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The 9 Best Sunscreens Under $30 For Every Skin Type

From CeraVe to cocokind.

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Before you plan an entire summer revolving around fun in the sun, you need to stock up on the season’s most essential item: sunscreen. It’s important to keep your skin protected from harmful rays, and ahead, you’ll find nine sunscreen options that will cost you less than $30.

Protect your skin against UVA and UVB rays with this lightweight daily sunscreen. The ingredient list includes microalgae and rice starch, which protect the skin from pollutants and support overall skin health.

Travel-friendly in size, the Glow Stick can be applied to the face, neck, and shoulders. The dry oil sunscreen does come with sun protection, and it also leaves a dewy finish, meaning you can shine without getting a sunburn.

TikTok’s favorite skincare brand also offers sun protection. Coming in a sheer, universally-flattering skin tint, the sunscreen also features CeraVe’s three essentials ceramides for hydrating the skin.

Broad Spectrum - SPF 30
Black Girl Sunscreen

Weightless when applied, this sunscreen promises not to leave behind a noticeable white cast or any stickiness. Thanks to the addition of coca butter and carrot seed oil, your skill will also feel hydrated.

Water resistant for up to 80 minutes, the Melt-In Sunscreen was made for even the most sensitive of skin types. Oil-free and fragrance-free, the product comes in a velvety texture that makes application a breeze.

Promising day-long protection, this sunscreen features a water-light feel when applied. The addition of hyaluronic acid makes for a formula that will leave skin hydrated, too.

Spray on your sun protection with this SPF 70. Oil-free and water-resistant, the comedogenic formula comes with vitamin E for an added skin boost.

This sunscreen comes with a bronzing effect that will leave skin glowing. It also boasts SPF 30, promising 80 minutes of water-resistant protection.

Available in two skin type variations, this tinted lotion was made for sensitive skin, promising not to clog pores. Free of fragrance, the lotion comes with water-resistant protection for up to 80 minutes.

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