It’s a staple of good skin care, and these 2023 launches promise to make our daily SPF experience better than ever. —Noa Nichol
belif’s very first sunscreen product, belif SPF 50: Aqua bomb Broad Spectrum SPF 50 ($50), is an every-day, dual-functioning sunscreen and moisturizer that effectively hydrates and protects the skin year-round, boasting a lightweight feel and containing antioxidant-rich herbal ingredients like marigold extract to reduce UV- induced oxidative stress, and honeysuckle to keep skin moisturized and support the body’s natural ability to produce hyaluronic acid.
Vancouver-based organic cosmetic brand, k’pure Naturals, has launched Smarten Up: a daily SPF 30 mineral sunscreen ($54) without chemical solar filters and formulated only with natural ingredients. The Daily SPF offers broad-spectrum protection to protect the skin from UVA and UVB rays, and to prevent sunburns. Its rich antioxidant formula, made with organic ingredients, provides extra daily skin protection against pollution and the ultra-light texture diffuses without any whitecast or residue. The new product is moisturizing and uses soothing hyaluronic acid to help preserve the skin’s moisture and protect it from drying out from the sun.
Years in the making, Burt’s Bees’ Renewal Firming SPF 30 Day Lotion includes Bakuchiol, a gentle natural retinol alternative that works to reveal smoother skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines. Infused with a lightweight mineral Broad Spectrum SPF 30, it glides on effortlessly to keep skin healthy-looking and hydrated. Bonus: little to no white cast means its friendly for all skin tones and types. (Psst: it also comes in a gentle version for sensitive skin.)