The people in lab coats are working hard to make applying sunscreen a much more pleasurable experience (that’s
right — no more white streaks, thick, heavy creams or oily, acne-inducing formulas). Even better, there’s now something
for everyone: babies, athletes, tough guys, beauty queens, sensitive types. Here are the best new options to save your skin.
Know your filters
Pro: Sunscreens that contain chemical blocks protect
the skin from burning by absorbing UV molecules.
They’re easy to apply and have a nice, smooth texture.
Con: People with allergies or sensitive skin may find
the chemicals irritating.
Look for: Mexoryl SX, octocrylene, avobenzone.
Pro: They form a protective layer that sits on top
of the skin, reflecting UV rays.
Con: Physical blocks can sometimes feel chalky and
leave a white residue on skin, but the newest formulations
have vastly improved textures.
Look for: Zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, natural minerals.