The Best Sun Protection
Slather, spritz, repeat! That's just what we did with a boatload of products before awarding these summer-worthy choices top marks.
Spray: Australian Gold Sheer Coverage Continuous Spray SPF 30
From Down Under comes broad-spectrum coverage via an oil-free, quick-dry spray that smells good and feels good, too, and allows you to do your own back if you happen to be solo on the beach.
Buy it: $10.50; australiangold.com.
Lotion: Sun Bum SPF 50 Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion
With a beachy coconut scent, this offers broad-spectrum protection with vitamin E for an antioxidant fix. It's also PABA-, paraben-, and oil-free: great for sensitive skin.
Buy it: $16; trustthebum.com.
Scalp: Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Veil
Spritz this light mist on damp or dry hair—wintergreen, green tea extract, cinnamon bark oil, and other botanicals help minimize dehydration, damage, and color fading.
Buy it: $27; aveda.com.
Wet Skin: Aveeno HYDROSPORT Wet Skin Spray Sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 30
Water- and sweat-resistant up to 80 minutes (plus lightweight and non-greasy), this tenacious hypoallergenic formula provides long-lasting UVA/UVB protection that adheres to wet or dry skin.
Buy it: $9; aveeno.com.
Anti-Aging: Elizabeth Arden PREVAGE Triple Defense Shield Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 50
Most sun products protect against UVA and UVB rays—but this superpower also shields your skin from infrared light, called IRA rays, as it helps correct existing wrinkles and age spots.
Buy it: $79; elizabetharden.com.