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My Top 5 Favorite Sunscreens for Summer Music Festivals

Updated: Oct 3, 2023

Summer 2023 is coming to an end and before it wraps up I wanted to write a list of my top 5 favorite sunscreens for summer music festivals. I used these products at all my music festivals attended including EDCLV, Bonnaroo, Electric Forest, and Elements. I can happily say I haven't gotten sunburn at all this season. In addition to wearing SPF products I always wear a hat and sunglasses to protect my face. I also spend time in shade as much as possible during the day. This helps prevent burnout especially for those who do back-to-back (b2b) festivals like I do with Bonnaroo and Electric Forest.

Festival tip:

Spending too much time in the sun at Bonnaroo = too exhausted for Electric Forest. Try and minimize your time in sun at the first fest if you are doing both fests or any two festivals in back-to-back weekends.

The sun wipes you out badly. Make sure to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and then resting your body. Music festivals are similar to a sport in a sense where you do need endurance! Pace yourself.

#5 Supergoop! City Sunscreen Serum SPF 30

Lightweight and great for under make-up. Does have a more SPF feeling and smell to it compared to the coola face products I listed. I do like the coverage consistency and how lightweight it is for a face SPF.

Retail : $44

#4 Coola Classic Face Organic Sunscreen Mist SPF 50

This was a product I surprisingly ended up liking. I reapplied only once per day while at Bonnaroo and never got burned. I will say I was smart with staying in any shade I could as long as possible, sunglasses, and a large brimmed sunhat. My face never felt oily or greasy. The product does have a strong smell and it did explode in my tent at Bonnaroo due to extreme heat. There was sunscreen in the tent pocket, but I cleaned it up and still been using what I have left of the product. The user application is not so much a mist as it is a manual pump spray. I did like using this when I didn't want to touch my hands to my face. I just shook well and sprayed appropriately.

Retail : $32

#3 Coola Dew Good Illuminating Serum Sunscreen with Probiotic Technology SPF 30

I love how non-sticky, non-greasy, and very little dew this provided like a 2 out of 5 dewiness. It was nicely balanced and I wore this during Electric Forest by itself during the day when I volunteered. I gave me a fresh and awakened look without having to wear any make-up.

Retail : $48

#2 Supergoop! Glow Oil SPF 50

I love how non-oily the product is and absorbs nicely into the skin keeping it hydrated. The packaging is nice with the large yellow pump, but after using the product a bit with your hands to apply to the body it can be difficult to spray again. This body SPF is a manual pump great for festivals that don't allow aerosols. I like the subtle glow it gave and nice tan it helped build over time.

Retail : $38

#1 Coola Rōsilliance® Tinted Moisturizer Organic Sunscreen SPF 30

This tinted moisturizer sunscreen has a 4 out of 5 dewiness look to it on my scale. It only comes in 3 shades and I had the lightest- Fresh Rose. The color doesn't match well like a foundation, but that's the point of it not being a foundation. When first applied it can look oddly colored, but after it settles into the skin it shifts into that dew and light-tinted coverage. Next bottle I get I will try the medium shade instead of the lightest just to see a color comparison.

I have this as my #1 because I prefer this SPF for music festival days I wish I could wear make-up but I can't because it's either too hot or I know I'm going to a pool. This pairs perfectly with a colored eyeliner and a light pressed powder. I'll share a tutorial in the future of easy && natural make-up ideas.

Retail : $52

Those are my 5 favorite SPF's I've used at my 2023 Summer Music Festivals. You can purchase directly from their site (links are within post) or Ulta Beauty stores. SPF is actually eligible for pre-tax spending! I bought a lot of my products with my health insurance's Flexible Savings Account and on a website that has all eligible items - FSA Store.

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My favorite sunscreens for summer music festivals

Let me know if you have any favorite SPF products! Comment below!

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