The 7 Best Sunscreens for Dry Skin

Jul 13, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. ET
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In case the beads of sweat dripping down your forehead on your morning commute weren’t telling enough, it’s officially summer! And as much as your incredibly dry skin loved the flaking and peeling that was winter, just wait until it meets the moisture-sucking, air-conditioned office that you’ll have to sit in for the next three months. But wait. It gets even better, because you’re also required (yup, required — sorry, we don’t make the rules) to slather an SPF across your angry skin every damn day. And because we refuse to let you suffer through cracked skin and clogged pores, we sifted through the surplus of sunscreens on the market right now to find the seven best, most hydrating formulas that will moisturize, soothe and protect your dry AF skin.

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Seriously, we found seven no-bullshit sunscreens that your skin will love so much, you’ll forget you're wearing it to fight off wrinkles, dark spots and skin cancers like melanoma (which one person dies of every 54 minutes). And nope, these aren’t the formulas that once broke you out or left your face with a bright-white cast — we’re talking top-notch SPFs, like Drunk Elephant’s creamy, sheer coverage and EltaMD’s gentle hydration. So join us on our journey to lessen the many atrocities that summer commits each year (we’re serious haters if you haven’t noticed), and shop all seven sunscreens ahead, including a drugstore favorite for under $10.

Bioelements SPF 50 FaceScreen

Best Sunscreens for Dry Skin: Bioelements SPF 50 FaceScreen
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Bioelements SPF 50 FaceScreen (Bioelements, $53.50)

The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow-Protect Lotion SPF 30

Best Sunscreens for Dry Skin: The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow-Protect Lotion SPF 30 | Summer Skincare 2017
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The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow-Protect Lotion SPF 30 (The Body Shop, $23)

Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense SPF 30

Best Sunscreens for Dry Skin: Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense SPF 30 | Summer Skincare 2017
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Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense SPF 30 (Drunk Elephant, $34)

Alba Botanica Very Emollient Sunscreen Facial SPF 30

Best Sunscreens for Dry Skin: Alba Botanica Very Emollient Sunscreen Facial SPF 30 | Summer Skincare 2017
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Alba Botanica Very Emollient Sunscreen Facial SPF 30 (Walmart, $9.29)

SkinMedica Total Defense + Repair Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

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SkinMedica Total Defense + Repair Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ (SkinMedica, $68)

Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Defense Advanced Daily UV Defender SPF 45

Best Sunscreens for Oily Skin: Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Defense Advanced Daily UV Defender SPF 45 | Summer Skin
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Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Defense Advanced Daily UV Defender SPF 45 (Origins, $41)

EltaMD UV Daily Broad-Spectrum SPF 40

Best Sunscreens for Oily Skin: EltaMD UV Daily Broad-Spectrum SPF 40 | Summer Skin
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EltaMD UV Daily Broad-Spectrum SPF 40 (Dermstore, $26.50)

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