The first rule of any beauty regimen is suncare. All the makeup in the world may beautify your face, but protecting your skin from UV rays is crucial. Sure some brands’ products may come with a hefty price tag, but the benefits outweigh the cost.
Take vegan suncare brand Supergoop! for example. The brand formulates its reef-friendly products with clean ingredients and quickly became a game-changer when it launched 15 years ago. In an industry rife with sunscreens that leave a white cast or greasy residue, Supergoop!’s line stood out for its invisible, weightless gel-type texture.
Here, we round up five of our members' favorite Supergoop! products to get your skin hydrated for summer and beyond.
Supergoop!'s OG product, the Unseen SPF 40, is a great pick because it does so much more than protect your skin against UV rays. This water and sweat-resistant sunscreen helps to hydrate your skin for up to 40 minutes, thanks to antioxidant-rich ingredients like red algae and meadowfoam seed oil. It's also worth noting that red algae filters blue light, which is emitted from screen devices.
Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40. Photo: @ilovegoats
It's also well-loved because it can work as a primer that blends seamlessly into your skin, giving added coverage. Member @alexrae reviews saying, "..this sunscreen is more of a clear, light gel and sits nicely on the skin. It goes on kinda like the smashbox photo finish primer, if you've ever used that, so it works really well as a base too!"
Glowscreen Sunscreen from Supergoop!. Photo: @ilovegoats
So, what's the difference between the Unseen and the Glow Screen sunscreens? The key lies in the finishing touch. As the name implies, Glow Screen leaves your skin feeling dewy, glowy, and luminized. In addition to providing SPF 40 protection, this hydrating formula is infused with hyaluronic acid, vitamin B5, and sea lavender to keep skin feeling soft all day.
For member @mrsgarg, ".. It's almost like a tinted moisturizer with a bit of shimmer, which is perfect for that "glow." Absorbs nicely doesn't seem to make my skin feel more oily so far too."
Supergoop!'s body lotion stands out because it acts as a sunscreen and provides SPF protection against ultraviolet rays and infrared rays (which travels deeper into the skin and speeds the skin aging process). If you’re one to engage in high-intensity activities like running or hiking, this lotion promises to give coverage of 80 minutes.
Play Body Lotion from Supergoop!. Photo: @jenniferj1s
Ingredient-wise, it's formulated with a blend of sunflower, rosemary, and rice, which contains antioxidants to protect against pollution. @mayonnaise says, “It’s easy to apply - it’s not very thick and doesn’t leave a white cast and goes on very smoothly. I have been applying almost everyday and it’s still going strong!”
Who said moisturizer has to be thick and gloopy? This Superscreen Daily Moisturizer is first-of-its-kind as it can nourish your skin while protecting you from the sun with an SPF level of 40. The formula is lightweight, bouncy, and can slip easily into your skincare routine.
Moisturizer from Supergoop!. Photo: Supergoop!
@crueltyfreetan reviews, saying, “Love how convenient this is. Just slap this on in the morning and you're good to go. It's not matte though, so if you don't like the wet look, you'll need to put some powder on top.”
Antioxidant-infused Sunscreen Mist. Photo: @simhazel