From complexion-perfecting formulas to sensitive-skin superheroes, there’s a sunscreen for everyone — take this quiz to find yours.
1: Describe your perfect summer day
- A round of beach volleyball followed by a dip in the water
- Strolling in the sun, picking wild blooms and munching on ripe summer fruit
- Relaxing on a shaded patio, chilled drink in hand
- A leisurely afternoon picnic with friends
- People-watching at a local café
- An imaginary cruise through the South of France
2: How would you describe your skin type?
- “Like an oil slick” is an understatement
- Pretty normal. I don’t usually have issues with my complexion
- Dehydrated and in need of some TLC
- Combination — it depends on the day
- Sensitive all over
- Drier than the desert (yes, even in warmer months!)
3: Fill in the blank. I wish my sunscreen wouldn’t ____
- Rub off when I get sweaty
- Feel heavy on my skin
- Cause friction with my other skin care products
- Leave a white residue
- Sting my eyes
- Look patchy under my makeup
4: What’s your go-to summer style?
- I practically live in my swimsuit
- Give me a flowy dress and a floppy hat
- I’m always sporting a protective hat and shades
- Something soft and breezy — comfort is key
- I burn easily, so I’m usually covered from head-to-toe
- Something low-key, like classic jeans and a tee
If you answered mostly A’s:
Shiseido Clear Sunscreen Stick SPF50+
You’re the on-the-go, athletic type, so you need a sunscreen that can keep up with you. This travel-friendly SPF stick blends with ease and has a non-sticky finish, so it’s easy to apply all over. Plus, it actually becomes more effective when exposed to water, sweat and heat, so you can be sure every nook and cranny will stay protected in between activities.
If you answered mostly B’s:
Clarins Dry Touch Facial Sunscreen SPF 50+
If you like to spend time in the sun without feeling weighed down by heavy, greasy textures, this ultra-blendable SPF will do just the trick. Not only does the high-protection formula feel weightless, but it’s also loaded with antioxidant-rich botanical ingredients to fend off damage from repeated sun exposure.
If you answered mostly C’s:
Biotherm Your Summer Skin Essentials Set
When it comes to your skin, you want more than just sun protection — and that’s great! To cover all your bases, nab this SPF-serum-moisturizer trio and you’ll be granted a smooth, glowing complexion in a flash.
If you answered mostly D’s:
Clinique SPF 30 Mineral Sunscreen Lotion For Body
You’re easygoing and down-to-earth, which is why this no-fuss sunblock is your ideal fit. The mineral-based formula is gentle on the skin and dries to an invisible finish, making it a great choice for streak-free application while lounging with friends. Stash it in your tote and be on your way.
If you answered mostly E’s:
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Fluid Body SPF 50+
Sensitive-skin types will agree: This tried-and true SPF ticks off all the boxes. Fragrance-free, delightfully sheer and with a non-comedogenic ingredient list, it’s safe to say you’ve landed yourself a sunscreen soulmate.
If you answered mostly F’s:
Vichy Ultra-Fluid Mineral Tinted Sunscreen Lotion SPF 60
For a dose of moisture, a hint of coverage and a silky finish, this lightweight tinted formula comes in clutch. It’s sensitive skin-friendly (bye-bye, redness!) and loaded with mineral-rich thermal water from French volcanoes, so you can feel like you’re on vacation no matter where you’re spending your summer.