We'll continue to scream it from the rooftops: sunscreen is the most important skin-care product you'll own and use, both on your face and your body. Wearing sunscreen protects against UVA and UVB rays, which prevents skin cancer and ageing, and also helps to minimise other facial skin concerns including hyperpigmentation, rosacea, sun spots, and fine lines. As the summer months approach, it's especially important to stock up on some decent sunscreen formulas for the body that you'll actually use — and even enjoy using.
We know the road to finding the perfect SPF is often one filled with trial and error, which can be both daunting and expensive. But that's why we're here to help.
There are a few things to consider when it comes to finding the right SPF to slather all over your body this summer. First, which application method do you prefer? Spray, bottle, or stick? Next, what's important when it comes to formula? Water resistant, transparent colour, or something not greasy? Do you want a mineral or chemical sunscreen formula? Those with skin conditions like rosacea tend to do better with a mineral sunscreen as they cause less irritation, but those with darker skin tones will often find that mineral formulas leave a white cast. And finally, what factor do you want? Experts recommend a minimum of SPF 30, so we've included nothing below that in our list.
Keep reading to shop the 14 sunscreens for the body that our editors keep going back to year after year.