Editor-Approved SPF Products for 2019

You know the drill: Before heading outdoors, cover up! Here's our editor-approved collection of SPF products.

Hypoallergenic, check. Over 95 percent certified organic, check. Fragrance-free, check. This convenient stick even boasts broad-spectrum SPF 50 sun protection with vitamins D and E for added skincare.

LASPA SPF 50 Ultra Sun Stick, $18; laspanaturals.com

This 100 percent mineral lotion is sensitive-skin-friendly and won’t leave a white cast. Plus, it’s pocket sized and has a matte finish, making it perfect for everyday use with frequent reapplications. (Check out more of our favourite mineral sunscreens — all available in Canada.)

Avène Eau Thermale Very High Protection SPF 50+ Mineral Fluid, $28; Shoppers Drug Mart

This fragrance-free SPF option delivers brighter, healthier skin thanks to niacinamide (vitamin B3) and an advanced amino peptide complex.

Olay Total Effects Whip SPF, $40; mass retailers

No oils, no fragrance and 25 percent fewer ingredients – just 80 minutes of lightweight, water-resistant and sweat-resistant sun protection.

Banana Boat Simply Protect Sport Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+, $9; mass retailers

A mineral formula gentle enough for everyday use, this contains oat to strengthen the skin barrier and vitamin E for added care.

Aveeno Sensitive Skin SPF 50 Face, $18; mass retailers

This comforting formula melts into skin, not unlike your favourite moisturizer. But just keep in mind, there is a right way to apply sunscreen.

La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Melt-In Cream SPF 50, $30; laroche-posay.ca 

This cool design extends your reach so that you can spray the oil-free, water-resistant and sweat-resistant sunscreen everywhere – even that hard-to-reach part of your back (you know the one).

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Fullreach Design Body Mist Sunscreen SPF 30, $16; mass retailers

The silky application, light tint and moisturizer will make you rethink your most beloved foundation, but it’s the formula’s 25 percent zinc oxide that makes it a powerful, natural sun protector.

CyberDERM Simply Zinc Ultra Transparent Sunscreen Lotion, $52; detoxmarket.ca

Next, check out the sunscreens available for your scalp, ears and other body parts you usually forget about.

Originally Published in Best Health Canada

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