Top 5 best sunscreens! 

by Elyse Hoffman

Summer is right around the corner! Be prepared for those sunny days out and about with the perfect mix of sunscreen for every occasion. We’ve rounded up the perfect assortment of sun protection to make sure you always have what you need. Going swimming? Make sure you have waterproof sunscreen! Need to protect your face? Use sensitive sunblock designed for your face. Have young kids? Make sure you are using sunscreen made just for them! Check out our favorites below.  

1. Banana Boat Ultra Sport Sunscreen (FSA/HSA Eligible)

This is a must-have sunscreen for your active lifestyle this summer! With the easy-to-use spray, it absorbs quickly, is non-greasy, and won’t run in your eyes. It even sweats and is water-resistant for up to 80 minutes.  

Review: When it comes to sunblocks, Banana Boat is a brand that I can trust and rely on as the best protection against sun for my children. I’ve used them ever since my children were babies and they never had any problem with it.”

 – Amazon  Customer


2. Neurtrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Water Resistant and Non-Greasy Sunscreen (FSA/HSA Eligible)

This is the workhorse of sunscreens! Easy to apply, 100+ SPF, and absorbs fast for a non-greasy feeling. It is even water-resistant for up to 80 minutes.  

Review: “I purchased this product for my husband after doing research to find dermatologist recommended sunscreen for those with pre cancerous skin on the face. He is outside most of the time and has a hard time finding a sunscreen that will protect his skin, stay on his skin, not drip off with sweat, not irritate skin, and not leave a white film on the skin. This sunscreen is the answer for all those issues. It is lightweight, stays on with sweat, no need to reapply often, not irrigating to the skin, no white film left behind, and protects really well. Thank goodness, our sunscreen search is over!” Amazon Customer

3. EltaMD UV Clear Facial Sunscreen (FSA/HSA Eligible)

This Clear facial sunscreen is easy to apply, made for sensitive skin, and has zinc oxide which is a must-have for sunscreen. If you are prone to breakouts, this sunscreen will protect your skin from a burn without causing more breakouts

Review: Have been using this product for 3 years everyday! Obsessed. I have acne prone dry skin and this sunscreen is a lifesaver. Does not clog pores, does not make you breakout, doesn’t create redness, it’s super lightweight! I have super sensitive skin so I am always worried about new products but honestly if I didn’t use this everyday my skin would not be as nice as it is. I also use the AM therapy moisturizer and PM at night.”Amazon Customer

4. Sun Bum SPF 30 Sunscreen Lip Balm (FSA/HSA Eligible)

Don’t forget about protecting your lips! Sunburns on your lips can be super painful – which is why we recommend the sun bum SPF 30 lip balm. It is smooth, has aloe and vitamin E, and is hypoallergenic.  

Review: I got my first exposure to the Sun Bum lip balm while on vacation. I was already feeling nice and toasty-lips a tad too dry. This felt GREAT! My daughters have to have what ever mommy has as far as ‘facial products’ go, of course, they each grabbed a few swipes of this too. We were users of another popular brand in a ‘cube shape’, but due to stories in the news, we needed new lip treatment. This is FABULOUS! The flavors all all amazing. The moisture lasts, yet it does NOT make your lips feel dryer in the long run.” Amazon Customer

5. Thinksport Kid Safe Sunscreen – SPF 50+ (FSA/HSA Eligible

This sunscreen was made just for kids! It is water-resistant, mineral-based, and easy to apply (non-greasy). We love this sunscreen for young kids (6+ months), those with sensitive skin, and active kids on the go!  

Review: “Have been using this sunblock for years… and it’s the only one I’ll use for myself and my family. It’s got clean ingredients and is safe to use (check EWG list), and it works. I’ve used other ones that are VERY thick and don’t spread on easily, and they leave a white film. This one spreads on VERY nicely. There may be a slight white film, but nothing noticeable, it really depends on how you apply it.”-Amazon Customer

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