We know you know how important it is to wear sunscreen every single day, no matter what your skin tone is or whether or not you鈥檙e basking in the sun. But as the temperatures start to sizzle and many of us head outdoors, it鈥檚 especially crucial to protect聽ourselves from the sun鈥檚 damaging rays. So if you鈥檙e looking for the best sunscreen for year-round protection, look no further than Consumer Reports, who just聽released its 2018 Annual Sunscreen Guide. They鈥檝e chosen one contender as the perfect sunscreen, and turns out, it鈥檚 won that honor four years in a row.

Each year, Consumer Reports tests dozens of sunscreen brands to get the word out to shoppers about the best options on the market.聽The organization rated 73 protective lotions, sprays, and sticks, all labeled SPF 30聽or higher (the minimum level recommended by the American Academy of Dermatology). According to the report,聽24 of them failed聽to meet the SPF claim on the label, which is not good considering many people don鈥檛 apply enough sunscreen to begin with, or fail to reapply frequently enough.

If the SPF claims are inaccurate, you are applying the product ineffectively,聽or you aren鈥檛 reapplying roughly every two hours, you might not be getting the sun protection you think. Yikes.

Of the 73 contenders, one sunscreen聽received a score of 100 (for the fourth聽consecutive year):聽La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Melt-in Sunscreen Milk ($36). 鈥淥ur top-rated lotion is fragrance-free, although it does have a very slight plasticky smell,鈥 Julia Calderone writes. 鈥淚t鈥檚 lightweight and absorbs quickly.鈥 Following closely behind is Walmart鈥檚 in-house brand, Equate, which earned a 99 score for its Sport Lotion SPF 50 ($5).

Additionally, Consumer Reports named top聽buys for a variety of different needs and applications that appeal to your summertime plans.

If you prefer a spray to a lotion, the highest-rated spray option can be聽picked up when you鈥檙e shopping for affordable canned wine.聽Trader Joe鈥檚 Spray SPF 50+聽($6) is not only budget-friendly and effective, but also has a classic beachy aroma, according to CR. A close runner-up in the tropical scent category is聽Banana Boat Sun Comfort Sunscreen Spray in SPF 50 ($7).

If you鈥檇 rather use a stick or a balm, you鈥檒l love Target鈥檚 Up & Up聽Sport Sunscreen Sticks in SPF 55 ($8 for two) which are specially formulated for kids, so they鈥檙e especially gentle on eyes.

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