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Protect Your Face With These Sunscreens

Now that you’ve got body protection covered, pick one of these formulas to protect your face from sun damage, burns, and premature aging.

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  • Kate Somerville Daily Deflector Waterlight Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ PA+++ Anti-Aging Sunscreen ($48)
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    Kate Somerville Daily Deflector Waterlight Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ PA+++ Anti-Aging Sunscreen ($48)

    Physical sunscreens (SPFs comprised of minerals instead of chemicals) are commonly thick, but Kate Somerville’s new mineral SPF is as light as they come. It contains a delivery system that helps the broad-spectrum SPF stay on the surface of skin, while built-in anti-agers penetrate to deliver moisture and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

  • Shiseido Sun Protection Stick Foundation SPF 35 ($27)
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    Shiseido Sun Protection Stick Foundation SPF 35 ($27)

    An update from the usual sunscreen stick, Shiseido’s version comes in two shades, as well as clear. SPF 35 protects, while skin-nourishing antioxidants fight free-radicals. Smooth onto skin and blend with your fingers for a dewy finish.

  • Colorescience Sunforgettable Mineral Sunscreen Brush SPF 50 ($60)
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    Colorescience Sunforgettable Mineral Sunscreen Brush SPF 30 ($60)

    Take a cue from our own Hillary Kerr and pick up a sunscreen powder. It protects as well as a cream but you don’t have to wait for it to soak into skin! Bonus? It’s a non-greasy way to protect your scalp--just dust onto your part.

  • Neutrogena Clear Liquid Lotion Face Sunscreen ($12)
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    Neutrogena Clear Liquid Lotion Face Sunscreen ($12)

    Designed specifically for acne-prone skin, this lotion is noncomedogenic, oil and fragrance-free, and water-resistant for 80 minutes. The broad-spectrum formula is light on the skin and creates a matte finish.

  • La Roche Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid for Face ($30)
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    La Roche Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid for Face ($30)

    La Roche Posay’s face formula was developed to be incredibly light on the skin, while still providing broad-spectrum SPF 60 protection. They’ve included a dose of antioxidants to this sheer formula. Plus, it’s water-resistant for 80 minutes.

  • Supergoop City Sunscreen Serum SPF 30 ($20)
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    Supergoop City Sunscreen Serum SPF 30 ($20)

    Perhaps the easiest one to work into your morning skincare routine, layer this serum under your moisturizer to protect skin and help create a smooth canvas for makeup. It is broad-spectrum SPF 30, with vitamins E and B5 for cell renewal.

  • Obagi Sun Shield Matte Broad Spectrum SPF 50 ($46)
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    Obagi Sun Shield Matte Broad Spectrum SPF 50 ($46)

    Zinc has come a long way since its days as a thick, white cream. Obagi’s latest face sunscreen formula’s full of micro-fine zinc oxide, which creates a totally sheer layer of coverage as powerful as the chalky cream. This formula has broad-spectrum SPF 50, soaks in quickly, and dries to a matte finish.

  • Kiehl’s Skin Tone Correcting and Beautifying BB Cream SPF 50 ($37)
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    Kiehl’s Skin Tone Correcting and Beautifying BB Cream SPF 50 ($37)

    Headed to the office instead of the beach? You still need to protect your skin. This formula has a high SPF, gives a wash of color, and brightens skin with vitamin C. (Or pick up another one of our favorite BB or CC creams.)

  • Australian Gold Faces Sheer Coverage ($8)
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    Australian Gold Faces Sheer Coverage ($8)

    Australian Gold’s formula has a built-in gradual self-tanner, so even though you’re protected with broad-spectrum SPF 45, you’ll still leave your BBQ with a tan. The formula smells like a tropical vacation and is water-resistant for 80 minutes.

  • Badger Damascus Rose Face Sunscreen ($17)
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    Badger Damascus Rose Face Sunscreen ($17)

    Are you into beautiful packaging? Badger’s formula may look like it came from a vintage apothecary, but the broad-spectrum SPF 16 and skin-soothing antioxidants make it modern skincare. It’s made for sensitive and delicate skin, with rose, lavender, and chamomile to soothe your complexion, while rosehips deliver antioxidants.

Do you skip sunscreen on your face? Adding protection to your routine is easy with the right formula. We’ve found a variety of SPFs--from a powder to a stick--that make it simple to battle the burn and beat aging.

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