How to Pick The Right Everyday Sunscreen For You

Does your sunscreen work for you?

Does it:

  • Work for your skin type?
  • Have a light-weight texture?
  • Provide you with extreme protection?
  • Contain skin-benefiting ingredients?
  • Offer an eco-friendly formula?

Let’s be honest - most sunscreens on the shelves fail to meet these criteria. And finding just the right formula for your skin can be tricky. Some sunscreens feel sticky, cause breakouts, or leave your skin feeling greasy. 

But you don't have to try to decipher these sunscreen labels on your own. Finding an affordable sunscreen is the key to making sure you maintain good SPF habits year-round, especially given how many bottles you'll blow through for adequate protection. There are a few things you should always be on the lookout for when weighing your options. Tick these criteria off to pick the right everyday sunscreen for you.

Does your sunscreen offer broad-spectrum protection? 

We will never stop waxing poetically about the importance of wearing and SPF with broad-spectrum protection. This term means that the sunscreen blocks against both UVA and UVB rays. UVB causes burning of the skin, whereas UVA results in photoaging such as fine lines and wrinkles, a decrease in collagen and skin firmness, and leads to the formation of brown spots. 

Resting Beach Face SPF30 Sunscreen Serum 
is an everyday sunscreen with SPF30 that is formulated to provide you with protection against both UVA/UVB rays, free radicals, dehydration, and environmental aggressors. Talk about magical. 

Is your sunscreen suitable for your skin type?

People who deal with really sensitive skin or skin as dry as the Sahara desert should study the labels and check for hydrating ingredients and formulas without ingredients known to be irritating. The Oh My Bod! SPF Body Sunscreen is formulated to apply all over the body. It contains hyaluronic acid for some serious skin hydration, plus cucumber and green tea help prevent skin damage. Ingredients like hyaluronic acid are going to replenish and lock in moisture, optimize hydration and visibly plump skin. Combined with a good skin care routine, you’re going to notice improved texture. 

Choose Between Chemical vs Mineral sunscreen options

For sunscreens, there are both chemical sunscreen options, which absorb UV rays, and mineral (otherwise known as physical) sunscreens, which deflect the rays away from the skin. Chemical sunscreens have come under the spotlight (don’t worry, not our formulas), thanks to recent findings concerning the efficacy of chemical ingredients. If you’re concerned with this, we have also created a mineral sunscreen that is lightweight and fragrance-free for sensitive, acne-prone and blemish-prone skin. And it doesn’t block your pores! 

You’ll fall in love with Rosé S'il Vous Plait SPF30 Gentle Mineral Sunscreen, the non-comedogenic formula with rose extract and aloe vera juice. It’s a non-nano zinc oxide and titanium dioxide-based physical sunscreen with SPF30 broad-spectrum protection. What’s not to love? 

Is your sunscreen eco-friendly? 

Hawaii banned chemical sunscreen ingredients oxybenzone and octinoxate in 2018. These ingredients are reported to contribute to the bleaching and degradation of coral reefs. The Oh My Bod! SPF50 Body Sunscreen has an incredible SPF factor of 50 and is cruelty-free and oxybenzone-free. Plus its sweat and water-resistant for up to 80 minutes. Rosé S'il Vous Plait SPF30 Gentle Mineral Sunscreen and Resting Beach Face SPF30 Sunscreen Serum are cruelty-free, vegan and oxybenzone-free so you can shop with peace of mind knowing that you aren’t ever harming the environment while simultaneously helping your skin. 

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