8 outstanding sunscreens for gorgeous skin

by Annie Tomlin

We know it, you know it, everyone knows it: Sunscreen is the MVP of any skin-care game. Along with protecting your skin from burning, it also prevents the development of wrinkles, sun spots, and fine lines. Wearing it regularly (even on overcast days!) is the single most important thing you can do to keep your skin healthy.  And yet, despite their importance, so many face sunscreens are…meh. Fine. Just okay.

But what if you actually looked forward to applying your sunscreen? We’ve tested tons of face sunscreens to see which give a gorgeous glow, wear well under makeup, and have a strong likelihood of becoming the best part of your morning routine. So get ready to fall in love with sunscreen (yep, it’s going to happen). Because there’s something here for everyone—and every budget, too.

Collage by @labyrinthofcollages featuring an image of Liu Wen.

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  1. Katie Leigh Wickersham

    Just purchased the EltaMD product. I live in Texas and the sun is REAL. Very excited to retire my Coppertone Sport and upgrade to something luxurious and more productive for my skin. I have a question however, do you have any suggestions for when you’ve had your makeup on all day with SPF underneath(and within) but it expires throughout the day? What’s a good way to refresh, if there is away? I’ve purchased the uncomplKated SPF 50 spray and love that for tailgates but it’s a bit greasy for every day. Maybe there’s a translucent powder with SPF in it?LOVE your site. I head straight here even before Instagram now.

    My warmest,
    Katie

    • Rose Inc.

      Hey Katie! Thanks for the comment, and thanks for the kind words. Do let us know what you think of the EltaMD sunscreen. So we agree, you don’t want to mess Texas… sun. For reapplication, a spray like Uncomplikated is a great idea (one of our editors uses this one, too!) but if you want to go over makeup, you can try a mist specially made to help set makeup. Try Supergoop Defense Refresh Setting Mist SPF 50, which is very fine and has a light mattifying effect. You can also try a powder with SPF 30 or, better yet, SPF 50. (Colorescience Sunforgettable is the best-known; it comes with a brush built in.) Hope this helps! —Team Rose Inc.

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