Sun’s out, summer’s here, and you can’t step out without a mask—or sunscreen. And we’ve got the list of the best SPF creams for you.

We’ve laid out reasons why sunscreen is a must in your everyday skin routine. This time, we’re listing the products to check out. From organic to inorganic UV filters, these sunscreens meet the minimum SPF30, broad-spectrum protection criteria recommended by dermatologists — and have very little to zero white cast, perfect for your everyday wear.

 

Innisfree Daily UV Defense Sunscreen SPF 36 ($15.00)

Filters: Avobenzone (organic), Homosalate (organic), and Octisalate (organic)

Arguably the biggest K-Beauty brand there is, Innisfree offers a line of affordable skincare now available at Sephora. Their Daily UV Defense Sunscreen utilizes organic UV filters and soothing ingredients like green tea extract, centella asiatica, and sunflower seed oil to keep your skin protected and moisturized. If you like your sunscreen fuss-free, cheap, accessible, and imposing zero white cast, this one’s for you.

 

Black Girl Sunscreen SPF30 ($18.99)

Filters: Avobenzone (organic), Homosalate (organic), Octisalate (organic), Octocrylene (organic)

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We can’t talk sunscreen without including this black-owned beauty brand! Black Girl Sunscreen is all about celebrating, protecting, and strengthening melanin-rich skin. Contrary to popular belief, sunscreens aren’t designed to make you lighter-skinned or less tanned — they aren’t designed to inhibit melanin production, but to reinforce it. Melanin is considered an important photo-protective factor against skin cancer. While studies have found that darker skinned people are less prone to skin cancer than lighter skinned people, relying purely on your body’s natural melanin production won’t be enough to protect your skin.

Using an array of trusted organic filters and nourishing cacao seed butter, Black Girl Sunscreen is guaranteed to leave no white cast and seal your morning routine with a fresh, protected face before you get on the go.

 

Bring Green Vitamin Sun Cream SPF50+ ($19.00)

Filters: Zinc Oxide (inorganic), Homosalate (organic), Ethylhexyl Salicylate (organic)

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Bring Green is a homegrown brand from South Korea’s famous Olive Young, which launched their global website last year and ships worldwide. They have a range of affordable skincare, and this sun cream in particular is not only made with a mix of organic and inorganic UV filters, it also includes skin-nourishing ingredients like niacinamide, panthenol, and vitamin E. If you don’t like dewy sunscreen, this may just be your cup of tea.

 

Clinique Pep-Start Daily UV Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 50 ($19.50)

Filters: Titanium Dioxide (inorganic), Zinc Oxide (inorganic)

Lightweight with a tint that blends into your skin tone, this non-greasy sunscreen from Clinique is infused with inorganic UV filters and hydrating ingredients. If you’re looking for a sunscreen that blends fast and is great for sensitive skin, this may just be right up your alley. 

 

Maelove Sun Protector SPF30 ($19.95)

Filters: Zinc Oxide (inorganic)

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Known for their best-selling Vitamin C serum, Maelove looks to make your day routine even stronger with their Sun Protector Cream. Formulated with only one inorganic UV filter but fortified with vitamins C and E, this sunscreen is non-comedogenic, vegan, and fragrance-free. Give this a try if you want something clean, simple, and friendly to sensitive skin.

 

Round A’Round Green Tea Cica Lotion ($22.00)

Filters: Titanium Dioxide (inorganic)

Back at it with K-Beauty, this time from another Olive Young brand — the Round A’Round Green Tea Cica Lotion is a physical sunscreen formulated with (you guessed it) centella asiatica and madecassoside. It’s also infused with green tea and asiatic pennywort for extra moisturizing quality. Give this a try if you’ve got combination skin.

 

Suntique I’m Pure Cica Sun Cream ($24.00) 

Filters: Titanium Dioxide (inorganic), Zinc Oxide (inorganic)

summer sunscreen

If you’re oily-skinned and looking for a sunscreen with physical filters, you might want to check this one out. Suntique is a Korean skincare brand specializing in sun protection, and their inorganic sunscreen has none of the greasiness and stickiness inorganic UV filters are known for. Their I’m Pure Cica Sun Cream is formulated with only EWG-green ingredients and features centella asiatica and galactomyces ferment filtrate. 

 

EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum Moisturizing Facial Sunscreen, SPF 46 ($29.99)

Filters: Zinc Oxide (inorganic), Octinoxate (organic)

Easily accessible at Walmart, EltaMD’s Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF46 is oil-free and formulated with skincare favorites niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, and lactic acid. This lightweight sunscreen is designed for skin prone to acne and rosacea. 

 

Sonrei Sea Clearly GEL SUNSCREEN SPF 50 ($30.00)

Filters: Homosalate (organic), Octocrylene (organic), Octisalate (organic), Avobenzone (organic)

If you’re looking for sunscreen that doesn’t melt as you get sweaty under the sun, the Sonrei Gel Sunscreen is your go-to. Designed for outdoor enthusiasts, this sunscreen is water resistant and made with organic reef-friendly UV filters. Its gel type texture leaves zero white cast on the skin, only hydration and strong sun protection—great for outdoor enthusiasts and those with dry and dehydrated skin.

 

Shiseido Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector Broad Spectrum Face Sunscreen SPF 42 ($35.00)

Filters: Octinoxate(organic), Octocrylene (organic), and Zinc Oxide (inorganic)

A sunscreen for the busy city-goers, Shiseido’s Urban Sunscreen is made with a mix of inorganic and organic UV filters. Made with peony root extract and a sebum-absorbing powder, this sunscreen leaves a matte finish. Further packed with antioxidants, check this out if you’re looking for something to keep your skin youthful and protected under the sun.

 

Farmacy Green Defense Daily Mineral Sunscreen ($36.00)

Filters: Titanium Dioxide (inorganic), Zinc Oxide (inorganic)

If you’re looking for sunscreen that can double as a moisturizer, Farmacy’s Green Screen may just be your cup of tea. This sunscreen boasts a rich, velvety texture, zero white cast, and skin-nourishing ingredients such as marigold and black chokeberry antioxidants. 

 

Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench® Hyaluronic Hydrating Moisturizer SPF 45 ($52.00)

Filters: Avobenzone (organic), Homosalate (organic), Octisalate (organic), Octocrylene (organic)

Save and protect dehydrated skin with Peter Thomas Roth’s Hydrating Moisturizer with SPF 45. This moisturizer-sunscreen is formulated with the brand’s signature hyaluronic acid complex and Pentavitin®, both known for their high-quality moisturizing properties. For double hydration and sun protection, this PTR sunscreen is a great splurge.

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