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The Best Sunscreens for Ultimate Sun Protection

Best Sunscreen for Sensitive Skin: Elta MD Skincare UV Daily SPF 40

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With hydrating hyaluronic acid for skin-smoothing benefits, Elta MD Skincare UV Daily SPF 40 is fragrance- and paraben-free, so it won’t cause irritation ($22; lovelyskin.com).

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Best Sunscreen for Oily Skin: La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid

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La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid ($32; larocheposay.us) has a matte yet translucent finish and absorbs quickly, so it won’t leave behind a greasy film.

Best Sunscreen for Antiaging: Avon ANEW Solar Advance Sunscreen Face Lotion SPF 45

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Avon ANEW Solar Advance Sunscreen Face Lotion SPF 45 ($34; avon.com) stimulates cell renewal and boosts skin’s antioxidant levels to help fight off wrinkle causing free radicals.

Best Sunscreen for Traveling: Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Powerful Sun Protection Daily Sunscreen Towelettes SPF 30

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Although they’re tiny, Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Powerful Sun Protection Daily Sunscreen Towelettes SPF 30
($18; dermstore.com) pack a big punch with antioxidants like green tea.

Best Sunscreen for Eyelids and Lips: Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Targeted Sun Defense Stick SPF 50 Sunscreen

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Swipe often-overlooked areas with an ultramoisturizing, stay-put stick like Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Targeted Sun Defense Stick SPF 50 Sunscreen ($20; elizabetharden.com).

Best Sunscreen for Swimmers: Neutrogena Wet Skin Sunblock Spray SPF 85

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No toweling off needed: Made with waterrepelling emollients and polymers, Neutrogena Wet Skin Sunblock Spray SPF 85 ($11; neutrogena.com) can be applied straight after you get out of the pool.

Best Sunscreen for Athletes: Banana Boat Sport Performance Continuous Spray Sunscreen SPF 110

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Banana Boat Sport Performance Continuous Spray Sunscreen SPF 110 ($11; shopstyle.com) is sweat-proof and won’t drip into eyes. Bonus: It sprays at any angle— even upside down!

Best Lightweight Sunscreen: Clarins Sunscreen Care Milk Lotion Spray SPF 50

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Clarins Sunscreen Care Milk Lotion Spray SPF 50 ($30; clarins.com). softens skin with moisturizing olive tree and baobab plant extracts, but it doesn’t feel heavy or sticky like some other formulas.

Best Sunscreen for Shimmer: Hawaiian Tropic Shimmer Effect Lotion Sunscreen SPF 40

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Self-conscious about wearing a bikini? The mica in Hawaiian Tropic Shimmer Effect Lotion Sunscreen SPF 40 ($9; drugstore.com) leaves skin with a slight sheen, creating the optical illusion of even skin.

Best Sunscreen for Easy-Application: Coppertone Oil Free Foaming Sunscreen Lotion SPF 75+

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Coppertone Oil Free Foaming Sunscreen Lotion SPF 75+ ($9; target.com) comes out in a simple-to-measure mousse form, allowing you to rub on the right amount every time you need protection.