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The Seven Best Sunscreens for Your Face

These new crop of light-weight sunscreens will help keep your skin protected and looking great.

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Sunscreens aren't just for vacation or a day at the beach—they're your best anti-aging weapon in the fight against wrinkles and sun damage. And if you haven't already, it's an important step to add into your daily beauty routine. Lately, we've discovered a crop of new facial sunscreens that will leave those greasy white-nose memories in the past. These new products come in an ultra-light, oil-free texture that you can easily wear under your makeup or alone without worry of breakouts or smelling too much like you're on a tropical vacation.

Christopher Truffa, Clarins' Brand Ambassador and Skin Care Specialist, believes that sunscreen is one of our necessary beauty layers, and that how we apply our sunscreen is just as important as wearing it. Tuffa shares with us how to best apply: "Gently warm the product in your hands and press it onto the surface of the skin, then sweep the sunscreen all over the face starting from the center working your way out toward your ears." He adds, "Reapplication is important at the end of your workday to protect you on your walk home."

We've found the best sunscreens for your face that feels great on and will give you optimum skin protection for your daily life.

Clarins UV Plus Broad Spectrum SPF 50 is an ultra-sheer sunscreen that's oil-free. It blends perfectly into your skin and doesn't leave any white residue. The high-protection sunscreen shields skin from UVA/UVB rays and free radical damage, and the Clarins Anti-Pollution Complex filters out harsh environmental influences from your skin. Available for $42 at Clarins.

Radical Skincare's Skin Perfecting Screen SPF30 not only protects your skin with it's powerful antioxidant complex and chemical free sun block, it contains diamond powder which helps reflect light and give you a healthy glow. The texture is lightweight, and gives you a matte finish. Shop it at Radical Skincare for $55.

Laura Mercier Daily Face Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 40 Sunscreen is a transparent formula that absorbs easily into your skin. Protects against UVA and UVBrays, and is oil free and fragrance free. Pick it up for $45 at Laura Mercier.

The French get it right with La Roche-Posay Anthelios 45 Face. The super light texture goes on weightless, and has both UVA/UVB Broad Spectrum protection as well as a powerful antioxidant complex to protect your skin from free radicals. It's also water resistant for up to 40 minutes. Available for $29.99 at La Roche Posay.

KORRES Suncare Yoghurt Nourishing Fluid Veil Face Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 contains yogurt, which is rich in skin proteins, and the jojoba oil is great for moisturization. A blend of rice and camapu help reduce redness and calms the skin, and it's perfect for those with normal to dry skin. Available for $35 at Sephora.

Lancôme Bienfait UV SPF 50+ Super Fluid works to shield your skin from UVA/UVB rays with its ultra-light liquid formula with matte finish. It's oil-free, water-resistant for up to 40 minutes, and ideal for all skin types including sensitive skin. Grab it for $39 at Nordstrom.

Shiseido Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 42 For Face contains mineral powders and herbal extracts to create a matte and pore-free finish. The liquid absorbs instantly into the skin and is also water resistant for up to 40 minutes. Bonus: this one works well for oily skin types. Pick it up at Sephora for $32.