Most products with SPF lose their efficacy after 6 to 12 months. As the world begins to slowly reopen, it’s time to refresh our beauty pouches with new on-the-go products for spontaneous days in the sunshine. This selection of sun-protecting gems is perfect for the spring/summer season, whether you are walking in the city or taking a weekend getaway!
After a long winter, I was able to escape the city for a break. I had to protect my skin well, as I was so pale after so much time indoors. Supergoop!’s Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40 PA+++ delivered efficiency, practicality and safety with clean ingredients. The packaging is small enough to fit inside a small purse or even in the pocket of your denim jacket!
French Pharmacy Favorite
For French women, La Roche-Posay is a staple of our beauty vanities. Decades of research and some of the best patents in the world keep this brand at the top of our selection. The SPF 60 has a liquid texture that is easy to apply. Even better, it does not leave your face looking white. It comes in a mini version that we can’t get enough of at the office.
Soft & Sensitive
We know that the trickiest part with sunscreen is finding one that doesn’t break you out. Thankfully, there’s EltaMD. The UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 is as protective as it is moisturizing. Lightweight, smooth and anti-shine, it’s no wonder this product is a favorite amongst celebrities like Hailey Baldwin Bieber.
I know how easy it is to get caught up sitting on a sunny terrace for lunch. When we let our guard down, we can unwittingly get a bit too much sun. As such, these products come in convenient small containers that fit easily inside your purse. My on-the go faves are: Clarins UV PLUS Anti-Pollution Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Tinted Sunscreen, Shiseido UV Protective Liquid Foundation, or Chanel UV Essentiel Multi-Protection Daily Defense Sunscreen Anti-Pollution Broad Spectrum SPF 50.
Avène Solaire UV Mineral Multi-Defense Tinted Sunscreen SPF 50+ is the brand’s latest addition in the suncare category. The 100% mineral sheer SPF is safe for sensitive skin. Further, it has a Multi-Defense Shield Complex™ that boosts antioxidant protection by up to 200%. I tried and loved the water-resistant tinted version!
Super Sun Protection
One of my favorite additions in my selection of tinted SPF products comes from mesoestetic. Mesoprotech melan 130 Pigment Control SPF 50+ is a lightly tinted product that focuses on protecting your skin from sun pigmentation. The light and tiny container makes it easy to slip into your makeup bag.
Erborian CC Crème High Definition Radiance Face Cream Skin Perfector SPF 25 is a multitasking product ideal for women on the run. When you put a drop of the Erborian Skin Perfector on your hand, it shows up initially as white. Then, the product becomes a tinted moisturizer with a high SPF as soon as you rub it in.
If you have normal or oily skin, try SkinCeuticals Physical Matte UV Defense SPF 50. For the sustainable shopper, try Kinship’s Self Reflect Probiotic Moisturizing Sunscreen Zinc Oxide SPF 32.