If your skin-care goals include looking like a dewy dumpling, Glowscreen’s pearlescent finish (derived from responsibly sourced mica) is a dream come true. This sheer, fast-absorbing liquid is spiked with a blend of hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5 to plump skin and prevent moisture loss, as well as niacinamide to help even out your skin tone. The champagne-tinted formula is perfectly radiant on its own, for days you feel like forgoing base makeup, or as a primer underneath a full beat.
The original Glowscreen was so popular upon its launch that it only took a little over a year for Glowscreen Body to follow suit. Besides being housed in a larger, 100-millimeter tube, there were a few changes to the ingredient list in order to better suit the skin below the neck. For one, the body version is both water- and sweat-resistant, which makes it a great choice to tote around on a beach day or wear throughout an afternoon of running errands. The formula is packed with even more luminosity to create an undeniably glowy effect on your legs, arms, and décolletés. Adding to the mix are coconut alkanes (a silicone alternative) for a smooth-as-heck feel and bisabolol (a chamomile derivative) to soothe skin, especially post-shaving.
The brand’s first-ever sunscreen, which has since been slightly revamped to the Play Everyday Lotion SPF 50 with Sunflower Extract, is made with a water-resistant, SPF 50-infused formula that’s equally lovely for the face and body. While it’s impossibly fast-absorbing and lightweight, it’ll keep your skin feeling moisturized for hours after application. Plus, it’s made with natural citrus, basil, and bois de rose extracts, giving that typical sunscreen smell a run for its money.
If you’re a city slicker like 99 percent of the Allure team, you’ll enjoy Supergoop’s City Sunscreen Serum SPF 30. This lightweight sun protection serum has a lotion-like consistency that guards skin from damage-inducing UV rays while treating it with nourishing, pollution- and free-radical-fighting antioxidants like vitamins B5 and E.
Speaking of serums, Supergoop’s Daily Dose Vitamin C + SPF 40 Serum is not one to sleep on. This serum is completely transparent and has a slippery consistency that absorbs quickly, so it leaves greasy finishes and concerns of a white cast in the past. Not to mention, this serum combines sun protection with 14 percent vitamin C to brighten skin while improving the efficacy of the broad-spectrum SPF.
If Mineral Sheerscreen was a person, “white cast” wouldn’t be in its vocabulary. As its name suggests, this ultra-sheer SPF blends easily and quickly down to a satin, practically invisible finish. Sidekicks include aloe leaf juice and squalane, which keep your skin hydrated and smooth, and blush clover extract, which claims to protect skin against oxidative damage generated by blue light. (Since UV light can lead to skin cancer, board-certified dermatologists agree that blocking that should be your top priority. There needs to be more overall research on the effects of blue light, but some derms say there’s science to back up the connection between blue light and skin aging.)