Essential SPF We Love

SPF is non-negotiable. Rain or shine, this skincare step goes beyond skin deep by keeping harmful rays at bay. An important ingredient? Zinc Oxide. It’s the mineral that sits on top of the skin, scattering, reflecting, and absorbing persistent UVA & UVB rays. While any sunscreen is better than none, here are a few of our favs.

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Dermatologist recommended elta MD sunscreen provides the daily layer of SPF you need to protect your skin, without weighing you down. The formula absorbs quickly and glides on smooth, all without the classic “sunscreen” smell. The formula hydrates and refines skin ensuring clear pores and no shine.

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Hailing from sunny San Diego, COOLA knows a thing or two about sun protection. Their lineup of SPF products range from matte tinted sunscreens, SPF setting sprays, and our favorite — the cucumber face cream. It’s refreshing, light, and a guaranteed skincare step you’ll look forward too.

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SunBum is our go-to beach choice. The lightweight formula includes broad Spectrum UVA/UVB Protection, is breakout free, fragrance-free, and can keep up during a busy day of sand and salt.

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Supergoop! everyday sunscreen makes (as you may have guessed) a great daily sunscreen. Apply this bad boy after moisturizer for foolproof protection. The light liquid is the perfect base to build foundation guaranteeing full sunkissed coverage.

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Bare Republic

Another go-to beach grab, this mineral formula is water-resistant for up to 40 minutes, allowing you to hit the waves and leave the classic sunscreen white cast far, far behind.