The Best Sunscreens For Every Occasion

The best sunscreen is the one you’re excited to wear! If you haven’t found your perfect match, you’ve come to the right place! 

We know that sunscreen is important for skin cancer prevention but it’s also my number one recommendation to prevent premature aging of the skin. Sunscreen prevents hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, and collagen breakdown! 

I’m going to guide you through my top SPF recommendations by category. 

Overall Top Sunscreen for Everyday Use

Revision Intellishade Original

This is the sunscreen that I use Every. Single. Day. This is my last step of skincare that also doubles as my makeup most work days! This SPF 45 also contains antioxidants to prevent premature aging, peptides to aid in skin repair, a moisturizer, and it’s tinted! 

At Cult Aesthetics we offer two variations of Intellishade: 

  1. Intellishade Original: tinted, hydrating, great for all skin types besides oily skin, ideal if you like a “dewy” finish to your skin
  2. Intellishade TruPhysical: the tinted physical version of Intellishade Original

Best Sunscreen for Acne

EltaMD Clear 

My acne prone patients are always nervous that their sunscreen will make their acne worse. And if you can’t find a SPF that doesn’t break you out- you probably won’t wear one at all. I’m personally very acne prone and this is my favorite for days I want to go completely bare. 

Favorite SPF for Men 

EltaMD Clear 

Men like their skincare to be undetectable (no smell or white cast) and easy to use. 

A second product that I recommend for my male patients, especially those that golf or participate in outdoor sports is EltaMD UV Stick Broad-Spectrum SPF 50+ 

Favorite Powdered Sunscreen 

ISDIN Mineral Brush 50 Powder

I always recommend a liquid SPF first but for easy reapplication on the go, ISDIN Mineral Brush 50 Powder is amazing! It’s sheer so you can dust on yourself and your husband! I keep one in my car for on the go reapplication. 

Favorite Lip SPF

EltaMD UV Lip Balm Broad-Spectrum SPF 36

The lips are an area we often neglect when it comes to sunscreen application. Lips can be a common area of skin cancers or hyperpigmentation. I keep the EltaMD UV Lip Balm in my car and beach bag for easy application. 

Favorite Boday Sunscreen 

EltaMD UV Lotion Broad-Spectrum SPF 30+

No white tint, goes on like a true moisturizer! The best body lotion SPF! I also love this product as an everyday lotion, especially if you spend a lot of your day outdoors. 

Beach Bag Essentials 

EltaMD Clear, ISDIN Mineral Brush 50 Powder, EltaMD UV Stick Broad-Spectrum SPF 50+ 

I keep these three essentials in my beach bag all summer long! Both your EltaMD Clear and EltaMD UV Stick can work on the body and the ISDIN Powder Brush is fabulous as an extra layer of protection and even works great in the part of your hair!

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