Sunscreen is an absolute skincare staple that should be a part of any skincare routine all year long. Unfortunately, some of us may not direct our focus on daily use until the warmer temperatures of spring and summer (and the sunny activities that come with them) draw nearer. (Hint: wear your broad spectrum sunscreen every day!!) The good news is that sunscreen has changed immensely over the last few decades, and with that, so have our options. What was once a product you picked up on perhaps a mundane pharmacy run is now available in lotion, gel, cream, stick, and spray form, including from many of the skincare brands you love already (think Tatcha, Glossier, and Supergoop). You can get your SPF in 2-in-1 moisturizers, in tinted creams, and even in eyeshadows, so there's really no excuse anymore when it comes to working broad spectrum sunscreen into your routine.
While perhaps the endless options can be overwhelming, dermatology experts generally agree that the best type of sunscreen to wear is a product with a minimum of SPF 30, and offers protection against both UVA and UVB rays (make sure it's explicitly labeled as broad spectrum sunscreen, which is the indicator for this level of protection). Still can't decide what sunscreen is right for you? That's understandable, as the process can be as personal as finding your favorite fragrance. To help you figure out what to try first, read on for our guide to some of the best broad spectrum sunscreens on the market today. Holding major protection against harmful rays while working in the best of what top skincare brands have to offer, many of these products have earned a holy-grail status from beauty experts and loyal fans alike.