… When we say you need them now, we basically mean before the sun comes up tomorrow! Summer 2017 is already kicking off with some steamy days, and some exciting sunscreen moments. The launch of Glossier’s self-proclaimed ‘sunscreen that doesn’t suck’ got us talking about our favorite sun protectors. So before you go chasing that sunrise, get educated with our round-up of the best SPF products, from lip protectants, to sunscreen for your hair. Go ahead, throw these in your shopping cart rn!
Eau Thermal Avène Antirougeures Day Redness Relief Soothing Cream SPF 25
It’s what the French girls wear… or at least that’s what Violet Grey tells us (and we will literally believe anything they say). Not only does it prevent further redness but it also helps repair any damage that already exists. This SPF is to be included in your morning routine — after you sip your pour over, and before you apply your makeup. C’est bon! We swear.
Kari Gran Three Sixty Five SPF 28
You need a product that is UVA and UVB resilient to keep your skin looking young and fresh. Kari Gran’s serum is brimming with clean ingredients that will ensure your derm. is in the best hands. If you are more a fan of a gel serum than a cream, this one’s for you!
Glossier Invisible Shield SPF 35
You’ve surely heard that Glossier joined in the SPF game, and we welcome with open arms. Reasons to love include the fact that it is not the white layer we are used to wiping on, but a clear gel formula that sits transparently on your skin. It also acts as a shield to pollution, and harmful elements.
L’Oreal Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition Facial Oil SPF 30
We are hardly quiet about our obsession with facial oils. Our bathroom shelves are littered with all shapes and sizes, but this one stands alone in its ability to guard. Mixing eight essential oils with an SPF 30 is the perfect morning rub down your pores need. Have no fear, it’s grease clear!
Aquaphore is practically a religion in these parts. When we stumbled across the lip protectant + sunscreen (SPF 30 that is), we nearly had an existential crisis — what is life? We’ve recovered and suggest you keep a tube of these in each of your purses. Lips are such magnets for itty-bitty wrinkles that can be caused by harsh exposure, and a lack of moisture. Two birds, one magical tube.
While our faces seem to take top priority, we must not forget the ultra-sensitive skin such as our décolletage and that thin skin on the backs of our hands. A body SPF isn’t a bad idea for those of us in geographically-clothing-oposed areas of the world. Suntegirty is great because it’s non-greasy, Paraben, Phthalate and Mineral Oil Free.
The most overlooked place that sun can get its harmful little grasp on us is our scalp! Those rays can just as easily damage our tresses as it can our pores, so be sure to spritz some of this Aveda sun care when exposing to heat to scare off dryness, and breakage.