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We'll be honest – the topic of sunscreen has become a bit complicated (or should we say) heated?) In recent years. In the past it was all about whether or not we carried the stuff, but now what's in our recipe seems to be the center of the sunscreen debate. Essentially, you have two options when it comes to SPF: a chemical formula or a physical formula, which is often referred to as mineral Sunscreens.

The main difference between the two is that chemical options include avobenzone, octinoxate, and oxybenzone as their major sunscreen ingredients, while physical / mineral options include titanium dioxide and / or zinc oxide. Of course, there is also the question of how they work differently to prevent sun damage. According to Piedmont Healthcare, chemical sunscreens absorb the UV rays that hit our skin and convert it into heat, which is then released by the body. Mineral formulas, however, sit on the skin and reflect the harmful sun rays. While chemical sunscreens have stinked a bit lately, both types of sunscreen have their pros and cons. My confidante, RenΓ©e Rouleau, gets to the bottom of this.

However, we are currently talking about mineral sunscreens, which are often less irritating, immediately effective (no waiting after application!) And naturally provide a broad spectrum of protection against UVA and UVB rays. Oh, and it is also touted that they are longer lasting (saving you more money) and less likely to clog your pores – great news for someone like me with slightly provoked, aknic skin.

Because I'm ridiculously picky about things I put on my skin, and I get, try, and try practically every beauty product in the game, I share my personal list of sunscreen's favorite products – the face, body, hair, lips, and all sorts of other formulas, I personally use or recommend to my friends and family. Scroll on!

I love The Ordinary for its affordable prices and effective skincare formulations. This mineral sunscreen is suitable for all skin types that I love as a person inclined to acne.

Supergoop! is one of my favorite sunscreen brands ever, and I think it's great that it brings more mineral formulas to market. I constantly burn my scalp in the summer (I hate hats), so this semi-protective debut will appear in the clutch.

I'm still switching to more organic skincare products to incorporate into my daily routine, but with Coola's new body sunscreen, it's really easy to satisfy my daily amount of mineral-based moisture and sunscreen. It is also fragrance-free, making it a great choice for those who do not want to smell like vanilla coconut daiquiri.

This tinted mineral facial lotion from the French staple brand AvΓ¨ne is wonderful for several reasons. It feels light and looks seamless on the skin, has an ample dose of SPF, and keeps my sensitive, acne-prone skin in line – even when it becomes greasy and sweaty due to its 80-minute water resistance.

I love Suntegrity, and if my wallet (and my closet space) could afford, I would hoard every single brand of mineral sunscreen product. Unfortunately, if I had to decide, the nicely toned lips would be my favorite. They protect you from burns as well as injuries, and I keep them in all my pockets all year long. (Because yes, you need sunscreen in winter, people!)

Not many people know about the mine, but the brand happens to be one of my (and, um, Meghan Markles!) Favorite organic skin care lines. This calming sunscreen with SPF 30 spikes has a soothing, moisturizing and all around beauty.

EltaMD is one of the industry's most popular and well-known sun protection brands. If you're looking for a great mineral face lotion on the market, I recommend this iconic classic that stays clear and keeps the harmful rays away safely. (It's the iconic bestseller of the brand!)

If I feel like it and know that I'm out all day and all night, I'm obsessed with using this Bare Republic mineral sunscreen stick. It's easy to pick up your bag and effortlessly leave a divine glow on your skin.

My mother first introduced me to this natural and mineral line of the drugstore brand, Australian Gold, and I think it's great that I can find her virtually anywhere. It never feels greasy and is loaded with skin-enhancing antioxidants. So it really is a summer present that is being given away more and more.

The popular French drugstore brand La Roche-Posay is repeatedly awarded for its first-class sunscreen formulas. And in the mineral sunscreen mount, this featherweight formula that you find on Amazon, my choice.

Juice Beauty is one of the few natural cosmetics brands that makes it really, really easy to switch to non-toxic products. This sweet lip trio is treated with mineral sunscreen and gives the lips a summery splash of color.

We are sorry, but without Colorescience's highly rated products, no summary of sunscreens would ever be complete. Sure, the brand is perhaps best known for its practical sunscreen formulas for brushing, but I personally keep this reliable body formula in stock at all times. And, do not hate me, I can not really get behind the powder formula! (Only I'm an honest beauty editor here!)

Again, over the years, I've had a lot of trouble finding sunscreens (especially minerals) that will not break me or make you overly greasy. Ren's clean formula is brand new and none of the former guilty. I highly recommend. Are not you happy if you have a yellow, upbeat package?

Ilia is one of the most beautiful beauty brands. In fact, I honestly forget that his products are natural and organic! They are just so good. I understand that some people are not powder people, but I'm definitely not one of them. I need it! Right now, I'm thrilled with the translucent mineral and sunscreen formula that provides protection and protection throughout the day. It keeps my make-up intact even on the most worrying summer days and gives me just enough brilliance to look pretty, but not over the top.

Beautycounter is so underrated and unfairly flies under the radar. (I am speaking!) This tinted mist was all mine for me this spring and summer and is the perfect option for someone like me who is constantly striving for a burst of color but does not want to expose his skin to any damage or danger to tomato brandy. Also, it's worth pointing out that so many spray formulas (at least in my experience) just do not do the trick and do not work as well as their counterparts in the lotion. This is an A + exception! Next: Editors at Teen Vogue, Allure, and more about their favorite sunscreen and SPF tips