Our Favourite Sunscreens and Sunblocks

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Summer is here, well maybe not in Alberta, but the sun is out. Summer is not the only time to talk about sunscreen safety but with beach days, endless sports games and vacations I think it's important to talk SPF. First and foremost - it's extremely important to wear it regularly. Over the last few weeks we tested a lot of sunscreens and SPFs and consulted few people to find the best sun protectant to keep your skin protected, healthy, and youthful all year long.

We tried many (upwards of 35) products in all price ranges and here are the four that stood out. 

Ultra Sheer® Dry-Touch Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 45

This was probably one of my favourites – comes in 30 to 100 SPF (broadspectrum). I love that it's not greasy, leaves my skin feeling soft and most importantly, does NOT make my skin break out. I used the 45 on my face and body and absolutely loved it. I could wear it under my makeup without my skin feeling sticky or gross.

SHISEIDO Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector Broad Spectrum Face Sunscreen SPF 42 
I picked this up on a whim – at $40 a bottle it’s a lot but I needed something to wear on my face every day. The cream is silky smooth and blends fairly well. It does have a scent but nothing that bothered me too much. Only drawback would be that might not be the best fit for someone with super dry skin.  A little does go a long way so for someone with oily to normal skin.

Biotherm -   SUN MILK BODY SPF30 
I m obsessed with their after-sun line, so I decided to explore the sun care. I love the texture and it smells like summer. My mom is fair skinned and easily burn and this is the only product that keeps her safe from burning. I put it on every hour and when I have been in the water. It does not leave any sticky residue on the skin. In fact my skin feels softer and smoother after my holiday.

Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch Spf 30 Oil Free Sunscreen Lotion
If I had to pick one product of the ones, I tried that I love the most, this would be it. While I couldn’t use this on my face, this worked magic on my body. I think my skin felt softer and better after wearing this every day on the beach. My skin is super sensitive to like everything but this make my skin soft and glowy, plus it smells like summer.

We rounded up few of our favourites - let me know what you guys think?