Finding your go-to sunscreen can be a difficult task. We all have our own wants and needs when it comes to sun protection, but maybe it’s time to try something a little different! These novel products truly stand out from all of the standard sunscreen lotions on the market, and their unique formulas and packaging offer a brand new experience. Check out our favorite picks and find the right one for you!
Supergoop! Glow Stick SPF 50 PA++++
If your skin is on the drier side, you’ll love this pick. Supergoop's oil-based stick sunscreen is completely clear, lightweight, and unlike anything else. Just roll it on and bask in your natural glow (and superior protection).
This pick is a huge favorite among many skincare enthusiasts. The clear gel from Japan glides on for the ultimate no-fuss protection. If a smooth, undetectable finish is what you need, this is the formula for you!
Morning skincare just became a whole lot simpler. This pick provides a dose of vitamin C and sunscreen in one luxurious serum. Vitamin C and sunscreen both work hard to prevent aging and hyperpigmentation, so this dewy product has double the power.
Neutrogena Invisible Daily Defense Sunscreen Face Serum SPF 60
This lightweight option protects like a sunscreen, but feels like a serum. However, don’t let the silky texture of these drops fool you! This sunscreen is meant to be the last step of your skincare, after your regular serums and moisturizers. It provides a gorgeous glow and plays well with makeup.
If you have a hard time with regular sunscreen lotions, opt for a powder! This one from Peter Thomas Roth comes in three flexible shades. You can even layer this on top of your favorite sunblock for an added layer of protection and re-apply on the go.
This gel sunscreen has rave reviews and won’t break the bank. It absorbs quickly and won’t irritate even the most sensitive skin. What makes this sunscreen unique is it’s application: the gel breaks down into a watery consistency once you begin rubbing it into your skin. Plus, there’s no greasiness or tackiness that you might find with many other sunscreen products.
We usually focus on protecting the face and body, but what about the scalp and hair? When you think about it, your head gets a lot of sun exposure, even if you’re just taking a walk outside. Luckily, COOLA’s scalp and hair mist makes sun protection easy. Spritz it all around and you’re good to go. This sunscreen is especially helpful for those with color-treated hair.
ETUDE HOUSE Sunprise Mild Airy Finish Sun Milk SPF 50+ PA+++
This sunscreen is 100 percent mineral and full of antioxidants for healthy skin. It’s milky texture makes it stand out from standard sunscreens and it blends like a dream. It has a minimal white cast and a creates smooth finish on the skin, which is pretty impressive for a mineral formula.
Lumasol Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Ultra Fine Sunscreen Mist Starter Set
Get your spray on with this one-of-a-kind pick! Not only is the packaging super cute and like nothing else, but this sunscreen also packs a protective punch. Try out Lumasol’s kit and see if it’s the right formula for you.
Rohto Skin Aqua Super Moisture Gel SPF 50 + PA ++++
This Japanese sunscreen goes on milky white and blends out clear. The gel consistency is great for normal to oily skin types. This pick is formulated with some unique chemical filters and looks great on all skin tones.
Here’s a bonus product that doubles as makeup and sunscreen. The industry-first cream eyeshadow will protect your eyelids (which are often overlooked and forgotten when it comes to sun care) and give you a fresh, youthful glow. Plus, it will work as a simple base for the rest of your eye makeup if you choose to wear any.