Five Sunscreens That Feel As Lightweight As Your Favorite Serum

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 02: Model Cindy Bruna attends the 12th annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards at Spring Studios on November 2, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images)

The list you’ll want to reference all summer. 

If you’re still traumatized from the chalk-white sunscreen that your Mother smeared on your face as a kid, it’s seriously time to get over that. Welcome to the big-girl world of sun-protectants that feel lightweight and keep your skin poppin’. No matter how much melanin you’ve got or how much the back doesn’t crack in your gene pool, protecting your skin from the sun has its benefits other than skin cancer and wrinkles, like reducing the appearance of dark marks. If you have hyperpigmentation or acne scars– I’m especially talking to you.

Sunscreen has improved its consistency and finish over the last couple of years to make it an easy addition to your daily routine– no more unwanted purple sheen on your skin or hard-to-cover white residue. Creams that filter out both UVA and UVB rays now come in entirely clear formulas that are ideal for both all-natural looks as well as for those of us who live for a full-face makeup beat.

Here are five sunscreens that we can’t stop talking about:



Dr. Barbara Strum’s Sun Drops

The price tag on this sunscreen isn’t easy to swallow, but its finish has serious top shelf staying power. It can be mixed with your daily moisturizer or used as a standalone serum that delivers on SPF 50 protection, moisture, and restorative extracts., $145

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