Health & Beauty

These Sunscreen Sticks Are So Easy To Use & Will Protect You All Summer Long

May 24, 2024

The forecast really went from uncertain to certainly HOT very quickly and on that note, it’s time to lather on the sunscreen. While one should wear sunscreen all year round, there’s just something about the intense sun rays and heat that really emphasises the importance of sunscreen and enough so to follow through with application, making it the time of year when sunscreen is just more on brand.

There are so many benefits paired with regular sunscreen application, but yet it is often overlooked by many – including myself. Personally, I tend to skip the step because I either forget, I don’t want to ruin my makeup and or it just feels like a lot of work rubbing it in and still being left with residue or white cast.

It seems like these concerns may be common because of the ongoing innovation when it comes to the sunscreen category. My favourite thus far has been the introduction and increasingly so of a sunscreen stick. Not only is it convenient and compact, but it feels so much less messier, a lot of them leave minimal to no residue and can be used over or under makeup—more details below! —Sidra Sheikh

Shiseido Clear Sunscreen Stick SPF 50+ ($42)

A versatile option that makes applying sunscreen a breeze. A clear stick that can be applied over and under makeup with no white cast or residue. It truly slides on like a dream and dries down within seconds making it feel like nothing was applied at all. 

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Dew Balm SPF 45 ($41)

The newest edition to the ever-popular Dew Drop family, the Dew balm will help reduce hyperpigmentation and help even skin tone over time, while also providing SPF protection. The convenient stick is great to take along for touch ups and has soothing properties for the hottest days.

Blue Lizard Sunscreen SPF sticks ($16)

Available in numerous formats and variants including an option for everyone in the family, these mineral sticks glide on effortlessly. They are non-greasy, non-sticky, sweat and water resistant and rub in clear, drying quickly and smooth.

Live Tinted Hueguard Invisible Sunscreen Stick SPF 50 ($28 USD)

A clean, chemical, clear sunscreen stick infused with cloudberry and dragon fruit extract to help soothe, replenish and rehydrate skin. It is water and sweat resistant, will leave no white cast, gives a dewy finish all while protecting against harmful UVA/UVB rays.

Neutrogena Mineral Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Face & Body Stick ($15)

Compact and convenient, this sunscreen stick can be used on the face and body. Formulated with 100 percent mineral ingredients, it is gentle enough for sensitive skin. Giving off a dry-touch finish with no white residue, this leaves the skin soft, smooth, moisturised and most of all, protected. 

Aveeno Protect + Soothe Mineral Sunscreen Stick Sensitive Skin SPF 50+ ($13)

Designed for daily use for sensitive skin types, this mineral stick contains pure oat essence. Providing UVA and UVB protection, it is effective and will protect and soothe the skin.


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