The SPF Skinny: Our Favorite Sunscreens for Summer

In honor of it being almost summertime, we thought we would give you the skinny on our favorite SPF beauty essentials. While you should be wearing sunscreen no matter what season it is, now is the time to really apply it every single day. Here are some of our favorite skin protectors we're currently obsessed with!


Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense SPF 30 


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This week's #FAQFriday🐘 Q (ask questions in the comments, our founder Tiffany Masterson might respond!): do #UmbraSheer and #UmbraTinte protect my skin from UV lights from electronics?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A: Hi, yes I worry about the same thing, as I sit in front of my phone and computer all day, every day working. Here’s the good news though. Blue light (AKA high energy visible light, or HEV) is a type of UV generated free-radical damage that needs to be counteracted by antioxidants—sunscreen actives alone aren’t enough. Both broad spectrum Umbra Sheer SPF 30 and Umbra Tinte SPF 30 contain a potent series of antioxidants—including astaxanthin, grape juice and sunflower sprout—which give each the edge in protecting your skin against sun damage and blue light radiation from electronic devices. So, apply your Umbra every morning for peace of mind and glowy, protected skin.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photo: @chrissyb_beauty

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If you're like us, you're obsessed with anything Drunk Elephant. If this is the case for you, you're going to love this next one. This Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen uses a mix of zinc oxide, algae extract and sunflower sprout extract to shield against damaging rays, oxidative damage and neutralizes free radical damage. 



Kopari Sundaze Mineral Face Sunscreen 



Let's start with one of our newest obsessions. This new Kopari Sundaze Mineral Face Sunscreen uses a blend of coconut water, hyaluronic acid and Vitamin E to protect against free radical damage and provide essential hydration. This 100% mineral-based sunscreen can be used on its own or as a primer before applying makeup. Need we say more? 



Biossance Squaline + Mineral SPF 45 



This nourishing skin protector harness the benefits of zinc, titanium oxide and squalane to work on the surface of the skin to protect against sun damage and lock in all the good moisture your skin craves. 



Supergoop Superscreen Daily Moisturizer



This 2-in-1 sunscreen + moisturizer not only protects against UVA/UVB rays but also blue light, infrared radiation, pollution and more. Formulated with blue-green algae, cerium and a moisture-binding plant formula, this daily moisturizing sunscreen is a perfect product for moisturizing and shielding from all the bad stuff our skin is exposed to every day. 



COOLA Mineral Sunscreen Spray 



Another mineral-based sunscreen we die for is the COOLA Mineral Body Sunscreen Spray. If you like using a spray rather than a cream, you'll love this gem. COOLA uses a unique technology to evenly disperse their blend of non-nano zinc oxide, safflower oleosomes and a special plant protection complex to nourish the skin and provide broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection.




BareMinerals Original Loose Powder Mineral Foundation 



We love a good powder foundation with SPF! The BareMinerals Original Loose Powder Mineral Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 is ideal if you want a more matte finish while still protecting your beloved skin. Its highlighted ingredients include titanium dioxide and zinc oxide for protection, iron oxide for the pigment and then mica and bismuth oxychloride for a luminous finish. 



Do you have a favorite SPF product? We want to know about it! Share your favorite skin protectors in the comments below.




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