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Sun Warriors: Our Top SPF Picks for Summer

By Klaudia Tirico / May 22, 2013

The weekend we’ve all been waiting for is finally here and, with summer right around the corner, it’s time to stock up on the SPF. Whether you’d like a natural option, or an SPF on a stick, the latest sunscreen offerings will please every preference. Here are our top picks of sun warriors.

1. Yes To Cucumbers Natural Sunscreen SPF 30, $11.99
This all-natural sunscreen uses soothing cucumber extract, aloe and green tea to cool and reduce inflammation, while blocking UVA and UVB rays, of course. Its 40 minute water resistance lets you swim and sweat without worry (just remember to reapply).

2. Murad Essential-C Sun Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 35 | PA+++, $25
If you're constantly on the go, opt for this portable SPF stick for quick and easy application. It fits in even the smallest of handbags and fights free radicals and dehydration, too! We love the silky smooth finish.

3. Lancome Rénergie Lift Multi-Action Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15, $92
Stay protected while lifting and firming your complexion with this hydrating cream that's perfect for dry skin. The luxurious formula features SPF 15 to block harmful rays and Multi-Tension technology to visibly lift skin in just one week!

4. L’Oréal Paris Sublime Sun Sheer Protect Sunscreen Oil SPF 30, $9.99
Have you ever thought you'd hear about a non-greasy sunscreen oil? Well, here yah go! The silky spray offers broad-spectrum protection and tons of conditioners to leave your skin feeling super luxe. Its even water and sweat resistant. Not to mention, it makes your skin glisten in the sun. #Bonus.

5. Lifeline Stem Cell Skin Care Defensive DAY Moisture Serum SPF 15, $160
Don’t have time to apply an extra layer of product everyday, but want to stay prtected? Try this luxurious day cream with SPF 15 every morning for powerful anti-aging benefits and sun protection. It even uses stem cell extracts to help boost the skin cell renewal process.

6. John Masters Organics SPF 30 Natural Mineral Sunscreen, $32
The Environmental Working Group gave this mineral sunscreen the "Best Sunscreen" award in their 2013 Guide to Sunscreens for good reason. It features titanium dioxide and zinc oxide for broad spectrum protection and offers moisturizing benefits organic botanical ingredients. Plus, it's biodegradable and reef-friendly so it won't harm the ocean when you take a dip!

7. Juice Beauty SPF 30 Sport Moisturizer, $16
Athletes will love this water resistant, chemical-free and broad spectrum sunscreen this summer. It might just be the first sunscreen we've seen to hold zinc in an oil-free base. The best part? It has a slight tint to it so we don't have to worry about applying thick, white gunk on our bod anymore.

8. glo•minerals Oil Free SPF 40+ Sunscreen, $30
We love a high SPF for our face. But, we love a facial sunscreen with benefits even more! This oil-free sunscreen features SPF 40+, plus pro-vitamin B5 and vitamin E to hydrate the skin while supplying it with the necessary antioxidants.