It’s not enough for a sunscreen to just protect you from the dangerous sun’s rays anymore; a multi-tasking product should repair and nourish your skin while it’s shielding you from cancer-causing sun. ‘Superscreens,’ if you will. Here’s a few of our faves that do just that:

SkinMedica, recommended by dermatologists, is a  professional skin care product line with decades of research and clinical experience behind every product. Designed for sensitive or post procedure skin, we like their ‘Essential Defense’ line of sheer, lightweight, mineral sunscreens which provide both  UVA and UVB, especially the tinted version, which gives us a just enough sheer cover.  $38 from SkinMedica.


Famous for it’s peel, VI Derm , has a line of powerful skincare, especially the SPF 50+ Sunscreen which protects against both UVA and UVB rays. AND the formula also contains powerful antioxidants to attack free radical damage, help soothe irritated or inflamed skin and add hydration. Goes on easily, absorbs quickly, and feels great. $30 at the VI Store.


What’s not to love about Purlisse’s Blue Lotus SPF 30 essential daily moisturizer with White Tea, Soy Proteins and Algae Extracts which gives you full-spectrum sun protection while nourishing the skin? Blue Lotus extract works as a powerhouse antioxidant with anti-inflammatory benefits known to combat against free radical damage. Since it’s a killer moisturizer with an SPF 30, you can put it on in the morning and forget about it.

Non-greasy with no white tint, it’s perfect under makeup. $55 at Purlisse.



Everyone needs a sunscreen stick in their arsenal. It’s handy for last-minute applications, and re-touching the nose and ears (don’t forget those ear tips!) By the same company that brings us the superior  COOLA products, Bare Republic is their new, SPF 50 Mineral Sport Sunscreen Stick cruelty-free, mineral based sunscreen collection which blends zinc oxide with plant derived antioxidants to nourish and protect you. It goes on with a bit of a white tint but that quickly fades. Since it contains no parabens, no retinyl palmitate, or synthetic fragrances, it’s good for you too. $9.99 at Bare Republic  or your local Target store.

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