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Suit up for spring and summer with these SPF-packed sunscreen picks.
Date May 10, 2023
We don’t know about you, but we’ve been pleasantly surprised by this wave of warmth and sunshine we’ve been having in place of dreary April showers. Sure, it’s technically spring, but that fact that it also feels like spring? Groundbreaking. It also means that a slew of new sunscreen launches have arrived right on time.
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We can all benefit from the protective properties that sunscreen offers, like helping to prevent sunburns, skin cancer, and premature signs of aging like wrinkles and fine lines. The SPF of our beloved sunscreens is an indicator of how well a sunscreen can protect against UVA and UVB rays, and we should be aiming to use products with a minimum SPF of 30.
Here’s the thing: We love sunscreen and all that it does for us, but finding one that blends well with our makeup and doesn’t leave behind a white cast or a greasy finish is no easy feat. It’s true that you should be applying sunscreen daily and all year round, but if you’ve neglected this step during the winter months or haven’t found a sunscreen that works for you, allow us to introduce 12 new SPF-packed products we think you’ll love. From multifunctional creams to dewy serums, there’s a face sunscreen here for everyone.
SPF 30 Glow Sunscreen Face Lotion
($23.99, Sun Bum)
Sun Bum’s newly launched sunscreen is all about the glow and we’re here for it! Drawing from its antioxidant-rich Kakadu plum ingredient, this sunscreen boosts our skin’s natural radiance while keeping it protected.
Premium BB Tinted Moisturizer SPF 40
($57, Dr. Jart+)
This multipurpose beauty balm by Dr. Jart+ is formulated with niacinimide, glycerin, and SPF 40 to hydrate and protect skin while offering a light layer of coverage.
Isle Glow Face Lotion SPF 45
($45, Cay Skin)
This Cay Skin face lotion comes from Canada’s very own top model, Winnie Harlow. Just launched in Sephora Canada, it packs a moisturizing punch. Plus, it’s infused with an illuminating pearl blend for an extra glow.
Renewal Firming SPF 30 Day Lotion
($32.99, Burt’s Bees)
Reap the benefits of UV protection and achieve firmer skin with this new launch by Burt’s Bees from their first ever anti-aging Renewal line.
Dew Good Illuminating Serum Face SPF 30
Dewy skin? Check. Sun protection? Check. This SPF 30 serum from Coola is ticking all our boxes. And with its BlueScreen Digital De-Stress technology, we’re also getting much needed blue light protection from our digital screens and other environmental stressors.
Aqua Bomb Broad Spectrum SPF 50
K-beauty brand Belif launched this dual-purpose sunscreen and moisturizer earlier this year, taking inspiration from the brand’s popular Aqua bomb moisturizer. No white cast or oily residue here.
Urban Environment Vita-Clear Sunscreen SPF 42
TikTok loves Shiseido’s sunscreens, and the latest addition to their popular Urban Environment sun care collection is this vitamin C-infused, invisible and waterproof Vita-Clear sunscreen with SPF 42.
This creamy sunscreen by Clé de Peau is formulated with skin-supporting Moroccan thyme extract, and uses Adaptable Innershield Technology to boost our skin’s innately protective abilities.
Just this week, Dermalogica launched this multifunctional SPF 40 product that offers UVA and UVB protection while minimizing the appearance of pores. It’s a total win-win.
Dr. Dennis Gross
All-Physical Lightweight Wrinkle Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30
(Coming Soon, Dr. Dennis Gross)
This Lightweight Wrinkle Defense Mineral Sunscreen by Dr. Dennis Gross is already available to shop in the US, and we can’t wait to get our hands on it in Canada come April 25. Daily sun and wrinkle protection? Yes, please!
Lotus Aroma Body & Face SPF 50
The new water-resistant and reef-safe offering from Lotus Aroma can be used on both your face and body for broad spectrum protection. Formulated with avocado and coconut oils,
it provides both hydration and sun protection.
Keys Soulcare (the Alicia Keys-founded beauty brand) just unveiled an SPF 30 sunscreen in Canada that harnesses the powers of squalene and niacinamide to help moisturize, brighten, and protect the skin from summer sun rays. Plus, it layers beautifully beneath makeup and skincare.
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