6 Sunscreens We're Applying All Summer Long

We're loading up our bags with these dermatologist-approved SPF formulas

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The Best Sunscreens for Summer 2018


When it comes to selecting an SPF, it's all about the fine print, says dermatologist Dr. Ellen Marmur. "The phrase 'sun protection factor' only measures a product's ability to safeguard skin from UVB rays. You need products that shield it from harmful UVA rays as well." These options have you covered.

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Best for Every Day


This physical sunblock, comprised of zinc oxide to deflect the sun’s rays, is surpsisingly lightweight.

Buy It! NYDG Skincare Chem-Free Active Defense SPF 30, $98; net-a-porter.com

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Best for Every Day


This silky lotion can be applied from head to toe and even glides over makeup.

Buy It! Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion WetForce SPF 50+, $40; sephora.com

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Best for Your Lips


This water--resistant formula comes in a range of pretty tints.

Buy It! Sun Bum Tinted Sunscreen Lip Balm SPF 15, $5.99; ulta.com

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Best for Touch-Ups


Keep one of these in your bag, desk drawer and car so you’re never caught without some kind of coverage.

Buy It! Beautycounter Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Stick SPF 30, $20; beautycounter.com

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Best for the Beach


Coat your entire body with an SPF 50 (at least!) 30 minutes before you go outside.

Buy It! Banana Boat Simply Protect Sport Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+, $9.99; target.com

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Best for the Beach


Always pack a spray SPF (we like the kind with a concentrated nozzle) for easy reapplications throughout the day.

Buy It! Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Sunscreen Mist SPF 100+, $13.49; walgreens.com

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