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Savvy Sunscreens for Summer

As you refresh your shelves, BWB recommends six brands that will address all of your modern day expectations for sun protection.

Summer is here, which means its time to reevaluate our sunblock collection and reapply just a little bit more.

Sunscreens today have come a long way. They have adapted to protect the skin from both the sun’s strong rays, and also from the free radicals caused by sun exposure. Many even come with a bundle of their own anti-aging and healing benefits, and using zinc oxide and titanium dioxide has become mainstream for a range of natural sunscreen. Today’s selection has gone above and beyond, protecting us while also keeping our skin healthy and balanced.

As you refresh your shelves, BWB recommends six brands that will address all of your modern day expectations for sun protection.

Supergoop has you covered when it comes to sunblock versatility. Spray their new Setting Mist Sunscreen SPF 50 over your makeup throughout the day, and you are guaranteed consistent protection without sacrificing your beauty application. The Eye Cream With Oat Peptides SPF 37 provides the anti-aging and hydrating benefits that we need from our morning eye cream, while also providing protection from the sun’s rays. The Super Power Sunscreen Mousse SPF 50 is not only fun for the whole family, but it also contains ingredients like blue sea kale and cucumber, which feel great on the skin.

Avene’s Hydrating Sunscreen Balm SPF 50 is a perfect on-the-go sunblock for your face and sensitive areas that need extra protection, such as scars, skin irritations, lips, eyes and the tip of your nose. The clear balm slips across skin seamlessly and works great on your scalp, while also taming fly aways. Shea butter, lavender, vitamin E and Avene’s thermal water soothe and hydrate while titanium dioxide and zinc oxide block UVA/UVB rays. For your body, their Mineral Light Hydrating Sunscreen SPF 50 also goes on without a white residue and is fragrance, paraben and oil free.

Pacifica Mineral Face Shade Coconut Probiotic SPF 30 beautifully combines the anti-aging and healing properties of probiotics, tea seed oil, caffeine, and avocado oil with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. This is a powerhouse sunblock, which is also perfect for your neck and décolleté. Pacifica also gives your lips the protection they deserve with Sun + Lipcare Mineral Lip Balm SPF 30, which comes in tinted and tint-free formulas.

Amarte Ultra Veil Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50 works hard to fight inflammation and free radicals with botanical extracts and unique ingredients like mesima mushroom, wild thyme, and ginkgo biloba. A combination of four physical and chemical sunscreen components work hard to block out damaging UVA/UVB rays. Finely processed pure mica reflects light, giving your skin a beautiful glow.

COOLA’s Mineral Sport SPF 30 Citrus Mimosa Moisturizer is cool and luxurious to the touch. Great for sensitive skin, it is also powerful enough to hold up in the water and outdoor activities. Organic arnica and avocado, apricot, and orange oils deliver anti-oxidants to your skin while zinc oxide and titanium dioxide protect you from the sun. Coola’s Eco-Lux Body SPF 30 Organic Sunscreen Spray feels and smells amazing. The organic algae, red raspberry oil and aloe make your skin feel refreshed and the spray makes it so easy to apply.

Chantecaille’s Ultra Sun Protection Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 45 is the ultimate sunblock for fighting free radicals and the effects of aging. It’s packed with antioxidants such as cherry  blossom, lemon balm and white tea. Carnosine is also a key ingredient, which is high in amino acids and beta-alanine. It combats damage to our DNA by sun exposure and firms and tones the skin. The sunscreen is invisible and so light that even after reapplying all day your skin still feels fresh.

These sunscreens ensure much more than protection from UVA/UVB rays. They also guarantee that the skin is protected against environmental stress, and promote beauty and well-being from the outside in.

Photo by Jorge Vasconez on Unsplash

Vanessa Baumann

Vanessa Baumann has been a licensed, medical aesthetician in New York for over twenty-three years, working with some of Manhattan’s top plastic surgeons. Choosing to change gears and express herself through her love of writing, she is now a freelance writer and beauty editor. Vanessa also may be found on Facebook and Instagram, sharing her knowledge of skincare products, advice, and the quest for glowing skin.

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