How to Choose the Right Sunscreen

How to Choose the Right Sunscreen

SPF has evolved well beyond just general protection from the sun when enjoying a day at the beach. SPF is now a major player and must-have benefit in daily skincare products, which have become multi-tasking, natural, hydrating with incredible formulas and textures for any lifestyle or skincare need. So, which one do you choose?

SPF should be worn every day. Read that again. The skin is the largest organ and needs to be protected and treated well to keep it in peak condition. First, you should choose a product with Broad Spectrum SPF (UVA/UVB) and apply it daily to your face and body, no matter what the weather report is. Skin is exposed to elements whether the weather is sunny, cloudy, windy or hazy.

Face the Day. Start your day with a product that you can wear on your face, alone or under makeup.

If you are looking for a multi-tasker,
try our MDSolarSciences Mineral Crème SPF 50.  It’s filled with antioxidants, helps blur fine lines, and is oil and fragrance-free.

If you prefer fuller coverage,
try our oil and fragrance-free MD Mineral BB Créme SPF 50. Available in 2 shades, this luxurious, whipped formula contains calming caffeine and versatile niacinamide to help reduce discoloration and even skin tone. 

For a more natural look and feel,
our Mineral Tinted Crème SPF 30 blends effortlessly onto skin offering a sheer tint to help even out tone with a beautiful matte finish. Oil and fragrance-free.

From Head to Toe.
  Prefer an all-in-one product? Try a crème or lotion for face and body. And if you will be outside for extended periods (a hike, a company picnic, errands, a soccer game?), don’t forget to apply sunscreen on the back of your neck, ears, hands, knees and top of your feet. Our Mineral Moisture Defense SPF 50 is formulated for face and body. Antioxidants and fruit extracts are part of this rich, yet smooth texture that blends onto skin. It also contains Ceramides for that extra hydration. Great worn alone and under makeup. Everyday Nourishing Lotion SPF 50 is another lightweight, fast-absorbing and hydrating formula. It contains Vitamin C and fruit extracts to help restore and maintain brighter, healthier-looking skin. Don’t forget to slip some SPF on your little soccer stars! All our mineral SPF formulas are suitable for kids 6 months and older. 

Bring it at the Beach. Warmer days are finally here and beach days are just weeks away. In addition to our Mineral-based crèmes and lotions with varying SPF levels, with comfortable textures, our Quick Dry Body Spray SPF 40 is a popular favorite. Non-greasy and fast-drying, it’s perfect for both adults and children 6 months and older.

Toss some SPF in your travel bag.
Products from our skin and sun care collections are available in travel-friendly 4 oz. (or smaller!) sizes. Perfect for air travel or to tuck in your back pack before a bike ride or hike. Another option is our portable Mineral Sunscreen Sticks, with SPF 40 for Face and Lips (yes, lips need protection, too) available in both the Adult and Kids versions.  Use it for lips, cheeks, nose, shoulders – anywhere you may need a little extra protection ‘on the go’. And, if you’d like a dash a color for an outdoor dinner date or day outing, try our Hydrating Sheer Lip Balms with SPF 30, available in 3 universal shades.

Our water-resistant, reef safe daily sun protection products will keep you sun safe, not only on a sunny, summer day, but all year long.

Remember that the best SPF is the one that fits your lifestyle and skin needs, but also the one you will love to wear every day and in every situation!

For more information about our SPF formulas and how they fit in a skincare routine, check out this blog.