Tsummer I know The topic when it comes to sun protection? Fashionably nostalgic sunscreen will make applying SPF more fun this season. And just to be clear, you should be doing just that when you’re soaking up some vitamin D outdoors.
“Sunscreen is one of the simplest and most effective ways to protect yourself from cancer-causing UV rays.” Rachel Nazarian, MD, A board-certified dermatologist in New York City, previously told ok + good. “Sunscreens will also protect you from premature aging from UV light, so they protect against wrinkles, enlarged pores, sagging and uneven skin tone.”
Below, find three of our favorites with modern formulas and last year’s vibes (think: reef-friendly ingredient lists and broad spectrum UV protection) that will take you straight back to your childhood in one whiff. There’s just something about the combination of coconut and SPF that brings us up every time. Whichever you choose, just be sure to apply it (and reapply) to all the areas most prone to sun damage, so you can enjoy catching some rays without regretting it later.
Bask’s Feel Good Lotion & Spray Bundle – $50.00
In addition to feeling plump—cool, milky, and decidedly non-greasy—both formulas are reef-friendly, vegan; In other words, it’s free of oxybenzone or octinoxate, two common sunscreen ingredients that have been shown to disrupt corals. Charity cherry on top? Ten percent of the brand’s profits are donated to the Skin Protection Foundation. Oh! And things smell like coconut and vanilla.
Leave(R) Chardonnay Oil – $22.00
Not a big fan of sunscreens or lotions? This oil is a good alternative. Although it may sound like the tanning oils people used to put on themselves in the ’80s, it features a broad-spectrum SPF 30 that protects your skin rather than helping it burn. It’s also vegan, paraben-free, and reef-friendly.
Zinka Sunscreen – $7.49
While the above formulas simply pay tribute to the past, this zinc-based tinted sunscreen has been around since the ’80s when surfers and outdoor athletes wore it in myriad colors. The formula hasn’t changed a bit since then: zinc oxide is one of the two primary sunscreen ingredients. We can think of a lot of fun uses for these things, from sports to music festivals.
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