You’ve got your new swimsuit. You’ve got your new beach bag. You even have a good book and a pair of sunglasses. The only thing missing for a great trip to the beach—outside of a cold beer—is proper sunscreen. We’re all for the classics from Coppertone and Hawaiian Tropic in a pinch, but the best sunscreens aren’t ones you’ll find on most big box store shelves. Whether you want an option that goes on with a spray or rubs in easily, one that’s waterproof and sweat proof, or you just want to stick with a brand you already know you love, these are the 7 best sunscreens for your weekend beach trips.
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Cremo All-In-One Face Lotion SPF 20

If you don’t have experience with their products yet, Cremo makes some seriously great men’s products that can be considered artisanal in every aspect but price. Cremo All-In-One Face Lotion is light, non-greasy and purposely unscented. It’s great as a face lotion, aftershave, moisturizer, anti-aging cream and a sunscreen because of its SPF 20 rating. Best of all, this one stop shop for men’s lotion needs is packaged in a 2.5oz container so it’s the only thing you’ll need to pack if you plan on traveling.

$8
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Alba Botanica Hawaiian Clear Spray Sunscreen

If you spend enough time in the sun or at the beach you’re eventually going to have to reapply your sunscreen. It’s inevitable if you don’t want to leave looking like a lobster. Alba Botanica Hawaiian Clear Spray Sunscreen makes that process easier. Spray sunscreen isn’t normally all that effective compared to rub in alternatives, but this version from Alba Botanica really works. It’s also made with 100% vegetarian ingredients, water resistant over an hour and is rated SPF 50 to protect against sunburn, skin cancer and signs of aging.

$9
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Thinksport SPF 50+ Sunscreen

With top ratings from the Environmental Working Group, dermatologists and professional athletes, Thinksport SPF 50+ Sunscreen will protect you from all those harsh rays while still being formulated to be non-toxic and easy to apply. It’s also rated for up to 80 minutes of water resistance, so this is another sunscreen you can wear to the beach or while sweating heavily without having to worry about reapplying it every twenty minutes.

$14
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Supergoop! Everyday Sunscreen SPF 50

One of the biggest problems with sunscreen is the fact that you’re either not protected from the elements or you’re completely covered with a thick white sludge that will look terrible as soon as your stubble appears. That’s not the case with Supergoop! It’s specially formulated to go on easy and be absorbed quickly while still being made without the nasty stuff and giving you SPF 50 protection. Supergoop! has a scent best described somewhere between licorice and freshly built gym that we find oddly pleasant, but the smell fades quickly if fragrances aren’t your thing.

$19
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Jack Black Sun Guard Sunscreen SPD 45

Every Jack Black product is built to protect and improve without feeling like you’re covering yourself in unnecessary chemicals or spending too much money on a grooming regimen. The brand is also everyone’s favorite higher end men’s skincare that’s still available at a big box store. Jack Black Sun Guard Sunscreen is a vitamin-enriched, oil-free, broad spectrum sunscreen that’s rated at SPD 45 along with being water and sweat resistant for almost an hour and a half. This is the best sunscreen for active guys.

$21
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La Roche-Posay Anthelios Face Sunscreen Ultra-Light Fluid

With recommendations from over 25,000 dermatologists worldwide, it’s safe to say La Roche-Posay knows what they’re doing when it comes to making a quality skincare product. La Roche-Posay Anthelios Face Sunscreen Ultra-Light Fluid is one of the best all-in-one men’s sunscreens out there. It’s built to give you SPF 60 and free radical protection while also improving the overall quality of your skin if used on a daily basis. And because it’s free from oil, parabens and fragrances it’s generally safe for use even for those of you with allergies and sensitive skin.

$30
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Kiehl's Super Fluid UV Defense Sunscreen SPF 50+

Despite the fact that none of their products ever come cheap, Kiehl’s makes some of our favorite grooming products out there. SPF 50+ protection with advanced UVA/UVB technology along with antioxidant Vitamin E to prevent free-radical damage. Lightweight, smooth, non-greasy feel and application with 80 minute water resistance. Kiehl’s Super Fluid UV Defense Sunscreen is also a little more liquidy than other alternatives which makes it easier to apply and properly rub in. Just don’t let your friends use it. Their borrowing will quickly turn into stealing.

$38