These Are The 18 Best Sunscreens Of 2021

You already know you should be wearing sunscreen every damn day. Putting some on in the morning should be as automatic as brushing your teeth or scrolling through your ex’s Instagram (just us?). But because we care about you, and because we know you may have been slacking during lockdown (no judgment), here’s a friendly reminder:
 
Harmful UV radiation is still present when you go out for that socially-distanced bit of fresh air and are wearing a face mask, and skin-aging UVA rays have no trouble penetrating your home’s windows. Plus, now that we’re glued to our screens (even more), the research around the skin-aging effects of blue light feels pretty real.
 
Health Canada recommends applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen (that means it protects against both types of cancer-causing rays: UVB (the ones that leave you sunburned) and UVA (the deeper-penetrating ones that age our skin) with at least SPF 30 every day. Beyond that, you have tons of options: Gel, cream, or solid, even? Mineral or chemical filters? A sweet scent or glow-boosting shimmer? Here, we’ve rounded up the best sunscreens for every need, so you can salvage at least one part of your pre-quarantine beauty routine.
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