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Give your skin the prettiest glow while also protecting it with these shimmering sunscreens

Kopari, Supergoop
Kopari, Supergoop

Protecting your skin is crucial all year long, but it’s especially important during the summer when you’re spending more time outside. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t (safely) still get a summertime glow.

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Besides incorporating a quality self-tanner into your beauty routine, consider bringing a shimmering SPF oil along on your next trip to the beach! While regular sunscreen is a great option, several brands have come out with SPF formulations that contain a little sparkle.

But don’t worry, you won’t end up looking like you’ve coated yourself in glitter. These sunscreens are lightweight and leave you shining in the best way. Below, get the scoop on five shimmering SPFs that deserve a place in your beach bag.

Kopari's gel formula uses natural pearlescent minerals for a pretty glow and offers SPF 50 protection. It applies clearly and dries down comfortably, so you don't have to worry about any greasy or sticky residue. Plus, this reef-safe sunscreen is sweat- and water-resistant for up to 40 minutes.

$39 at Ulta

Coppertone is a drugstore favorite for a reason! The brand's Glow SPF 50 sunscreen is water resistant for up to 80 minutes and "contains illuminating shimmers for a beautiful glow." This SPF is also formulated without any parabens, PABA, phthalates, octinoxate or oxybenzone.

$20 at Amazon

If you want to try an option that doesn't have any flecks of shimmer, this Glow Oil from Supergoop! is a great one. This SPF 50 oil is water-resistant for up to 80 minutes, making it great for a beach or pool day. The brand also suggests trying it after a shower for a hydrating glow.

$15 at Supergoop!

This vegan SPF is infused with gold flecks and green tea extract to leave your skin sparkly and firm. Just remember to shake it well before applying and reapply it every 90 minutes on your face and body (this formula is not water-resistant!).

$34 at Revolve

Hawaiian Tropic's Sheer Touch sunscreen is incredibly lightweight and non-greasy while also being water-resistant for up to 80 minutes. This formula leaves skin with a very subtle shimmer and features a pretty tropical scent.

$9 at Amazon

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