Best Sunscreens for Memorial Day and Summer 2021

As the temperatures have skyrocketed lately, and we are getting close to Memorial Day and the official opening of the beach season in New York, check out our list of high-quality, luxurious SPF moisturizers to keep your skin safe from skin cancer, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, premature aging, and fine lines. Since one American dies of melanoma every hour every day, skin protection is the most important step in your summer skincare routine. May 28th is National Sunscreen Day. Here are our suggestions for the finest sunscreens:

Elevé Vitamin Sea Mineral Antioxidant Sunscreen SPF 28 feels creamy and gets absorbed easily by the skin, keeping it both moist and protected all day with its 20% zinc oxide. You will enjoy a healthy, moisturized glow thanks to turmeric, shea butter, and vitamins C and E. The antioxidant-rich formula helps to fight premature aging and protect your skin against environmental stressors. There is no white residue, no chemical screen or silicones. Suitable for all skin types, including the most sensitive, Elevé Sunscreen is also reef safe. If you suffer from reactive, dry skin or redness, it will actually soothe it and calm it. Find it at

Sunrider Oi-Lin® Protective Moisturizer SPF 30 uses titanium dioxide to protect your skin from UVA and UVB radiation. Titanium dioxide is ideal for sensitive skin. Zinc oxide provides broad-spectrum protection against UV rays. This product is very emollient and soothing, and thanks to squalane, your sensitive or dry skin will not get irritated, but instead will absorb the creamy texture quickly and be left with an embellishing radiancy. Powerful antioxidants include lysine PCA and tocopheryl acelysine (a natural vitamin E skin-conditioning agent) that helps revitalize skin on a cellular level to protect it against pollution and the damaging effects of free radicals. Avocado oil, jojoba seed oil, millet seed extract add more protection against environmental damage. Butcher’s broom root extract reduces pores and helps calm inflammation. Plantain seed extract contains allantoin to soothe skin and promote skin regeneration. Use this luxurious sun protector to keep your skin safe and regenerate it at

SPF 50 Daily UV Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen by VI Derm Beauty is effective for all skin tones, types, and age groups with its octinoxate UVA and UVB filter on the skin. Developed by the same creators of the first painless chemical peel (VI Peel), the featherweight formula is easily absorbed by the skin but dries to a matte finish. Ideal if your skin secretes too much oil or if it flares up and gets easily inflamed; it disappears on contact and stays invisible, though it is working to protect your skin. The formula includes green tea to reverse pre-existing sun damage, antifungal and antibacterial aloe vera to soothe, and inflammation reducers like Pueraria lobata root and chamomile. A minority and female-owned skincare, you can find this powerful, fine-textured, skin healing sunscreen for all skin types at

Eau Thermale Avène is well known for its care of sensitive skin, containing soothing moisturizers for irritated and inflamed skin based on the therapeutic and healing powers of the Avene thermal water in France. The new Avène Solaire UV Mineral Multi Defense Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50 is an ultra-protective 100% mineral formula that hydrates and adds a sheen of radiancy to your skin. The Avene sunscreen is available in a sheer non-whitening and a sheer tinted version that suits all skin tones. The velvety texture is immersed instantly into the skin, leaving a discreet appealing luminosity. Your visage will benefit from Avène’s multi-defense shield technology against UV rays, pollution and blue light. Ingredients such as bisabolol and allantoin soothe inflammation and moisturize while niacinamide reduces redness. Choose this brand if your skin gets easily red, inflamed, dry, irritated, or has recently undergone lasers or other skin procedures. Not only will it calm your skin, but it will protect it to the max. Order it at

For the body, trust Alba Botanica, lightweight, quick-dry mist to offer your skin the protection it needs against the hot and harmful sun rays. The air-powered spray has a broad spectrum, water resistant formula, featuring coconut and shea butter. The Alba Botanica SPF 50 Spray will protect you against the dangerous sun rays while imbuing your skin with a light, tropical fragrance that is invigorating. Order it at .

The Olita Mineral Sunscreen Coco Bronze Tint is an organic mineral sunstick SPF 30 with a light tan tint. The broad-spectrum sunscreen offers effective protection for skin, is reef safe, and includes only organic ingredients. 80 minutes water resistant, it is easily tucked into in your pants pocket or purse to offer quick touch-ups if needed. Available in Light Tan and Coco Bronze. Ingredients include zinc oxide, caprylic/capric triglyceride, sunflower seed oil, beeswax, candelilla wax, carnauba wax, shea butter, castor seed oil. Just lather it on to your skin! FSA- and HRA-reimbursement eligible. See it at


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