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The best...sunblocks

Five sunscreens for the summer, including a refreshingly inexpensive one from Target.

Rodan + Fields Reverse Environmental Shield
San Francisco’s celebrity dermatologists have rethought sunscreen chemistry. This shield uses vita­min A from seaweed to extend the life of a key ingredient.
$41, rodanandfields.com
Source: Vogue

MDSolarSciences Mineral Screen Lotion SPF 40
Even vitamin A is potentially hazardous. To avoid all suspect sunscreen chemicals, buy a lotion whose active ingredients are zinc oxide and titanium oxide, like this one.
$36, mdsolarsciences.com
Source: Real Simple

La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60
Originally a cult buy available only in Europe, La Roche-Posay is a favorite of dermatologists. It now comes in this “ultra-light” version, ideal for oily skin.
$29.50, larocheposay.us
Source: Real Simple

Avon Anew Solar Advance SPF 30
Anew’s formula stimulates enzymes within skin cells in order to switch on a natural antioxidant defense system. Among dermatologists, this rates as big news.
$34, shop.avon.com
Source: Vogue

Up & Up Sport Continuous SPF 30
“Don’t pay too much” if all you care about is UVA and UVB protection. For that, this Target product outscores La Roche-Posay, and costs less than 88 cents an ounce.
$9 for two, target.com
Source: Consumer Reports

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