Budget-Friendly Drugstore Sunscreens To Try This Fall!


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If there’s one product you NEED to use every day for happy, glowy, and healthy skin, it’s sunscreen. Seriously, derms are constantly telling us how important it is to wear SPF – even if there’s only a teeny tiny chance you’ll see the sun that day – and yes, that includes winter months. Since it’s a must all year round, we’ve rounded up some drugstore formulas to keep your skin protected against the sun’s harmful rays through fall and winter. You’ll be thanking us in 10 years’ time, trust! 

1. Aveeno Positively Mineral Sensitive Skin Sunscreen SPF 50, $10

Aveeno Positively Mineral Sensitive Skin SpfSource: Aveeno

This mineral-based formula with broad spectrum SPF 50 combines naturally-sourced zinc oxide, soothing oat, and nourishing vitamin E to protect even the most sensitive skin. We also love that it’s super lightweight, has a sheer finish, and is oil-free, which means it layers ahhhmazingly underneath makeup. Plus, it’s sweat-resistant and water-resistant for up to 80 minutes. 

2. Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Sunscreen Stick SPF 50$10

Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Sunscreen Stick SPF50Source: Cetaphil

Sensitive skin folks will literally love Cetaphil’s Sheer Mineral Sunscreen Stick thanks to the ultra-gentle formula, which is free of fragrances, parabens, and chemical filters. The sunscreen stick boasts SPF 50 with UVA and UVB protection, and *major bonus points*, doesn’t leave a white cast. The formula’s even infused with antioxidant-rich ingredients like vitamin E to amp up protection against aging free radicals. Last but not least, it’s super easy to apply and is non-comedogenic and non-greasy. 

3. Eucerin Face Oil Control Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50, $15 

Eucerin oil control SPF50Source: Eucerin

Shout out to all my oily-skin sisters! This sunscreen is specially formulated with oily and acne-prone skin in mind, thanks to oil-absorbing minerals. The lightweight formula is also enriched with SPF 50, as well as five antioxidants, including vitamins A, E, and C, to support your skin’s vital repair cycles. Finally, we’ve got to take a minute to mention the matte finish and non-greasy texture. 

4. SunBum Daily Mineral Sunscreen Moisturizer SPF 30, $22 

SunBum Daily Mineral Sunscreen Moisturizer SPF30Source: Sun Bum

Sun Bum’s zinc-based mineral sunscreen will empower your skin with SPF 30, but that’s not all – the moisturizer is also bursting with antioxidant-rich banana and wild rosella, and soothing niacinamide. Together, they replenish, plump, boost radiance, and, most importantly, protect your skin from the sun’s damaging rays. 

5. Garnier Green Labs Canna-B Pore Perfecting Serum Cream SPF 30, $40

Garnier Canna B SPF30 serum spfSource: Garnier

Guuuurl, you know we can’t say no to a multi-tasking hero, and this is exactly that. The 3-in-1 formula is a serum, moisturizer, and SPF… 30 to be exact. Infused with cannabis sativa seed oil, nourishing niacinamide, and strengthening vitamin B3, it balances oil production, minimizes the appearance of pores, and improves skin texture in just one week. The fast-absorbing serum also provides 24-hour hydration and checks all of our non-comedogenic, fragrance, and vegan-free boxes. As we said. Do. It. All.

For more SPF essentials, check out 10 SPF Must-Haves.

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