Sunscreens have become impressive multi-taskers. You can still find pure sunscreens that just protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays, but the latest offerings do that and more. They moisturize, reverse aging, set makeup, and bond with the minerals in water to boost UV protection. As skin care and cosmetic companies have recently made daily sun protection a priority, you now can find a variety of products — such as moisturizers, eye creams, and lipsticks — all with added sunscreen. Check out some of the latest innovations.
- Banana Boat SunComfort Clear UltraMist Sunscreen 30 and 50+
Tired of sand sticking to you at the beach after you apply sunscreen? This light, moisturizing sunscreen spray is water-resistant and has a special formulation that helps keep sand from sticking to your skin.
- Supergoop Defense Refresh Setting Mist SPF 50
This new makeup setting spray solves the perennial problem of reapplying sunscreen when you have already applied makeup. It sets makeup, reduces shine, soothes, reduces aging, and provides a broad spectrum SPF of 50.
- Avon Sun + Kids Dissolving Potion SPF 30
It’s blue when applied, and disappears when rubbed into the skin. Kids will be wowed by the disappearing act, which turns sunscreen application into a fun routine.
- Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion SPF 50 + Wetforce
WetForce is a new Shiseido technology that makes sunscreen more effective when in contact with water or sweat. Special sensors in the formula allow the minerals in water to bond with the sunscreen on the skin, forming a smoother layer of protection.
- Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch Ultra Radiance Lotion Sunscreen (SPF 15/30/50)
A sunscreen containing shea butter and mango extract that feels like a moisturizing lotion. When applied, it has a light sheen and a tropical scent.
If you’re in the sun for hours, a single-purpose, water-resistant, high-SPF sunscreen is still your safest bet.
- Remember, whether you slather on a daily use multi-purpose sunscreen product or a dedicated sunscreen, it should always offer effective broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) protection.
- Don’t forget to reapply every two hours or sooner after swimming or sweating heavily.
The Daily Use Seal is awarded to sunscreens intended to protect consumers against everyday, incidental sun exposure over short periods of time, for example, when walking the dog, driving to work or running errands.
The Active Seal is awarded to sunscreens designed to protect consumers against extended or intense sun exposure, such as hours spent playing sports or at the beach.
Published on July 20, 2015