You don’t have to worry about looking like a Twilight star with the latest mineral sunscreen formulas — gone are the days of thick gloop that looks like diaper cream when dry. Today’s natural sunscreens feel great on the skin and offer broad-spectrum protection, which means they block the sun’s damaging UVA and UVB rays, thanks to zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. And they do it without leaving a white cast, making it easier to wear sunscreen no matter the weather or season, which experts agree is key for your skin.
“The single best thing you can do for your skin is protect it from the sun,” says Dr. Caroline Robinson, board-certified dermatologist and member of the Roven beauty board. “There’s a misconception that this just applies to the summer months, but sun protection is very important in the winter months as well.” So whether you’re looking for coverage on your all-day summer adventures to work-ready protection, our round-up of reef-safe face and body sunscreens has you covered.
If you're looking for a primer on natural and mineral sunscreens, including a breakdown of terms and the benefits of switching to natural, read through our Natural Sunscreen Guide.