Before the sun sets on Amazon Prime Day 2023 (which ends on July 12 at 11:59 p.m. PT, in case you needed a reminder), we beauty editors are here to tell you about a specific category of deals you shouldn’t sleep on — sunscreens.
That’s right. Your days spent BBQ-ing with friends and family, hiking in the great outdoors, and spent lounging in the park or on the beach are far from over — though, to be clear, you should be wearing sunscreen of at least SPF 30 all year long (and not just in the summer). Take this opportunity to stock up on some seriously-discounted mineral and chemical formulas from popular brands like EltaMD and MDSolarSciences, as well as K-beauty darlings Innisfree, Thank You Farmer, and Cosrx.
We know combing through Amazon can be a struggle, so below, we rounded up some of our favorite Prime Day sunscreen deals for your convenience:
Amazon Prime Day 2023 Best Mineral Sunscreen Deals
The best type of sunscreen is one you’ll wear every day, but as far as dermatologist advice goes, most experts we’ve spoken to agree that mineral sunscreens are better for sensitive skin — as well as children, pregnant people, etc. There are only two active ingredients you’ll find in mineral sunscreens: zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, which reflect UV rays. They’re also photostable and don’t need to be reapplied as frequently as chemical sunscreens when exposed to light.
Since physical sunscreens sit on the surface of the skin, they may need a little extra time during application to blend into the skin. But luckily, beauty brands continue to innovate their mineral formulas, and now there are tons of options that blend in seamlessly into skin and don’t leave a ghostly white cast. Some of our favorite formulas are tinted, such as the EltaMD, MDSolarSciences, and Paula’s Choice options listed below, for an extra-natural finish.
Amazon Prime Day 2023 Best Chemical Sunscreen Deals
For those who don’t have sensitive skin and seek out sunscreens that 1) don’t leave a white cast and 2) feel more akin to a lightweight moisturizer than a sunscreen, check out one of the following chemical formulas. They absorb UV rays and convert them to non-damaging heat, but just note that you should give yourself a solid 15 minutes post-application before exposing your skin to the sun (so that the chemical reaction can run its course).