Your epidermis is showing! Though you've long known better than to fall for that line, you've since become acutely aware of its accuracy -- particularly now, at the outset of sundress and sandal season, when your skin has almost nowhere to hide. While de-layering brings its distinct joys, the attendant pressure to be fabulously smooth, hydrated, and glowing (all without sun damage) can dampen the brow. Sunscreen is nonnegotiable, so here are the best choices for daily use and intense hours outdoors.
Aloe Vanilla Mineral Sunscreen SPF 18 by Alba Botanica Sun
This affordable daily-use choice protects skin from the sun's rays with titanium dioxide, without being greasy. albabotanica.com
Sport SPF 45 Unscented by Coola
Though this line has eco-cred to spare -- biodegradable packaging and copious use of organics -- its resistance to heat and sweat impresses us most. coolasuncare.com
Lavender UV Protective Cream SPF 17 by Naturopathica
Smelling more like a spa treatment than a sunscreen, this lavender-rich lotion with soothing oat beta glucan and vitamins A, C, and E is relaxing and protective. naturopathica.com
Text by Abbie Kozolchyk