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HOUSE OF SUNSCREEN: INNOVATIONS IN SUNCARE

Meet your sunscreen dream.

“My first sunscreen was the one with the little girl and the dog pulling her swimsuit off,” recalls Gaby Giron, Sephora Assistant Skincare Merchant. “I just remember the smell. It was definitely memorable, but not in the best sense.” Thankfully, the days of chalky, greasy, weird-smelling sun protection are over—along with excuses not to wear it. New innovations in formulas and formats now offer a wealth of solutions to old problems, and, often, additional skincare benefits. Read on for the answer to your sunscreen dreams.  MELISSA LANE

THE DREAM:  TINTED SUNSCREEN FOR ALL-DAY TOUCH-UPS

THE ANSWER: AMOREPACIFIC CC CUSHION COMPACT SPF 50+

Safeguards on the go in a complexion-perfecting tint that can be reapplied throughout the day with the included puff.

THE DREAM: SUNSCREEN THAT SETS MAKEUP AND CONTROLS SHINE

THE ANSWER: SUPERGOOP! DEFENSE REFRESH SPF 50

Keeps makeup looking just-applied, minimizes oil, and refreshes skin in a cooling rosemary oil–scented mist.

THE DREAM: SUNSCREEN WITH ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

THE ANSWER: COOLA CONTINUOUS SPRAY SPF 30 IN UNSCENTED, FRESH CUCUMBER, AND TROPICAL COCONUT

Formulated with 70 percent certified organic ingredients (and packed with antioxidants).

THE DREAM: RADIANCE-BOOSTING SUNSCREEN

THE ANSWER: PERRICONE MD FACE FINISHING MOISTURIZER TINT BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 30

Delivers a healthy glow with microcapsules that burst on contact with your skin.

THE DREAM: COMPLEXION-PERFECTING SUNSCREEN

THE ANSWER: ALGENIST SUBLIME DEFENSE BLURRING ANTI-AGING SPF 30

Blurs imperfections and moisturizes for a more youthful appearance.

THE DREAM: WATER-RESISTANT SUNSCREEN THAT’S NOT GREASY

THE ANSWER: VITA LIBERATA DRY OIL SPF 50

Stands up to surf and sweat in a dry oil format that’s not greasy—and works on face, body, and even hair.

THE DREAM: SUNSCREEN THAT ADDRESS DARK SPOTS

THE ANSWER: DR. DENNIS GROSS DARK SPOT DEFENSE SPF 50

Targets hyperpigmentation and dryness, plus defends against free radicals.

THE DREAM: AN ANTIAGING SUNSCREEN

THE ANSWER: CLARINS SUNSCREEN MULTI-PROTECTION BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 50

Combats signs of aging with antioxidant-rich cantaloupe melon extract while also setting a matte foundation for makeup. 

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