Beauty Features

Sun Protection

If there is one piece of beauty advice you have heard over and over, it’s to protect your skin from the sun—always. Using sunscreen is a simple way to prevent major signs of aging. Since May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, here are top products that offer a safe barrier to keep your skin moisturized, smooth and cancer-free.

australian gold mineral sunscreen lotion
-SPF 30
-for the body
-mineral formula
Available in SPF 30, 50 and 70, this formula offers water-resistant, antioxidant-rich UVA/UVB protection. It features titanium dioxide and zinc oxide but won’t leave you covered in a white residue.
$15.99, Ulta Beauty

 

 

 

 


my sol stick
-SPF 50
-for the face
This touch-and-go sun protection balm is perfect for the backs of your hands (yes, you need sunscreen there), lips, face and ears—basically any little spot that needs some TLC. It’s water-resistant and even can go on over makeup. An added bonus? It’s made without parabens, sulfates or phthalates.
$26, Sephora

 

 

 

 


algenist sublime defense ultra lightweight UV defense fluid
-SPF 50
-for the face
Meant to delay signs of aging—and protect against future issues—the lightweight fluid offers daily sun protection. Alguronic acid, antioxidant-rich botanicals and sunscreen combat the negative effects of sun exposure.
$28, Sephora

 

 

 

 

 


glo skin beauty moisturizing tint
-SPF 30
-for the face
If you want protection and coverage that doesn’t feel heavy on your face, try this. It comes in four shades and blends seamlessly into skin to even it out and guard against UVA/UVB rays.
$44, gloskinbeauty.com

 

 

 

 

 


beautycounter countersun mineral sunscreen lotion
-SPF 30
-reef-safe
-mineral formula
This is a safe, natural way to protect yourself and the ocean’s coral reefs (such a major concern now that Hawaii has passed legislation banning sunscreens containing the chemicals octinoxate and oxybenzone, which are proven to damage reefs). Made without harmful and questionable ingredients, it blends in perfectly and has a light, fresh scent on application.
$39, Lori Holtzman for Beautycounter
beautycounter.com/loriholtzman

 

 


alba botanica hawaiian green tea lotion
-SPF 45
-for the body
-reef-safe
Made with 100-percent natural fragrance and without the big no-nos (oxybenzone and octinoxate), the lotion’s aloe vera, green tea and palm kernel oil help create a non-greasy, reef-safe, water-resistant formula that is recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation.
$7.99, amazon.com

 

 

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