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Amazon's sunscreen sale has deals on many of our derm-recommended picks — save up to 40%

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Amazon's sunscreen sale has deals on many of our derm-recommended picks — save up to 40%

It's best if your sunscreen is part of your daily skin care routine, but now that summer is here, you can't be too careful catching those rays. With more time spent outdoors at the pool and the beach, having a quality SPF and applying it frequently is your best bet at protecting yourself against skin cancer. Finding the right product can be tricky because there is certainly no shortage of options. To help out, we spoke to a number of dermatologists to understand which sunscreens they recommend, and which they even wear themselves. "I'm happy if people just find a sunscreen that they enjoy to use and use it regularly," said Dr. Ashley Magovern of Manhattan Dermatology. You'll want to consider the types of activities you'll be doing while outdoors, in order to find one that will work best, but something is better than nothing.

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  • Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Water Resistant Sunscreen

    $9$13
    Save $4
  • Neutrogena Beach Defense Spray Sunscreen SPF 70

    $14
  • Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Moisturizing Face Sunscreen Lotion With Broad Spectrum Spf 60 & Prebiotic Oat, Weightless & Refreshing Feel, Paraben-free, Oil-free, Oxybenzone-free, 2.0 ounces

    $11
  • Sun Bum Scalp and Hair Mist Sunscreen SPF 30

    $17
  • Hawaiian Tropic Everyday Active Lotion Sunscreen SPF 50

    $9$14
    Save $5 with coupon
  • Banana Boat Sport Ultra SPF 30 Sunscreen Spray Twin Pack

    $13$18
    Save $5
  • Neutrogena Invisible Daily Defense Face Sunscreen + Hydrating Serum with Broad Spectrum SPF 60+

    $13$21
    Save $8 with coupon
  • Neutrogena Triple Age Repair Anti-Aging Daily Facial Moisturizer With Broad Spectrum SPF 25

    $20$31
    Save $11
  • Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunscreen Spray Broad Spectrum SPF 70 (3-Pack)

    $27$40
    Save $13
  • Aveeno Kids Continuous Protection Zinc Oxide Mineral Sunscreen With Broad Spectrum SPF 50

    $12$16
    Save $4
  • Vegamour Gro Hair Serum

    $28$64
    Save $36
  • XSoul IPL Hair Remover

    $70$120
    Save $50 with coupon
  • Grace & Stella Hyaluronic Acid Serum

    $12$20
    Save $8 with coupon
  • CeraVe Eye Repair Cream

    $13$20
    Save $7
  • Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizer with SPF 50

    $17$27
    Save $10
  • Hanes Jersey Pocket Shorts

    $9$19
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  • Tempt Me One-Piece Swimsuit

    $25$33
    Save $8
  • Clarks Breeze Sea Flip-Flops

    $28$55
    Save $27
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Right now, Amazon is selling several sunscreens at a discount, many of which are on our dermatologist-recommended best list. So, if it's time to refresh your sunscreen supplies, check out the options below for a discount on some of the best.

SPF: 70 | Broad spectrum: Yes | Type of applicator: Lotion | Water resistance: Yes | Mineral or chemical: Chemical | Active ingredients: Avobenzone, Homosalate, Octisalate, Octocrylene, Oxybenzone

Experts agree that most people don't apply enough sunblock — 1.5 ounces for most adults — so a high SPF option can act "like an insurance policy to give you the best level of protection possible," Dr. Zeichner said. 

“This sunscreen has been clinically tested and shown to give better sunburn protection compared to sunscreens with lower SPFs,” Zeichner continued. Neutrogena’s Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen is lightweight, fast-absorbing and has a non-greasy, matte finish that can be used all over the body.

$9 at Amazon
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$13 at Kohl's$15 at CVS Pharmacy

Our best overall sunscreen, according to our experts, the Neutrogena Sheer Dry-Touch has an incredible 11,000 perfect five-star ratings — and counting! Experts love the high SPF and reviewers were fans of the lightweight texture that didn't leave them feeling greasy.

SPF: 70 | Broad spectrum: Yes | Type of applicator: Spray | Water resistance: Yes | Mineral or chemical: Chemical | Active ingredients: Avobenzone, Homosalate, Octisalate, Octocrylene

Sometimes spray sunscreen is the most convenient option, especially if you're in a hurry and need something that's easy to apply. Dr. de Moll herself uses Neutrogena Beach Defense Spray Sunscreen when she's in a hurry and needs something that's quick and easy.

"I'm a big believer in using what you like! I feel like patients hate to tell me that they use spray sunscreen, but honestly — you're way more likely to use what you like — and that counts for a whole lot more."

$14 at Amazon
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$10 at Walmart$13 at Kohl's

"I love the fact that it’s not sticky, comes off in the shower easily, yet stays on when out in the sun," said one happy shopper. "I don’t get burnt when using this product unless I miss a spot spraying!" This spray is also oxybenzone- and PABA-free, as well as water-resistant for up to 80 minutes.

SPF: 60 | Broad spectrum: Yes | Type of applicator: Lotion | Water resistance: Yes | Mineral or chemical: Chemical | Active ingredients: Avobenzone, Homosalate, Octisalate, Octocrylene

This high-SPF, oil-free sunscreen won't clog pores, and it contains oatmeal — a nourishing ingredient — that helps repair and moisturize the skin's outer layer.

Zeichner likes Aveeno’s Protect + Hydrate sunscreen for a few reasons. “Besides offering broad spectrum sun protection, it delivers a little oatmeal to repair and hydrate the outer skin layer,” he says. “We know that UV light can disrupt the outer skin layer, leading to dryness and irritation.” The sunscreen is fast-absorbing, oil-free and noncomedogenic, so it won't clog your pores. It’s also water-resistant for up to 80 minutes.

$11 at Amazon

This hypoallergenic sunscreen is also paraben-, phthalate-, oil-, Oxybenzone- and dye-free. "Great value for an amazing product," raved one reviewer. "This product has awesome benefits for people with sensitive skin. It’s doesn’t have a white film like regular sunscreen, smells amazing and has great water protection as well."

SPF: 30 | Broad spectrum: Yes | Type of applicator: Scalp mist | Water resistance: Yes | Mineral or chemical: Chemical | Active ingredients: Avobenzone, Homosalate, Octisalate, Octocrylene

Dr. Magovern is also a fan of SPF products for the lips and scalp. "We also see a lot of skin cancer on the scalp, in particular in the hairline and part, where cumulative sun damage occurs," Magovern said.

Using a minimum SPF 30 product for the scalp and hairline, such as Sun Bum's Scalp and Hair Mist Sunscreen can boost your overall sun care protection. It's a lightweight, fast-drying hair mist that won't leave your hair weighted down or greasy. It's even non-comedogenic and lightweight enough to spritz on your face for an added boost of protection, too.

$17 at Amazon
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$17 at Macy's$17 at Ulta Beauty

Not only does this stuff from Hawaiian Tropic protect your skin with a 50 SPF, it also has that signature scent that will remind you of vacation for years to come.

Save $5 with coupon
$9 at Amazon

For those who like to be active out in the sun, this one is a favorite among 10,000 Amazon shoppers. It protects your skin even when you're dripping with sweat. And if you're going in the water, don't forget to reapply when you get out.

$13 at Amazon
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$13 at Walmart$18 at CVS Pharmacy

Not only does this SPF serum help block harmful UV rays, it also contains ginger extract and antioxidants to promote a radiant complexion. Plus, its fragrance- and oil-free formula is lightweight enough to reapply on the go.

Save $8 with coupon
$13 at Amazon

With this multi-use SPF moisturizer, you won't have to pile on products to keep your skin hydrated and safe. Plus, it contains vitamin C to help firm and smooth. Is there anything this little jar can't do?

$20 at Amazon

If you prefer spray sunscreens, you can't go wrong with this affordable Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist 3-pack. It has broad spectrum SPF 70 for superior sun-shielding, and its 'weightless' formula is a godsend on hot days.

$27 at Amazon

Keep your kids protected and comfortable with this sensitive skin mineral sunscreen, which is formulated with soothing oat to prevent irritation. And because kids love running and splashing around, it's water-resistant, too!

$12 at Amazon

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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  • Grace & Stella Hyaluronic Acid Serum

    $12$20
    Save $8 with coupon
  • Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizer with SPF 50

    $17$27
    Save $10