Although there’s a common belief that sunscreen’s SPF is only needed for sun-drenched beach days, the truth is we should be wearing it each and every day (yes, even when it’s overcast!) to keep our skin supple and wrinkle-free. So, as summer begins to fade away, our GLOSSYBOX experts decided to test-run a slew of new skin-saving formulas that deliver sun protection in innovative ways.
One of our favorite new applications for sunscreen comes from the masters at Supergoop! Who have invented one of the easiest ways to shield our skin we’ve ever seen. The brand’s Super Power Sunscreen Mousse SPF 50 is a lightweight, fast-absorbing formula that practically disappears into skin as you apply it. Comprised of hydrating ingredients like blue sea kale, shea butter, avocado and olive oils, this soothing formula is also water resistant for 80 minutes, should you be doing any end-of-summer swimming.
Another sneaky way to get your dose of SPF is with Lancome’s Visionnaire SPF 20, which delivers sun protection in the form of a daily wrinkle-banishing moisturizer, that smooths and plumps skin on contact. Promising a full 24 hours worth of moisture, this uniquely textured hydrator seeps leaves skin feeling supple and luminous. We love it because of how gentle it feels and how instantly disappears, as well as the fresh, dewy complexion it leaves behind!
And speaking of innovative SPF, we also love La Roche Posay’s Melt-In Milk, which does what it says it will, amazingly disappear into skin after being applied. Formulated with as few ingredients as possible to maintain its integrity for skin health, the Anthelios 60 Melt-in Sunscreen Milk contains an optimized combination of UVA/UVB filters, designed to work together and deliver intense broad-spectrum protection. It also is formulated with a strong blend of antioxidants to keep skin protected from free radicals.
Last but not least comes from our friends at Tarte in the form of its Tarteguard 30 Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 30. Adorable enough to sit on your bathroom shelf along with your other beauty offerings, this cheery-looking liquid emulsion not only protects you from the sun’s damaging rays, but it also hydrates and brightens dull, tired skin; helps fight wrinkles, dark spots and redness. Not only is it vegan and dermatologically tested, but the multi-tasking formula is additionally packed with antioxidants, maracuja, red algae, soybean, apple, and honeysuckle extracts, and a fresh ocean lily scent, which will bring to mind a day at the spa
Glow on, Glossies.
This article was written by one of our beauty experts, Belisa. An editor for over a decade who specializes in the beauty industry, she is also the managing editor of SWAAY, which celebrates female empowerment.