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12 Face Sunscreens So Good, You’ll Want to Wear Them Every Day

SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense Sunscreen in silver bottle

Think you only need to worry about sunburn while you’re at the beach? Think again! The truth is that the majority of UV damage your skin receives isn’t always from spending a sunny day outdoors. It’s from your day-to-day activities—driving in your car, for instance—or during cooler days when sun protection is likely the last thing on your mind.

To keep your skin protected, experts advise using sunscreen every day, even when you don’t expect to spend much time outside. Make sure you’re using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15, or at least 30 for longer outdoor activities. And remember, no matter how high the SPF, the FDA recommends reapplying sunscreen every two hours for optimal protection. To help you find the best sunscreens to use daily, we’ve compiled our favorites below.

  1. EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46
    $37.00 Buy now with Dermstore

    EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46

    Best Sunscreen for Acne-Prone Skin

    Why we love it: This bestseller is the number-one sunscreen on Dermstore, thanks to its lightweight, oil-free, broad-spectrum formula. It features inflammation-calming niacinamide, making it perfect for those with acne-prone skin.

    What shoppers say: “I’ve always been terrible about wearing sunscreen because it feels greasy or breaks me out, but this one is perfect. Doesn’t make me feel oily, goes on clear and has not broken me out.”

    For a limited time, find this (full-size!) product inside our exclusive Sun Care Kit—along with SPF favorites approved by The Skin Cancer Foundation. 

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  2. New! Sunday Riley Light Hearted Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen
    $35.00 Buy now with Dermstore

    New! Sunday Riley Light Hearted Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen

    Best Sunscreen for Sensitive Skin

    Why We Love It: Sensitive skin requires no-fuss sunscreen options that can get the job done without causing irritation. This formula is created with skin-soothing and protecting turmeric, which not only protects the skin with antioxidants but also calms and soothes the complexion with its anti-inflammatory properties. With application, you’re left with a lightweight, oil-free finish that protects against the sun’s harsh rays.

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  3. Obagi Sun Shield Matte Broad Spectrum SPF 50
    $53.00 Buy now with Dermstore

    Obagi Sun Shield Matte Broad Spectrum SPF 50

    Best Sunscreen for Oily Skin

    Why we love it: Oily skin and sunscreen don’t always mix but, fortunately, this mattifying broad-spectrum formula works to turn down the oil while turning up the protection. We love its lightweight, grease-free finish and the addition of free radical–fighting vitamin C.

    What shoppers say: “Love the smell and the texture. Have used facial sunscreens in the past that leave your skin feeling like you have a thick layer of paste. This is light and non-greasy!”

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  4. Neocutis JOURNEÉ Revitalizing Day Cream SPF 30
    $189.00 Buy now with Dermstore

    Neocutis JOURNEÉ Revitalizing Day Cream SPF 30

    Best Sunscreen for Dry Skin

    Why We Love It: Dry skin needs an added boost of hydration, and this day cream with SPF 30 does the trick. Enhanced by skin-plumping and ultra-hydrating hyaluronic acid to keep moisture levels on point, plus a skin-protecting—and nourishing—blend of vitamins C and E, as well as green tea extract, this daily SPF for dry skin can hydrate, soothe and protect with every application.

    What Shoppers Say: “Best lotion for hydrating, SPF and absorption. This lotion has improved my skin texture and elasticity over time. I have been using this product since 2016. This is my go-to lotion, well worth the money.”

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  5. TULA Skincare Protect Glow Daily Sunscreen Gel Broad Spectrum SPF 30 (1.7 fl. oz.)
    $36.00 Buy now with Dermstore

    TULA Skincare Protect Glow Daily Sunscreen Gel Broad Spectrum SPF 30 (1.7 fl. oz.)

    Best Sunscreen for Combination Skin

    Why We Love It: Combination complexions need a daily sunscreen that can multi-task to keep skin hydrated and acne at bay. This gel formula includes probiotic extracts that help reduce the look of inflammation and seal moisture into the skin so that your complexion stays well hydrated throughout the day. Pineapple and papaya also work together to even out skin tone, while wild butterfly ginger root gives the skin added protection against damaging blue light.

    What Shoppers Say: “This sunscreen is so great because of the ‘glow’! I have combination skin so I do get oily through the day in my t-zone, but I love that this gives me a warm glow on days I’m not wearing makeup right from the get-go. It soaks into my skin nicely—my new go-to sunscreen!”

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  6. SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50
    $35.00 Buy now with Dermstore

    SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50

    Best Sunscreen for All Skin Types

    Why we love it: If you’re looking for sun protection of the highest power, you can’t go wrong with this SkinCeuticals favorite. With a broad-spectrum formula, an SPF of 50 and water resistance for up to 40 minutes, this powerful sunscreen will not disappoint. Bonus? It has a sheer tint that flatters a wide range of skin tones and makes wearing foundation almost unnecessary.

    What shoppers say: “This sunscreen is awesome. It is light and covers my skin imperfections at the same time. I use it faithfully and most of the time wear it and nothing else.”

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  7. Supergoop!® Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40
    $34.00 Buy now with Dermstore

    Supergoop!® Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40

    Best Sunscreen for Dark Skin Tones

    Why we love it: If you’re not a fan of the gooey, white texture of most sunscreens, this weightless, scentless, colorless SPF is for you. Its oil-free formula leaves behind a velvety finish that helps grip makeup and works for all skin tones.

    What shoppers say: “This sunscreen is clear, not white and goes on so smoothly! I love it because I hate sticky sunscreens and this almost acts like a primer under my makeup. I have combination/sensitive skin and this did not irritate or break me out. I will definitely be purchasing this again!”

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  8. Dermstore Collection Daily Mineral Sunscreen SPF 40
    $35.00 Buy now with Dermstore

    Dermstore Collection Daily Mineral Sunscreen SPF 40

    Best Sunscreen for Wearing Under Makeup

    Why we love it: Shopping for a mineral sunscreen that doesn’t leave a white residue can be challenging. Lucky for you, we created a  facial sunscreen that won’t go on chalky. This lightly tinted, zinc oxide–based formula blurs imperfections while protecting skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays. As an added bonus, this sunscreen can be worn alone or under makeup, doubling as a smoothing makeup primer.

    What shoppers say: “I am a long-time melasma sufferer and have tried close to 100 sunscreens. This Dermstore sunscreen has easily made the top 5. It’s a mineral-only product which is what I need for my skin, blends in seamlessly, feels lightweight, smooths my pores and helps my makeup last all day.”

    Try this product in our exclusive Sun Care Kit.

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  9. New! SkinCeuticals Daily Brightening UV Defense Sunscreen
    $54.00 Buy now with Dermstore

    New! SkinCeuticals Daily Brightening UV Defense Sunscreen

    Best Sunscreen for Hyperpigmentation

    Why We Love It: Taking extra care with sunscreen for hyperpigmentation is a must, and this formula comes with the added benefit of tranexamic acid, niacinamide and phenylhthyl resorcinol to reduce the appearance of brown spots, discoloration and uneven skin tone all while protecting the complexion from harsh UV rays. In addition to targeting hyperpigmentation, the product’s added 7% glycerin and reflective mica give the complexion a brightened and refreshed look with wear.

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  10. Colorescience Total Eye™ 3-in-1 Renewal Therapy SPF 35
    $74.00 Buy now with Dermstore

    Colorescience Total Eye™ 3-in-1 Renewal Therapy SPF 35

    Best Sunscreen for the Eye Area

    Why we love it: Protecting the delicate skin around the eyes can help ward off sun side effects like fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots and more. This product is a must-have because of its anti-aging, brightening formula and convenient applicator, which makes it easier to target this important area.

    What shoppers say: “This is a fabulous product. Even though it is pricey, it is functional and will preserve the delicate skin around your eyes from irreversible damage. I would consider that a good investment. […] The applicator is luxurious and the product blends nicely to brighten the under eye.”

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  11. Dermalogica AGE Smart Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 50
    $75.00 Buy now with Dermstore

    Dermalogica AGE Smart Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 50

    Best Sunscreen for Anti-Aging

    Why We Love It: When it comes to mature skin, Dermalogica has it covered. The SPF 50 sunscreen is specifically formulated to reduce signs of skin aging with a formula that includes peptides for preventing fines lines and wrinkles and stimulating collagen production, plus glucosamine HCL for reduction of age-related hyperpigmentation. On top of that, this daily sunscreen can promote firmer-looking skin that is supple and smoothed.

    What Shoppers Say: “This is the holy grail of all SPF lotions. It makes your skin look glorious. I have purchased at least 3 bottles of this and it will forever be my most beloved SPF. I don’t even have to wear foundation when I wear this because it makes my skin look awesome. You won’t be disappointed.”

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  12. Revision Skincare® Intellishade Original
    $76.00 Buy now with Dermstore

    Revision Skincare® Intellishade Original

    Best Sunscreen for Tinted Coverage

    Why we love it: If you’re looking for an all-in-one product that can fight signs of aging, moisturize, protect against the sun and provide makeup coverage, look no further. This tinted sunscreen features vitamin C to brighten and protect skin from environmental factors (pollution, blue light) plus a blend of peptides to improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles.

    What shoppers say: “It’s a great moisturizer with sunscreen and the color is very natural-looking, not too orangey. It’s pricey, but I tried other products and I couldn’t duplicate the results that this one combination product delivers. One tube does go a long way. Love it!”

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Beauty Reporter

Jessie Quinn

Jessie Quinn is a writer and editor with work published in NYLON Magazine, StyleCaster.com, Girlboss.com, Marvel.com, and more. She is a graduate of Academy of Art University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Journalism. Originally from Los Angeles, she currently resides in Brooklyn—her home for the last five years. In Jessie’s free time, you can find her creating content for her beauty blog, Hair Skin Kale, testing out DIY beauty recipes, exploring her neighborhood, or binge-watching episodes of Friends. Her background in fashion has taught her that beautiful skin never goes out of style. Follow her on Instagram.