Some of our favorite ways to wear sunscreen right now are anything but ordinary: a skin loving foundation, sun lotion that feels like a balm, and a makeup-setting mist. These are a few of our favorite things…to put on before we go outside.
Each clean sunscreen on our list is easy to apply, non-greasy, and provides quality sun (and blue-light) protection.
Whether you are a sun-worshipper, a multi-tasker, or a re-applier, our top three list has your clean sunscreen needs covered -in ways you might not expect.
Check out our guide to the best clean sunscreens below.
For The Multi-Tasker:
ILIA Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40
One of our favorite clean beauty brands has done it again. This time, with major SPF included. ILIA’s Super Serum Skin Tint is a multi-tasker’s dream. With a few drops of this foundation, which feels like a face oil, you get sheer coverage, added hydration, and SPF 40. Did we mention it comes in 18 different shades?
Super Serum Skin Tint
Ilia uses non nano zinc oxide to protect skin from UVA, UVB, UVC, blue light, and infrared. Then, they take hydration levels up a notch with moisture loving ingredients like shea butter, aloe, hyaluronic acid, plant-based squalane, and niacinamide. While Ilia offers 18 different shades of their Super Serum, it should be noted that they are all very sheer in coverage.
WOW Tip: We like to buy two shades at once: one that matches our skin tone, and one that is slightly darker to use on different areas of the face (I.e. where we would naturally get more sun).
For The Sun Worshipper:
BALMY SPF 20
With a texture more akin to a lip balm than a traditional sun lotion, Balmy is in a league of their own when it comes to clean sunscreen. Balmy takes a simple and nourishing approach to SPF with their one and only product: a moisturizing sun lotion with SPF 20. Featuring all natural and organic ingredients, Balmy has crafted a one-of-a-kind sun balm that feels luxurious to the touch and leaves a dewy finish. With only seven ingredients in their formula, their ethos revolves around simplicity and the power of natural remedies.
Balmy SPF 20 is made with red raspberry seed oil, coconut oil, olive oil, beeswax (which gives it its ‘balmy’ texture), zinc oxide, carrot seed oil, and shea butter. We love it on all of our most sun-sensitive parts: face, chest, hands, and forearms.
For The Re-Applier
Seriously Fab SPF Mist
For those that like to re-apply their SPF protection throughout the day, look no further than Seriously Fab’s (seriously fabulous) Zinc It Over Sunscreen Mist. With a SPF of 25, Seriously Fab’s formula uses non nano zinc oxide, shea butter, aloe, blue green algae extract, vitamin E, pumpkin seed extract, and pomegranate extract to deliver non-greasy protection that refreshes and protects.
SPF 25 Mist
But besides its feel good ingredients, we love how this sunscreen mist sets makeup perfectly. It can also be re-applied throughout the day. While other sunscreen mists use sticky aerosol formulas, Seriously Fab’s sunscreen mist is aerosol-free. Plus, it dries to a soft air-brushed finish.