15 Best New Sunscreens

The ever-evolving science of sun protection has produced some exciting new options to slather on this summer
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Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50+

Cult favorite Kiehl’s listened to the reasons (ahem, excuses) from women who didn’t want to wear sunscreen daily and came up with an answer: a light, easily-absorbed lotion that lets you put on your protection-then forget it’s there. $32; kiehls.com
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Mario Badescu Oil Free Moisturizer SPF 30

New to the market, this oil-free moisturizer pulls double duty, both protecting and replenishing skin. UVA and UVB sun protection is complemented with St. John’s Wort, aloe vera and antioxidant powerhouse, green tea. $26; mariobadescu.com
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SkinCeuticals Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50

All-natural types will love this option because it’s paraben-free. The rest of us? The ultra-sheer lotion is perfect for sensitive skin and great under makeup.
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Dr. Brandt UV SPF 30 Face-Tinted

Psst! Dr. Brandt’s tinted, oil-free lotion is actually sunscreen masquerading as makeup. Use it in place of your regular tinted moisturizer. $35; drbrandtskincare.com
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California Baby Everyday/Year-Round SPF18

California Baby’s all-natural solution is a no-brainer when you take a look at the ingredients: vitamin E, coconut oil, and Japanese green tea. Leave the colorful pump sink-side for easy (and daily) application. $20; californiababy.com
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CellCeuticals Photodefense Anti-Photoaging Daily Skin Protector SPF 55+/PA+++

A sunscreen that prevents future skin damage, while helping to reverse what you’ve already accumulated? Genius. CellCeuticals’ solution fights two of the contributing causes of skin aging while offering sky-high levels of UVA and UVB protection.
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La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60

Science meets sun protection in La Roche-Posay’s wildly popular Anthelios line. The newest addition touts dual UV protection, including extract from a tropical plant that has a self-defense mechanism against cell damage. $28; laroche-posay.us
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DERMAdoctor Body Guard

In this SPF 30, green tea fights free radicals, chamomile and calendula soothe skin and, best of all, tiny sponge-like particles soak up excess oil throughout the day (nearly half of those involved in clinical testing said they noticed an improvement in acne. Can you say "bonus"?) $25; dermadoctor.com
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Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Cream

Endorsed by The Skin Cancer Foundation, this ultra-hydrating formula from Shiseido contains a specific root extract necessary for the production of collagen and elastin. Talk about multi-tasking. $39; bloomingdales.com
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Smart Girls Who Surf Care for Hair Sun Protector SPF 7

Spending time outdoors can lead to tangled, messy hair and potential sun damage. Developed by ladies who understand both well (surfer chicks), this leave-in conditioner is oil-free, stocked with vitamins, and includes an SPF of 7 to protect strands and scalp. $13; smartgirlswhosurf.com
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Davines Sun Protective Moisturizing Oil

Whether you live in a sun-soaked area -or are just planning a summer escape, don’t forget to pack protection for your hair. This non-greasy spray, made with vitamins E and A, argan oil and jojoba, includes UV filters to protect your mane from UV rays. $28; davines.com for salon locations
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Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Liquid Sunblock

Neutrogena’s super-light, sheer liquid solution is perfect for daily wear under your makeup. $13; drugstore.com
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Darphin Vital Protection SPF 50

With an SPF bump from its original introduction at 15, the latest Vital Protection lotion includes edelweiss, an antioxidant known as a major free-radical fighter. $75; neimanmarcus.com
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RéVive Filtre de Soleil Visage SPF 45

For its first sunscreen offering, RéVive used both minerals to reflect the sun’s rays and synthetic compounds to absorb UV radiation. A big battle calls for big guns. $95; reviveskincare.com Click here for 12 Products that Do Your Body Good
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Aveeno Continuous Protection Sunblock Spray SPF 70

Aveeno’s Continuous Protection spray claims to protect long after traditional lotion, is packed with vitamin E and soy for nourished skin, and won the "best sun product in mass" by beauty organization CEW. $9; target.com
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david fountain04.04.2013

I like Sun Putty. Great protection, 100% natural and my daughter's and my skin looks great since we've been using it. Our skin is sensitive and we have found Sun Putty to be gentle. http://www.sunputty.com for more info.

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