Here are some basics to start with: SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor, and the number beside it ( ex: spf 15/30/50) indicates how well the sunscreen protects skin against sunburn. With that said, most Spf nowadays are integrated into, makeup, moisturizer and many other products. The truth is we all need spf moderately of course.

Most importantly Zinc Oxide is the only single active ingredient that offers excellent protection from UVA and UVB.

Dermatologists recommend using a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, which blocks 97 percent of the sun’s UVB rays. Higher-number SPFs block slightly more of the sun’s UVB rays, but no sunscreen can block 100 percent of the sun’s UVB rays.

Here is a breakdown of some of my favorites…


Maybe some people have not heard of GM COLLIN , I guarantee your skincare professional has. A great UVB-UVA mineral filter sunscreen. This is always in my beach bag. With active titanium dioxide this product is from Canada. A must have in the summer time.


One of my all time faves, I always have one tube in my medicine cabinet. The umbra sheer also comes in tinted, but I prefer the plain one. With 20% zinc infused, it does it job so well. Blends in great with makeup as well, a little goes a long way.Prevents sunburn on a daily.


The coolest duo on the block. I always have both regular and tinted spf 47 by Josie Maran. Infused with Argan this is such a great treat for your skin. Contains both zinc oxide as well as titanium dioxide the only two ingredients help against UVB. Mostly clean and naturally derived ingredients which is impressive.


Dermalogica knows skin so well, and this magic bottle is such perfection. Clearly for a more mature skin this dynamic skin recovery contains spf 50.This is part of their age smart line, its such a great collection for mature skin. Combats skin aging factors on a daily like a moisturizer , infused with antioxidants help fight free radicals.

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Sheer Botanical Facial Sunscreen SPF30

An awesome skin-nourishing botanicals, soothing rose essence, advanced zinc technology, with non-nano 100% mineral SheerTech Zinc. Also I should mention protection against damaging UV rays and blue light.

  • 100% non-nano zinc-oxide SPF
  • Broad-spectrum UVA/UVB SPF30
  • Fast absorption with no white cast
  • Soothing 100% natural rose scent
  • Reef-friendly

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