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14 On-the-Go Sunscreen Sticks That Will Save Your Skin

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According to a May Spate report, “sunscreen sticks” have seen a 64.9-percent year-over-year growth in search volume. But search no further: These 14 sunscreen products are so easy to use at any time of the day, you’ll no longer have an excuse not to reapply.

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EltaMD UV Stick Broad-Spectrum SPF50+ ($35)

A dermatologist-loved standout that gets an A-plus for antioxidant protection and a high SPF, Louisville, KY dermatologist Tami Buss Cassis, MD says she “loves, loves, loves” EltaMD’s trustworthy to-go option, while Saddle Brook, NJ dermatologist Dr. Frederic Haberman says he likes it because it’s “easy to apply, ideal for on-the-go and good for reapplication.” Fort Lauderdale, FL dermatologist Dr. Merrick Elias is also a fan, praising it for the fact that “it’s easy to use for both adults and children.”

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Coola Classic Sunscreen Stick Tropical Coconut ($24)

Take a trip to the islands without getting on the plane with the always-reliable Coola’s take on the sunscreen stick. The antioxidant-rich formula is strong when it comes to delivering legit sun protection, yet goes on in a lightweight way that delivers that “just-perfect” amount of glowy sheen.

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Cetaphil Sheer Mineral Sunscreen Stick SPF 50 ($10)

Dermatologists keep stressing how important it is to not forget areas like the ears—and this easy-to-use stick doesn’t leave us with many excuses, as it works on everything face–related, including the lips.

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SkinBetter Sunbetter Sheer SPF 56 Sunscreen Stick ($55)

Davie, FL dermatologist Marianna Blyumin-Karasik, MD tags this as the “most elegant sunscreen stick out there” and she has a ton of colleagues who agree. Campbell, CA dermatologist Amelia K. Hausauer, MD coins it her “everyday sunscreen,” calling out its good zinc content, water resistance and nice, creamy consistency that works well under makeup, while the entire staff at New York dermatologist Julie Russak, MD‘s office says they “love, love, love” it because it’s “sheer, mineral and great for men and kids on-the-go.”

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Mustela SPF 50 Mineral Sunscreen Stick ($13)

It may be mini, but this sensitive skin–approved option has received National Science Foundation and National Eczema Association seals, and it is committed to sustainability with a reef-safe SPF 50 option.

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CeraVe Mineral Sunscreen Stick ($11)

Another check in the “goes on totally clear category,” this lightweight, oil-free stick has the added advantage of treating dry skin to a hydrating mix of ceramides and hyaluronic acid.

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MDSolarSciences Solar Stick SPF 40 ($20)

This blendable sunscreen wears amazingly over or under makeup so you can up your sun protection game without disrupting your foundation.

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ATTITUDE Sensitive Skin Mineral Sunscreen Stick SPF 30 ($20)

The brand has an assortment of SPF sticks—tinted, baby, lip balms and more—and this super safe for even reactive skin types takes tops in our book for having the added benefit of being enriched with calming oat extracts.

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