The 15 Best SPF Sprays That Make Applying Sunscreen Easy

Spray and go.

11 SPF Sprays That Make Applying Sunscreen Easy
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One of the catch-22s when it comes to wearing sunscreen: Applying it and then reapplying it throughout the day can feel like a chore. Plus, the wrong formula can turn your deft second-skin makeup application into a cakey, pastey nightmare. If you're like us, you're looking for an SPF that won't disrupt the skincare or makeup products already layered onto your skin and provides a quick refresh. Which is where SPF sprays come into play. Sprays act as an invisible protective shield over your skin for a necessary dose of sun protection. Even when you're chilling inside on sweltering afternoons, you'll want to be sure to apply and reapply SPF throughout the day—especially if you sit near a window while working from home, or like to drive from place to place.

Thankfully, a slew of innovative SPF sprays are solving this conundrum, with many even doubling as setting sprays. Some offer antioxidant defense against invisible pollution, and some even hydrate the skin as it protects it. From ultra-lightweight formulas with an invisible finish, to oil-free, mattifying setting sprays, to cooling mists that'll make you let out one big ahhh—these are what you call sunscreen made easy. We've rounded up the absolute best SPF facial sprays to ensure that your skin is well taken care of with warmer months upon us. Ahead, stock up on one of these protective mists, made for every preference and skin tone.

Chelsea Hall is the Assistant Fashion and Beauty Editor at Marie Claire, where she covers celebrity style, fashion trends, skincare, makeup and anything else tied into the world of fashion and beauty