When you think about sunscreen, you might conjure up an image of your parents slathering your tiny body with SPF at the beach as a child — taking close to an hour to fully absorb (with disposable camera pictures to embarrass you years later). Luckily, SPF formulas these days have evolved from the limited options offered in the 20th century and early 2000s. In fact, many of the new sunscreens that launched in time for summer rub into the skin quickly and come with a slew of skin care benefits that make using them not only tolerable but *enjoyable*, because, as you already know, SPF is a non-negotiable part of everyone’s skin care routine.
Case in point: ZitSticka’s Megashade SPF 50 serum, which gives the skin a glowy finish and can replace your makeup primers for a seamless result. Then there’s SkinCeuticals’ Daily Brightening UV Defense Sunscreen SPF 30 — made with ingredients like 1% tranexamic acid, 2% niacinamide, and 0.3% phenylethyl resorcinol to help minimize skin discoloration.
And when it comes to SPF, you might have a preferred type of consistency. For instance, some lean towards spray-on products for their ease of use. For this, Chantecaille’s new SeaScreen 30 Mineral Broad-Spectrum Sunscreen Mist SPF 30 is a must-have. Not only does it contain a reef-safe formula, but this fast-absorbing spray is made with soothing ingredients like aloe vera juice, raspberry, coconut, and jojoba seed oil.
Eager to discover more newly launched sunscreens? Below, find 11 options that’ll protect your skin all summer long (and beyond).
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Le Prunier’s new Plumscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 31 includes Plum Superfruit Complex to defend collagen and elastin from UV damage. Additionally, its patent-pending plum superfruit complex and zonaria tourneforti extract work to minimizes the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Remember — this is Chrissy Teigen’s favorite oil brand, so run don’t walk to snag a tube before it sells out.
Hate the smell of some SPFs? Well, according to Vacation’s website, the emerging brand carries the “The World’s Best Smelling Sunscreen.” To add to that, the Classic Lotion SPF 30 quickly rubs in on all skin tones. Not to mention, it's a favorite for BDG’s Executive Beauty Director.
After the success of its Surf Mud sunscreen, Eir NYC decided to launch the sought-after product specifically for the body with its Body Butter. Formulated with non-nano zinc oxide, kokum seed butter, tucuma seed butter, and cocoa powder, this SPF is easy to apply to the whole body thanks to its smooth, buttery consistency.
Made for men but suitable for all, Disco’s new Moisturizing Mineral Sun Block was created in partnership with Johns Hopkins dermatologist Dr. Eva Simmons-O'Brien. Infused with zinc oxide, tripeptide, and niacinamide, this sunscreen protects skin from UV rays while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.