7 Sunscreen Products We Tried For Happy Summer Skin – Forbes Health

Price: $36 for a 1.7 ounce bottle
Available at: AmazonNordstrom, Sephora, Dermstore, supergoop.com and more

After being persuaded by a barrage of Instagram influencers, I decided to try this Supergoop sunscreen to see if it was really worth it. Promising “dewy, glowing skin that isn’t oily or greasy,” Supergoop claims this product doubles as a broad-spectrum SPF 40 sunscreen and “makeup-catching” primer. Its ingredient list is packed with hydrating hyaluronic acid, vitamin B5, and niacinamide. Seems perfect for someone like me, who despite the sweltering southern summers still wears makeup.

I tried this product during my vacation in sunny Florida (in the middle of a heat wave all the same). I was wary that it would provide me with adequate protection for a day of baking on the beach, but I applied it for walking around town and having lunch out. I applied the product under my makeup and was thrilled that it gave my skin a pearlescent glow, similar to my other makeup bases that don’t contain SPF.

After using the product, my skin didn’t burn at all – a rarity, because after spending a day in the sun I usually get a little pink on my cheeks and nose. A week after using the product, however, I felt a small rash around my T-zone, but it’s hard to say if Supergoop was the culprit or something else.

Overall, I would recommend this product to anyone who wants a dual purpose product as a makeup primer and sunscreen and doesn’t want to mess up all that contouring with visible sunscreen lotion. It was more than I would normally pay for a sunscreen product, but its ingredients really gave me a boost.

—Sarah Berger, Editor-in-Chief

Patricia J. Callender