Facial Skin Care
Top 10 Face Sunscreens of 2021
By now, we all know the importance of wearing sunscreen. If not already, it must be an imperative part of our skincare routine. Apart from the obvious protection from the damage caused by sun exposure, some of the other key benefits of using sunscreens on your face are to help keep your complexion even, reduce the risk of skin cancer, avoid premature aging, and add a layer of protection from the UV rays. Sunscreen is not just for use on sunny days, it must be worn year-round, even on a cloudy day. Not convinced? Here’s a fact: About 80% of the sun’s rays can pass through clouds. Today, we have created a list of the top 10 face sunscreens of 2021 (Just a note, the sunscreens are not in ranking order).
1. Supergoop – Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40
This vegan, cruelty-free, and reef-safe sunscreen can also be used as a hydrating primer. Supergoops unseen sunscreen provides a slightly matte finish, perfect for people with oily skin. It contains hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5 to maintain hydration. Supergoop is good quality, lightweight sunblock that can enhance your makeup look and protect your face with SPF 40. Supergoop’s unseen sunscreen retails for $34.00 US, or $45.00 CAD at Sephora.
2. La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid SPF 60
As one of the best waterproof face sunscreens that contain hyaluronic acid, La Roche- Posay Anthelios Ultra Sunscreen Fluid comes recommended by dermatologists. With SPF 60 protection, this sunscreen comes with an all mineral formulation. This is a lightweight, fast-absorbing sunscreen that gives your skin a matte finish. It retails for $29.95 CAD at your local drugstore.
3. EltaMD UV Daily Broad-Spectrum SPF 40
This sunscreen comes with a high percentage of zinc oxide a key ingredient in blocking the sun’s rays without leaving a white cast on your face. This lightweight sunscreen also contains hyaluronic acid for extra moisture and absorption. Recommended by dermatologists, it is a great choice for acne-prone skin as it does not clog your pores. It retails for $30.50 US, or $51.75 CAD, and can be found on Amazon.
4. Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion WetForce Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 50+
This next-generation clear gel comes in a swipe-on stick form or lotion form and can be used for both your face and body. With 50+ SPF protection, this sunscreen is translucent and blends in seamlessly with your skin. One of the key features of this sunscreen is that it provides water-resistant protection for up to 80 minutes. The chemical-free, fragrance-free, paraben-free formula offers the ultimate protection for people with sensitive skin. It retails for $49.00 US, or $59 CAD at Sephora.
5. Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50
Are you looking for ultra-light sunscreen? Then, this is it! Murad City Skin Age Defense Sunscreen shields you from UVA and UVB rays, pollution, and digital blue light damage. This 100% mineral sunscreen absorbs quickly and is safe for sensitive skin types. It is chemical-free and fragrance-free and contains zinc and titanium oxide. Murad City Skin Age Defense Sunscreen retails for $68.00 US, or $88 CAD at Sephora.
6. CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30
If you’re looking for a moisturizer and sunscreen in one that is a little easier on your pocketbook, then try CeraVe’s AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30. It helps protect your skin from damaging UV rays and is suitable for all skin types. This hydrating face lotion contains ceramides to create a protective barrier, hyaluronic acid for hydration, and niacinamide to calm the skin. You can find this moisturizer and sunscreen in one at any local drugstore, it retails for $18.99 CAD.
7. Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer with Sunscreen SPF 50+
This lightweight moisturizer with SPF 50 is fragrance-free and non-comedogenic. It provides protection against damaging UVA and UVB rays and is hypoallergenic, perfect for sensitive skin types. This moisturizer, when applied, gets absorbed into the skin quickly and gives your face a dewy finish. Shop for Cetaphil daily moisturizer, at your local drugstore, it retails for $13.97 US, or $19.49 CAD.
8. Neutrogena Healthy Defense Sensitive Moisturizer SPF 50
As one of the best non-greasy moisturizers on the market, Neutrogena Healthy Defence Sensitive Moisturiser is formulated to protect your skin from both UVA and UVB rays. It protects your skin from sunburn, premature aging, and skin cancer. This dual-purpose moisturizer retails for an affordable $14.92 US, or $19.49 CAD at your local drugstore.
9. Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Weightless Sunscreen SPF 30
Formulated with aloe vera, cocoa seed extract, and niacinamide the Hawaiian tropics sunscreen is ideal for hydration. Pleasantly lightweight, this sunscreen not only protects you from the UVA and UVB rays but is also best for anti-aging. With more than 70% organic ingredients, Silk Hydration Weightless Sunscreen SPF 30 will give you a silky smooth finish to your skin. What’s more? This product is also oil-free, fragrance-free, and provides non-nano zinc oxide protection. It retails for $10.67 US, or $11.99 CAD.
10. Tizo 2 Mineral Sunscreen SPF 40
Developed for sensitive skin, Tizo 2 Mineral Sunscreen SPF 40 is a non-tinted moisturizer with a matte finish. It creates an invisible layer of broad-spectrum protection under your everyday makeup. That’s not all, this is one of the few products that is reef-friendly and is free from chemical sunscreen filters, dyes, and fragrance. It retails for $41.99 US.
We hope this list of the top 10 face sunscreens of 2021 will help you pick the best product for your needs and help protect your skin all summer long. Check out our article on the top 5 Summer Skincare Must Haves.