Melanoma is the fastest growing cancer so sunscreen is obviously an everyday essential. But that doesn't mean that a little sun is a bad thing. La Mer SPF 30 UV Protecting Fluid ($70, Nordstrom.com) is broad spectrum (protects against UVA and UVB) but it also uses light energy that enhances the skin. The sunscreen transforms it into beneficial green light that boost's the formula's antioxidants.
One of the reasons we hate applying sunscreen is because of its infamous sticky, white formula. Snowberry Everyday SPF 15 ($36, Dermstore.com) is clear and blends smoothly into the skin. It's so invisible, you'll forget you're wearing it.
We love Philosophy Here Comes The Sun Lightweight Lotion Formula For Face ($30, Sephora.com) because it's so lightweight that it is perfect for wearing underneath your makeup. And because it's SPF 40, you don't have to worry about reapplying as many times throughout the day.
It's really important to wear sunscreen when you're working out in the sun. L'Oreal Paris Sublime Sun Crystal Clear Mist Spray SPF 50+ ($7.99, Target.com) is perfect to apply right before you head out the door. It's so lightweight and because it instantly absorbs into skin, you can use it on dry or wet skin (a.ka. when you've already started to sweat).
So many people suffer from sensitive skin so it's important to have a sunscreen out there, like Vichy Capital Soleil SPF 45 Sunscreen Silkscreen Dry-Finish Lotion ($28.50, Ulta.com), that is oil-free and allergy-tested. This formula also has a cooling application for hot days on the beach.
Your lips are very sensitive to the sun and a lot of the time, they go unprotected. We recommend Bobbi Brown Lip Balm SPF 15 ($19, bobbibrowncosmetics.com) that provides SPF protection as well as moisturizing lips with a non-greasy application.