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How to Pick the Right Supergoop! Sunscreen for You

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When Holly Thaggard learned that daily sun exposure was the leading cause behind skin cancer, she decided to create an SPF brand that was worthy of daily wear. Enter Supergoop! For the past 14 years, Supergoop! has been changing the way we think about SPF.

“When you look back at when this brand first started well over a decade ago, no one really understood how crucial SPF was to their daily skin care routine—it was just about sunscreen at the beach and nothing more. Not to mention sunscreen itself was an icky, sticky mess!” says Thaggard.

Sun Care Your Way

With its clean ingredients, feel-good textures and innovative formats, it’s no wonder that the brand has quickly achieved cult-favorite status among consumers and dermatologists (looking at you, Unseen Sunscreen!). Another reason why people can’t get enough of the SPF brand? With over 40 groundbreaking formulas to pick from, Supergoop! offers a wide assortment of products designed to make wearing sunscreen easier than ever.

How to Choose the Right Supergoop! Sunscreen

To help you find the perfect formula for your skin type and lifestyle, we asked Thaggard to break down the brand’s top-selling products and why they deserve a spot in your daily routine.

  1. Supergoop!® Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40
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    Supergoop!® Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40

    “This is our #1 SPF and a great way to get your foot in the door. It’s a game-changer because it’s everything your typical SPF isn’t: completely invisible, weightless and scentless.”

    Key ingredients: Red algae helps protect against blue light emitted by electronic devices and frankincense helps boost skin’s resiliency and provides a soothing effect.

    SPF: 40

    Oil-free: Yes

    Great for: All skin types

    For face or body: Face

    Other benefits: Acts as a makeup-gripping primer, plus water- and sweat-resistant (40 minutes)

     

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  2. Supergoop!® PLAY Everyday Lotion SPF 50 with Sunflower Extract
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    Supergoop!® PLAY Everyday Lotion SPF 50 with Sunflower Extract

    “This is our original formula—the first one that I developed back in 2006. It’s fast-absorbing for face and body and works great when you’re breaking a sweat because it allows your pores to breathe.”

    Key ingredients: Sunflower extract protects against external environmental elements while rosemary-leaf extract has a calming effect on the skin.

    SPF: 50

    Oil-free: No

    Great for: All skin types

    For face or body: Both

    Other benefits: Water- and sweat-resistant (80 minutes)

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  3. Supergoop!® Glowscreen SPF 40
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    Supergoop!® Glowscreen SPF 40

    “This is a true glow-getter. It leaves behind an instantly luminous, dewy finish—and who doesn’t love healthy, glowing skin?”

    Key ingredients: Hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5 boost the skin’s hydration levels while niacinamide helps reduce the appearance of pores and even out skin tone.

    SPF: 40

    Oil-free: No

    For face or body: Face

    Great for: All skin types

    Other benefits: Doubles as a highlighter for an extra dose of luminescence

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  4. Supergoop!® Glow Stick SPF 50
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    Supergoop!® Glow Stick SPF 50

    Why Holly loves it: “I love this one for glowing on-the-go. It’s so easy to throw in your bag and the stick means no spills or leaking.”

    Key ingredients: Amazonian oils protect the skin from UV and visible light damage. A blend of fatty acids (omega 3, 6, 9) delivers antioxidants and restores balance to moisture-depleted skin.

    SPF: 50

    Oil-free: No

    Great for: Dry skin; combination skin

    For face or body: Both

    Other benefits: Travel-friendly and perfect to use as a face or body highlighter

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  5. Supergoop!® Mattescreen SPF 40
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    Supergoop!® Mattescreen SPF 40

    “Mattescreen’s texture is whipped and airy, plus it mattifies your skin and blurs imperfections while keeping your skin safe.”

    Key ingredients: Bisabolol extract (from chamomile) helps soothe and calm the skin. Blue skull cap, hydrangea, resveratrol and peptides defend against free radical damage and provide a brightening effect.

    SPF: 40

    Oil-free: No

    Great for: All skin types

    For face or body: Face

    Other benefits: 100% mineral sunscreen, plus water- and sweat-resistant (40 minutes)

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Senior Editor at Dermstore

Annie Ryu

Annie is a Senior Editor at Dermstore. When she’s not writing about the latest breakthroughs in skin care or interviewing industry experts on their best beauty tips, she likes to indulge in good coffee and bad reality TV.