Head to your local drugstore and pick up one of these new sunscreens that will keep you covered (and UVA/UVB protected) all summer long.
Sun safety is more important than ever, which is why brands always try to up the ante when it comes to UVA/UVB protection come summertime. Here are some of the new sunscreens from the tried-and-true brands you rely on. Bonus? They can all be found at your local drugstore.
Though you may reach for Hawaiian Tropic for the nostalgia factor, the brand introduced a weightless face sunscreen in 2017. The super light and soft texture won’t clog pores, so there’s no excuse not to put it on daily. Broad spectrum protection from UVA and UVB rays comes primarily via the chemical filters Avobenzone and Homosalate.
Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Weightless Sunscreen Lotion, $11, walmart.ca.
The latest from Ombrelle is a weightless lotion in the form of a spray. It leaves skin feeling non-greasy and non-sticky plus it’s water resistant and provides up to 80 minutes of sun protection thanks to Homosalate and Oxybenzone.
Ombrelle Ultra Light Advanced Lotion Continuous Spray, $20, shoppersdrugmart.ca.
The French brand released a sport-specific sunscreen this season. It offers broad spectrum protection from UVA and UVB rays in a super light cream formula. You can apply to wet or dry skin, and it is water and sweat resistant for up to 80 minutes. The SPF 60 comes from the filter ingredient Mexoryl, an organic compound known for its photostability.
Vichy Ideal Soleil Sport, $30, beautyboutique.ca.
This broad spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen includes colloidal oatmeal to add extra hydration to your sun care regimen. Protection comes primarily from chemical filters Avobenzone and Homosalate.
Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Lotion Sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 30, $10, shoppersdrugmart.ca.
The latest from Banana Boat is a spray, that’s designed to draw out excess moisture and dry with a matte, non-greasy finish. The broad spectrum UVA and UVB coverage is from Oxybenzone and Homosalate.
Banana Boat Dry Balance Sunscreen Spray SPF 30, $12, londondrugs.com.
The cheeky monikered brand Sun Bum recently launched a face cream that includes broad spectrum SPF coverage along with skin-care ingredients like aloe vera and vitamin E. Protection comes via a combination of physical (zinc oxide) and chemical (octinoxate) filters, and the formula is paraben free, cruelty-free and alcohol-free.
Sun Bum SPF 50 Face Cream, $13, shoppersdrugmart.ca.
The Anthelios range is a go-to when it comes to broad spectrum sun protection. Try the tinted SPF 50 lotion for broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection in a fast-absorbing formula. Titanium Dioxide is the main protection ingredient here, and the tinted formula works well on its own or under makeup.