8 Clean Sunscreens That Won't Leave a White Cast Behind
No matter your skin tone.
Let's get one thing straight: protecting your skin from the sun's harmful UV rays is essential — no matter your race, ethnicity, or skin tone.
But with many physical sunscreens leaving a white cast behind, those with deeper skin tones often feel as though they're starved for options.
Thankfully, SPF formulas have come a long way in recent years, and now there's a wide range of zinc-based formulas that offer sheer coverage and a load of other skincare benefits.
Here, we've rounded up the best of the best to make your life a-whole-lot easier, and ensure your skin is protected year-round.
Honest Beauty Clean Corrective Tinted Moisturizer with Vitamin C
This four-in-one tinted moisturizer offers SPF 30 protection, plus blue light defense, plus vitamin C to help even out skin tone and repair previous sun damage overtime. It also comes in four gorgeous shades, from deep to fair, so there's an option out there for everyone.
To shop: $22; target.com
Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Sunscreen Stick SPF 50+ with Vitamin E
Neutrogena is the G.O.A.T. of sunscreen, so you already know you can't go wrong with this product. Perfect as an on-the-go option, this spill-proof sunscreen stick goes on clear and is water resistant up to 80 minutes. Oh, and the formula also offers vitamin E to nourish skin.
To shop: $13; target.com
Biossance Squalane + Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30
If you have dry, sensitive skin, this sunscreen was made for you. Offering a blend of ultra-hydrating squalane and water lily to cool and calm skin, you'll not only be left with super soft skin, but also sheer coverage from the sun's harmful UVA and UVB rays.
To shop: $30; sephora.com
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Mele No Shade Sunscreen Oil SPF 30
If you're someone who prefers using an oil over a traditional creamy formula, then Mele made this product just for you. Simply apply the lightweight oil to your face as the last step in your morning skincare routine and expect to be glowing all day long.
To shop: $20; target.com
Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40
Supergoop!'s sunscreens have gained a cult-following over the past few years, simply because they're just that good. No matter your skin tone, after you apply this invisible sunscreen and let it set, even you'll forget that you have it on.
To shop: $34; sephora.com
Black Girl Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30
If you didn't already guess, this sunscreen was made with Black girls in mind — but that doesn't mean it's not a great option for everyone else, too! The clean formula, which is infused with ultra-moisturizing jojoba and avocado, leaves skin soft, smooth, and protected — without the dreaded white cast.
To shop: $16; target.com
EleVen by Venus Williams Unrivaled Sun Serum SPF 35
Venus Williams definitely understood the assignment when she created EleVen sunscreen. Aside from the broad spectrum SPF 35 protection, the prickly pear in the formula adds hydration, while also working to calm skin — so you can enjoy being outdoors all day long.
To shop: $50; credobeauty.com
Juice Beauty SPF 30 Sport Sunscreen
This super creamy sunscreen offers broad spectrum SPF 30 protection and is water resistant up to 80 minutes. The rich formula also contains coconut oil, jojoba oil, and aloe vera to keep skin silky smooth all day.
To shop: $18; credobeauty.com
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