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Whether you’re lounging in the sun or stuck inside staring at a computer screen (hello, blue light), you know by now SPF is nonnegotiable. But finding one that contains the safest ingredients and doesn’t feel like a grease bomb can be a pricey game of trial and error. The bottom line: Look for options that contain zinc oxide or titanium dioxide (minerals that physically block UV rays). Not sure where to start? These six options never disappoint.

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1. Supergoop Daily Correct CC Cream

Sunscreen that doubles as full-coverage foundation? Count us in. Supergoop’s Daily Correct CC Cream is a 100 percent mineral formula that absorbs quickly, softens the look of fine lines, wrinkles and pores and offers SPF 35 protection. Talk about an all-around win. (Psst: If you’re looking for something even lighter, we’re a fan of Supergoop’s Mattescreen SPF 40.)

Buy It ($36)

Eleven by Venus Williams

2. Eleven by Venus Williams Unrivaled Sun Serum SPF 35

This game-changing sunscreen (which, um, was created by the Venus Williams) is the best combo of serum and sun protection. The potent mineral formula is suitable for all skin types, and it has a refreshing, silky finish. Reef-safe, vegan and cruelty free, layer it on post-moisturizer or as a buildable protection before makeup application.

Buy It ($50)


3. CeraVe Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 Face Lotion with Zinc Oxide

Let us count the reasons why we love CeraVe’s sunscreen: It’s a mineral formula, it gives great coverage and it provides the moisture we didn’t realize we needed, with three essential ceramides that work to restore your skin’s natural barrier.

$14 at Amazon

Josh Rosebrook

4. Josh Rosebrook Nutrient Day Cream Tinted SPF 30

OK, this one’s a relative splurge. But it’s also vegan and certified organic, full of all the good stuff (aloe vera, shea butter) and subtly tinted to even out your skin tone. It’s basically a sunscreen, moisturizer and foundation in one… so kind of a steal when you think about it, really?

Buy It ($95)


5. Paula’s Choice On-the-Go Shielding Powder SPF 30

This convenient powder makes it easy to keep your SPF intact, thanks to its retractable brush that dispenses sheer mineral sunscreen onto your skin in a few passes. Plus, it’s exceptionally lightweight.

Buy It ($29)

Versed Skin

6. Guards Up Daily Mineral Broad Spectrum SPF 35

Calling all skincare obsessives: Think of this formula as a three-for-one. It protects against the sun, environmental pollution and blue light. Even better, the mineral formula absorbs quickly and actually feels refreshing on the skin—all without a chalky finish.

Buy It ($22)

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