13 Top-Rated Sunscreens (& Where To Score Them On Sale)
The sun has set on days of slathering our bods in baby oil to get that I'm-a-bronzed-goddess glow. It's 2020 and we know damn well that using SPF is an essential practice in healthy-skincare, especially when damaging UV rays are part of the equation. With the arrival of the spending-time-outside season (aka summer), sun-exposure is tough to avoid. This is why we crafted a shopping guide to the top-reviewed and safest sunscreens available — along with all the deals you can currently score on them, too.
Refinery29's SPF-coverage is all-encompassing: from best-for-your-skin type to situational exposure levels, general explainers, new product releases, and more. Here, we're specifically targeting a batch of customer-approved sunscreens and where you can snag them on discount (every dollar counts because that sweet-summer-skin elixir is pricey, people). We hunted through a sea of product reviews to find the best SPFs around, according to the healthy-skin humans who use them IRL. These protective goods aren't only top-rated buys but they're also all sensitive-skin friendly, provide long-lasting coverage, and are either completely paraben or oxybenzone-free (a.k.a. reef-safe).
Scroll on to lotion-up with the savviest, most sustainable, and (where applicable) slashed-price SPF.
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I am obsessed with all things Rihanna, and when I learned that the sunscreen in her new Hydra Vizor Moisturizer ($35) was coral-reef safe, my first thought was, "cool." My second thought was, what does that mean? If you're curious too, we're breaking it down for you. Basically, there are certain chemicals formulated in sunscreens that contribute to the destruction and decay of coral reefs, which nobody wants. If you're interested in protecting both yourself and the oceans, we found 12 good options. Whether you want a spray sunscreen or something light for your face, these products will keep you protected fun the sun and help keep the oceans that much safer. Every little thing we can do to help keep our planet healthy is a yes from us, and, spoiler alert, some of your tried and true favorite sunscreens are on this list. Keep on reading to shop our picks. Related: Chemical and Physical Sunscreen: What's the Difference?
Heavy creams and thick oils? Probably not what you're reaching for when the temperatures rise. Still, it's obviously important to treat your skin well year-round and, while there are some winners 365 days a year, there are other goodies that truly shine come summertime. Speaking of shine, let's talk about reducing oil- and sweat-induced shininess that often pops up in the heat, and how to boost that glow you'll have when your skin is sun-protected, too. These top-rated products can also help hydrate without unnecessary heaviness, and feature ingredients that practically scream summer like cucumber water, pineapple, papaya, and aloe vera. No matter your skin type, there's something on this list that can help with any concerns this season . . . even those arising from protective-mask wear. Ahead, find 24 bestselling skin-care products practically flying off Sephora's (virtual) shelves right now.
Let us rejoice: The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has finally arrived to cure our summer blues, and the baby deals in particular are out of this world. While the coveted once-a-year-sale was pushed back due to the pandemic and has some changes, it's here and it's just as good, if not better, than in years past. While […]
Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale is one of the biggest shopping events of the year. It's finally back, and we think the prices are better than they've ever been. There are over 10,000 amazing pieces majorly discounted, and we can't wait to shop. Whether it's half off those sneakers you've been seeing everywhere or scoring new Fall pieces for a fraction of the price, you won't want to skip out on these steals. Not sure where to start? No problem: as shopping editors, we know a good deal when we see one. So, we shopped for you and curated a list of the 65 best picks we can't stop thinking about. The sale officially starts on Aug. 19 and lasts to the 30th, but Nordstrom card holders can start shopping between Aug. 4 and 13, depending on their cardholder status. Until you're able to shop, you can still preview the deals ahead. Whether your wish list entails a new pair of shoes for the upcoming season, cozy loungewear, or even new workout clothes for the gym, you'll have a hard time leaving empty handed. Like most good sales, good things are bound to sell out, so keep reading to pick your favorite things and add them to your wish list. Related: The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Is Coming, and These 28 Fitness Deals Are Worth Scoring
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is back, and dare we say it, better than ever. The sale officially starts on Aug. 19 and lasts to the 30th, but Nordstrom card holders can start shopping between Aug. 4 and 13, depending on their cardholder status. Until you're able to shop, you can still preview the deals ahead. If you're as big of a fitness afficionado as we are, you're going to be obsessed with these 28 deals. From the perfect Alo leggings to the soft sports bras you're going to live in and our new favorite running shoes, these deals are major. After the sale, they'll return to their regular price, so now's the time to shop. Keep on reading to plan your buy! Related: Bandier and LoveShackFancy Just Dropped the Cutest Workout Collection of the Summer
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale officially starts on Aug. 19 and runs through Aug. 30. Every fashion lover knows that the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is the retailer’s biggest annual event with massive discounts on new arrivals from top brands like Madewell, Vince, Nike and Ugg. Although we are still several days away from the beginning of the sale, there is a way to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale before the public.
Despite the fact that we’re traveling much less this summer, it's still managed to feel like we’re walking more than ever. And, all of this bipedalism means that we are in dire need of some serious workhorse sandals to follow suit. No more strapping on those questionably supportive gladiators or flimsy flip-flops and Ubering our ways around town. Now that we're using our own two feet to hoof it to a host of local destinations, our footwear will need to support us (literally) every step of the way. We learned long ago that just because a shoe falls under the umbrella of “comfort” doesn’t mean it can’t be fashionable, too. With utility and style overlapping now more than ever, there are a plethora of choices this season that will enhance your walkabout without subtracting a single style point. Whether it's an unexpectedly cool cork slide, a recycled-rubber sandal adorned with dancing bears, or a leopard-print clog cousin, we’ve got you covered with summer-ready sandals that are both chic and sublimely comfy ahead. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. All product details reflect the price and availability at the time of publication. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Comfort Footwear Shoes That Are Actually CuteAll The Sales On Summer Sandals Happening NowBye Birkenstocks: Meet The New "Ugly" Sandal
Just a few short weeks after Demi Lovato announced her engagement to Max Ehrich, the star has more big news: She’s about to drop new music. According to Lovato’s most recent Instagram Story, the “Anyone” singer is working on a brand-new song — the title of which she announced via manicure, showing off a squared deep French shape studded with multi-colored butterfly nail art.“Guys, I’m writing a new song called butterfly rn,” Lovato captioned a closeup shot of her butterfly nail art shared to her Instagram Story. Following the low-key announcement, fans were quick to track down more details, only to discover that this isn’t the first time Lovato has used the winged insects to inspire song lyrics.“The first song @ddlovato wrote as a child was about butterflies,” one fan account posted. Lovato herself cosigned the report, reposting the fan account and adding, “And today I’m writing a new one about just one.” If you can’t recall a past Demi Lovato single about butterflies, that’s because it was written when the singer was just seven years old, and was never actually produced. In a 2013 TV interview on Katie Couric, Lovato revealed that the first song she ever wrote as a child was about a crush and that quintessential butterflies-in-your-stomach feeling — she even sang a few cords for the audience.As of now, all we know about the new track is that its subject is a single butterfly — and that Lovato is wearing symbolic nail art to match. We’re keeping a lookout for more breadcrumb clues ahead of the release. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?The Mismatched Manicure Trend Just Got An UpgradeMeghan Markle's Bridal Mani-Pedi Broke TraditionCharli & Dixie D'Amelio Launch Nail Polish Collab
Vanessa Guillén, a Fort Hood soldier who originally went missing in April and whose body was finally found in July, still hasn’t gotten justice. Despite detailed reports, including a confession from her alleged killer, Spc. Aaron Robinson, Guillén’s family has lost faith in the system that was supposed to protest their daughter. “From the start, we lost trust with them (the Army) from the very beginning,” said Mayra Guillén, Vanessa’s mother. “The story they gave us is completely… I don’t even know what the right word for it is, but no one believes that story.” But as it turns out, Vanessa Guillén was only the latest fatality to come out of Fort Hood. Fort Hood has one of the highest rates of murder, sexual assault and harassment in the Army, according to Secretary Ryan McCarthy, who visited the base this week and said that the army base is known for having a violent past. United States Army post in Killeen, Texas has a troubling history of shooting rampages between 2009-2014. But as early as this past year, violence has continued across the base, with at least 7 soldiers who were stationed at Fort Hood having been found dead since March of 2020 alone. This includes Robinson, who took his own life after confessing to killing Guillén. Even in this past week, Francisco Gilberto Hernandezvargas, a 24-year-old soldier based at Fort Hood, was found after drowning near the Texas base. An investigation is still being conducted.In March, 20-year-old Shelby Tyler Jones’ died after suffering a gunshot wound in south Killeen near Fort Hood. Brandon Scott Rosecrans, a 27-year-old who joined the Army in 2018, was also found with a gunshot wound near Fort Hood in May, his car found burned nearby. Then, in June, another soldier, Gregory Scott Morales, was found dead in a field in Killeen, Texas, nearly 10 months after vanishing. Fort Hood released a statement that foul play is suspected. Morales was only 24 years old. Of the eight deaths this year, five so far have been publicly linked to foul play, according to the Army Times. When McCarthy visited this week, he said it’s clear that the Army should be taking better care of its soldiers. “We are getting an outside look to help us to get to those root causes and understand them so we can make those changes. We are going to put every resource and all of the energy we can in this entire institution behind fixing these problems,” McCarthy stated during a press conference. McCarthy also referenced Guillén’s death as a catalyst for the Army to focus on sexual harassment and assault in the military. Prior to her death, a survey given to 225 Fort Hood soldiers in June found that one-third of the women who responded had been sexually harassed. According to Guillén’s family, she had also shared allegations of sexual harassment with them prior to being murdered, but never reported out of fear. Fort Hood is now under a review, according to McCarthy, where officials will examine historical data of discrimination, harassment, and assault, and investigate the climate and culture that’s allowed for violence to take place. McCarthy himself has also already had conversations with soldiers based in Fort Hood to understand their experiences and the culture of the post, and conducted listening sessions to determine what the Army needs to change. With this kind of history, it’s unclear why this is just coming out now, and why serious action wasn’t taken as a preventable measure. Many cases of missing and killed soldiers had begun popping up long before Guillén, but they weren’t publicized or investigated in quite the same way. Still, McCarthy is determined to correct these injustices, despite a lack of faith in the current system — specifically the system governing Fort Hood.“Ultimately the results, findings, recommendations will fuel an implementation team chaired by the Undersecretary of the Army and the Vice Chief of Staff for the Army,” McCarthy said. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?150 FBI Agents To Investigate Crystal Rogers CasePolice Continue To Be Accused Of Sexual ViolenceAaron Glee Confesses To Killing Toyin Salau
While many of 2020’s most-popular fashion trends don't feel quite right for a life of time spent at home and social distancing (I definitely won't be wearing a tailored vest anytime soon...), there is one in particular that I'm currently very grateful for: the matching sweatsuit. As a freelance fashion writer, I’m already a big fan of sporting my pajamas while conducting phone interviews and writing stories from the comfort of my own abode. And, now that all my previously in-person meetings to events and coffee dates have been replaced by virtual Zoom calls, I’ve found myself reconsidering this sleepwear-only WFH wardrobe entirely. Luckily, the sweatsuit happens to be a comfy PJ-adjacent look that's appropriately conducive for wearing during a day full of important Zoom meetings — aka it's still just as comfy but more elevated than the aforementioned "I literally just rolled out of bed" attire. Ahead, find 19 stylish sweatsuit sets that are so comfy you won’t want to (or really need to) take them off. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team, but if you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?There's No Such Thing As Work-From-Home StyleShop Every Piece From R29's New Loungewear LineAmp Up The Joy Of Loungewear With Tie Dye Print