The Look’s Top 5 Favourite Sunscreens

Jun 22, 2020

POSTED: 14/04/21

Whether you’re running errands around town or hitting the water, these premium sunscreens will protect your skin from long-term damage.

It’s the middle of summer when we diligently use our sunscreen every day. But sunscreen isn’t just for summer. The sun’s harmful UV rays can damage skin on the coldest winter day, and over time, cause damage that’s difficult to reverse.


If you’re left aimlessly strolling the product aisles or scrolling online wondering which sunscreen is right for you, keep in mind three important standards from The American Academy of Dermatology:

  • Broad-spectrum protection (protects against UVA and UVB rays)
  • SPF 30 or higher
  • Water resistance

Amy Rose, our licensed aesthetician at The Look, recommends her top five favorite sunscreens that meet these three standards and go beyond. The key to sunscreen is finding one that you love and sticking to it! Your future skin will thank you.


1. SkinMedica Tinted Mineral Shield

Our top pick for everyday use is SkinMedica’s Mineral Shield line. This lightly tinted sunscreen is good for all skin types, especially sensitive skin. Clients love it because it’s lightweight and moisturizing.

2. Smart Tone Broad-Spectrum SPF 50 by ZO

Our #2 is also ideal for everyday use and offers triple spectrum protection. It’s formulated with an exclusive 12-hour release, protecting you throughout the day. We love it because it’s non-greasy, quick drying and has a sheer matte finish.

3. The Look Tinted BB Cream

We love this product so much we put our name on it. Ideal for everyday, this BB Cream has a primer feel so it’s great under make-up. Use it to hydrate and even out your skin tone. A little goes a long way.

4. EltaMD® UV Aero SPF 45

Headed to the lake or the beach? This aerosol is great for the outdoors and water. It goes on sheer but covers fully with 9.3% transparent zinc oxide. You can use it all over, even on those hard to reach places. This one’s great for the whole family, as it’s free of harsh chemicals.

5. Sunscreen + Powder Broad-Spectrum SPF 40 by ZO

You should reapply sunscreen throughout the day if you’re going to be outside. This product is perfect for touch-ups and comes in 3 shades: light, medium and deep. You’ll get a seamless and even application with these ultra soft bristles.



Beyond wearing sunscreen, be smart about your daily skin exposure. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends the following in addition to wearing sunscreen:

  • Find shade when you’re outside and try to avoid the sun’s rays between 10am and 2pm when they are strongest.
  • Wear a wide-brimmed hat and protective clothing when possible.
  • Remember environments like water, snow and sand have reflective power and can increase your chance of burning.
  • Avoid tanning beds. Period! Use a self-tanner instead.
  • Visit a board-certified dermatologist each year for a full body mole check.