Beauty swimming pool leisure sun tanning Play watercraft rowing swimming Pool surfing equipment and supplies
Beauty

8 Best Sunscreens to Stock Up on This Summer

The latest sunscreens are lightweight, eco-friendly and nothing like the greasy, pore-clogging formulas from your childhood. Here are 8 that we're stockpiling in our beach bags this summer.

Beauty toiletry water product skin
1

COOLA Makeup Setting Spray SPF 30

Protecting against the sun's harmful rays doesn't get any easier than with this makeup setting spray from celeb-favorite brand COOLA. To use, simply spritz the hydrating mist over your face after applying your makeup. The 70 percent certified organic spray contains cucumber and aloe extract to calm the skin, hyaluronic acid to bind moisture and algae extract to combat free radical oxidation.

Buy It Here
Beauty water blue electric blue lotion skin product skin care
2

Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion SPF 50

Whereas most sunscreens require reapplication after swimming or sweating, this new formula from Shiseido actually becomes more effective after exposure to water. Ideal for outdoor activities and sports, the innovative sunscreen has serious staying power—so much so that it requires a good deal of effort to remove it at the end of the day.

RELATED: America's Best Seaside Inns

Buy It Here
Beauty product
3

Chantecaille Ultra Sun Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 45

This oil-free, non-toxic formula protects from UVA and UVB rays and is regularly used by pro makeup artists in lieu of a makeup primer. Soothing botanicals including cherry blossom, lemon balm and white-tea extract provide anti-inflammatory benefits, while Carnosine softens, tones and firms wrinkles.

Buy It Here
color cosmetic blue toiletry Beauty skin product organ cosmetics eye hand lip
4

Colorescience Sunforgettable® Loose Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50

In the summer, you wear loose powder to keep the greasies at bay. So why not swap out your usual compact for a powder that does overtime as powerful sun-shielding veil? This self-dispensing powder sunscreen from Colorescience comes in a portable brush form that makes for easy touchups during the day. Use the tinted powder (which comes in 5 natural-looking colors) instead of a pore-clogging foundation or cakey cover-up.

RELATED: Your Ultimate All-American Summer

Buy It Here
Beauty skin organ lip eye human body
5

AmorePacific Sun Protection Stick SPF 50+

This high-performance stick from cult Korean beauty brand AmorePacific delivers targeted sun protection to oft-neglected areas like eyes, lips, ears and nose. Unlike heavy zinc oxide counterparts, its undetectable, lightweight texture glides on smoothly without leaving behind a sticky residue.

Buy It Here
Beauty water skin product organ eye lip brand hand human body
6

Vita Liberata Self Tan Dry Oil SPF 50

Sun worshippers, this one’s for you. The world’s first non-toxic and organic tanner, this silky dry oil deposits a luxurious, instant-bronze finish while broad-spectrum SPF 50 guards against the aging effects of the sun. A clean tropical fragrance combining notes of pure neroli, grapefruit and lemongrass extract, is a far cry from most tanning oils' artificial coconut scent.

RELATED: 10 Essential Items for Your Carry-On

Buy It Here
Beauty water aqua Ocean Pool wave swimming
7

Philip Kingsley Swimcap Cream

Everyone knows that the sun is bad for our skin. But what about our hair? Turns out, there’s such a thing as premature hair aging, and side-effects can include thinning, color-damage and moisture-loss. To protect your summer strands, slather on the Philip Kingsley Citrus Sunshine Swimcap—an updated version of the popular hair cream original developed in 1984 for the US Olympic synchronized swimming team. Enhanced with UV protection, the nourishing cream acts as a defensive layer during swimming and sunbathing.

Buy It Here
Beauty water product brand hand
8

AESOP Protective Body Lotion SPF 50

With top notes of spearmint, lemon and lavender, this moisturizing sunscreen smells so good, you'll want to wear it on and off the beach. The SPF50 formula is boosted with Vitamin E-rich ingredients and provides up to four hours' water resistance.

RELATED: The Sunniest Places on Earth

Buy It Here

Want more?