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Tuesday
Jul152014

Top 10 Sunscreens for Summer.

Sunscreen is a vital part of your daily routine. With melanoma rates on the rise, sunscreen with SPF of 15 or greater should be used each and everyday. While I can get away with an SPF 15 on days when I am not spending much time outdoors, I use much higher SPF rated sunscreen when outside or at the pool or beach. It is the easiest way to protect skin from the suns harmful, damaging rays.

I have been testing a lot of sunscreens for summer, and I am the first to admit that I am very picky about them. Out of all of the sunscreen I have tried, I can strongly recommend any of these 10. Here are my favorite top 10 sunscreens to protect skin this summer.

Top 10 Sunscreens for Summer

1. L'Oréal Paris Advanced Suncare Silky Sheer Lotion SPF 50+ - $10.99
This is a hydrating, silky sheer formula that feels like I am not even wearing it when I am. It offers a high sun protection factor and is water resistant.

2. SkinCeuticals Sport UV Defense SPF 50 - $40.00
This marathon-runner-tested sport sunscreen provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection and is specifically formulated for extreme conditions and active use.

3. Australian Gold Sheer Coverage Continuous Spray SPF 15 - $11.99
Formulated with unique InvisiDry technology, this leaves skin feeling smooth and clean and dries in seconds.

4. Vichy Capital Soleil SPF 50 Lightweight Foaming Lotion - $28.50
This unique air-mousse sunscreen smoothes and softens skin with advanced broad spectrum protection. It is easy to apply and dries fast.

5. AVON Sun+ SPF25 Sunscreen Lotion - $10.00
This lightweight, non-sticky lotion is formulated with Derma Plus technology and helps protect against UV rays with a water-resistant formula.

6. Bioelements Sun Diffusing Protector SPF 15 - $39.00
This lightweight broad-spectrum SPF 15 moisturizer provides protection from both UVA and UVB. It leaves skin soft and smooth with no greasy after-feel.

7. Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Lotion Sunscreen - $9.99
This lotion feels lightweight on my skin and absorbs really quick. It feels like a normal daily lotion but protects me all day long. It comes in SPF 30, 50 or 70.

8. Clinique Sun Broad Spectrum SPF 45 Sunscreen Targeted Protection Stick - $21.00
This sunscreen stick protects my extra fragile areas—eye-area, skin, lips, nose, ears, even scars. It twists up and protects all day. It is always in my handbag.

9. Neutrogena Fresh Cooling Body Mist Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 70 - $10.99
This water-light mist cools, instantly refreshes skin, while protecting it from the sun with a high SPF. It feels like nothing on the skin, except refreshed. I love this mid-day at the beach.

10. Aveeno Hydrosport Wet Skin Spray Sunscreen SPF 30 - $8.99
This spray on sunscreen lasts super long as it repels water and sweat . I like that it clings to skin even when wet.

Disclosure: Press samples provided for evaluation and testing. I am an AVEENO Ambassador. As part of that program, I am provided free product. All opinions are my own.

Reader Comments (6)

Great list. I have an awful time with sunscreen and streakiness. I wind up with pink patches. I am going to try some everyday lotion followed by the Aveeno spray on and blend that in over it.
SkinCeuticals Sport UV Defense SPF 50 sounds great!
I have the Aveeno on my list. I forgot about the spray Aveeno since I used it up last year. The Clinique looks really useful.
The L'Oreal Silky Sheer line is so good. It feels like nothing on my skin and sand doesn't stick to me and don't you hate that?
I had no idea Aveeno had a spray! I need it!
I am very picky and hate to feel greasy and sticky, I am going to look for a few of these. I think I'll try Aveeno lotion or L'Oreal first!

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