Lightweight SPFs to Stash In Your Summer Bag


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PSA: not all SPFs are created equally. So before you slip on your swimsuit and step out into the sunshine, make sure you’re covered (literally). If you’re shopping for a new sunscreen to add to your skincare routine (and summer tote!) you’re in luck — keep scrolling for some of our very fave SPFs we’ll be wearing all season and beyond.

1. Sunday Riley Light Hearted Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Daily Face Sunscreen, $35

This sunscreen is perfect for all skin types and tones (no white case here!) and is 99.99% oil free, so you don’t have to worry about that greasy sunscreen feeling. Instead, this broad-spectrum SPF 30 (with turmeric and plant-based xanthophyll) protects and hydrates with a velvet finish.

2. Dr. Dennis Gross All-Physical Lightweight Wrinkle Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen, $42

Searching for something that will sink right into your skin? Hint: it’s this oil-free sunscreen! It’s formulated with transparent zinc oxide and potent antioxidants, to help prevent visible fine lines and wrinkles and the effects of blue light. And if you hate that sunscreen smell, you’ll love this one — it’s also fragrance-free.

3. Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Niacinamide SPF 50 Sunscreen, $34

Quickly hydrate and boost glow with this chemical/mineral sunscreen! This lightweight cream is powered by niacinamide, hyaluronic acid and aloe for radiance-boosting SPF 50 protection.

4. Kinship Self Reflect Rose Probiotic Zinc Oxide SPF 32 Moisturizing Sunscreen, $26

Sunscreen that also boosts your mood? Sign us up! This mineral SPF not only blends in effortlessly, but it leaves skin glowing with a plant-based probiotic and uplifting rose scent.

5. Supergoop! PLAY Everyday Sunscreen SPF 50 PA++++ Lotion, $32

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If you’re planning a day at the beach, you’ll want to pack a sunscreen that’s fast-absorbing, non-greasy water- and sweat-resistant. It also supports skin from photoaging and dehydration!

6. Coola Full Spectrum 360 SPF 30 Sun Silk Drops, $46

Experience complexion protection both outdoors and indoors with these organic sun drops! This breathable formula helps mitigate the effects of HEV blue light, IR and pollution and contains 70%+ certified organic ingredients.

7. Shiseido Tory Burch Ultimate Sun Protector Lotion SPF 50+ Sunscreen, $49

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If you’re prone to sunburns despite your best efforts, you’ll love this lotion from Shiseido! Available in limited-edition packaging, this Tory Burch collab goes on clear and rubs in quickly without any residue or cast. It’s also specifically formulated become activated by external heat and only becomes more effective as you get wet/perspire.

8. CAY SKIN Isle Glow SPF 45 and Niacinamide Face Moisturizer, $32

Ready for radiant skin all summer? This antioxidant-packed face sunscreen has a unique glow-boosting nude pearl blend for a silky smooth application. It also protects skin from free radicals and blue light.

9. Coola Classic Guava Mango SPF 50 Body Sunscreen, $32

We couldn’t round up our favorite lightweight SPFs and not include this classic Coola lotion! For those long days in the sun, this plant-based technology works overtime to provide light, water-resistant protection.

10. Tatcha The Silk Mineral Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen, $60

Another reason to love this liquid SPF 50 mineral sunscreen, besides the sleek packaging? It has smoothing silk extracts to hydrate and visibly even skin tone!

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