A common complaint about sunscreens is that they leave skin feeling greasy or chalky — but they don't have to. There are plenty of lightweight formulas available now. We've already waxed poetic on the importance of SPF for your lips, but as far as what Fashionista editors take to the beach or use for daily sun protection? Find out below. From tinted to water-resistant, there's a formula out there for everyone.
Alyssa Vingan Klein, Executive Editor: Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Daily Moisturizer SPF 30
"My beauty routine is so rushed in the morning that I almost never get past undereye concealer, mascara and Boy Brow. But since summer began, I've made an effort to start off with this SPF 30 Aveeno moisturizer that not only helps to keep my skin glowy, but also offers broad-spectrum sun protection. It's really lightweight, too, so it doesn't run down my face during my (often sweaty) 20-minute walk to the office."
Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Daily Moisturizer SPF 30, $22, available at Ulta Beauty
Dhani Mau, Editorial Director: Dr. Dennis Gross Dark Spot Sun Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50
"I used to use a brightening moisturizer containing SPF 30 but since a facialist told me that my hyperpigmentation-prone/post-acne dark spotty skin required that I use 50, I've been trying this Dr. Dennis Gross formula. I'm hoping that the vitamins C and E in the formula will help to erase some of the damage I've already done in my past quests for a tan, while preventing further destruction."
Dr. Dennis Gross Dark Spot Sun Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50, $42, available at Sephora
Tyler McCall, Deputy Editor: Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture SPF 35
"If I so much as look at the sun wrong, I get a sunburn. Because I'm trying to be a good skin-care girl, I stick with daily moisturizer that has an SPF included — this oil-free version by Neutrogena has never led me astray, burn- or acne-wise."
Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture SPF 35, $11.99, available at Ulta Beauty
Chantal Fernandez, Senior Editor: CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30
"This drugstore pick is my daily go-to because it's really moisturizing without being oily. It also doesn't leave any white residue, which we all know is important. But otherwise it really streamlines my morning routine and I have truly no complaints."
CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30, $12.99, available at Bed Bath & Beyond
Maura Brannigan, Senior Editor: Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion WetForce SPF 50+
"My dermatologist recommended this stuff to me about five or six years ago, and I've been hooked ever since. Not only does it go on super-smoothly, but it's light enough to layer with other products for daily use. I like wearing mine with my favorite bronzer during the summer."
Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion WetForce SPF 50+, $36, available at Sephora
Stephanie Saltzman, Beauty Editor: Dr. Andrew Weil For Origins Mega-Defense Advanced Daily UV Defender SPF 45
"Right now I'm so obsessed with CoverFx's Clear Cover sunscreen I basically wrote a love letter to it, but another favorite face formula is this one from Origins. It's broad-spectrum, so lightweight it's almost a liquid and it's not at all oily or slick. In fact, you really don't feel it on your skin at all."
Dr. Andrew Weil For Origins Mega-Defense Advanced Daily UV Defender SPF 45, $41, available at Sephora
Maria Bobila, Associate Editor: Tatcha Silken Pore Perfecting Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 35
"This sunscreen was a recent purchase and so far, I've been really happy about it. Its consistency is thicker than what I used to use, but it still feels lightweight, and I find the makeup that I apply afterwards sets in much easier."
Karina Hoshikawa, Assistant Editor: Dr. Dennis Gross Instant Radiance Sun Defense Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40
This tinted formula subtly evens out my olive skin with a soft-focus, dewy finish, packs a punch with SPF 40 and doesn't make my oily skin break out. Bonus: it smells like fresh oranges."
Dr. Dennis Gross Instant Radiance Sun Defense Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40, $42, available at Sephora
Fawnia Soo Hoo, Contributing Editor: Sun Bum Sunscreen Face Stick SPF 30
"This sunscreen stick is perfect for those times you need to reapply, but don't want to touch your face (the beach, a music festival, Smorgasburg or the germy NYC subway). The vitamin E helps moisturize, but it still goes on in a light, non-greasy layer. It's also a solid, so it won't be confiscated by TSA if it's in your carry-on."
Sun Bum Sunscreen Face Stick SPF 30, $9.99, available at Ulta Beauty
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