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The 7 Drugstore Sunscreens With Best Customer Ratings

April 22, 2016 by Lisa Fogarty
shefinds | beauty

Maybe you haven't been as diligent as you should have been this winter when it comes to applying sunscreen every day. It's okay, we won't tell. But now that temperatures are rising, we all need to embrace the single most important skincare habit of all. And it needn't cost you a fortune to get your SPF 15, 30 or even 50 on. There are plenty of amazing drugstore sunscreens on the market that will protect your skin and provide a healthy dose of hydration. We rounded up 9 affordable sunscreens that customers can't stop raving about.

[Photo: Mind Body Swag]

Ocean Potion Suncare Protect & Nourish Sunscreen, SPF 50

Fair-skinned beauties need maximum protection when the sun is shining and this SPF 50 delivers with a Vitamin D3 fortified formula that is free of both parabens and oxybenzone. Fans love how it's water-resistant and lasts up to 80 minutes, which is perfect for those times when you don't want to stop hiking to apply yet another layer of SPF, and rave about how quickly it absorbs into the skin.

Ocean Potion Suncare Protect & Nourish Sunscreen, SPF 50 ($7.19)

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunscreen, SPF 45

Neutrogena's formula contains Helioplex, a special formula designed to provide broad and photo-stable UV protection. Reviewers say this oil-free spray is fast, easy to use and practical. Just be careful not to get it on your clothes--many say it stains.

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunscreen, SPF 45 ($10.99)

L'Oreal Paris Advanced Suncare Sheer Protect Sunscreen Oil Spray, SPF 50

This dry spray stands out because it is formulated with a blend of vitamin E, argan oil, shea butter oil, grape seed oil, and sunflower oil to provide the ultimate moisturizing experience. Despite its many oils, reviewers were stunned at how it didn't leave skin feeling greasy and makes your skin glow while protecting it from harmful UV rays.

L'Oreal Paris Advanced Suncare Sheer Protect Sunscreen Oil Spray, SPF 50 ($8.24)

Alba Botanica Hawaiian Sunscreen, SPF 30

Made with 100% vegetarian ingredients and no parabens, phthalates, or sulfates, this sunscreen is water resistant for up to 80 minutes and contains nourishing aloe vera and sunflower seed oil. Some reviewers call it the best natural sunscreen they've ever tried and gush about its super-absorbent formula and fresh smell.

Alba Botanica Hawaiian Sunscreen, SPF 30 ($7.19)

CereVe Suncare Sunscreen Stick SPF 50

If you find liquid sunscreen difficult to apply or too messy, there's a good chance you will fall in love with this sunscreen stick, which can be applied anywhere on the body and is ideal for the face. Reviewers appreciate its fragrance-free formula, say it doesn't clog pores, and is perfect for travel (it fits right in your pocket). The only downside: it can leave a chalky residue--so blend well!

CereVe Suncare Sunscreen Stick SPF 50 ($9.99)

Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen, Sport SPF 30+

Aussies are serious about sun protection. This broad spectrum SPF 30+ is water resistant up to 80 minutes, made from zinc oxide, and boasts a cool feature: the bottle actually turns blue when exposed to UV light. Reviewers with active lifestyles say it's a top-notch sunscreen that stays put and does its job well--no matter how much you sweat.

Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen, Sport SPF 30+ ($27.99)

Australian Gold Lotion Sunscreen With Instant Bronzer SPF 50

There's no reason you can't get your J. Lo glow on while you protect your skin with SPF 50. This sunscreen, which is fortified with Kakadu plum fruit and Kona Coffee infused bronzers is lightweight, smells great, and provides just a hint of color--just enough to make you feel like a goddess pool-side.

Australian Gold Lotion Sunscreen With Instant Bronzer SPF 50 ($7.99)

Author:

Lisa Fogarty is a lifestyle writer and reporter based in New York who covers health, wellness, relationships, sex, beauty, and parenting.

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