9 Innovative Sunscreens You Have to Try

Summer is here, and besides the heat, there’s also a big-time surge in new and interesting sunscreen offerings to the market. Here are some of our picks for products that not only protect skin, but also leave it looking instantly better on contact. 

Related Articles:
3 Ingredients That Undo Sun Damage
5 Beauty Tips for Beach Brides
The Quick Fix For Sunburns


Innovative Skincare Eclipse SPF 50+

This broad-spectrum, silky-smooth cream feels so luxurious, you’ll want to slather it on at night, too (it’s totally hydrating without any of that sticky feel). Save it for the day; it makes skin look flawless and matte and leaves it really protected. $38, innovativeskincare.com 


Vita Liberata Dry Oil

This major multitasker (it can be used on your face, hair and body) comes in an easy-to-use spray that delivers skin-loving argan oil and hydrating passionflower oil (both of which smell decadently amazing), plus an SPF of 50, which leaves legs looking flawless. $45, sephora.com


GloTherapeutics Solar Shade SPF 50

Sensitive skin needs sun protection too, and this mineral sunscreen makes it look even-toned through nonirritating zinc oxide, skin conditioners and free radical–fighting vitamin C. $34, skin1.com


Omorovicza Mineral UV Shield SPF 30

You can swap out your normal primer for this hide-everything sun protector. It offers intense hydration and UVA and UVB protection and has the most amazing herbal-floral scent. $125, omorovicza.com


Exuviance Sheer Daily Protector

Boasting “triple anti-aging protection,” this light-as-air fluid sinks into skin immediately, yet sticks around to really up skin health with green tea, a ton of antioxidants and sun protectors. $42, neostrata.com


Jurlique Sun Specialist SPF 40

Feeling more like a delicately fragranced herbal body lotion than your traditional sunscreen, this superberry-powered body sunscreen conditions on contact to leave skin looking hydrated and fresh. $38, jurlique.com


AmorePacific Resort Collection Sun Protection Mist

With the ability to soothe, hydrate and cool skin, this SPF 30 spray creates an instant glow on skin while providing a very powerful defense against sun damage. Spray it on over makeup midday for a quick pick-me-up. $75, us.amorepacific.com


100% Pure Everywhere SPF 30

The really-easy-to-use, deodorant-like applicator stick will make you wonder why you ever applied your body sunscreen in any other way. Just roll it on and let the 100-percent natural and vegan sun shielders work their magic. $35, 100percentpure.com


BareMinerals PrepStep

This fluid is so unbelievably lightweight that it almost feels like applying water to your skin. It comes out of the bottle white, but leaves behind a makeup base with a touch of pigment. Sounds like magic, but the science behind it totally makes skin feel prepped, smooth and protected. $28, qvc.com