Sunscreen is one of your most important steps when it comes to your daily skincare regimen all year round. But with a beauty industry flooded with so many options, it can be hard to choose which ones are safe and effective. I’ve rounded up my top favourite sunscreen brands for the whole family whether you’re looking for a non-aerosol spray or the best tinted moisturizer.
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sunscreen for your face…
Image Skincare Prevention+ Daily Matte Moisturizer Oil-Free SPF 32 – every morning I put on this lightweight sunscreen whether it’s sunny, raining, or snowing. It provides you with the perfect amount of protection and glow without making you feel greasy or clogging your pores.
Elta MD UV Daily SPF 40 – a top best seller among skincare enthusiasts, formulated with hyaluronic acid to boost moisture retention and diminish fine lines. Offers broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sun protection. They have a few different formulas whether you need oil-free or are acne prone, have sensitive skin, or hyperpigmentation, etc.
quick sunscreen touch-ups when you’re on the go…
Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Stick SPF 30 – easy stick form to throw in your purse when you’re on the go. It’s great for those forgotten spots like the back of your neck, tops of your feet, etc. Formulated with non-nano zinc and California Poppy, this ultra-moisturizing cocoa butter-infused sunscreen glides on smoothly without leaving any white residue.
Supergoop (Re)setting 100% Mineral Setting Powder SPF 45 – I take my mineral brush spf powder with me wherever I go so that I can re-apply throughout the day. It’s so convenient after leaving the house to touch-up with a few brush strokes and to help mattify the skin. I’m currently using another brand very similar called Colorscience ($70+ CDN) but I plan to use Supergoop next since it’s at a better price point.
COOLA Makeup Setting Spray SPF 30 – A friend recommended this product to me and I can’t wait to receive it. I’m big on mists because I find them to be so refreshing. Apply your skincare in the am and throughout the day you can reset your makeup or touch-up with this spray when you’re in the sun.
sunscreen for the family…
Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Mist – Our go-to sunscreen on family vacation or when we are just hanging around the yard and exploring. Formulated with non-nano zinc oxide and California Poppy, this SPF 30 formulation provides an effective shield from UVA and UVB. It sprays out white from an air-powered can so you can see where to apply but it blends easily and dries quickly without an oily residue. TOP fave for sure! My husband is always stealing it from me.
Thinksport for Kids SPF 50+ – I’ve been using this brand on the boys since they were toddlers and I love it for how well it absorbs. Formulated with 20% non-nano Zinc Oxide that is free of biologically harmful chemicals, such as Avobenzone, Oxybenzone, or UV Chemical absorbers. Plus EWG verified so you can rest assure that it’s safe for your littles.
Thinkbaby SPF 50+ – My go-to when the boys were babies and another EWG verified favourite for mums. This sunscreen will protect your baby from the sun’s harmful rays. It is dermatologist recommended, water resistant (up to 80 minutes), and has a broad spectrum of SPF 50+.
Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 20 – I wear this tinted spf moisturizer when I want a little coverage while out in the sun. This best seller is a benefit-packed tinted moisturizer that delivers lightweight hydration, sheer coverage for a luminous dewy glow. It also includes black currant, peony flower root extract, and vitamin C to enhance skin brightness and sodium hyaluronate to promote firmer, smoother-looking skin. Recommended for those with dry to normal skin.
Countersun Tinted Mineral Sunscreen Mist SPF 30 – Just like makeup (not a self-tanner) but with a much smoother finish for your skin. Perfect solution for those pale legs!! It can wipe off or transfer so you just have to be particular with how you apply it. (And I don`t recommend wearing white while using it!) Formulated with non-nano zinc oxide, this mist sits on top of the skin and bounces the sun’s rays away from the skin. Plus, they’re air-powered—no aerosol!
If you’re looking for more tips on how to shop for sunscreen, check out EWG 2019 Sunscreen Guide.
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