11 of Our Team’s Favorite Face and Body Sunscreens

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Best Sunscreens: Our Team's Picks for Face and Body | Wit & Delight
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We hear about the importance of sunscreen all the time. This year, this topic is even more pertinent to me personally. I had basal cell carcinoma on a spot on my face last year and it was such a wake-up call. It was a reminder to be diligent about wearing sunscreen every single day and to regularly see my dermatologist.

We can’t (totally) undo our past decisions, but we can change our habits once we learn new information. As we look ahead to the summer season, a time when many of us spend a lot of time outdoors, we’re sharing an updated version of a favorite post from last year.

Here are the eleven best sunscreens our team has tried.


Supergoop! Glowscreen SPF 40

Supergoop! Glowscreen SPF 40
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Recommended by: Kate and Jackie, Editorial Director

$20 – $46

Kate: This is my go-to summer sunscreen. I like the glow/shimmer of it best when I have a bit of a tan. It also has a bit of a tint to conceal any redness or blemishes, which I appreciate!

Jackie: This is my daily face sunscreen all year round. It’s moisturizing (hi, hyaluronic acid!!), goes on smoothly, and (the best part, IMO) has an INCREDIBLE sheen that makes me feel extra glowy both with and without makeup.


Versed Guards Up Daily Mineral Sunscreen SPF 35

Best Sunscreens: Versed Guards Up Daily Mineral Sunscreen SPF 35

Recommended by: Carolyn, Graphic Designer

$22 – $25

This product feels more like putting on moisturizer than traditional sunscreen. It’s very smooth (without being oily) and it’s tinted (instead of white) so I don’t have to spend forever rubbing it in. They’ve also recently come out with a larger size, which is helpful if you know you’ll be applying it a lot!


EltaMD UV Daily Tinted Broad-Spectrum SPF 40

EltaMD UV Daily Tinted Broad-Spectrum SPF 40

Recommended by: Kate and Greta, Content Creator

$35

Kate: This tinted sunscreen is my go-to for most of the year (except for summer). It’s great for providing a matte finish with just enough coverage to minimize any redness or blemishes. It also has a great smell.

Greta: This blends super nicely, doesn’t make me feel greasy or oily, and doesn’t have an off-putting sunscreen-y smell! It acts as a nice base or as an alternative to foundation on days when I want a lighter look.


Supergoop! PLAY SPF 50

Supergoop! PLAY SPF 50

Recommended by: Kate and Jackie

$21 – $58

Kate: I’ve been using the mist version of this product lately. It’s lightweight, easy to apply evenly, and stays on your skin really well. It’s a great throw-in-your-bag product for the pool!

Jackie: This is my go-to sunscreen for my face before I head out for a run! I also used it on my body multiple times a day on a recent warm-weather trip. Unlike some active sunscreens, it actually melts into my skin when applying (rather than leaving behind that unfortunate white sheen) and keeps me protected, even during sweaty outdoor activities.


Aveeno Protect & Hydrate Sunscreen SPF 60

Aveeno Protect & Hydrate Sunscreen SPF 60

Recommended by: Jackie

$9 – $17

I use this sunscreen on my hands all year whenever I’m outside, and I also apply it to my arms and legs in the summer months whenever I’m going out for a walk or run, running errands, or having drinks outside with friends. I like that it feels like a lotion (rather than the sticky sensation of certain body sunscreens), that it’s an affordable drugstore option, and that it also comes in a 12 oz pump bottle!


Supergoop! Glow Oil SPF 50

Supergoop! Glow Oil SPF 50

Recommended by: Greta

$15 – $38

 I love this sunscreen for beach days or whenever more of my skin is going to show. It leaves my skin feeling hydrated and doesn’t leave a sticky film. It’s easy to apply and I usually just keep it in my purse because it’s perfect for on the go!


Dr. Jart Every Sun Day SPF 50

Best Sunscreens: Dr. Jart Every Sun Day

Recommended by: Kate

$42

This is the sunscreen I use when I know I’m going to do a full face of makeup. It sinks in so well and provides a great base for layering.


EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46

EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46

Recommended by: Erin, New Business Director

$39

This is my desert-island beauty product. I love that it absorbs really well, like a lotion, and that it doesn’t smell like sunscreen! It also layers incredibly well with other products.


Supergoop! Glowscreen Body SPF 40

Best Sunscreens: Supergoop! Glowscreen Body

Recommended by: Kate

$42

This is a great, moisturizing body sunscreen that provides an incredible all-over shimmer. I started using it last summer and absolutely love it!


NARS Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30

NARS Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30

Recommended by: Kate

$46

I found this tinted moisturizer recently when I was also searching for a new primer. Together with the RMS Beauty primer, this makes a great replacement for a heavier foundation. I use a shade darker than I usually would and use a damp sponge to apply it. It’s a moisture bomb approach to foundation. P.S. Even if your tinted moisturizer has SPF, don’t skip your usual sunscreen!


Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40

Best Sunscreens: Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen

Recommended by: Nancy, Executive Assistant

$20 – $44

This is my go-to everyday sunscreen. It’s really hydrating and doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin!


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BY Kate Arends - May 11, 2022

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Luna Healy
June 23, 2021 3:21 pm

My favorite for face is La Roche-Posay Antioxidant Serum SPF 50. It’s dewy at first but dries like velvet on the skin.
Thanks for sharing!!

Malorie Bertrand
June 24, 2021 12:13 pm

Some of your recommendations have oxybenzone in them, which my dermatologist says to avoid altogether because it’s an endocrine disrupter. The Environmental Working Group avoids it too. Next summer could you please do a round up of your fave oxybenzone-free, reef-friendly, zinc or titanium dioxide-based lotions? Think Baby is popular but super thick and hard to spread, as is Sun Bum’s baby lotion. I’m on the hunt for a natural lotion that lathers on as well as the conventional ones, if they exist! Thanks so much for your great content.

Emma
May 12, 2022 5:01 pm
Reply to  Kate Arends

Is there any update on a post containing all natural sunscreens for this summer?

Lisa
May 14, 2022 2:40 pm

I highly recommend Supergoop’s Cloud 9 100% Mineral Sun Balm SPF 40. I have very sensitive skin and have zero reactions to the balm. It’s so easy to tuck the tin into your bag to encourage reapplication throughout the day.

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