Fourth of July (i.e. the one day our skin sees more sun than it does cumulatively the whole year) is fast approaching. Thus, there's no better time than the present to prepare an infantry full of damage-preventing mists, lotions, and tanning towelettes to work in our singe-prone skin's favor. (Cheers to healthy, glowing skin tomorrow and 60 years from now!) True, quality SPF-infused beauty products can sometimes make our overworked wallets glisten with perspiration, but we have some fabulous news sure to spark some relief: Dermstore's epic yearly SPF sale starts tomorrow, June 21, and will last through June 27 when you use the code SUNFUN. The writing on the wall: You have one week to set yourself up for Fourth-inspired sun success before the deals close out.
Of course, there's an extensive list of products that will be up for 20%-off grabs tomorrow, (feel free to check out a sneak peek here), but we thought we'd get a jump start and pick out a handful of formulas we're especially keen on for sun season. Keep scrolling for 10 SPF products we've already set our sale-ready sights on.
If you're a fan of mineral sunscreen formulas, we'll make the bold statement that this just might be your newest best friend this summer. I'm personally obsessed with the brand and appreciate its consistently strategic (and effective!) formula makeup. This guy boasts SPF 30, along with antioxidants, vitamin E, and niacinamide for an added boost of brightening power.
This one is simple: Our senior editor Hallie Gould has incandescent skin. This SPF from La Roche-Posay is one of her personal favorites. Thus, use it, and you'll likely have incandescent skin à la Hallie. Plus, thanks to breakout-preventing salicylic acid, it's a great option for those who are damage-prone or avoid sunscreen in fear of a possible pimple.
Finding a non-irritating SPF if your skin falls into the sensitive camp is no easy feat, but we like this one from Cōtz thanks to its redness-reducing ingredients, which help soothe fiery conditions like acne, eczema, and rosacea.
This unscented mineral iteration from Coola, one of our favorite SPF brands, is great for those seeking a hint of coverage that remains budge-proof post-swim. Plus, it has a flattering matte finish so you'll never broach grease territory.
One of the most affordable of the bunch, Sun Bum has an addictive scent (so tropical and yummy) and stellar protection track record. We've yet to get a burn on this bottle's SPF 50 watch.
Essential oils, jojoba oil, vitamin B5, protein-rich yogurt, rice, and camapu extract… No, this isn't a smoothie recipe. It's just the most luxurious SPF we've spread across our complexions—pretty much ever.
If you have a flair for all things organic paired with a general distaste for lotions and creams, meet your partner in crime for the summer. This micro-fine mist delivers SPF 30 and a host of other skin-enhancing ingredients like green tea, vitamin E, aloe vera, and even more antioxidants.
When it comes to A+ sun protection, we can't get enough of this new-to-Dermstore launch. An SPF-infused forcefield, this coveted formula from Colorscience is surprisingly lightweight while also boasting other skin-improving ingredients like niacinamide, Lipochroman, Phytomist (like hyaluronic acid but on steroids), InfraGuard, and Vital ET.
A facial firming mixture of hibiscus, apple, and other glow-upping antioxidants make this naturally inclined facial moisturizer one of our favorites when it comes to SPF formulas for the face. Fine lines and wrinkles virtually disappear and the skin looks toned and taut almost instantaneously post-application.
Craving some sun-induced color sans damage? Dr. Dennis Gross's cult favorite Alpha Beta Glow pads also come in a summer-perfect formula enriched with the same exfoliating factors we love from the original (lactic, alpha hydroxy, and glycolic acids) but with a tone-intensifying melding of DHA, soy proteins, and vitamin D. Though there's also a gradual version, we prefer the above for a quick hit of color (and smoothness!)—anytime, anywhere.
Want more? Check out the 11 top-selling (and new-to-Dermstore) products we think deserve an A+ for performance.