It’s not surprising that Tricia Trimble, founder of Suntegrity, is passionate about sunscreen, since she founded her company in honor of her mom, who succumbed to melanoma. “My whole goal is to get people to wear sunscreen daily,” says Trimble. “The UVA/UVB rays are damaging your skin every day.”
Look for products that list zinc oxide as the active ingredient, as zinc not only offers broad-spectrum protection (from UVA and UVB rays), it is soothing to the skin and can help calm redness and irritation.
Up to 90 percent of visible skin damage is caused by the sun, which means the best anti-aging product is sunscreen.
Here are some of our favorite sun protection products to keep you safe under the sun this summer.
Peter Lamas Sheer Zinc Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30
Features zinc oxide, along with grape stem cells, olive leaf, green tea and rosemary extracts to moisturize, protect and restore a healthy glow. peterlamas.com
John Masters Skincare SPF 30 Natural Mineral Sunscreen
With zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, this gentle product protects and moisturizes with organic aloe and shea butter. johnmasters.com
Acure Broad Spectrum Sun Screen SPF 30
Gentle and affordable enough for the entire family, this spray-on waterproof sunscreen also features aloe and argan oil to keep skin silky soft. acureorganics.com
Babo Botanicals Sheer Zinc Sunscreen for Extra Sensitive Skin SPF 30
A beautiful family brand, this spray-on is water-resistant, sweat-resistant, super-sheer and non-greasy, with calendula and aloe to soothe super sensitive skin. babobotanicals.com
Badger Unscented Broad Spectrum SPF 25 Zinc Oxide Sunscreen Lotion
A simple and effective unscented everyday sunscreen for face and body, with aloe and nourishing plant oils to keep skin fully moisturized. badgerbalm.com
Eminence Red Currant Protective Moisturizer SPF 30
Loaded with skin-protective antioxidants like red currant and elderflower, along with zinc oxide, this lovely lightweight product also features tea tree oil to help reduce breakouts. eminenceorganics.com
MyChelle Sun Shield Clear Spray SPF 30 Broad Spectrum
Available in both spray and stick formulations, this water-resistant sunscreen is also clear, never pasty, so no worries about a white sheen on the skin! mychelle.com
Suntegrity Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen & Primer
With a handy spill-proof pump container, this zinc oxide-loaded product also features nourishing seed oils like jojoba and sunflower to keep skin healthy and hydrated. suntegrityskincare.com