9 Original SPFs That Are Totally Shaking Up the Sunscreen Game
By Danielle Fontana , Associate Editor |
When spring and summertime roll around, the same tried-and-true bottles of sunscreen that just "get the job done" when it comes to sun protection always end up back in our shopping bags, but why stop there? These innovative, breakthrough options go one (or two) steps further than simply preventing sunburn and come in formulas you won't believe you once ever lived without.
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While most sunscreens focus on warding off UV rays, this one takes it one step further by protecting against blue light, the harmful light emitted from our computers and phones, which also causes damage and aging. The formula boasts Echinacea GreenEnvy—hence the name—and leaves behind a perfectly matte, never-white finish.
Broad-spectrum sun protection has officially been made fun: Light as air mousse is quickly absorbed and resistant to water in this revolutionary formula that boasts blue sea kale for extra antioxidant defense and a cocktail of shea butter, olive and avocado oils for a surge of moisture, even right on the sand.
All three of the formulas found in the Travel Sun Set (launching next month) deliver lightweight, high-performance shielding power in new, travel-friendly packaging. Reach for the Sun Protection Cushion for SPF 30 protection in a no-mess cushion compact design, the Sun Protection Mist for a refreshing misting of SPF 30 wherever you go, or the Sun Protection Stick to deliver a dose of sheer, hydrating SPF 50 to sunburn-prone areas like the lips and nose.
Skin is left soft, supple and not the least bit greasy after this silky oil spray is applied to the face, body or even hair. It shields against both UVB and UVA rays with SPF 30 protection, is water-resistant for up to 40 minutes, applies like a dream and smells like it came straight out of spa—what’s not to love?
Boasting the perfect amount of coverage to convince your friends you were born with perfect skin, this bottle combines your moisturizer, sunscreen, foundation and environmental protectant into one easy-to-use pump, making it the ultimate solution for multitaskers everywhere. Plus, it’s packed with antioxidants and free of all oils and fragrance, too.
It’s not every day you come across an eye cream packing SPF 20—this one does, along with white tea to curb aging around the eye area and edelweiss and white birch to strengthen skin’s barrier to defend against pollution, infrared rays and other harsh environmental offenses. Even better, because it’s applied around eyes, the SPF is gentle and 100 percent mineral-based (translation: zero irritation in sight).
Part balm-cleanser, part SPF 30, this high-tech offering leaves a layer of sunscreen on the skin once the product is rinsed off. How? Once mixed with water, the formula transforms into a rich, milky cream to remove every trace of makeup and grime while proprietary technology allows a weightless, translucent blend of three advanced UV sun filters to be left behind, letting you face the day confidently.
This luxurious dry oil boasts a built-in instant bronzer and SPF 50 to protect as it delivers a natural-looking tan while African marula oil, Tahitian monoi oil, neroli and coconut work to keep skin smooth and moisturized.