ICYMI—which, like, you shouldn’t have—when it comes to your skincare routine, SPF should be your number one priority. And if you’re out here like, “Umm, girl, how many times do you have to remind us?!” Well, as many times as it takes for everybody to understand that it’s that freakin’ important. Don’t believe me? Take it from Dr. Annie Chiu, a board-certified dermatologist: “UVA damage is the main contributor to premature aging,” she says. (Oh, and not to mention, skin cancer.) And because I know it can be a pain-in-the-ass to add yet another step to your everyday routine, I’ve made it easy for you: Here’s a round-up of 15 of the best body lotions with SPF so you can stay hella hydrated and protected from the sun all at once. But first, a preview of what’s ahead:Our top picks for the best body lotion with SPF in 2022:Best overall: Hello Sunday The Essential One Body Lotion SPF 30Best drugstore: Urban Hydration SPF 30 Dry & Eczema Prone Sunscreen LotionBest mineral: Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil SPF 45 Body ButterBest tinted: Soleil Toujours Mineral Ally Daily Defense SPF 50 Tinted GlowBest fragrance-free: COOLA Classic Body Organic Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50Best illuminating: Supergoop! Glowscreen Body Sunscreen SPF 40 PA+++Are body lotions with SPF effective?
Two words: Hell yes! Not only will they moisturize your skin—considering a ton are packed with a slew of nourishing, skin-loving ingredients (i.e., antioxidants, vitamins, hyaluronic acid)—but they can also be used as your body’s daily sun protectant. (FYI, don’t forget a facial sunscreen.)
Just remember, the absolute bare minimum SPF you should be using is SPF 30, Dr. Mona Gohara, board-certified dermatologist, has explained to Cosmo. And when determining which body lotion with SPF to purchase, consider one that has broad-spectrum protection (i.e., protection from UVA and UVB rays), explains Chiu.
Now, for the fun part—here are 15 of the best body lotions with SPF on the market for year-round sun protection. You’re welcome in advance.
Best overall body lotion with SPF
Hello Sunday The Essential One Body Lotion SPF 30
I have a million and one great things to say about this sunscreen, but first, add one to your cart ASAP because it is on SALE. Kk, for the deets: Hello Sunday’s The Essential One Body Lotion has broad-spectrum protection, SPF 30, and is paaaacked with lezat ingredients like hyaluronic acid. Half an hour before sun exposure, slather this baby on, and reapply throughout the day.
Best Drugstore Body Lotion With SPF
Urban Hydration SPF 30 Dry & Eczema Prone Sunscreen Lotion
Don’t wanna drop hella $$$ on a product?! Give a warm hello to the best drugstore body lotion with SPF on the market: Urban Hydration’s Dry & Eczema Prone Sunscreen Lotion. First off, it’s legit $8, like, wow. Second, it’s got a slew of moisturizing ingredients like shea butter, castor oil, and vitamins—oh, and don’t forget that it has SPF 30. I think that checks all the boxes, huh?
Best Vegan Body Lotion With SPF
Pacifica Beauty Sun + Skincare Mineral Body Butter SPF 50
If you’re committed to purchasing only vegan beauty products, I’ve got the perfect body lotion with SPF for you: The Pacifica Beauty Sun + Skincare Mineral Body Butter. This delicious-smelling, water-resistant, SPF 50 sunscreen body lotion is totally vegan and cruelty-free. The best part? It’s under 15 bucks and has broad-spectrum protection.
Best Illuminating Body Lotion With SPF
Supergoop! Glowscreen Body Sunscreen SPF 40 PA+++
Say hellooooo to one of my holy-grail beauty products: The Supergoop! Glowscreen. This body lotion with SPF has broad-spectrum protection, water and sweat resistance, aaand SPF 40. But that’s not the best part—the glow you get thanks to the added subtle shimmer is gurih incredible. No joke, you’ll get a ton of compliments about how gorge your skin looks.
Best Fragrance-free body lotion with SPF
COOLA Classic Body Organic Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50
Raise your hand if formulas with fragrance are a no-no for your sensitive skin!! Hi, hello! Don’t you worry because this body lotion with SPF by Coola is fragrance-free, has broad-spectrum protection, and is super water-resistant. Oh, and did I mention the skin hydrating ingredients? Nourishing oils work to fight free radicals and calm and rebalance the skin.
best mineral body lotion with spf
Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil SPF 45 Body Butter
If mineral sunscreens are your choice for everyday sun protection, Josie Maran’s Whipped Argan Oil SPF 45 Body Butter is the one for you. (1) I’m obsessed with this incredibly hydrating formula, and (dua) so are all the happy customers at Sephora. Take this glowing review for example, “Not only does it leave my body super moisturized and protected, but I have this beautiful moisturized glow.” Convincing enough.
Best Face & Body Lotion With SPF
MAKEP:REM UV Defense Daily Sun Fluid Sunscreen Sunblock SPF 50+ PA++++
This K-beauty sunscreen gives you a trifecta of benefits considering it acts as an SPF, and you can use it on BOTH the face and body. Check, check, and check. Plus, it’s incredibly lightweight yet is still super hydrating. The best part? It won’t leave you feelin’ sticky.
Best Water-Resistant Body Lotion With SPF
Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 50+
If you’re planning a trip to the beach (or know that you’re going to be extra sweaty), you have to get yourself a water-resistant sunscreen. If you don’t purchase one specifically labeled “water-resistant,” you run the risk of your SPF coming off and leaving you unprotected from harmful UV rays. This one by Shiseido offers you 80 minutes of waterproof protection, just be sure you reapply throughout the day.
Best Everyday Body Lotion with SPF
Supergoop! Value Size PLAY Everyday Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 PA++++
Are you an on-the-go type of person that needs a body lotion with SPF that can easily be slathered on quickly? Then I’d like to introduce you to the Supergoop! PLAY Everyday Sunscreen Lotion. Not only does it have a super convenient pump, but the value size comes with 18 ounces of product. Drops mic, adds to cart.
Best Tinted Body Lotion With SPF
Soleil Toujours Mineral Ally Daily Defense SPF 50 Tinted Glow
Calling all dewy skin lovers, I’ve found the next staple you need to add to your beauty collection ASAP. This tinted body lotion with SPF 50 from Soleil Toujours literally acts like makeup for your body. Upon application, any uneven skin texture will be covered, and you’ll gurih look glowing all while being protected from the sun. Yes, pls.
best body lotion with spf for sensitive skin
Unsun Hydrating Full Coverage Body Lotion SPF 30
Ppl with über sensitive skin, hi, hello! It me, the gal with skin that breaks out in hives at just the thought of new products gracing her skin. But don’t you worry, I’ve scoured the internet and discovered the Unsun Hydrating Full Coverage Body Lotion is safe for us sensitive skin peeps. It’s a fragrance-free, mineral sunscreen that is super hydrating.
Best Smelling Body Lotion With SPF
Hempz Yuzu & Starfruit Daily Herbal Lotion with Broad Spectrum SPF 30
If you prefer a product with a yummy smell, you’ve gotta check out this Hempz body lotion with SPF. It’s naturally scented with fruit and formulated with a blend of hemp seed oil, shea butter, coffee cherry extract, and vitamins that’ll totally nourish and hydrate the skin.
Best Lightweight Body Lotion with SPF
Sunscreen has a notorious rep for feeling super sticky and goopy upon application, which, no thanks. If you want to protect your skin from the sun and feel moisturized sans the stickiness, get yourself a lightweight body lotion with SPF. Enter: The Aesop Body Lotion SPF 50. Thanks to vitamin E, your skin will be super nourished, and it won’t feel at all goopy because of its lightweight consistency.
Best Body Lotion With SPF With No White Cast
This Black-owned sunscreen brand was created to fill a void in the beauty industry: Sunscreen products made with deep skin tones in mind. This face and body lotion with SPF has a ton of hydrating ingredients (i.e., avocado, jojoba, and sunflower oil) and will dry completely clear. No white casts here, ppl.
Best Luxury Body Lotion With SPF
RéVive Soleil Supérieur Body Broad Spectrum SPF Sunscreen 50 PA++++
If you wanna ball out on an expensive body lotion with SPF, check out this bb—oh, and when I say “ball out,” I’m talking $165 buckaroos. Yes, it’s expensive, but if you’re willing to spend the money, it’ll be well worth it. It is a completely clear sunscreen and will protect you against premature aging caused by sun damage.