It Seems Like a Stretch, but Sun Cream Can Be a Joy to Apply (Believe Me)

Greasy, sticky, slippery legs; oily stains all over your towel—sun cream sure is a pain to apply, especially when you're on holiday. It takes so long to cover every last patch of skin, and often it can feel like you've only just lured your mind back into your book or entered that deep snooze before it's time to reapply. As much of a nuisance as it is, SPF is a complete non-negotiable, so you've just got to persist.

But what if I told you you could make the whole sun cream experience a little more enjoyable? I know it doesn't sound possible, but believe me: It is. And that's all thanks to the new raft of high-tech sun cream formulas that cool as they protect, sink in without adhering a single grain of sand to your backside and spread so well you can pretty much cover an arm in a single swoosh. Wonder-SPFs do exist—just check the list below for proof.