Yes, the summer of 2020 is bound to be far different than the summer of 2019, but the golden rule of skincare still applies: Always wear sun protection. While slathering on sunscreen every day can feel like a chore, soaking up the sun—even on short errands or through a window—can lead to serious potential skin issues, from sunburn and premature aging to cancer.
Thankfully, sunscreens have come a long way from the thick, chalky and heavily scented formulas of years past. Chemical sunscreens (which contain ingredients like oxybenzone and avobenzone that work by absorbing harmful rays) and mineral sunscreens (which contain filters like titanium dioxide and zinc oxide to physically block them) now come in an array of ultra-comfortable and often invisible innovative formulas that don’t interfere with skincare and makeup.
Whether you’re looking for a lightweight, everyday option or a quick solution for on-the-go touch-ups, we’ve rounded up the best face sunscreens to wear year-round.
Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40
This bestselling sunscreen by cult suncare brand Supergoop!—which just launched in Canada, btw—goes on completely clear and leaves skin ultra-smooth. Bonus: It also doubles as a makeup primer.
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