Sunscreen was originally intended to protect skin from the dangers of the sun. In recent years sunscreen has become an expansive industry of its own with various double-duty products that also act as primers, moisturizers, foundation and more. During the summer, an easy breezy look is ideal when spending time out in the heat. We love being able to rely on sunscreen for both protection and a natural-looking radiant glow. You can leave the house with just a slick of these glowy sunscreens on or use them as a base before makeup—either way, it’s time to give your sunscreen and skin a glow-up.
Glow Recipe, of course, has an SPF option that offers all the glow while hydrating and working to even skin tone over time. While boosting glow this formula also helps reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation.
It’s all in the name with this one. Supergoop’s Glowscreen is well known for its hydrating and priming benefits that come with a gorgeously dewy finish. It provides the perfect lit-from-within glow you never knew an SPF could have.
Paula’s Choice has a handful of amazing sunscreens to choose from, but if you’re looking to get a glow going, this is the one to grab. The illuminating cream “creates an instant, healthy glow for makeup-optional skin.” Meanwhile, 12 antioxidants get to work visibly diminishing the signs of environmental-based aging.
With skin-care ingredients like probiotic extracts, pineapple and papaya you can trust this formula. The gorgeous glow it delivers is great for a no-makeup day or under foundation.
CeraVe is one of the dermatologist-loved staple sunscreen brands for reliable, everyday use. You might be surprised to learn the brand has a tinted option that leaves behind a healthy-looking glow with no trace of white cast.
The glow from Kinship is subtle enough that anyone can use it, and it will simply promote a healthy-looking complexion. If you want, you can count it as your moisturizer, primer and SPF all in one.
This super lightweight formula is hydrating and enriched with multivitamins to provide benefits similar to a skin-care serum. The radiance and dewy glow from this serum is immediate.
This SPF promises a radiant glow, broad spectrum protection and a weightless satin finish that smooths the appearance of skin. We can thank ethically sourced pearlescent minerals for the subtle glow and protection.