Not sure which sunscreen will help you best save face this summer? We’re here to assist, breaking down all the major brands of blockers, so you know which to slap on when you’re heading to work and which are better for slathering on at the beach.
Coppertone Sport Continuous Spray SPF 50 Sunscreen, $10
Best for: Playing B-ball or volleyball
This spray supplies even coverage from every angle. And a no-slip-grip texture ensures that once you have your SPF on, it won’t get in the way of your game.
Jack Black Sun Guard Oil-Free Very Water/Sweat Resistant Sunscreen SPF 30, $16
Best for: Jet-skiing
A must-have if you’re hardcore, this stays on for over an hour in water and its oil-free formula won’t drip in your eyes when you sweat.
Bliss The Big Screen SPF 30, $25
Best for: Hanging out with friends
When you’re hitting up a BBQ, this lightweight spray lotion is perfect for casual use and for something soothing that won’t end up looking or feeling overly greasy.
Kiehl’s Vital Sun Protection Lotion SPF 15, $19
Best for: Relaxing by the pool
Even if your body is baking, your skin won’t be, thanks to a trio of aloe, vitamin E, and soybean oil that helps condition the skin while protecting for up to 80 minutes of continuous splashing.
SkinCeuticals Active UV Defense SPF 15, $29
Best for: Commuting to and from work
Lighter and more transparent than typical sunscreens, SkinCeuticals Active is designed so that no one will know you globbed it on before heading out the door to the office.
ClarinsMen UV Plus Day Screen SPF 40, $40
Best for: Driving
When you’ve got the sun’s rays blasting through the windshield, Clarins can help, shielding your face and neck while protecting your skin from all sorts of air pollution.
K2 Endurance Sunblock SPF 50, $11
Best for: Extreme sports
From surf to summit, K2 is made from high-tech polymers that cling to the skin, providing long-lasting protection from the sun no matter how much you are attacked by the harsh elements.