I’ve finally become part of the smart grown-up women’s club that swears by wearing sunscreen every day. Sure, I sort of tried to say for years that I “always wore sunscreen,” but in hindsight, the meager amounts of SPF 15 that I put on selective body parts only in all-day blazing sun doesn’t really count. It wasn’t until I was pregnant with Henry, and started dealing with sun-induced melasma, that I started getting vigilant about my sunscreen use. And the new-to-me concept of reapplying! Since all sunscreens are not created equal (and some actually feel gross), I tapped our panel of beauty experts to spill the sunscreens they can’t live without. Keep scrolling for their picks, and I’d love to hear yours in the comments!


Beautycounter Dew Skin

For tinted sunscreen, I live by Beautycounter’s Dew Skin…it’s amazing. I love the look, the shades, and the consistency. It makes you glow! For daily sunscreen protection, I like Elta MD oil free sunscreen. It’s pretty clean and doesn’t make me break out, which most do.

— Jenni Kayne, owner of shop Jenni Kayne


Supergoop City Sunscreen Serum

Tip: Make sure to exfoliate every night after using sunscreen. It will keep any break outs at bay.

— Samantha Wennerstrom, blogger at Could I Have That?


Babyganics SPF 30 Sunscreen Stick

It’s so small so I carry it in my purse and can apply it to Parker whenever I need to. It is on the thicker side, so blending takes some time, but all of the others I have tried can break out my skin.

— Jen Pinkston, blogger at The Effortless Chic


La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra Light

Gucci Westman told me that she swears by this. I love that it’s a spray and is so easy to apply.

— Laney Crowell, blogger at The Moment


Elta MD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46

I apply this every single day on my face, neck, chest, and back of my hands…even in the dead of winter.

— Nadine Abramcyk, founder of tenoverten


Avene Mineral Ultra-Light Hydrating Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+

I prefer mineral sunblocks (zinc oxide and titanium dioxide) because they reflect UV rays and last longer than chemical versions. This one feels silky, rubs in easily, and keeps me sun damage-free even on beach vacations.

— Dawn Spinner Davis, beauty director at TotalBeauty.com


Acure Spray Suncreen

This all-natural sunscreen uses only physical sunblock ingredients, but it’s light and virtually undetectable.

— Tara Thompson Rasmus, editor of our Decoder series


Dermalogica Pure Light SPF 50

I use this stuff religiously, no matter if I’m spending five minutes or five hours in the sun. I smear it on my hands and décolletage too.

— Lauren Caruso, site director at StyleCaster.com


MD Solar Sciences Mineral Creme SPF 50

I love the MD Solar Sciences range for its high SPF but thin formula quality.

— Katie Jane Hughes, makeup artist

4 comments
  1. 1
    Blush & Pearls | June 15, 2017 at 8:44 am

    I’d love to try the Anthelios sunscreen, and the Dew Skin sounds great too!

    Blush & Pearls by Angela

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    ladybelleelle | June 15, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    Colorescience Sunforgettable is my all-time fave! I will never use another sunscreen again! 🙂

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  3. 3
    Natalie Redman | June 19, 2017 at 6:10 am

    There’s such an amazing range of sunscreens out there right now, it’s great!

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    Mia | June 20, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    Thank you for listing a “reef safe” brand! (Acure). I’m trying out this sunscreen from Stream 2 Sea which is described as reef-safe. I tend to go for physical blockers, and I recently learned that many ingredients from chemical-based sunscreens damage coral reefs (they cause coral bleaching) — so that is another reason for me to avoid chemical blockers. From what I learned, the following ingredients damage coral: oxybenzone, butylparaben, octinoxate and 4-methylbenzylidine camphor. Stream 2 Sea was one of the brands listed as reef safe based on my online search. I just ordered it so I have yet to try it – but as it does rely on physical rather than chemical blockers it may take some rubbing in for it to absorb and not look pasty/white. They have their own website, but the brand is also available on Amazon.

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