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Summer Sun Protection: Best Face Sunscreens

Summer sun protection: Face

Sunscreen should be a staple in your summer skin care routine. With so many formulas to choose from, it can be hard to determine the best face sunscreen for your needs. To make your search a little easier, we’ve narrowed it down to our top five favorites. These best-selling sun protection products are popular among both LovelySkin staff and our most loyal customers.

EltaMD UV Clear SPF 46 Broad Spectrum Sunscreen is the best face sunscreen for acne-prone skin. This LovelySkin staff favorite provides UVA/UVB broad spectrum protection with 9% zinc oxide. It has an oil-free, fragrance-free and paraben-free formula that doesn’t clog pores or irritate the complexion. Plus, the lightweight texture creates a smooth, matte finish.

SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50 deflects the sun’s rays with a 100% mineral formula. This physical sunscreen provides optimal broad spectrum protection. Advanced ingredients also increase the skin’s defense against UV and heat stress to help you maintain a healthy appearance. Thanks to its water-resistant, lightly tinted formula, this sun protection product won a 2013 Allure Best of Beauty Award for Best Face Sunscreen.

Obagi Sunshield Matte Broad Spectrum SPF 50 has a mattifying formula that is perfect for oily skin. This broad spectrum sunscreen prevents sun damage with 10.5% zinc oxide and 7.5% octinoxate. It also helps prevent sunburn, dryness and irritation caused by over exposure to the sun.

La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid provides antioxidant benefits while shielding the complexion from the sun’s damaging rays. Its sheer, lightweight formula can be worn alone or under makeup. With nearly 50 five-star reviews, this top-rated sunscreen is a LovelySkin customer favorite.

Gentle on sensitive skin, Epionce Ultra Shield Lotion SPF 50 protects the complexion from both UVA and UVB radiation. This lightweight, quick-absorbing formula reduces irritation, prevents premature signs of aging and minimizes the risk of skin cancer. Antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients provide an additional layer of protection, leaving your skin looking healthy and beautiful.

Which facial sunscreen is part of your summer skin care regimen? Let us know on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #LovelySkin.

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Kristen is a copy editor for LovelySkin who loves catching up on the latest in skin care and beauty trends. Her favorite things include cats, concerts and Harry Potter.

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