Sunscreen

The best sunscreen, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on July 6, 2018. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Sunscreen Reviews

Badger Sport Broad Spectrum SPF 35 Sunscreen

rated 3.5 of 5 stars I have been using Badger sunscreen this summer as an alternative to more chemically-based sun protection. It definitely does the job of keeping you from getting burned, and it doesn't have nanoparticles or potentially carcinogenic chemical agents. It also doesn't easy wash, rub, or sweat off. On the downside, it is very thick and not so easy to apply, and it can make you look like a ghost. Also, removal requires some scrubbing. My go-to sunscreen, which works extremely well, apparently isn't so… Full review

Sawyer Stay-Put Sunscreen SPF 30

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the one to use. Period. Even if it requires some effort to find it. Full review

Sawyer Stay-Put Sunscreen SPF 30

rated 5 of 5 stars When you think of Sawyer, you probably are thinking “water filters.” My first thought when I saw Sawyer was selling a sunscreen was, “It can’t be very good. Companies should stick to what they know.” However, after a summer of use, I strongly assert Sawyer’s “Stay Put” SPF 30 Sunscreen is the best sun protection product I have ever used. When Trailspace honored me as the Reviewer of the Month in May 2016, they sent me a prize package made up of the “10 Essentials.” Included in… Full review

Dermatone SPF 36 Zinc Oxide Lotion

rated 4.5 of 5 stars My favorite sunscreen for bright sun or high altitude. Dermatone sunscreen products have been my favorites for many years (decades). I have used different formulations and currently prefer zinc oxide content for better screening.  Stays on well, blocks well, seems to work well on my skin and isn't loaded up with fragrances. Small sizes are nice and light for shorter hikes, but larger sizes are available for long trips. Full review

Rocky Mountain Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 70

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Sun protection that keeps you from getting fried and that truly does not wash or sweat off. Broad spectrum, doesn't irritate skin (hypoallergenic). It isn't greasy or sticky and has no odor. Wish it were more readily available. UPDATE July 2018: I still regularly use Rocky Mountain Sunscreen. They no longer sell SPF 70; we get a quart pump bottle of SPF 50, and that lasts about two years for our family. Active ingredients are avobenzone, homosalate, and octocrylene. [note that oxybenzone are no… Full review

Aloe Gator SPF 40 Lotion

rated 5 of 5 stars Of the many sunscreens I have used I think this one is the best. A little bit goes a long way, it is not greasy when you put it on, and it doesn't smell like a coconut. I work outside most of the day and noticed it lasts about 4 hours with normal use and 3 hours with heavy sweating. The sun blocking agent also works well under extreme use as I found out on many of my desert hikes. Full review

user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Sawyer Stay-Put Sunscreen SPF 30
$14
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Badger Sport Broad Spectrum SPF 35 Sunscreen
$15
Banana Boat Sport Performance SPF 50 UltraMist Spray
$13
Badger SPF 25 Rose Face Sunscreen
$20
Beyond Coastal Natural SPF 30
$14 - $16
Dermatone SPF 23 Skin Protector Mini Tin
$7
Beyond Coastal Active Daily SPF 30
$12 - $29
Badger Active Broad Spectrum SPF 34 Anti-Bug Sunscreen Sunscreen / Insect Repellent
$17
Badger Active Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Sunscreen
$16
Beyond Coastal Natural SPF 30 Lip and Face Screen
$7
Sawyer Premium Sunblock with Insect Repellent Insect Repellent / Sunscreen
$10
Banana Boat Sport Performance SPF 30 Lotion
$2 - $12
Dermatone SPF 23 Medicated Lip Balm
$3
Badger Tinted Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen
$16
Badger Daily Broad Spectrum SPF 25 Sunscreen
$18
Badger Active Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen
$16
Badger Sport Broad Spectrum SPF 35 Clear Zinc Sunscreen
$17
Banana Boat Sport Performance SPF 50 Lotion
$14
Kiss My Face Sun Screen SPF 30 with Oat Protein Complex
$13
Badger Sport Broad Spectrum SPF 35 Face Stick Sunscreen
$10
Beyond Coastal Active Face Stick SPF 30
$7
Badger Sport Broad Spectrum SPF 35 Kids Face Stick Sunscreen
$10
Badger Active Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Baby Sunscreen
$16
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Aloe Gator SPF 40 Lotion
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Dermatone SPF 36 Zinc Oxide Lotion
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Rocky Mountain Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 70
Sol Sunguard BlueWater SPF 36
Kiss My Face Face Factor SPF 50
Dermatone SPF 33 Fragrance Free Lotion
Beyond Coastal SPF 15 Active Lip Balm
All Terrain Lip Armor Natural Lip Balm
Sawyer Stay-Put Sunscreen SPF 50
BullFrog Marathon Mist Spray SPF 36
Kiss My Face Hot Spots Organic SPF 30
Dermatone SPF 30 Zinc Oxide Mini Tin
Aloe Gator SPF 40+ Gel
Dermatone SPF 50 No-Touch Sunscreen Stick

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