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Here in beautiful Victoria, we know everyone loves to spend time outdoors in the summer months—whether it’s paddleboarding, hiking, or a glass of sangria on the patio. The team at Cosmedica is no exception, with one caveat…we’re serious about our sunscreen! Incorporating SPF products into your routine is the #1 way to prevent visible skin aging, guard against skin cancer, and protect your investment in advanced skin treatments and products. We have quite the sunscreen lineup for you to choose from, so we’re breaking down all the options in our ultimate sunscreen guide.

The Best Everyday Tinted Sunscreens

One of the best ways to incorporate sunscreen into your routine is to choose a tinted product that offers light coverage and evens out tone, allowing you to skin a step or two in the cosmetics department. If you’re looking for a tried-and-true option, SkinCeuticals® Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50 is our all-time best seller, with broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection, skin-barrier boosting plankton extract, and a tinted finish that blends into most fair to medium skin tones. For more adaptable coverage, Colorescience® Sunforgettable Total Protection Face Shield Flex SPF 50 comes in four shades—Fair, Medium, Tan, and Deep—and adjusts to your unique skin tone as you blend. Flex also includes EnvironScreen® technology, offering protection against blue light from devices, pollution, and infrared radiation as well as UV rays.

The Best Multi-Tasking Sunscreen + Primer

If you prefer to follow up your sunscreen with foundation, the Glo Beauty Tinted Primer SPF 30 will be your new favourite multi-tasker. Smooth skin texture, get a sheer semi-matte tint in the shade of your choice, and prep your skin for base makeup while ensuring your skin stays protected from UV damage.

The Best Barely-There Sunscreen

Do you find yourself skipping sunscreen because you hate the way it feels? Try our featherweight option—SkinCeuticals® Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50. The silky sheer formula is transparent, blends like a dream, and leaves no residue. Make it a habit with weightless protection!

The Best Sunscreen for Radiance

Sometimes, we need a little extra motivation to check that sunscreen box. How about a luminous glow? One of our newer additions, Colorescience® Sunforgettable Total Protection Face Shield Glow SPF 50 has quickly become a runner-up for top seller! A single universal shade offers a nourishing, antioxidant-rich formula and a pearlescent finish that’s perfect for summer. Give it a try and wait for your friends to ask how you got that lit-from-within glow. 

The Best Sunscreen for Oily Skin

Oily skin in the summer can be a struggle, but we’ve got just the thing. SkinCeuticals® Physical Matte UV Defense SPF 50 is an all-mineral option specially formulated for oily skin types, with a mousse formula that dries to a powder finish to control oil and give you a fresh matte look all day long.

The Best Sunscreen for Eyes

Colorescience® Total Eye 3-In-1 Renewal Therapy SPF 35 is a multi-benefit product that feels like such a treat to apply. A cooling undereye applicator tip soothes and reduces puffiness, while the tinted finish colour-corrects and brightens undereye circles—all while protecting the eye areas against UV rays and environmental stressors. This area is especially delicate and first to show signs of aging, so make sure you’re giving it the shield it needs! This eye-specific formula is also a good option if you have sensitive skin and find that other sunscreen formulas can cause stinging.

The Best Sunscreen for Touch-Ups (and little ones)

The ultimate question…you know you’re supposed to reapply sunscreen throughout the day, but what if you’re on the go or wearing makeup? You guessed it—we’ve got the perfect solution. Colorescience® Sunforgettable Total Protection Brush-On Shield SPF 50 is a mineral translucent powder formula that applies through a brush applicator, making it an excellent hands-free choice to apply over other base products without causing changes in tone or finish. It’s a great way to get protection along your part, your hairline, and the backs of your hands—plus, it’s a quick way to reapply onto squirmy kids who want to get back to the sand and surf as soon as possible. With four shades available—Fair, Medium, Tan, and Deep—you definitely need to pick one up to throw in your beach bag this summer!

The Best Sunscreens for the Body

The rest of your body needs love too! We have two options for easy-blending protection that won’t leave a white cast: Colorescience® Sunforgettable Total Protection Body Shield SPF 50 in shades Classic (untinted) and Bronze. Opt for a transparent finish or get a natural, sunkissed glow that can be washed off and won’t stain skin—perfect if you don’t have time for your full self-tanning routine before you hit the beach. Last but certainly not least, Colorescience Sunforgettable Total Protection Sport Stick SPF 50 is a solid formula that glides on anywhere you need it, including the delicate skin of your lips. The finish starts off white, allowing you to check that you’ve applied thoroughly, but turns transparent as you blend.

Are you making a wishlist already? We hope this guide has helped you narrow down the best sunscreen options for your face and body needs. All products are available for purchase at Cosmedica Skin Centre in Victoria, BC. We’re also happy to chat with you if you need further guidance—don’t hesitate to get in touch at or (250) 598-3300. We hope you enjoy a fun-filled and safe summer!


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