Five best sunscreens

Beauty 100: Great products that will protect your skin from harmful UV rays (they’re anti-agers as well!)

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Shiseido Suncare Ultra Sun Protection Cream SPF 50

A good dermatologist will tell you that the number-one rule to looking young is stay out of the sun. And because we’d like you to be able to leave your house and go to work, play tennis outside with friends or drive the kids to piano lessons, we’re providing you with the best anti-aging products we could find: the top five sunscreens.


 

Face saver: Shiseido Suncare Ultra Sun Protection Cream SPF 50, $27.

Shiseido’s face-saving Suncare Ultra Sun Protection Cream sunscreen contains SPF 50 and can be used on your body as well as on your face. It feels smooth, not sticky, sheer not filmy and won’t be deterred by a little bit of sweat.

Neutrogena Wet Skin Sunscreen Spray SPF 60

 
Neutrogena Wet Skin Sunscreen Spray SPF 60

H2O proof: Neutrogena Wet Skin Sunscreen Spray SPF 60, $18.

We love a rub-free spray-on sunscreen, especially when we can apply to already wet skin. Oil-free Neutrogena Wet Skin Sunscreen Spray SPF 60 is both water-resistant and easy to apply: just point the nozzle and start misting.

SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50

 
SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50

Maximum protection: SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50, $39.

SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50 sunscreen means business: it is a weightless, 100-percent physical sunscreen with broad spectrum UVA/UVB to give you maximum protection against photo-aging (wrinkles) and skin cancer.

Biotherm Lait Solaire SPF 30

 
Biotherm Lait Solaire SPF 30

Silky touch: Biotherm Lait Solaire SPF 30, $35.

Just like the label describes, Biotherm’s Lait Solaire is a milky soft, non-whitening sunscreen with UVA/UVB SPF 30 protection. It’s also the best, freshest, citrus-smelling sunscreen we’ve ever applied.

Aveeno Kids Sensitive Skin SPF 30

 
Aveeno Kids Sensitive Skin SPF 30

Family fun: Aveeno Kids Sensitive Skin SPF 30, $18.

Keep the whole family protected from the sun with Aveeno’s Kids Sensitive Skin sunscreen containing SPF 30. Mineral-based, water-resistant and fragrance-free, this sunscreen can be used on the most sensitive skin without irritation.

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