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With summer in full swing, more time is being spent outdoors and in the sun. Keeping my skin protected is super important so today I’m sharing reviews on several of my go-to sunscreen picks to keep skin protected all summer long.
Continue reading for my review on some can’t-live-without sunscreens + your chance to win one of two Nordstrom gift cards!
Best Body Sunscreen
COOLA Suncare Sunscreen Spray SPF 30 is a favorite for body. I love that it has a continuous spray to evenly apply all-over my body. It’s water-resistant so perfect for a day at the beach, lake or by the pool. It also smells really good– I love the pina colada scent! It offers SPF 30 protection and is made with 70% organic ingredients such as cooling cucumber, soothing aloe, omegas and antioxidants. I love a sunscreen that offers skin benefits as well!
I typically wear a higher SPF on my face as the skin is more delicate and COOLA Face Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 is perfect. Like the body spray, it is plant-based and made with 70% organic-farmed ingredients. It offers hydration and nourishing benefits all while protecting with SPF 50. I find that it stays on skin for a long period (although its always best to reapply when out in the sun!). It also doesn’t burn eyes if it gets wet– definitely a plus! I have the white tea scent, which is a fresh, soft scent but there is also a fragrance-free version as well.
These are chemical-based sunscreens, however COOLA offers mineral sunscreens as well.
If mineral sunscreen is more your vibe, you need to check out the DERMA E Sun Defense Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30. This sunscreen offers protection from UVA/UVB rays, antioxidants and a mineral-based formula with zinc oxide as the active ingredient. I like that this glides onto skin easily– sometimes mineral sunscreens can be thick and hard to blend in but I don’t have any issues with this one. If you have sensitive skin, this is definitely one to try.
For face, you can pair with the DERMA E Sun Defense Mineral Oil-Free Face Sunscreen SPF 30, which offers antioxidant skin benefits while it protects. It blends and absorbs nicely into skin without being greasy or oily so it doesn’t clog pores. I can wear this one it’s own or wear under makeup. Perfect for travel or to take on-the-go to protect skin!
SPF + Insect Protection
Not only do you need to protect skin from the sun but from bugs as well. The AVON Skin-So-Soft Bug Guard collection cannot be beat! I love that the line offers SPF protection while also repelling mosquitos, ticks, gnats and other pesky bugs. The products are DEET-free and safe for the entire family! Perfect for campouts, hikes, picnics, backyard BBQ or anytime you are enjoying the great outdoors.
Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus IR3535® Gentle Breeze® SPF 30 Lotion is a water-resistant sunscreen offering SPF 30 protection as well as an effective bug repellent. I like the it is moisturizing yet not greasy– it contains vitamin E and aloe so skin stays soft and smooth.
Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus Picaridin Aerosol Spray is excellent for on-the-go as it is super lightweight and applies evenly and easily. It contains Picaridin, which is an alternative to DEET which repels bugs while having a light, clean feel and low odor. No one wants to smell like bug spray! While it doesn’t contain SPF, yo ucan pair with your favorite sunscreen to repel insects.
If you are in need of a spray sunscreen with insect repellent, the AVON Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus IR3535® Expedition™ SPF 30 is a must! This sun protectant plus insect repellent contains the ingredient IR3535 to repel a wide variety of biting insects– mosquitos, ticks, sand flies and more. It’s hypoallergenic and helps protect against insect-related diseases. No one wants their summer fun ruined by itchy bug bites or bad sunburns!
Under Makeup Sunscreens
For daily wear, I like sunscreens and moisturizers that offer SPF protection while holding up under makeup. The Bliss Block Star Invisible Daily Sunscreen has a soft, silky feel and provides a sheer, invisible finish. It has a slight tint so you do not get that white cast making it perfect to wear under makeup. It has a clean, mineral-based formula, protecting against UVA and UVB rays. I like that it is lightweight and does not clog pores! It has mattifying properties so it’s great for those with oily skin and is great for sensitive skin as well.
Another face product with SPF that is perfect for daily wear is the DERMA E Vitamin C Weightless Moisturizer SPF 45. This is perfect for those who need extra hydration and brightening benefits along with SPF protection. It acts as a moisturizer and primer in one while offering some major skin benefits! It helps to boost skin’s radiance & nourish with vitamins C, B3, and E. This line is clean, vegan and cruelty-free so you can feel good while wearing this product. If you’re looking for a moisturizer that offers SPF and major skin benefits, this is it!
Have you tried any of these sunscreen products? Let me know if the comments below!
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