part two, sunscreens

From a health standpoint, we all know that overexposure to UV-rays can change the texture and weaken the elasticity of the skin causing premature wrinkling, uneven skin tone and even cancer. Advances in sun care products are making it easier to get a healthy, fresh and convincing glow without damaging your skin. The new SPF formulas, available in sheer creams, fine mists and lightweight gels, will screen out the harmful rays. With separate categories for products that are formulated for sensitive skin, sunscreens that work well under makeup and a section for those who prefer natural products, here are our favorites, and there are also products to remove the fat in our bodies as the fat freezing treatment which is great for our beauty as well.


A high-dose of zinc oxide (a full 20% formulation) usually means some serious Chalky Face Syndrome. Not so in this rich, astonishingly sheer-absorbing SPF. Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense SPF 30, $34,

There’s a reason this light, mattifying SPF is a French girl favorite – its layerable, fragrance-free formula leaves skin looking fresh and natural, whether worn alone or under makeup. La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid, $34,

Kid-friendly sunscreens are always a good bet for sensitivity-prone skintypes. This version – a gentle version of Shiseido’s beloved Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion – opts for mineral UV blockers like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to give you all of the SPF with none of the sting. Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion for Sensitive Skin & Children SPF 50+, $42,

Infused with antioxidant green tea and moisture-balancing hyaluronic acid and aloe leave skin feeling coddled, not greasy. Suntegrity Natural Mineral Sunscreen for Body, $36,

Red algae, apple, and honeysuckle extracts help to sooth and firm skin while physical UV blockers fend off wrinkle-inducing sun damage in this hydrating vegan sunscreen. Tarte Tarteguard 30, $32,

Some mineral sunscreens can feel like they’re sucking all of the moisture out of your skin – a real problem for those already prone to dryness. Thanks to skin-soothers like colloidal oatmeal and shea butter, you’ll never have that problem with this sunscreen/moisturizer combo. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Pure Mineral Sunscreen Moisturizer, $30,

Eau Thermale Avene has made a name for itself among sensitive types for their gentle formulas. This one, a mineral-based sunscreen, goes on so silky smooth that wearing it under makeup is a dream. Eau Thermale Avene Mineral Light Hydrating Sunscreen Lotion, $36,

When it comes to sun protection, K-beauty brands have it on lock. Take, for example, this lightweight, fast-absorbing, un-chalky version that doubles as a moisturizer, making it perfect for dry and redness prone types. Neogen Dermalogy Day-Light Protection Sunscreen SPF 50, $30,


Although most foundations offer some SPF protection, the percentage usually is low. To be safe, use a sunscreen product prior to makeup application. Layer one of these luxurious SPF creams, powders, sticks or gels as the last step in your skincare routine right before you apply your foundation.

Impressive SPF 50 protection in a tinted cream that feels lighter than most foundations. It hydrates and covers acne scarring with ease, while leaving behind a subtle glow. It Cosmetics CC+ Cream Illumination SPF 50+, $38,

This all-mineral sunscreen is perfect for sensitive or reactive skin types. It blends in clear and weightless, so you can move right on to foundation.

Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50 PA++++, $65, 

Sweep this lightweight setting powder over your face to mattify skin and add a quick layer of SPF45 mineral protection. Supergoop! 100% Mineral Invincible Setting Powder SPF 45, $30, 

This silky sunscreen smells and feels just like the most luxurious day cream you could imagine–except it happens to also be spiked with major broad-spectrum SPF 50. Clé de Peau Beauté Protect Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50+, $120, 

Perfect for tossing in your straw tote on a weekend getaway, this sunscreen won’t irritate even the most sensitive-skinned in your family, including the kids. Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion SPF 50+, $42,

This weightless mineral formula is lightly tinted and ideal for acne-prone/oily skin types. Plus, it’s got vitamin E to pack an additional punch against free radicals. Kiehl’s Super Fluid UV Mineral Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50+, $38,

The micropigments in here instantly blend with your natural skin tone, so you don’t have to fear any white streaks. Oh, and it smells exactly like the beach (and we don’t mean like sunscreen at the beach). Bareminerals Prep Step Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Mineral Shield Daily Prep Lotion, $30,

A nice perk, in addition to the UV protection: The pinkish tint of this sunscreen illuminates skin and softens dark spots. Dr. Jart+ Every Sun Day UV Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50, $34,  

Our go-to for long outdoor runs or dipping into the pool, this one is water-resistant for up to 80 minutes. COOLA Classic Face Sport SPF 50 White Tea Moisturizer, $32,  

The chicest bottle we’ve come across, with the ingredients (moisturizing jojoba oil and anti-inflammatory balloon wine oil) and fragrance (smells like watermelon, kind of) to match. Susanne Kaufmann SPF 25 Sun Cream Cell Protection, $89, 


you’ve decided to bo If ycott chemical sunscreens – either because your skin was irritated or you are concerned about their harmful effects – then your only other choice is a formula consisting of zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide. Here are our favorite silky formulas that make pasty-white noses a thing of the past.

Colorescience Even Up Clinical Pigment Perfector Broad Spectrum SPF 50, $120, 

MDSolarSciences Mineral Moisture Defense Body Broad Spectrum SPF 50 UVA-UVB Sunscreen, $39,

Farmacy Green Screen Daily Environmental Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen with Echinacea GreenEnvy, $36,

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Sheer Mineral Sun Spray SPF 50, $42,

Colorescience Sunforgettable Loose Mineral Sunscreen Brush Broad Spectrum SPF 50, $64,

Tarte Tarteguard 30 Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 30, $32,

Coola Sport Mineral Sunscreen Stick SPF 50, $26, 

Origins Dr. Andrew WEIL for Origins Mega-Defense SPF 45 Advanced Daily UV Defender, $41,

Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Physical Defense SPF 30, $38,

Sunday Riley Cashmere SPF 30 Sun Defense, $125, 

Suntegrity Skincare All Natural Moisturizing Face Protection SPF 30, $45,