If you haven’t found the right sunscreen yet, you have the chance to choose from a huge assortment of UV protection, the best sunscreen stick included. While there are definitely more liquid formulas out there, these handy sticks are our new favorite way to protect skin from the sun’s rays.
However, let’s go back a bit. As a reminder, experts continue to share the need to incorporate sunscreen into your routine to limit the effects of carcinogenic ultraviolet rays. “The sun is responsible for 90% of the visible changes we see in skin that are often attributed to aging,” board-certified dermatologist Dr. Julia Karen previously told Vogue. And although summer is coming to an end, don’t be fooled into thinking that reduced sunshine hours mean you need less protection. Year-round application is essential for maintaining healthy skin.
Keep in mind that sunscreen is designed to be applied initially at least 20 minutes before going outdoors and reapplied every two hours, with a Broad Spectrum SPF of 30 or higher. We found reapplying to be the trickiest part, considering the distractions of a busy day, makeup wear, and a host of other factors. Then there’s the rather messy process that comes with applying liquid, as well as complications like white plasters and residue. These days, we completely drop those concerns with the best sunscreen sticks that can be slid down easily. Not to mention the practical compactness that makes it an essential part of the travel beauty bag. Below are the best options to consider this summer and beyond.
The Glow Getter
Supergoop Glow Stick Sunscreen
Those who love Supergoop’s beloved Glowscreen should add its Glow Stick to the cart. Simply apply this dry oil stick to your face or body for a luminous glow and SPF 50 protection.
Shiseido Transparent Sun Cream SPF 50+
Ella Riley-Adams, editor-in-chief of Vogue for Life and Beauty, considers Shiseido’s stick her sunscreen of choice. “Love the smell, feel, and effect of Shiseido’s 50+ SPF Sunscreen Stick, which stays clear and stays put through a surf session,” she wrote. Made with the brand’s technology to become more efficient in water and heat, it’s a smart choice for sports and adventure lovers; however, reviewers say it’s great even on makeup.