15 Of The More Brilliant Drugstore Sunscreens

Sunscreen is non-negotiable these days, and every person inclusive of every skin tone should be using sunscreen daily.  Yes, you read accurately, DAILY!

I presume everyone knows by now that we should be wearing sunscreen daily, but do you actually apply it? Whether the sun is shining or not, there are unhealthy UVA/UVB rays that soak into your skin, causing premature ageing, skin damage, and in some cases, skin cancer.   Visit my blog post Sunscreen 101, for a full breakdown of sunscreen. There’s no excuse not to give your skin the protection it needs.

And if you’re not sure where to start, I got your back with some of my favourite drug store sunscreens:

La Roche-Posay Anthelios SPF 50 – CLICK HERE

A favourite facial sunscreen at the moment, sensitive skin friends, this is for you, it is lightweight. It absorbs into my skin, with no white cast.  I just mix it in with my moisturizer and apply it to every millimetre of my face daily.  PSA, keep in mind this is a fluid, not a cream, so the consistency is thinner in texture, so take it slower when pouring it out onto your hands before applying to your face.


Neutrogena Ultra Sheer, Dry Touch SPF 60 – CLICK HERE

This sunscreen is also so lightweight you will forget you put it on.  The stick provides UVA/UVB protection with SPF 50.  It is non-comedogenic, not clogging your pores, so anyone with oily skin this is for you.

Vichy Capital Soleil Ideal Spf50 – CLICK HERE

This stick is ideal for anyone who wants to touch up their sun protection throughout the day.  Throw it in your bag for the day.  Apply to your lips, nose, face, etc.   Word of warning, this sunscreen does have a bit of a white film that appears if not rubbed in thoroughly.

Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF 50 – CLICK HERE

This formula is non-greasy, lightweight formula absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave a filmy, white residue. It’s also notable for sensitive skin, as it’s non-comedogenic and fragrance-free. Reapply it every two to three hours or more often if you’ll be in direct sunlight for an extended period.

Neutrogena Clear Face™ Lotion SPF 60 – CLICK HERE

NEUTROGENA® CLEAR FACE™ Sunscreen Lotion SPF60 is created with HELIOPLEX® technology to provide photo-stable, broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection with a clinically-tested formula non-comedogenic, which means it won’t clog pores. Water-resistant and sweat-resistant (80 minutes).

La Roche Posay Anthelios Mist – CLICK HERE

Continuous spray for even application. Perfectly adapted for outdoor activities. Excellent for all skin types, especially sensitive skin. Fragrance-free, paraben-free, hypoallergenic, clinically tested, non-comedogenic.

Aveeno Face and Body Sunscreen SPF 60, Water Resistant and Sweat Resistant – CLICK HERE

This sunblock provides long-lasting UVA/UVB protection with SPF 60 and is water and sweat resistant.  From a Dermatologist-recommended brand, and non-comedogenic, so it won’t cause acne or clog pores.  

Biotherm Protecting Body Lotion SPF 50 – CLICK HERE

A remarkable sunscreen that absorbs into skin, giving you the protection you need from the sun’s rays.  UVA & UVB protection, but like every sunscreen, you have to reapply every 2 hours for it to be efficient.

All Good SPF 50 Kids Sunscreen Butter Stick – CLICK HERE

I do take great care when applying sunscreen to any child, and I trust this brand to protect them from the sun. All Good SPF 50 Kids Sunscreen Butter Stick has UVA/UVB Broad Spectrum Protection and is water resistant – 80 minutes Water Resistant, Non-Nano Zinc Only, Easy wide mouth sunscreen butter stick for no-mess direct application, UVA/UVB Broad Spectrum Protection, NSF Certified Organic, with the All Good Farm’s Calendula Flowers, Coral Reef Safe, Strong Sun Protection for Extreme Environments Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 20% (Non-nanoparticle) TIP – Coconut oil base will harden in colder temperatures; so warm the butter stick on the back of the hand before applying. In warmer temps, go easy on the twist-up, don’t twist it up too far! Product can be applied thickly to stay white on top of the skin, or rubbed into the skin to go on clear.

Derma E Sun Defense Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 Body- CLICK HERE

 With clear, nanoparticle-free Zinc Oxide, this formula provides safe, chemical-free broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection without irritating skin or clogging pores.  Fortified with antioxidants Vitamin C and Green Tea — nutrients shown to offer an additional layer of UV protection, help skin recover after sun exposure, fight and reduce the signs of aging for vibrant, younger-looking skin. Suitable for daily use, this formula glides on evenly, absorbs quickly and leaves a sheer, lightweight finish.
Hypoallergenic, non-irritating, sensitivity tested, fragrance-free, paraben-free, gluten-free, GMO-free, and 100% vegan.

Sheer Touch Ultra Radiance Sunscreen Lotion – CLICK HERE

Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch Ultra Radiance Lotion Sunscreen is our first sunscreen that protects, softens and leaves skin radiant. Offering broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection with an innovative formula of guava, papaya and plumeria extracts, Sheer Touch Ultra Radiance delivers a luxurious feeling and leaves skin noticeably soft and luminous. Oil-free, non-greasy, & water resistant Features mango fruit extract and a shea butter complex Contains Vitamins C & E.

Coppertone Sport Continuous Spray Sunscreen – CLICK HERE

Coppertone Sport® Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 provides broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sunburn protection now in a new lightweight and breathable formula. Specially formulated for active adults, this sweat-resistant and the water-resistant formula stay on steady when you sweat and won’t drip into your eyes and sting. It absorbs quickly, without leaving a greasy residue that can affect your grip during your favourite sport. This sunscreen retains its SPF after 80 minutes of activity in the water or sweating.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Face Sunscreen SPF 50 – CLICK HERE

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Lotion Spf 50, is a moisturizing face sunscreen with water-light sunscreen that provides SPF 50 UVA/UVB protection and hydrates skin with hyaluronic acid. It is non-comedogenic and oil-free, so it won’t cause acne or clog pores, and a bonus, it won’t leave a white cast on the skin and invisibly layers under makeup.

Green Beaver Natural Mineral Sunscreen Lotion – CLICK HERE

Green Beaver Certified Organic sunscreen is developed for all skin types. With ingredients that are natural and gluten-free, they offer a gentle alternative to sun protection that will leave your skin feeling soft and healthy. Consider them today to discover the benefits of a long-lasting protection that will moisturize your skin and help prevent signs of aging.

COOLA Sport Face Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 White Tea – CLICK HERE

Go on, have your day in the sun! Coola’s Sport Face SPF 50 White Tea Moisturizer has you fully covered for those awesome, active moments when you’re outdoors for hours.

  • 70%+ certified organic ingredients
  • Broad spectrum SPF 50 protection
  • Water resistant (up to 80 minutes).

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