Skip To Content
    Sep 8, 2019

    27 Highly-Rated Sunscreens You Can And Probably Should Get On Amazon, Like, Right Now

    If you do just one thing for your skin, might I suggest sunscreen? (Seriously, you need to wear it all year, rain, cloudy, or shine).

    We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    Hi! Before we get into this roundup, if you're wondering, "It's not summer anymore! Why should I care about sunscreen?" and don't believe just my word, listen to two derms I interviewed about common sunscreen myths (in particular, look at #8!). This has been a PSA, thanks!

    1. Cosrx Aloe Soothing Sun Cream fortifies your skin with SPF 50, doesn't dry you out, feel greasy, or leave a white cast — plus, it soothes irritated skin (I see you, aloe!) and sits super well under makeup. It's pretty much the golden standard of sunscreens!

    @cosrx / Via instagram.com, Tanisha Williams / Via amazon.com

    Promising review: "I've used the Missha Essence Sun Milk and Missha Soft Finish Sun Milk, and this blows them out of the water. People have said in the reviews that the scent is really strong. However, I thought the fragrance was really light for a Korean product — I think Korean consumers think that if it's fragrance-free, it is lacking in some way (I'm Korean and I just get this impression). This sunblock is the perfect balance of not drying you out in order to get a matte finish and not being greasy — the two extremes of Missha sunblocks. I think the ingredients are relatively gentle and I have very sensitive, acne-prone, and combination skin. I highly recommend it as your daily sunblock for the price point and quality." —Sarah Lee

    Price: $15

    2. Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch Lotion Sunscreen smells like a luxurious island vacation on your skin and applies like buuuuuutter, thanks to actual shea butter, vitamin E, and mango fruit extract in its formula! Stay protected *and* luminous, my friends!

    @hawaiiantropic / Via instagram.com

    Promising review: "This is by far my favorite sunscreen. I use it every day in the summer. The scent is AMAZING. Tropical but not overbearing or cloyingly sweet. It absorbs really well and doesn't feel waxy. Prevents me from burning, but I will say that I have a light olive skin tone and don't burn *that* easily (it would really take several hours in the sun unprotected for me to burn). It has a *very* subtle shimmer that is suitable for actual adults and is not teenager-grade glitter. Don't ever change, Hawaiian Tropic!" —AMG

    Price: $6.39+ (available in SPF 15, 30, and 50 versions)

    3. Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence is my personal ride-or-die sunscreen and I've written about it a few times already, recommended it to countless friends, and it's one of the few products I use up on the reg — it goes on lightweight and clear as can be, feels like my other skincare products (hence the "essence" in its name!), and absorbs quickly without any of that tacky nonsense.

    Sarah Han / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "Best sunscreen we’ve ever used. Applies super easily. It’s very liquidy and spreads very easily. There is no white mess to rub in. Once it’s on, it feels like bare skin — not sticky at all. It has a pleasant, modern, delicate scent, and it protects against sunburns brilliantly. A full afternoon of sun-soaked active time on the water, and no problem. I bought two more right away and am throwing away my old sunscreen." —Amazon Customer

    Price: $14.97

    Check out my full review of the Bioré Aqua Rich Water Essence (#2) for more info! It's truly my holy grail and I'll buy it until I literally can't anymore.

    4. EltaMD UV Clear Facial Sunscreen Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 gives sensitive, hyperpigmentation- and acne-prone skin a healthy dose of sun protection without feeling thick, greasy, or overall unpleasant — and ~3,500 reviews (with an average of 4.3 stars and 75% five-star) don't lie, bb. The magic is in its physical-chemical hybrid formula!

    @eltamdskincare / Via instagram.com

    It also contains niacinamide (vitamin B3) and hyaluronic acid for moisturizing/nourishing benefits!

    Promising review: "I found this gem on the Environmental Working Group (EWG) website. Do you know how hard it is to find a skin product that is safe from dangerous chemicals, gentle on sensitive skin, and that despite all this, still works effectively? It's even harder to find a higher SPF sunblock that meets these criteria. Well, Elta MD has not only delivered on these promises: They offer all this in a formula that looks so natural that it doesn't leave you looking like a ghost or mime. It also applies smoothly to work well under makeup. On top of this, it does not clog my acne-prone pores or dry out my face. It even comes in a tinted version and is made in the U.S.A. What more do you want?? This is my sun protection product for life." —Liz T.

    Price: $33 (also available in tinted/clear and non-clear for normal/combo and dry skin versions)

    5. Australian Gold Botanical Sunscreen Tinted Face Mineral Lotion is a great bet if you're looking for a reef-safe sunscreen. It takes a bit of rubbing, but it really does dry down to a lightweight, matte finish, and even provides a bit of coverage if you go for the tinted version.

    Crys / Via amazon.com, Sarah / Via amazon.com

    Promising review: "This mineral sunscreen is amazing. I was worried because it's tinted, but it doesn't change my color at all. I've worn it all day under makeup and there's no white cast. It smears on so smoothly and works well, even as a primer. The smell isn't overpowering. It does have a slight earthy smell to it, but nothing chemically at all. I especially love it because it's reef-safe." —Kat

    Price: $9.04+ (available in SPF 30, SPF 50, and SPF 70, and various varieties)

    6. La Roche-Posay Anthelios Clear Skin Sunscreen SPF 60 absorbs excess, pore-clogging oil, even in super hot and humid situations, and leaves your pretty face lookin' matte and shine-free all day.

    @larocheposayusa / Via instagram.com

    Promising review: "This is non-greasy, lightweight, and very effective! Leaves my skin with a matte finish without being sticky or tight. Plus, no breakouts or clogged pores! I have to be careful about sun exposure because I use retin-A products, and this definitely keeps my skin safe and wears well under makeup. This is my new go-to!" —wineanddogs

    Price: $39

    7. Blue Lizard Sport Mineral-Based Sunscreen combines mineral and chemical UV filters for full-performance, water-resistant (for up to 80 minutes!) action — plus, the bottle turns ~blue~ in harmful UV light, so you also know when to apply and reapply.

    @bluelizardsun / Via instagram.com

    Promising review: "During the summer, my daughter goes swimming nearly every day. She's a typical redhead (freckles, very fair skin) and we can see a sunburn coming after 10-15 minutes! I bought this because I saw reviews from surfers who swear by Blue Lizard. If they love it, it's worth trying. There was one day in June that my daughter decided she didn't need to apply more sunscreen after coming out of the pool...and she suffered for it! After that, she was slathering up every 70 minutes. She can spend an entire day at the pool and not even come home pink. That is genuinely impressive!" —K. Landon

    Price: $9.49+ (available in three sizes)

    8. MAKE P:REM UV Defense Me Blue Ray Sun Gel is one of the best chemical sunscreens out there — well, according to me and many other fans. It'll disappear into your skin without leaving any signs of residue or white cast behind. And! This formula counteracts any overheating you experience from hot infrared waves and radiation! Science!!

    @makeprem / Via instagram.com, Riz / Via amazon.com

    Promising review (for the photo on the right): "I'm down to my third bottle! This sunscreen leaves your face feeling fresh and dewy after only a pea-sized application. A little goes a long way and I can attest to that since mine took 4–6 months to get emptied out. What I really like about this sun gel is that it’s non-greasy and it really protects my face from the heat of the sun. It not only has SPF but also has a TPF (Triple Protection) factor that regulates the overheating and the temperature of your skin because you’re so damn HOT, girl! Let me also tell you that it does not give you a white cast, so they won’t have you mistaken for a friend of Casper. No need to reapply. When I come home from a long day out, I notice that my skin still gives out that glowy and youthful complexion. I don’t even have to wear a thousand layers of highlighter to make me look like one of the K-pop idols. I received countless compliments (even from my haters) because of this sunscreen especially when mixed with the Boscia Tsubaki Glotion. What I love: it's a non-greasy, mineral sunscreen with anti-aging formula that prevents heat-aging, is good for sensitive skin, doesn't leave any irritation or breakouts, a strong smell, and it's easy to pump, leaves a matte finish, quick lock-in, healthy glow, and dewiness." —Riz

    Price: $31.99

    Check out my full review of the MAKE P:REM UV Defense Me Blue Ray Sun Gel (#8) for more info!

    9. Eucerin Daily Protection Face Lotion SPF 30 is a fragrance-free and non-comedogenic option that people and derms probably consider as a staple option for your SPF because it moisturizes and protects without irritating delicate, sensitive skin.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I've been using this daily sunscreen for about 20 years, after finding I was allergic to virtually every other sunscreen when I tried to use them on a daily basis. This sunscreen does not upset my rosacea and does not trigger an allergic reaction. You need to take a little extra time blending because this goes on white, but easily blends to clear." —HvnSnt

    Price: $7.58

    10. Cotz Non-Tinted Gentle Zinc Oxide SPF 40 checks every dang box when it comes to finding the perfect sunscreen — it's 100% free of oils, chemicals, fragrances, and preservatives, and becomes transparent once you rub it in, even on non-pale tones (which we all know is the true test).

    countingblessings / Via amazon.com, @cotzskincare / Via instagram.com

    Promising review (for the photo on the left): "After trying several sunscreens for my face I’ve finally found my holy grail: Cotz Sensitive. This sunscreen checks all my requirement boxes: 100% mineral sunscreen/no chemical filters, only zinc oxide as the active ingredient (zinc is the safest UV filter), high concentration of zinc oxide (20%), does not irritate eyes or skin because it is completely mineral and only has bland, inactive ingredients in a cream vehicle for sensitive skin types, no white cast on an olive skin tone, high enough SPF 40, water resistant for 40 min (for pool, I’d say look for an 80 min water resistant sunscreen), fragrance-free, moisturizing, does not pill or look flaky on eyebrows and hair line (and I bet it’s beard suitable too), and not too expensive. I could give this sunscreen 10 stars. I haven’t seen any other check all my above requirements at the same time. I even tried some expensive sunscreens that aren’t as good. In the pictures, you can see me apply this sunscreen on my medium/olive skin tone face. Soon after blending you’ll see it completely becomes transparent! The shine and greasiness does go mostly away with time (it’s not an oily feeling, it’s more of a silicone-y feeling which feels more luxurious). What is left is a very slight, almost invisible, and pleasant luminosity on the skin, and that is the zinc tiny particles doing their job which is reflect the sunlight back from your face." —countingblessings

    Price: $17.99

    11. MDSolarSciences Mineral Beauty Balm SPF 50 primes your face, provides light coverage, and helps reduce the appearance of redness or discoloration, so you can say hello to an even-toned face — if only your other problems could be solved in just one step!

    Jessica Probus / BuzzFeed / Via buzzfeed.com

    A bunch of reviewers say the squeezy tube doesn't work very well, so you might be better off unscrewing the cap and squeezing it straight out.

    Promising review: "This is an all-around excellent product. It has high SPF, goes on very smooth and soothing with absolutely ZERO stinging, which is a rarity for my sensitive skin, and leaves a natural matte finish. I was scared by how dark the product looked before I applied it but the tint blends right in even when applied generously — best of all, there's no orange or yellow hue to it. It gives just enough coverage to help tone down any redness or discoloration. And it doesn't sweat off on hot days. I use a setting powder over this (Kat Von D Lock It powder) and my face is good to go. The pump is useless, by the way. I unscrew the cap and squeeze it straight out of the tube. The only downside: it's REALLY tough to remove. I have to double cleanse (oil cleanser plus foam cleanser) and check closely to make sure I got it all off. I didn't deduct a star for this, though, because long-lasting wear is what you want in a sunscreen and primer. Just be really diligent with your cleansing routine and it should be okay." —Random Blogger

    Price: $37.05 (also available in a Mineral Tinted Crème version for $22, one shade only)

    Check out our full review of the MDSolarSciences Mineral Beauty Balm (#8) for more info!

    12. Beauty by Earth Tinted Facial Sunscreen SPF 20 doesn't leave your face looking chalky, which is a major concern for darker skin tones, thanks to its built-in tint. It's formulated without mineral oil, which means there are zero chances for greasiness (as it should be!) and *with* organic cucumber, aloe, and argan oil for soothing properties.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I originally bought this for my trip to Hawaii. I love that this doesn't use chemicals to block the sun and it won't harm coral reefs. Works great as a daily tinted face lotion. I use it almost every day. I use my normal moisturizer then just a dab under the eyes, forehead, nose and cheeks. Or if I'm going out in the sun for a long time, I'll put it on thicker all over my face and on my collar bone and shoulders. I used this and only this for snorkeling in the ocean and it held up great. I reapplied only once and I didn't get burned." —Ashlyn

    Price: $17.99 (available in three shades)

    13. Julep No Excuses Invisible Facial Sunscreen Gel SPF 40 absorbs pretty instantly thanks to its essence-gel formula that uses ~macro-emulsion technology~ to encapsulate SPF actives and preserve its efficacy up until you apply it — and it contains a bunch of skin-loving ingredients, like rosehip seed oil, melon extract, camellia seed oil, and vitamin E to help keep skin smooth and collagen production up!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I started to buy this when I developed perioral dermatitis, which is eczema for your face. I was told to start using a gel sunscreen. It never runs into my eyes and goes on smooth. The smell is extremely light and only lasts for a second while applying. I live in Oahu, so I've been testing daily. " —dP

    Price: $28

    14. Etude House Sunprise Mild Airy Finish Sun Milk SPF 50+ is a physical sunscreen that leaves your face totally matte and free from unnecessary T-zone oiliness, so you can live your life without worrying that your SPF is letting your makeup and excess oil run free.

    MJR Industries / Via amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review (for the photo on the left): "So I tried this today under my makeup, and it really worked. Like, it actually worked. I have pictures that show all the oil that usually accumulates on my T-zone by 11:30 a.m., but it is now 10:06 p.m. when I am writing this review and I haven't blotted once all day, and that is it. Truly money well spent. Oily skin problem solved!" —MJR Industries

    Price: $9.94 (also available in a Mild Watery Light version)

    15. Chances are you've heard about the wonders of Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen (which comes in a boatload of SPF amounts), so I don't need to tell you how great the non-greasy, lightweight, and fast-absorbing finish is (it's actually dry to the touch!) and highly recommended by derms everywhere — including a derm interviewed for the post linked at the beginning. But I will anyways.

    @neutrogena / Via instagram.com

    Promising review (for SPF 70): "This is the only facial sunscreen that I use on myself and my kids. For myself, I usually do not like using sunscreen on my face because I have sensitive skin and fear that it might cause me to break out or cause some sort of irritation on my face, but this one is great. No irritation and no breakouts, and I feel protected from the sun. The sunscreen feels light on my skin and it smells nice. For my kids, it also protects their skin and does not irritate their skin at all. I usually send each of them to school/camp with one tube each." —SummerDays

    Price: $7.59 (SPF 55), $8.97 (SPF 70), or $8.97 (SPF 100+)

    Also available in two-packs of SPF 30 and SPF 45.

    16. Sun Bum Original Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion and Sunscreen Spray both rub in beautifully, aren't greasy, don't transfer or leave residue — from vacation in Mexico to a picnic in the park, this could very well be your go-to!

    Amazon

    It also contains plenty of vitamin E to moisturize skin and neutralize free radicals. It's also hypoallergenic, reef-friendly, oxybenzone-free and octinoxate-free, cruelty free, and water resistant for up to 80 minutes — so go and play to your heart's content!

    Promising review (for the lotion version): "I don't burn easily. I am one of those people who tan, but don't burn. However, moving to a place where it's on fire pretty much all the time, I was told that most people in their right mind get sunscreen. I'm out in the sun for half of the day so the chances of getting burned have now tripled. I wanted a sunscreen that doesn't just sit there on the skin and basically makes me feel like a walking moist trap for any bugs passing by. This Sun Bum sunscreen absorbs RIGHT into my skin within minutes! My skin feels so smooth right after and even hours after later. That, in my book, is a job well done. But on top of it all, this sunscreen smells fluffing amazing! It smells like basic sunscreen mixed with honey, vanilla, and just a hint of baby; yes, a baby. Babies smell good, okay? LOL. Every time I've used it, I've never gotten burned or tanned (editor's note: tanning is a sign of sun damage!). I feel super protected from the sun's burning desire to provoke skin cancer to all the weak and innocent! Thank you Sun Bum. I look forward to buying you again." —Bree W.

    Price: $9.99+ (lotion; available in three sizes and SPF 15, 30, 50, and 70) or $12.59+ (spray; available in SPF 15, 30, 50, and 70)

    With any sunscreen ~sprays~, just make sure you don't miss any areas of your body (and rub it in/around if needed!).

    17. Supergoop! Everyday SPF 50 Sunscreen keeps skin lookin' fresh, hydrated, and protected — along with natural extracts of sunflower, citrus, basil, and bois de rose for a scent that's subtle but not irritating or overwhelming. Because let's face it: we can all do without the typical sunscreen smell.

    @supergoop / Via instagram.com

    Promising review: "I wasn't sure if this product was overhyped, but after using it for three weeks it has been great in terms of sun protection. It is also easy to apply — I really dislike SPF products that leave a white cast / take longer to blend in, and this does not leave your face feeling super greasy. Great Prime Day purchase and would definitely recommend to others/buy again myself." —Anniemal

    Price: $19+ (available in three sizes; other popular options are their tinted Daily Correct CC Cream and Defense Refresh Setting Spray)

    18. Coola Mineral Face SPF 30 Sunscreen Matte Tint has a delightfully whipped, mousse-like formula that *fully* rubs in, doesn't leave a white cast, and dries down to a matte, never-greasy finish that's perfect for any makeup you might put on afterwards — and it's especially clutch if you're sensitive to chemical-based sunscreens, so apply (and reapply) away! Sunny days, meet your match.

    @coola / Via instagram.com, Kayla B. / Via amazon.com

    Promising review (for the photo on the right): "Over and over again I try to find a cheaper zinc-based facial sunscreen, and I always come back and spend all my money on this one. The texture of this sunscreen is DIVINE and I have yet to find another sunscreen like it. You have to shake it well for the first few weeks, but it comes out like a light whipped mousse and feels velvety to the touch as you apply it. My most common problem with zinc-based facial sunscreens is that the ones that rub in nicely enough to not leave you white and chalky always made my face way too greasy. This is not the case with this sunscreen. It has a true matte finish and primes my face perfectly if I am adding another layer of tinted moisturizer/foundation. I have a photo allergy to most chemical-based sunscreen ingredients, so I am therefore limited to physical sunscreens like zinc and titanium dioxide. It is really, really hard to find ones that rub in fully, don't leave a white cast, and don't contain nano-particles (which don't have enough research on them for me to trust). This one is the only one I have found that does it all for me." —Kayla B.

    Price: $36 (available in Unscented and Cucumber versions; cruelty-free, PETA-certified)

    19. Cosrx Shield Fit Snail Essence Sun Cream SPF 50+ is a hit with snail lovers — that is, people who love snail mucin in their skincare products because of its soothing and redness-calming abilities. Just like the name suggests, the texture is similar to that of a lightweight essence, so no tackiness/heaviness here! Your skin is gonna look healthy and glowing!

    Amazon

    Plus, its compact size means it's super travel-friendly for all of your globetrotting needs.

    Promising review: "Love! Just bought three more during Prime Day! I am a skincare freak, and I admit it. I also hate layering SPF over great moisturizers. Will they still work right? I also have rosacea, so less is more for my cheeks that are super reactive. I’ve found snail mucin to have helped calm my cheeks so I tried this as a replacement, and it’s amazing. My skin looks great and it’s protected. Buy! You’re going to love it!" —Amazon Customer

    Price: $15.78

    20. MyChelle Sun Shield Liquid Tint SPF 50 can be worn alone for light, even coverage and a ~healthy glow~ or as a oil-absorbing, barely-there primer under makeup. Either way, all it takes is a few shakes, a few drops, and voila — a fresh and protected face ready to take on just about anything!

    Kristen / Via amazon.com, @mychellebeauty / Via Instagram: @https://www.instagram.com/mychellebeauty/p/BVC8RSUh0U-/

    It's also vegan, reef-safe (does contain oxybenzone and octinoxate), free of artificial fragrances, and biodegradable!

    Promising review (for the Tan shade): "I have slightly drier skin that can get a bit flaky sometimes. I'm used to thick, greasy products, but got tired of how shiny they looked. So I tried this matte sunscreen. This product exceeded my expectations. It blends in effortlessly into skin, and the medium/dark tan shade is perfect for light brown skin. It does not look cakey at all and works as a weightless, light coverage foundation, so it makes pores and redness LESS noticeable! It also brightened up my skin. I layer this on top of my thick sunscreen (editor's note: you can wear it alone too!) and it completely took away the greasy, shiny look and left a flawless finish. Proof that it indeed absorbs excess oil and shine! The only recommendation I'd make is a higher % of zinc oxide! It would make the product picture perfect." —Ano

    Price: $15.87+ (available in Natural Nude, Natural Tan, and Untinted)

    21. Alba Botanica Pure Lavender Soothing Sunscreen SPF 45 works wonders for sensitive skin because it has a long list of soothing and repairing ingredients like green tea, vitamin E, aloe vera, lavender, and chamomile, so applying sunscreen doesn't have to hurt! The way it should always be, ladies and gents.

    @albabotanica / Via instagram.com

    Promising review: "Love this stuff! It soaks in very nicely and quickly without too much slickness. The smell is outstanding. I even use it on my 1-year-old because it’s so mild. I’ve never been disappointed by Alba sunscreen products." —Christopher Gomez

    Price: $7.99

    22. Jane Iredale Powder-Me SPF Dry Sunscreen SPF 30 makes it a breeze to apply sunscreen *without* the greasy mess that usually comes out of it. Just tap on the sponge or use a brush, and you got yourself a nice, mattifying setting powder with sun protection — as well as an easy way to reapply on top of makeup!! Problem. Solved.

    @janeiredale / Via instagram.com, @janeiredale / Via instagram.com

    There's even a lil' mirror built into the cap so you make sure you cover everrrryyy inch of your face (or scalp or wherever else needs a lil' protection!).

    Promising review: "I am an adult with acne-prone skin and a fair-medium skin tone. There are few makeup products that I need to have in supply at all times — and this is one of them. I've used it for about two years now. I wear it every single day. I've always used translucent powders because I like that it sets my foundation or tinted moisturizers and gives me a translucent, matte, and 'clear' looking finish without caking on more pigment. With this powder — because it is a Jane Iredale product — it doesn't irritate or cause breakouts at all. In fact, my complexion improved when I switched from other powders to this. The BONUS is that it has broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection. I've tried SO many sunblocks under my makeup, and they were all gross, white, and/or greasy. I LOVE the idea of putting the protection in the makeup I wear every day. Also, I prefer not to use the sponge on the top of the lid. I use a brush." —janegirl

    Price: $47 (available in four shades — translucent is the lightest, which some reviewers said was kinda hard to tell based on the colors shown!)

    23. A'Pieu Pure Block Natural Sun Cream SPF 45 acts pretty much like a lotion that melts easily and smoothly into skin, and sits under makeup wonderfully. It's a lovely, hydrating base and even leaves a slightly citrusy scent, if you're into that.

    S.L. / Via amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is the ONLY SUNSCREEN I’VE USED for the past two years recommended by my dermatologist sister. She takes skincare, and especially sunscreen, very seriously. I use it as my last step during the daytime (after cleansing and moisturizing). Doesn’t leave the ‘white cast’ that sunscreen typically leaves on my skin, which makes it great to wear underneath makeup. I have combination skin (dry forehead, oily everywhere else) and it doesn’t break me out." —Amazon Customer

    Price: $6.50 (also available in a waterproof version)

    24. Thinkbaby Safe Sunscreen SPF 50+ has been both top-rated by EWG (which has far more rigorous standards than the FDA) and the first sunscreen to pass Whole Foods Premium Body Care requirements, thanks to 20% zinc oxide and a boatload of natural ingredients (like aloe and sunflower oil) that treat sensitive skin just right — and true to its name, it's safe for babies and pregnant ladies!

    @thinkbabythinksport / Via instagram.com

    Promising review: "I have tried ALL the safe sunscreens, so save yourself some time and trust me when I say this is the best one. It has a consistency just like regular sunscreen — smooth and soft, and not sticky or pasty like many natural sunscreens. It also absorbs better than any other safe sunscreen, almost disappearing into skin. It is also really heavy duty — we used this on our entire family at the beach and no one, even the toddler, got even a hint of a sunburn. Its low rating on EWG Skin Deep is also amazing. I am so glad to finally have found the perfect sunscreen!" —Stapayr8485

    Price: $17.95 (also available in a highly-rated Thinksport SPF 50+ version)

    25. Dr. G Brightening up Sun Cream SPF 50+ offers sebum control (thanks, tannin!), hydration (thanks, hyaluronic acid and grape seed oil!), hefty sun protection, and ~tone-up~ benefits, which is just a fun term for a slight brightening, evening-out, and mattifying effect. A true multitasking product, I tell ya'!

    Amazon

    It comes kinda peachy and super light, but blends down to your skin tone, just a tad lighter! For extra soothing, it also has aloe, calendula, centella, witch hazel, and green tea. Wowowow.

    Promising review: "I'm madly in love with this sunscreen for its reasonable price tag, good oil-controlling power, not breaking my sensitive skin out, and giving my whole complexion a nice tone-up without leaving a freaking white cast. I keep coming back for it and have been through two bottles so far. Before this, my journey to look for the best sunscreen that works for my acne-prone and oily skin was very, very long. I've spent lots money on all kinds of sunscreen, from drugstore to department stores, from US brands to Japanese, Korean, and European brands — you name it. This is the only one sunscreen I kept coming back to and I'm not even thinking about changing it, unless they stop making it." —Jennykjm18

    Price: $20.95

    26. Olay Regenerist Whip with SPF 25 has the same light-as-air finish as the original Whip moisturizer and liquifies upon contact with skin for a soft, breathable, and practically weightless finish, so you're protected but don't feel a damn thing. And! It holds 1000x its weight in hydration and active ingredients right until it's applied onto skin, so you really know it's pulling its weight.

    @olay / Via instagram.com

    Promising review: "I bought it purely for the SPF 25. My dad is always getting skin cancer scraped off his face and nose, so I thought it would be a good idea to wear sunscreen on my face. The problem is that I hate sunscreen on my face (or anywhere else for that matter). I don't like the feel of lotions and oily films on my skin. I don't mind this stuff though. It doesn't feel like I have anything on once it rubs in and dries. So if you are looking for a lightweight sunscreen, this could be a good fit especially for you guys out there who don't like sunscreen but like to play golf." —Scott S.

    Price: $26.49

    27. Eau Thermale Avène Antirougeurs Day Soothing Cream SPF 25 protects against UVA/UVB rays like the rest of the sunscreens, BUT its star power comes from its light green color that neutralizes and stops redness (present and future!) in its tracks. Doesn't your skin feel calmed already?

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Not to be dramatic or anything, but SWEET JESUS THIS MOISTURIZER IS EVERYTHING. I have pale, dry skin which is prone to redness. I am 36 and have the beginnings of fine lines on my forehead and around my mouth. This cream is so gentle and soothing, immediately calms irritation, and leaves my skin feeling as soft as a newborn baby butt. I think it even improves the fine lines on my forehead. I will of course be investigating other AVENE products at the first opportunity. I will not be without this moisturizer in the future." —A. Huestis

    Price: $37 (also available in a hydrating formula)

    Repeat after me: All year 'round, rain or shine, you need...SUNSCREEN.

    TV Land / Via giphy.com

    And don't you forget it!!!!!

    Need more for your skin? Check out Korean skincare products you need to know, cheap skincare products that are even better than luxury brands, products to help deal with adult acne, or check out all of our beauty content for even more great stuff for your hair, skin, and more.

    Shopping for something specific? Check out BuzzFeed Reviews to find the best things for every budget!

    BuzzFeed

    The reviews used in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

    Shopping Newsletter

    Find great products and the best-money saving deals around, delivered right to your inbox.
    Newsletter signup form