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10 Must-Have Sunscreens for Your Everyday Glow

As the warm weather ushers in the start of summer, it’s time to elevate your skincare routine from routine to a suncare ritual.

At Grey Seal Beauty, we believe in providing you with the best tips and product recommendations to keep your skin glowing and protected. This weekend marks the first of many sunny days, so let’s dive into the importance of sunscreen and our top picks to keep your skin safe and radiant.

Why Sunscreen is Non-Negotiable

Sunscreen is a critical component of your daily skincare regimen. It not only helps prevent sunburn but also shields your skin from harmful UV rays that can cause premature aging, hyperpigmentation, and increase the risk of skin cancer. Even on cloudy days or while indoors, UV rays can penetrate windows and affect your skin. Therefore, daily sunscreen application is a must for maintaining healthy, youthful skin.

Our Top Sunscreen Picks for Every Need

Here at Grey Seal Beauty, we’ve curated a list of our favourite sunscreens that cater to different preferences and skin types. These recommendations are not just effective; they align with our philosophy of transforming your skincare routine into a ritual you cherish.



Colorescience Sunforgettable® Total Protection® Face Shield Flex SPF 50


This innovative liquid sunscreen offers broad-spectrum protection with a tint that adapts to your skin tone. Its hydrating, antioxidant-rich formula provides a natural finish, making it perfect for daily wear. Hot tip: this has been my favourite summer foundation for years!


TiZo2 Facial Primer/Sunscreen SPF 40


A multitasking marvel, TiZo2 acts as both a primer and a sunscreen. Its silky, untinted formula smooths the skin and blurs imperfections while offering broad-spectrum protection. TiZo is available in tinted and non-tinted (I prefer the non-tinted).


La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra-Fluid SPF 50+ Facial Sunscreen


Known for its lightweight, fast-absorbing formula, this sunscreen offers high protection without clogging pores. It's especially great for sensitive skin, ensuring you stay protected without irritation. Available in tinted and non-tinted.


Beauty of Joseon, Relief Sun: Rice + Probiotics, SPF 50 PA++++

Relief Sun is a lightweight, creamy organic sunscreen that feels like a light moisturizing cream, providing a moist finish without stickiness. With 30% rice extract and grain fermented extracts, it offers moisture and nourishment, leaving a natural glow without a white cast or cakey residue. Perfect for comfortable, hydrated skin all day.


Trader Joe's Daily Facial Sunscreen SPF 40


Available only in the US, this budget-friendly option is a fantastic dupe for higher-end brands. Its lightweight, fragrance-free formula makes it perfect for daily use, providing broad-spectrum protection without breaking the bank (it's only $8.99!)




Neutrogena Invisible Daily Defense Body Mist SPF 60

For those who prefer a lightweight, invisible option, this body mist provides broad-spectrum protection without the greasy feel. It’s perfect for all-over body application, making it easy to stay protected on the go, and works great for re-applying throughout the day.


Hawaiian Tropic Weightless Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30


This reef-safe option is infused with hydrating silk proteins, providing 12 hours of moisturization. Its lightweight, non-greasy formula makes it a summer favourite for beachgoers and outdoor enthusiasts. NB: I used this on both Hawaii and Mexico vacations and it worked great!


Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen SPF 50 Sensitive Mineral Sunscreen


A great mineral option for sensitive skin, this sunscreen is free from chemical filters, parabens, and fragrances. Its unique packaging changes colour in harmful UV light, reminding you to reapply and stay protected. This is my favourite for kids for their initial coat of sunscreen - it's thick and white, but does a great job blocking the sun's rays.


Lip Care

Sun Bum Sunscreen Lip Balm

This delicious lip balm relieves dryness from sun, wind, and sea while moisturizing chapped lips. It offers broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection, is water and sweat-resistant for 80 minutes. Available in yummy flavours and tinted colours!


Tips for Effective Sunscreen Application

  • Apply Generously: Follow the two finger rule for your face - enough sunscreen to span the length of your index and middle finger - and a shot glass worth for your body. Don’t skimp!
  • Reapply Often: Sunscreen should be reapplied every two hours, or more frequently if you’re swimming or sweating. For the face, having a sunscreen powder is a great way to touchup if you're wearing a full face of makeup. Colorescience Sunforgettable® Total Protection® Brush-On Shield SPF 50 is a great option to touchups (but should not be relied on as your only facial sunscreen).
  • Don’t Forget Key Areas: Ears, neck, and the tops of your feet are often overlooked but are just as susceptible to sun damage.


Embrace the sunshine safely by incorporating these top-rated sunscreens into your daily ritual. At Grey Seal Beauty, we’re committed to helping you find products that not only protect but also enhance your everyday beauty routine.

Here’s to a summer of glowing, healthy and protected skin!

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