Summer’s Most Effective, Most Invisible Sunscreens

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A high-powered, UVA/UVB-shielding sunscreen is great, but if it creates even a hint of a white cast on your face, you’re probably not going to wear it. Here are 10 sunscreens that go on oh-so sheer, the only trace they leave behind is healthier skin.

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1 / 10

COOLA Sport SPF 50 Guava Mango ($24)

Everyone’s favorite eco-friendly spray now has a new Guava Mango scent in the lineup. It’s clear, all-natural and incredibly nourishing—plus, the spray goes on continuously so you never miss a spot. 

2 / 10

EVE LOM Daily Protection + SPF 50 ($90)

Yes, this has a legit UVA/UVB SPF rating, but it also dishes out the very impressive side perks of gently exfoliating, brightening dull skin and diminishing just about every kind of spot, blemish and imperfection your complexion could sport.

3 / 10

Dr.Jart+ Every Sun Day UV Sun Fluid ($34)

This liquid-gel texture just feels “fresh” on your face. It leaves behind the perfect amount of hydration, yet never feels sticky.

4 / 10

Is Clinical Extreme Protect SPF 30 ($68)

The perfect pick for sensitive and dehydrated skin, this broad-spectrum sunscreen is a bit on the richer side, but dries down to wear perfectly under makeup

5 / 10

Mizon UV Mild Sun Block SPF 35 ($16)

Formulated with skin-soothing vegetable extracts, this SPF goes on with a creamy texture, but dries matte, making it a product you can swap for your regular primer. 

6 / 10

Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield ($65)

Think of this as a pore-minimizing product and serious UV protector in one. It creates almost a “photo-shopped,” matte finish that wears like silk under makeup.

7 / 10

Cosmedix Peptide-Rich Defense ($58)

SPF 50 helps protect skin from the harsh effects of the sun, while the unique formula delivers the ultimate blend of rich peptides and amino acids. 

8 / 10

Tatcha Pore Perfecting Sunscreen BroadSpectrum SPF 35 ($68)

This lightweight sunscreen provides broad-spectrum protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays while doing the almost impossible task of making pores appear smaller.

9 / 10

SkinMedica Essential Defense Everyday Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 47 ($38)

Lightweight, sheer and packed with physical and chemical sunscreen ingredients, this paraben-free pick is perfect for oilier and acne-prone skin types.

10 / 10

Australian Gold X-Treme Sport Spray Gel ($8)

This aloe-based gel-spray dries almost ASAP for a low-sheen, low-shine finish that’s water resistant for up to 80 minutes.

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