This Is the Lightweight Sunscreen T+L Readers Can't Get Enough Of
Here’s how our readers are protecting their skin from harmful UV rays.
Supergoop! is the seemingly omnipresent sunscreen brand that manages to be a favorite at stores beloved by both beauty buffs, like Sephora and Nordstrom, and drugstore loyalists. It’s a rare brand able to straddle the line of functional necessity and luxury skincare with its effective, fast-absorbing, clean formulas that keep our skin and environment safe.
Since 2007, the SPF purveyor has been steadily releasing a stream of innovative sun blocks, from mousse and oil formulas to shine-reducing powders and pore-blurring primers. Many of these formulas are multi-functional, not only protecting you from harmful UVA and UVB rays, but also nourishing skin with moisturizing and skin-brightening ingredients.
At Travel+Leisure, we strive to encourage conscientious sun protection, both every day and while traveling, to maintain healthy and happy skin. In the many times we’ve written about sunscreen, like the best choices for your face and the top reef-safe brands, the best-selling sunscreen on Amazon right now is the Supergoop! Everyday SPF 50 Sunscreen For Face and Body.
To buy: amazon.com, from $19
Reviewers love how un-greasy and residue-free this sunscreen is and how well it works, especially on sensitive, acne-prone, or oily skin. On Sephora, the SPF 50 lotion has racked up an impressive 40,000 “loves” from Beauty Insiders, and reviewers note effective and blendable the product is across the range of light to dark skin tones.
While this lightweight, water-resistant everyday sunscreen is made with many natural extracts, Supergoop! recommends opting for one of the brand’s 100 percent mineral formulas if you’re planning on swimming in the coral reefs: 100% Mineral Sunscreen Mist (amazon.com, $34), Zincscreen 100% Mineral Lotion (nordstrom.com, $42), Play 100% Mineral Lotion (nordstrom.com, $36), and Sunnyscreen for babies and toddlers (orchardmile.com, $24).
As my mom’s famous catchphrase goes, “The sun is not your friend,” so make sure you’re wearing SPF every single day to maintain the most youthful, healthy complexion possible — even when you’re on an airplane.