Stay Skin-Safe with the 10 Best Sun Protection Products 2017

Last Updated: December 3, 2017

Sunny weather is welcomed by almost everyone, but it’s important to remember how much the sun can damage your skin. Check out our list of the 10 best sun protection products to keep your skin safe for the rest of the summer.

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Although not all men have embraced the recent increase in male grooming products, sunscreen is one product that shouldn’t be seen as optional. Those with pale skin should really wear a high SPF sunscreen everyday in order to avoid skin that ages prematurely and looks dry or ruddy. Luckily, sun cream has come a long way since the goopy, heavy formulas of your childhood, so check out these 10 best sun protection products, which you won’t even notice you’re wearing!

 

1. Jack Black

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In the past few years there’s been a huge increase in skincare options for men, including new brand Jack Black and its no-nonsense grooming essentials with neutral scents. The brand recognises how vital sun protection is, so delivers a great facial sunscreen which is oil-free (preventing greasiness) and waterproof, perfect for any outdoor pursuit.

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2. JĀSÖN

 

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For those who like things as natural as possible, JĀSÖN has a durable sunscreen that provides great sun protection without any parabens or artificial colours. This sun cream is also water-resistant, protecting you from the sun’s rays even while swimming or partaking in water sports.

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3. Eucerin

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Eucerin is known for its line of dermatological skin care, suitable for even the most sensitive skin. If you have acne-prone or oily skin, Sun Face Fluid from Eucerin will suit you perfectly, with its mattifying properties that prevent greasiness while providing SPF 50 protection against sun burn.

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4. La Roche-Posay

 

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Although creams and liquid formulas have become lighter and easier to apply, some people still prefer the refreshing feel of spray sun protection. This option from La Roche-Posay contains Thermal Spring Water for a cooling sensation on the skin, while Mexoryl XL and Mexoryl SX provide SPF 50 protection.

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5. Piz Buin

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If your summer pursuits include mountain climbing, or you live far above sea-level, you may want to check out this Piz Buin sun cream which is especially designed for high altitudes. As well as high sun protection, this sunscreen is also extremely moisturising, protecting the skin against harsh winds and cold conditions.

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6. Neutrogena

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Many people avoid sun cream because of the heavy, greasy formulas they had slathered on them during their childhood summers. This formula from Neutrogena avoids this uncomfortable feeling by combining high SPF 45 protection with a light, dry-touch texture on the skin. This sunscreen is also water resistant, so now you have no excuse for getting sunburnt.

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7. Beyond Coastal

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This inexpensive sun screen contains 12 all-natural ingredients and provides SPF30 protection, making for a great all-round option. It comes in a stick formula, making it easy to slick on your face and ears while out and about. The formula rubs in clear and is water resistant, making it more durable over time.

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8. Badger

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Natural toiletries and cosmetics have become more popular with the heightening of public awareness of the impact of rubbing chemicals on our skin. When it comes to natural skincare, Badger is about as good as it gets. Its Sport Sunscreen contains only five ingredients with no added fragrance, and provides SPF 35 sun protection.

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9. Amore Pacific

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This sun cream is on the pricier side, but if you prioritises quality over value, this option from Amore Pacific is worth a try. This sunscreen applies as a mist, providing a cooling sensation while protecting you against the sun. Natural elements such as bamboo sap and Matsutake mushroom hydrate the skin.

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10. NO-AD Sport Broad Spectrum

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NO-AD is among the most popular manufacturers of sun screen products, having been in business since the 1960s. Its products have cross-gender and all-family appeal and effectiveness, and its Sport Broad Spectrum SPF 50 is specially formulated for an active lifestyle. It’s a lightweight, no-gloop and fragrance-free lotion that absorbs quickly—perfect if you’re having a day at the beach with family and friends.

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