Sunscreen is a red-hot category. For the 12 months ending February 2015, sun-care products grew 4 percent, outpacing the prestige skin-care market, according to NPD.
Here, some of spring’s most innovative launches.
Ultimate Sun Protection Cream For Face, $36
Shiseido developed a proprietary WetForce technology for its new sun-care line, which strengthens the sunscreen when it gets wet by forming a water-repellant layer.
Cocoa Butter Formula Eventone Suncare Moisturizing Sunscreen Balm, $6
Palmer’s first line of sunscreen includes this solid-to-oil balm that melts on contact with skin. The ultramoisturizing formula blends cocoa butter, shea butter and coconut oil.
Advanced Suncare Invisible Protect Clear Cool Lotion, $10.99
The clear formula is infused with antioxidants like vitamin E and white grape seed and provides an instant cooling effect, said to reduce the skin’s temperature by four degrees.
Defense Refresh Setting Mist with Rosemary, $28
Developed as a three-in-one, this mist sets makeup, controls oil with silica and protects against UV rays.
Eau Thermale Avène
Ultra-Light Hydrating Sunscreen Lotion Spray, $30
European skin-care brand Avène has launched its first sunscreen line specifically for the U.S. In addition to UVA and UVB protection, thermal spring water soothes skin.
Cooldry Sport with Micromesh Sunscreen Spray, $11.99
The nongreasy spray uses sweat-resistant technology that provides durable protection for outdoor activities.
Makeup Setting Spray, $36
The matte-finish mist protects skin from UV rays and keeps makeup looking fresh; hyaluronic acid and aloe leaf extract provide hydration.
Dr Dennis Gross
Dark Spot Sun Defense, $42
This sunscreen doubles as skin care with vitamin C and melatonin, which is said to help diminish dark spots and hyperpigmentation.