The summer is just around the corner, which means long days under the bright sun are in our foreseeable future. And, if you haven’t yet gotten into the habit of wearing SPF on your skin daily, now is the time to start. However, some SPF are ridiculously expensive. I mean, who is willing to pay $400 for a SPF? Well, even if you are willing to splurge, or you want a product that is friendly to your face and wallet, keep on reading because below are 5 different SPFs, covering a wide range of budgets. Ready? Let’s dive in!
1. Neutrogena Clear Face Liquid-Lotion Sunscreen SPF 55 ($11)
Even if your budget is limited, you don’t have to worry about not finding a good sunscreen. This one is specifically formulated to prevent breakouts, which is a common issue many people have with SPFs, and it is from the drugstore.
2. Elta MD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 ($32)
If you have sensitive and/or oily skin, than this SPF serum is the way to go. It is light weight and oil free, so your skin can still breath while being protected from the sun. Also, unlike most sunscreens and SPF, this one has a minimal ingredient list (Antioxidants, Hyaluronic Acid, Niacinamide, Vitamin E, Zinc Oxide, Lactic Acid) so you don’t have to worry about what is going on your skin.
3. Tatcha Silken Pore Perfecting Sunscreen Broad-Spectrum SPF 35 ($68)
Tatcha is known for their amazing skincare products, and this one is no different. Perfect for any skin type, this sunscreen will minimize the size of your pores and even out your skin tone, while protecting your skin against the harsh rays. On top of that, it contains ingredients, such as green tea and licorice extract, which are amazing for your skin.
4. ColourScience Even Up Clinical Pigment Perfector Broad-Spectrum SPF 50 ($120)
This product will brighten, correct and protect your skin. Unlike the other products on this list, this one is slightly tinted, so that it can help colour correct your skin temporarily, while working on fixing it for the long term. And, it does this all without using parabens, sulfates and phthalates. If you didn’t know, phthalates are chemical ingredients that are usually used to make plastic softer and more flexible. Am I the only one concerned that they put those in skincare products?
5. 3Lab WW Day SPF 40 ($385)
If you want to really splurge on your SPF, then this is the way to go. It protects your skin against the sun rays, while reducing signs of aging. It is lightweight, yet still moisturizing. Also, the velvety, serum texture makes an amazing base for flawless makeup application.
How much do you usually spend on sunscreens and SPFs? Let me know in the comments below!