Anyone who has tried to skirt TSA regulations or music festival bag inspections in an effort to stay sun safe knows that finding an easily hidden, travel sunscreen can be weirdly difficult. That nearly foot-long aerosol can is going to get you held up every time. To help you fly through security checks, plus give you something to keep in your pocket for derm-recommended regular reapplication (that’s every two hours), we gathered together some excellent tiny UV ray-blocking options.
Supergoop Defense Refresh Setting Mist SPF 50 Travel Size
Okay, so this is marketed as something to spray atop makeup, but the mist is an excellent option for men, too. Why? Not only is the mist a mess-free way to reapply throughout the day, but it also features a de-greasing formula and soothes overheated skin with rosemary essence.
$12 for 1 fl. oz., supergoop.com
MDSolarSciences Mineral Sunscreen Stick SPF 40
If you run or bike long distances, then you really should re-up your SPF mid-workout. So consider this small stick as essential as your water bottle and grab it before you head out for that sweat session.
Coola Travel Size Body SPF 30 Fresh Cucumber Sunscreen Spray
Spray sunscreen is the best option when you don’t like that feeling of sunscreen on your hands and there is no sink in sight. This one is clear, smells of cucumbers (refreshing!) and comes packed with organic skin nourishing ingredients like algae and strawberry.
$20 for 3 fl. oz., coolasuncare.com
Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ Wetforce For Face
While most SPF washes away with sweat and surf, this one actually starts working when drenched with either. Thanks to its hydrophilic formula, 15 minutes of water or a half hour of sweat exposure helps it do a better job at foiling UV rays.
$36 for 2 fl. oz., nordstrom.com
Let it Block SPF 30
If you’re a sensitive type, this mineral option promises to be gentle while deflecting the sun’s rays. And the recyclable pouch makes it both easy to pack and good for the Earth.
$14.99 for 3 fl. oz., letitblock.com
SkinCeuticals Physical Matte UV Defense SPF 50
Shiny face is one unfortunate side effect of many sunscreens, which is why using one that offers a mattifying finish, like this one, will probably make you more likely to apply it. And this weightless mineral selection also won’t clog pores so potential pimples are no longer a valid excuse for going sans sunblock.
$34 for 1 fl. oz., skinceuticals.com