Sunscreen Reviewers Dish On Their Skin-Protection MVPs

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Welcome to Hype Machine, our hit-list of the top reviewed products across the web — according to a crowd of die-hard shoppers. Call this your 4-star & up only club, with entry granted by our devoted-to-the-goods shop editors.
The sun has certainly set on days of slathering our bods in baby oil to get that, "bronzed-glow," complexion. In 2019 we know damn well that using SPF is an essential practice in healthy-skincare, especially when damaging UV rays are part of the equation — and with the arrival of the spending-time-outside season, sun-exposure is almost always involved. Which is why we crafted a skin-protection shopping guide filled with only the top-reviewed and safest sunscreens available.
Refinery29's SPF-coverage is all-encompassing — from best-for-your-skin type to situational exposure levels, general explainers, new product releases, and more. But today we're digging into a batch of customer-approved sunscreens only. We hunted through a sea of product reviews to find the ten best SPFs around, according to the healthy-skin humans who use them IRL. These protective goods aren't only top-rated buys but they're also all sensitive-skin friendly, provide long-lasting coverage, and are either completely paraben or oxybenzone-free (a.k.a. reef-safe). Scroll on to lotion-up with the savviest and most sustainable SPF all spring through summer long.
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