I Finally Found a Daily Sunscreen That Works With My Entire Skincare Routine
I have a confession: I’m 32 and I just started wearing daily sunscreen. It’s not like I never wore it; I was always careful to lather it on pre-surf or beach day, but the idea of a daily application wasn’t even on my radar until recently. I guess I just assumed the secret to maintaining a youthful, dewy glow was proper hydration, end of story. But thanks to a recent crash course in beauty, I learned exactly *how* essential it is to protect our body’s largest organ against the natural signs of aging and the environment — specifically, the sun. Since this revelation, I’ve been determinedly searching for the perfect SPF and although I’ve discovered some great options along the way, the Glossier Invisible Shield Daily Sunscreen SPF 35 ($25) is a clear winner. Read on to find out why.
1. It’s feather-light and breathable. I recently stopped using my regular moisturizer in favor of a new standalone serum. But chasing it with most sunscreens leaves my face feeling sticky, dried out, and dull — completely reversing the serum’s softening effect. The Invisible Shield is made from an alcohol-free, water-gel formula that’s lightweight and extremely breathable, so it leaves my skin looking and feeling as soft as it felt before application.
2. It’s antioxidant rich and it smells really good. Like, ridiculously good. It’s the quintessential citrusy sunscreen scent that stirs up just the right amount of sweet summer nostalgia. In addition to orange peel oil, the formula also contains vitamin E, vitamin P, broccoli, and aloe leaf extracts — all of which work to neutralize free radicals.
3. It’s the best bang for your buck. You can stop breaking the bank on yet *another* beauty product for your regimen because this SPF is too legit to quit. Not only is it affordable at $25 a pop, but one tube has lasted me a full three months of everyday use. Double score.
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(Photo via Glossier / Illustration by Sarah Tate)
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