Every day, I spend way too much time strategically plotting the day’s skincare routine. I’m basically that “Math Lady” meme, but staring into the abyss of my vanity, trying to plot up each layer I put on my face. While I’m doing the math, I always know the right formula ends with an SPF. Here’s where I have a confession: I am a skincare devotee, but an SPF freshman. Yes, I am proficient in moisturizers and serums, but when it comes to sun protection, I’m still in the process of finding the best sunscreens on the market. Which led me to: Why the heck do I own so many?
It did make me wonder: incredible SPFs are out there? Right? They have to be! To help, I handed the mic over to my skincare community and I opened the floor to suggestions. Below is a dispatch from the search to compile the ultimate SPF list. While we’re all at home and staying inside (and have plenty of time on our hands), now is 100% the moment to find our SPF soulmate.
“My go-to is Glossier Invisible Shield. Love that it’s clear, had an orange scent, and layers really well under makeup! Also Trader Joe’s Face and Body Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF. Works so well, isn’t too thick, and doesn’t leave a white cast. Definitely a better option for when you’re outdoors and not wearing any makeup.” – Gaby Villalta (@gabyavillalta)