10 celebrity-approved sunscreens to protect your skin this summer

Kate Mendonca
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Many celebrities call sunny California home, and though all that gorgeous weather can certainly be a mood booster, it also takes a toll on your skin. 

They certainly know a thing or two about protecting their skin from the harsh L.A. sun, which is why sunscreen is often featured so prominently whenever celebrities reveal their best-kept beauty secrets. And it makes sense that celebrities place so much importance on the anti-aging and skin protecting benefits of SPF.

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In addition to reducing your risk of developing skin cancer, wearing sunscreen daily has the added benefits of preventing the appearance of visible signs of aging, including dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles.

It goes without saying that in order to fully protect your skin from the sun, consistency is key - daily application is needed even on cloudy or cold days. Now that summer is here, now is the perfect time to refresh your stock in order to stay safe in the sun all seas long.

If you’re in the market for some new sunscreen, we’ve gathered a few of our favourite stars’ past recommendations and their top picks for sun safety.

Elizabeth Hurley

The 55-year-old model is such a fan of her “trusty” SPF that she even staged a full photo shoot with her bottle of Clinique Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen Face Cream. Formulated to repair signs of ageing while protecting against the sun’s rays, this sunscreen also offers a boost of antioxidants to protect against environmental stressors.

SHOP IT: Sephora, $38

Kate Moss

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Fluid SPF5O+. Images via Getty, La Roche-Posay.

Sitting down with Elle, Kate Moss recently shared some of her best beauty and wellness tips with her fans. In the interview, the model admitted that she considers sunscreen her biggest beauty secret, and revealed one SPF as her top pick. 

“I love La Roche-Posay Anthelios Fluid SPF5O+, as you can wear it under makeup,” Moss noted.

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Hilary Duff

Soleil Toujours Organic Set + Protect Micro Mist SPF. Image via YouTube.

While breaking down her “busy mom makeup routine” in a YouTube video for Vogue, Hilary Duff shared her favourite SPF product that she applies after a full face of makeup, rather than before. 

“This is an amazing product if you've taken your time to do nice makeup, and you're like, ‘Well I don't want to put sunscreen on top of that,’” she shared of the Soleil Toujours Organic Set + Protect Micro Mist SPF. “It's such an important step, especially if you live somewhere sunny.”

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Zoe Kravitz

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Natural Skin Perfector. Images via Getty, Laura Mercier.

With parents like Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet, much of Kravitz’ glowing skin is thanks to genetics. When it comes to staying safe in the sun though, the actress noted in a 2014 interview with The New York Times that she’s a fan of Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturizer Natural Skin Perfector

“Laura Mercier has these shimmery tinted moisturizers with SPF,” she said. “In the summertime, you can put a layer on, and it’s glowy and pretty.”

SHOP IT: Laura Mercier, $47

Cindy Crawford

Clarins Sunscreen Body Cream SPF 30. Images via Getty, Clarins.

When opening up to W Magazine in 2018, the former supermodel and beauty entrepreneur revealed that the best advice she’d ever received from a dermatologist had been to wear sunscreen. Her favourite picks?

Meaningful Beauty for every day, Clarins for the beach and Rene Furterer Solaire for hair.”

SHOP IT: Clarins, $38

Kaia Gerber

SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50. Images via Getty, Dermstore.

Learning from her mom Cindy Crawford, the 18-year-old knows the importance of protecting your skin from the sun. Back in 2017, Gerber told Glamour that her mom also taught her that “less is more” when it comes to beauty.

“I just wash my face and put on sunscreen, which is the biggest thing for me, and that’s it,” she shared. “I love everything by SkinCeuticals but especially their tinted sunscreen.”

SHOP IT: Dermstore, $34

Kourtney Kardashian

EltaMD UV Replenish Broad-Spectrum SPF. Image via YouTube.

In her own Beauty Secrets video for Vogue, the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star shared her favourite way to protect her skin starts by using the EltaMD UV Replenish Broad-Spectrum SPF.

“Every day I put on sunscreen, whether it’s raining, sunny,” she revealed. “I love Elta MD... I put it on my hands, which is a trick that Khloe taught me and I do this every day, no matter what, without fail.”

SHOP IT: Dermstore, $34

Tracee Ellis Ross

Epicuren X-treme Cream Propolis. Images via Getty, Epicuren.

In an instalment of The Beauty Diaries for Harper’s Bazaar, the “Black-ish” star praised Epicuren’s X-treme Cream Propolis for its moisturizing sunscreen formula that blends evenly into all skin tones. 

“It looks natural. Some sunscreens are not great if you're a person of colour,” Ross added.

SHOP IT: Epicuren, $43

Gwyneth Paltrow

Classic Face Organic Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 Cucumber. Images via Getty, Ulta.

Chatting with Into The Gloss about her beauty and wellness routine in 2016, the GOOP founder revealed that she believes a good sweat session is the basis for any skincare routine. 

“I work out and then I wash my face in the shower, just with water,” revealed the 47-year-old. “After that, I’ll put on [moisturizer] plus a sunscreen over that—I like the Coola and Drunk Elephant ones.”

SHOP IT: Ulta, $32

Jennifer Aniston

Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Radiance Moisturizer. Images via Getty, Amazon.

To keep her skin looking its best, the 51-year-old once told Forbes that the easiest way to stay safe from the sun is simply to avoid it entirely. When it is time to enjoy the outdoors though, she revealed that she mixes two products together for her perfect coverage.

“I use my Aveeno Daily Radiance Moisturizer, which has SPF 15—I usually mix into that the Aveeno sunscreen 30,” she explained. “I mix them together and put them on my face; psychologically, it doesn’t make me feel like I’m loading on layers and layers of cream.”

SHOP IT: Amazon, $17

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