The Best SPF Formula for Your Skin + Where to Buy It in Hoboken

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Despite fluctuating temperatures, the sun is shining, the rosé is flowing, and sidewalk seating is in full swing. Before you head out to enjoy the weather, it’s absolutely essential to armor up with SPF. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered (literally). Read on to learn about the best sunscreen + SPF formula for your skin needs and find out where to buy it in Hoboken.

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Physical vs. Chemical Sunscreen

Think of physical sunscreen as a shield: it sits on top of your skin, creating a barrier between you and the sun, reflecting and scattering UVA and UVB rays away from your skin without ever absorbing them into your body. People with sensitive skin or those who suffer from skin conditions like rosacea and psoriasis typically opt for physical sun protection for their gentle approach.

Chemical sunscreen is also known as “classic” sunscreen, and it’s likely the type you’ve been using for your whole life. Don’t let the name fool you, the term “chemical” doesn’t mean that these sunscreen formulas are actually packed with harmful chemicals. The name derives from the chemical reaction that occurs after application to prevent UVA and UVB rays from damaging your skin. Once chemical sunscreen absorbs into your body, it dissipates the rays back out into the environment and away from your skin, preventing sun damage, early signs of aging, and skin cancer.

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Where to Buy Sunscreen in Hoboken

Now that we’ve established the difference between chemical and physical sunscreen, we’ve rounded up the best places to snag some for your skin locally.

Hand + Stone Massage and Facial Spa | 1400 Hudson Street

The sheer, lightweight Dermologica sunscreen sold here is a great option for anyone engaging in physical activity (we’re looking at you, Zog Sports members). Water-resistant for up to 40 minutes and feather-light against your skin, this cruelty-free, paraben-free, vegan sunscreen will keep your skin protected while you sweat.

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EC Beauty Studio | 80 River Street

EC Beauty Studio

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This quick-absorbing PCA Skin sunscreen formula is recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation for daily use and can easily be worn under makeup for all-day sun defense.

Evolve MedSpa |706 Grand Street

Evolve MedSpa carries Skin Medica skincare products which includes a strong-acting SPF.

Sephora | 319 Washington Street

Sephora carries a plethora of sunscreens within its skincare collection. Among them are the popular brands Supergoop! – known for its ‘clean’ sunscreen formulas and this mineral option is no exception, and IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream with SPF 50 which comes in 12 shades is great for all skin types.

Studio 17 | 601 9th Street

Studio 17

Studio 17 carries Neocutis, ZO Skin Health, and Skin Medica skincare products and all three lines have variations of sunscreens so there’s an SPF for every type of skin available. The Neocutis Micro Day formula is a powerful day cream that provides four benefits in one: skin revitalization, anti-oxidant care, broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection, and lasting hydration. The ZO Skin Daily Sheer Broad-Spectrum SPF 50 formula is water and perspiration-resistant, non-greasy, and dries quickly with a sheer matte finish to shield against UVA/UVB and IR-A rays, and HEV light.

 

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