9 Top Sunscreens for Summer 2018

Protecting your skin this summer is easy with these nine recommended products

Protecting your skin this summer is easy with these nine recommended products

Summer has arrived, and it’s the perfect time to invest in stellar sunscreen formulas that you can—and should—use all year round. To make sure you can soak in all the UVA and UVB rays, we’ve rounded up some of the top non-greasy, no-residue, highly effective products that’ll keep your skin healthy, happy and protected.

1. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Lotion with SPF 50, $12.49


If you’re looking for a non-greasy, water resistant formula, this Hydro Boost Water Gel Lotion by Neutrogena is a great pick. It not only protects the skin, but keeps it feeling hydrated and refreshed, which can be crucial when you’re out enjoying the sunshine. Highly recommended by dermatologists, this formula is free of oil, lasts up to eight hours, and can also be worn underneath makeup.

2. Kiehl’s Activated Sun Protector with SPF 30/50, $37.00


Created with “Sun-Filter” technology, this sunscreen by Kiehl’s literally has you covered when it comes to UVA and UVB protection. We love that it’s fragrance-free and contains Vitamin E oil, which is a great choice for sensitive skin.

3. Aveeno Protect and Hydrate Lotion Sunscreen with SPF 70, $8.97

This sunscreen by Aveeno is recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation, owing to its oil-free and noncomedogenic formula. It’s packed with colloidal oatmeal to keep your skin moisturized, and is also sweat- and water-resistant for up to 80 minutes. If you tend to have drier skin in the heat, this lotion is a must-try… plus you can’t go wrong with the price.

4. Shiseido Clear Stick UV Protector WetForce with SPF 50+, $28.00

Out and about a fair bit this summer? Toss this clear stick by Shiseido in your purse or beach bag for super convenient application on your neck and face. We love how the product works both over and under makeup, and is safe for all skin types. The best part is that the sunscreen’s “WetForce” technology kicks in stronger when it comes in contact with perspiration or water.

5. Coola Piña Colada Organic Sunscreen Spray with SPF 30, $36.00

Here’s an easy, all-body spray that’s nourishing, organic and smells like a day at the beach. This formula by Coola is made with natural ingredients, like cucumber, algae, berries and sunflower oil to keep your skin healthy, and has a sheer, no-residue finish. Apply 15 minutes before sun exposure, and you’re good to go! Not a fan of piña coladas? Go for the tropical coconut or unscented options.

6. Coppertone Sport Sunscreen Continuous Spray with SPF 50, $8.88

This sunscreen by Coppertone is a classic because of its simple application and super light formula. Water resistant for up to 80 minutes, it’s the perfect option if you’re ready to hit the waves or jump in the pool.

7. Sun Bum Sunscreen with SPF 70, $9.99

Made in Cocoa Beach, Florida, Sun Bum‘s delightful products are all-natural, cruelty-free and approved by the Skin Cancer Foundation. We can’t get enough of this nourishing sunscreen that will protect you from harmful rays and premature aging. With a high SPF, it’s also water resistant up to 80 minutes so that you can have all the fun under the sun.

8. Stoüt Face Care Daily SPF for Men with SPF 15, $35.00

This SPF cream is recommended for daily use by the men in your life. Its menthol, evening primrose and jojoba oils add a refreshing scent while the SPF battles aging rays and harmful pollutants.

9. Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defence with SPF 30, $34.00

This highly rated, non-greasy sunscreen by Drunk Elephant protects your skin from both sun damage and premature aging. Great for daily use, it’s made with raspberry seed and marula oils to keep your skin feeling hydrated. The formula is non-irritating and fragrance-free, which makes it a fabulous option for even the most sensitive skin.