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12 Must-Have Anti-Pollution Sunscreens for Every Season

Protect your skin and promote a healthy complexion with anti-pollution sunscreen
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As our quarantine summer continues and we all learn how to have safe and socially distanced fun in the sun, now is also one of the best times to improve on your beauty routine and try out some new products. While we're all trying to stay cool in this summer heat, anti-pollution sunscreen is a must-have for all seasons, as it shields your skin from the sun in all climates while cleansing your skin of harmful external toxins. To treat your skin right and keep it healthy year round, here are some of the best anti-pollution sunscreens. 

Clarins

This daytime sunscreen protects your skin from permeating UV rays and other pollutants while also soothing and restoring the balance of your facial complexion.

UV Plus Anti-Pollution Sunscreen Multi-Protection Tint SPF 50, $45, Sephora

 

Shiseido

This lightweight option is free of oils but packed with ingredients designed to tackle environmental pollutants that can have harsh impacts on your skin. A daily skincare step, this sunscreen also doubles as a primer if you want to add a touch of makeup to your look. 

Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector Broad Spectrum Face Sunscreen SPF 42, $35, Sephora

EleVen by Venus Williams

Venus Williams' lifestyle brand EleVen has formulated this reef-safe sunscreen that is better for the planet while also being better for your skin against the harmful environmental pollutants we encounter every day. 

Unrivaled Sun Serum SPF 35, $50, Credo

Clé de Peau Beauté

Clé de Peau's anti-pollution sunscreen actually works for your body as well as your face, and is specially formulated to address everyday pollutants that can prematurely age our skin. This everyday option will moisturize your skin all over, helping it feel even smoother while taking care of your complexion. 

UV Protective Emulsion Very High Protection For Body Broad Spectrum SPF 50+, $90, Neiman Marcus

COOLA

Keep your skin cool with this COOLA option, a facial sunscreen that counteracts the effects that the sun, pollution, and even digital overexposure have on our skin.  

Full Spectrum 360° Sun Silk Drops Organic Sunscreen SPF 30, $46, Sephora

 

Biossance

A great option for even the most sensitive skin, this vegan, cruelty-free mineral sunscreen makes a conscious effort to be better for the environment while tackling the impact of environmental issues on our skin. 

Squalane + Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30, $30, Sephora

 

Murad

This slightly-peach tinted SPF is designed to help color correct all skin tones and protect all skin types from environmental pollutants as well as infrared radiation. 

City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50, $68, Murad

 

Beautycounter

This Countersun anti-pollution formula incorporates antioxidants to protect your skin from polluction and a special chicory root extract to keep your skin moisturized and hydrated. 

Countersun Daily Sheer Defense For Face SPF 25, $42, Beautycounter

 

Koa

Get into the daily habit of protecting your skin with Koa's lightweight formula, which features proprietary technology to enhance the restorative effects of this anti-pollution SPF on your skin. 

Anti-Pollution SPF45+, $27, Koa

Dermalogica

Dermalogica's anti-pollution sunscreen easily blends into your skin with special blue light protection and antioxidant green tea to soothe and shield your skin. 

Invisible Physical Defense SPF30, $54, Dermalogica

 

Farmacy

This invisible, green defense option can be worn under makeup to soothe your skin while reducing the effects of external environmental stressors. 

Green Defense Daily Mineral Sunscreen, $36, Sephora

Supergoop!

This smooth anti-pollution formula is best applied in the morning to prepare your skin against the daily stressors and pollutants that could harm it. Packed with Vitamin E and B5, these ingredients hydrate your skin and leave you glowing and protected. 

City Sunscreen Serum, $42, Supergoop!

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