Invisible Shield SPF 35 ($34)
When Glossier launches a product, it usually sells out in minutes (really), so I have to admit I’m shocked you can still get your hands on this. Bound to be found in just about every beach bag on the East End of Long Island this summer, this innovative formula promises no greasy, no white cast and skin that feels like it’s not wearing sunscreen at all. The water-gel formula is also enhanced with antioxidants and sweet orange oil for a fresh, naturally derived fragrance. I’m not-so-secretly hoping it shows up on my doorstep one of these days…
Eau Thermale Avene Complexion Correcting Shield SPF 50+ ($34)
As much as it pains me to admit, I’m not going many places without at least a little tinted moisturizer these days—beach club included. Fortunately we have so many tinted sunscreen options that there’s never a need to choose between sun protection and an even complexion—and the newest from Avene is no exception. (See what I did there?) This amazing all-in-one formula relies on 100% mineral UV filters, offers medium to full yet natural looking coverage, has a blurring effect that minimizes imperfections, hydrates and serves up antioxidant protection. It’s just what you need to look polished poolside (and not scare any children).
Pacifica Suncare ($3.99-$15.99)
Vegan beauty buffs rejoice, because this go-to brand has introduced sun protection, including the first mineral-based continuous SPF 50 spray—which also comes in a bronzing formula for those who haven’t made the jump from pale person to golden goddess just yet. The collection also includes a stick and lotion for face, SPF 30 for body, and clear and tinted lip protection that has you covered from head to toe.
Hint Sunscreen ($24)
If you’re a fan of Hint Water, you’ll be happy to know you can now get SPF to go along with your refreshing beverage. These SPF 30 sprays are infused with grapefruit, pear or pineapple “flavor,” making them a summertime treat for all the senses. These formulas do contain chemical-based UV filters, which isn’t a bad thing although it may sound like it. In fact, many derms recommend avo-, octo- and octi- UV-shielding ingredients for extended periods of time in the sun. They’re also packed with aloe, fruit extracts and other delicious-sounding ingredients—and free of oxybenzone and parabens.
So these should hold you through the next few weekends… Which do you want to try first?