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15 Body Lotions With SPF for Daily Sun Protection

Most of us apply sunscreen before heading to the park, pool or beach, but did you know you should be shielding yourself from the sun on a daily basis? It’s true! And with summer upon us, now’s the time to really prioritize daily sun protection, if you haven’t already.

The UV rays which cause skin damage (and skin cancer) are present at all times. Now, you might be thinking to yourself, “Yeah, but I’m not about to wear greasy, shiny, smelly sunblock all day.” You don’t have to. Simply swap one of these SPF-infused lotions in for your regular moisturizer to reap the same hydrating benefits with a boost of UVA/UVB protection. No more excuses.

Ahead are products perfect for both morning use and even an SPF refresh before heading out to run a quick errand on your lunch break. On particularly busy days when you might forget, we highly recommend keep a bottle at your desk. (Really, it works.)

But, remember: You should always wear higher SPF in prolonged sun exposure.

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1. Hempz Yuzu & Starfruit Daily Moisturizer with Broad Spectrum SPF 30

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Lightweight and streak-free, this daily body lotion with SPF 30 will moisturize, soften and protect your skin.

Hempz Yuzu & Starfruit Daily Herbal Lotion with Broad Spectrum SPF 30 $11.99 on Amazon.com Buy now Sign Up

2. Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter with SPF 45

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With zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, argan oil and white tea, this lotion will revitalize even the driest of skin. Unchanged: With zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, argan oil and white tea, this lotion will revitalize even the driest of skin.

Whipped Argan Oil Mineral SPF 45 Body Butter $42 Buy now Sign Up

3. Supergoop! SPF 40 Body Butter

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Made with sea buckthorn, Supergoop! Forever Young Body Butter is loaded with natural oils which will help you feel fresh and hydrated all day long. Better yet, it’s reef-safe, too.

Supergoop! Body Butter with Sea Buckthorn SPF 40 $38 on Amazon.com Buy now Sign Up

4. Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion with Broad Spectrum SPF 15

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If summer’s prickly heat has left you feeling dry and itchy, this emollient option is for you. The sensitive skin-soothing formula contains Aveeno’s signature ingredient, colloidal oatmeal, which serves as a protective barrier to lock in moisture all day long.

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion $9.79 on Amazon.com Buy now Sign Up

5. Glytone Body Lotion Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 15

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You may balk at its price tag but this fast-absorbing cream is well worth the splurge. Shea butter offers some of the deepest hydration around while glycolic acid exfoliates dead skin — a potent combo that guarantees supremely smooth limbs.

Glytone Daily Body Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 15 with Glycolic Acid & Shea Butter $54 on Amazon.com Buy now Sign Up

6. Eucerin Daily Hydration SPF 30 Cream

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No one likes having their body lotion compete with their perfume, which is why this fragrance-free lotion is such a breath of fresh air. In addition to sparing nearby noses from olfactory assault, it takes a two-fold approach to sun protection: Titanium dioxide serves as a physical blocker while vitamin E naturally defends skin against free radicals caused by UV exposure.

Eucerin Daily Hydration Body Cream with SPF 30 $7.69 on Amazon.com Buy now Sign Up

7. Alba Botanica Very Emollient Body Lotion Daily Shade Broad Spectrum SPF 15

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Green beauty buffs, we haven’t forgotten about you: This all-natural option relies on aloe vera, green tea and chamomile extracts to deeply nourish skin the healthy way. It also boasts the most effortless application and least residue we encountered in the category.

Alba Botanica Very Emollient Body Lotion $20.70 on Amazon.com Buy now Sign Up

8. Lubriderm Daily Moisture Lotion with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15

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There’s practically no difference between Lubriderm’s regular vitamin B-enriched lotions and this SPF 15 variation — at least from a consistency standpoint. Bonus: It boasts the Skin Cancer Foundation‘s lofty seal of approval.

Lubriderm Daily Moisture Hydrating Body Lotion with Vitamin B5 and Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Sunscreen $16.79 on Amazon.com Buy now Sign Up

9. Skin MD Natural Shielding SPF 15 Lotion

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This eco-friendly lotion is made using 100% solar energy, so you can feel good about slathering it on.

Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion for Face, Body & Hands $21.95 on Amazon.com Buy now Sign Up

10. MyChelle Dermaceuticals Replenishing Solar Defense SPF 50

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This “solar defense” broad spectrum SPF lotion helps protect your skin from sun damage that causes wrinkles, dark spots, and sagging.

MyChelle Dermaceuticals Replenishing Solar Defense $25 on Amazon.com Buy now Sign Up

11. Coola 30 SPF Mineral Body Lotion

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This reef-friendly, SPF 30 lotion won’t damage coral and plantlife – use it the next time you go on vacation.

COOLA Organic Mineral Body Sunscreen $32 on Amazon.com Buy now Sign Up

Coola 30 SPF Mineral Body Lotion $32 on Amazon.com Buy now Sign Up

12. La Roche-Posay Anthelios Melt-in Milk

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If your skin is particularly prone to burning, this is the protection for you. This lotion is not only lightweight and fast-absorbing, it’s suitable for more than just your arms, ears, chest, and legs. You can rub it on your scalp and hairline, too.

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Melt-in Milk $24.99 Buy now Sign Up

13. Clinique Broad Spectrum SPF 30

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This paraben-, fragrance-, oil-free Clinique lotion goes on smooth and won’t make your skin feel sticky, according to one Ulta reviewer.

Clinique Broad Spectrum SPF 30 $32 Buy now Sign Up

14. Pacifica SPF 50 Pineapple Flower Body Butter

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This vegan and cruelty-free body butter — boasting SPF 50 — has a fresh, tropical scent.

Pacifica SPF 50 Pineapple Flower Body Butter $14 Buy now Sign Up

15. Peter Thomas Roth Max Sheer All-Day Moisture SPF 30

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This light, moisturizing lotion is free of sulfates SLS and SLES and protects against UVA and UVB rays.

Peter Thomas Roth Max Sheer All-Day Moisture SPF 30 $42 Buy now Sign Up

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A version of this article was originally published in July 2015.

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