By now we’ve all moved past the myth that just because we have melanin we don’t need sunscreen, right? Everyone is sensitive to the sun’s harsh rays, and preventative measures like sunscreen are the only way to be as safe as possible when you’re out there living it up this summer. But the task of finding sunblock that is non-greasy, (actually) sheer and will hold up when you’re going in and out of the pool is a struggle. Let us help with that. The sunscreens below will do the job, wear flawlessly and won’t take forever to blend in without looking ashy. Now get to applying!sunblock that is non-greasy, (actually) sheer and will hold up when you’re going in and out of the pool is a struggle. Let us help with that. The sunscreens below will do the job, wear flawlessly and won’t take forever to blend in without looking ashy. Now get to applying!
Glossier’s Invisible Shield SPF 35, $34
Glossier is known for their simplistic beauty products that streamline your daily routine rather than adding to it. This sunscreen is moisturizing, easy to blend and has a watergel base rather than an oily or creamy one. It absorbs instantly and layers perfectly with any other products you choose to wear (but it also wears well all alone).
L’Oréal Paris’ Advanced Suncare Clear Cool Lotion SPF 30, $10
Not much feels better when you’re out in the warm sun than a cooling gel like this sunscreen. It’s also literally clear, which makes the issue of product rubbing in smoothly a non-issue.
Supergoop Defense Refresh Setting Mist SPF 50, $28
Have you ever finished doing your makeup only to realize you forgot to apply sunscreen that day? This formula will forgive your forgetfulness. Just spray it all over on top of your other products and enjoy the benefits of sunscreen with so much ease.
L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition Facial Oil SPF 30, $20
If you love that glowy, youthful look, this sunscreen will warm up your face rather than adding a cool-toned ashy mask like many sun protection products do.
COVER FX Clear Cover Invisible Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30, $45
COVER FX is known for their easily mixable products that are never heavy. They can be added into your all-time favorites seamlessly, and this sunscreen is no different.
Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 30 PA+++, $65
If you love pore-minimizing primers, this sunscreen is for you. It’s not only a sunscreen that’s good for your skin, it also fills pores and makes any makeup you might apply on top look even better than usual.
Sensai Silky Bronze Sun Protective Compact SPF 30, $50
This powder is more than your average. It’s pigmented and perfect for setting your skin before the heat and humidity get to you. Check it out!
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Eventone Suncare Sunscreen Stick, SPF 50, $10
Skincare in a stick is a super foolproof formula. Not only is it easy to glide on, it’s also extremely convenient to pack in a bag or purse when you’re on the go. This is the perfect beach sunscreen, so wear this affordable option next time you’re catching some waves.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid, $30
La Roche-Posay is a brand known for their suncare products, and the high SPF and light, wearable formula are why. You won’t even know you have on sunscreen with this product, and people who are looking at you certainly won’t be able to tell.
Bolden SPF 30 Brightening Moisturizer, $28
This brand is built by black women, and they pride themselves on making sure they uplift and empower women to embrace their natural beauty. This sunscreen isn’t out yet, but when it drops you’d better believe it will be tailored just for us — and we can’t wait.
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