Body sunscreen is a staple many people only use when going to the beach/swimming pool. However, the truth is it should be used whenever you’re exposed to sun radiation. Whether you’re going running, strolling in the park, or picking up the kids from school, you should be protected. The days when sunscreens had tacky textures and white cast are gone, so it should be simple. On the other hand, with such a great offer from so many brands, it can be hard choosing the right one for you. That is why we’ve compiled this list featuring our most asked requests regarding sunscreens for the body.
The fact is that every situation requires different characteristics. So join us while we dabble into some pretty great formulas for everyone.
Avène Sun Intense Protect Fluid Fragrance-Free SPF50+
Best Body Sunscreen for Sensitive Skin
The new launch from Avène is the new staple for every sensitive or sensitized skin. In fact, this formula is so gentle it is even recommended for cancer patients. Firstly, it’s formulated without fragrance, alcohol, and parabens. Even though these ingredients are safe, all three are usually avoided by people with sensitive skin. Then, it also contains top-notch new sunscreen actives. All in all, this combination will make sure the skin is deeply protected.
Piz Buin Allergy Sun Sensitive Skin Spray SPF50+
Perfect protection for Sun Allergy
Sun allergy is a term used for when your skin presents a rash after sun exposure. Things such as localized redness, small bumps, and itching are the usual symptoms. In order to avoid this polymorphic light eruption when exposed, you need a specific product. In fact, this one comes as a special personal recommendation from this author, as I’ve suffered from sun allergy my whole life. It may come as a surprise to find out that Piz Buin actually makes a kickass product for sun allergy, but here we are. This brand is usually known for its tan-booster sunscreens. However, it’s a super affordable great formula that actually works (and as an extra, it smells great).
Eucerin Sun Sensitive Protect Sun Spray Transparent SPF50
Suitable for Acne-Prone Skin
Those who suffer from acne on their back or chest might find it hard to find a great sunscreen. Most body sunscreens are super nourishing and tend to worsen acne. We still recommend that you use a separate sunscreen for oily skin on the face, but this is a great one for the body. Its super lightweight formula, as well as the absence of an oily residue, make it great for acne-prone skin.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Invisible Spray SPF50+
Ideal Body Sunscreen for Dark Skin
Besides great radiation protection, dark skin needs no white cast at all. It may be difficult to find sunscreens that have an invisible finish on dark skin, but this one is great. Actually, it uses the same technology as the renowned “Shaka Fluid” (now “Invisible Fluid“) but for the body. To sum it up, this is a great hydrating sunscreen, with no white cast and super easy to apply. Just what you need.
Vichy Idéal Soleil Solar Protective Water Hydrating SPF30
The Every Day Sunscreen for the Body
Let’s be honest, no one can be bothered to apply sunscreen to the body every time we get out of it’s not super easy. Hence, we’re all for this hydrating mist from Vichy. It has a water-like formula that instantly keeps the skin hydrated while protecting it. Thus, it’s ideal for those romantic strolls in the park or that unpredicted trip to the playground after picking the kids from school.
Bioderma Photoderm Max Family Milk SPF50+
The “Family Trip” Sunscreen
If you’ve booked your vacations and don’t want to take one sunscreen for each family member, this is the one. Suitable to be used from 12 months, the texture is great. In fact, you can actually use it on the face without any trouble. It doesn’t have a white cast and is very moisturizing, therefore it’s very user-friendly.
Piz Buin Instant Glow Skin Illuminating Sun Lotion SPF50+
A Sunscreen with Shimmer
In case you’re not happy with just the tanned-glowy skin and want actual shimmer, here is one for you. It contains both pearlescent particles that will make you skin truly glow, and a pigment that enhances the look of your tan. Moreover, it contains SPF50+ to make sure that you keep that tan going on the safe side.
Bioderma Photoderm Mineral Spray SPFS50+
Mineral Sunscreen with Zinc Oxide
Mineral sunscreens can be hard to use due to the usually heavy texture. However, this fluid lotion is very much the opposite of that, and even comes with a spray to make it easier. This lotion is very easy to apply and spread on the skin. In fact, it can be used on children from 6 months, so this one is very important to make sure you can cover the skin.
ISDIN Fotoprotector Gel Cream SPF50+
Body Sunscreen for Eczema
Eczema means that you have extremely dry skin (at least in some bits of the body). This means that you need a sunscreen that will not make it drier and is soothing at the same time. This sunscreen from ISDIN gathers all of those and some more. It’s refreshing and water-resistant, so it’s ideal to take to the beach, swimming pool, or if you’re counting on heavily sweating.
Lancaster Sun Beauty Fast Tan Optimizer Satin Dry Oil SPF30
A Sunscreen that Will Make you Tanner
For those who like a tan, but also want to protect their skin, a sunscreen with a tanning booster is the solution. This one not only protects from all radiation, but also enhances your tan. You will increase melanin production without needing the sun to do it by itself, thus protecting the skin.
If you’re interested in searching more sunscreens, please check out our selection of body sunscreens on the website.