child with sunblock and hat

photo: bryan via Flickr

Maybe you’re stopping by Trader Joe’s, anyway, to pick up bargains on produce and cereal, plus indulgences like Speculoos Cookie Butter (hold us back!), but while you’re there wheel over to the “Supplements & Such” aisle and stock up on Trader Joe’s Nourish Spray Sunscreen SPF 50. It comes in a bottle made with fancy technology (originally created to power turbo-charged engines—cool!), so it sprays evenly at all angles and empties up to 99%. It also provides UVA/UVB protection, is oil free and water resistant. The kicker? It’s rated a perfect 100 on Consumers Report’s 2017 sunscreen test, making it number one in the “spray” category, and for around $6, no less!

The overall top product on the list is La Roche-Posay’s Anthelios 60 Melt-in Sunscreen Milk, but it costs around $27. Highly rated and budget-friendly Banana Boat Sun Comfort SPF 50+ runs about $8 and is made to allow sand to easily brush off—great for the beach. Convincing kids to use something is always easier when their favorite characters are on it. Pure Sun’s Defense Disney Frozen Lotion SPF 50 scored a 98, retails at around $5 to $7 and comes in tubes featuring Minions, Captain America, TMNT, Mickey Mouse and Star Wars characters.

Have a favorite sunblock? Tell us about it in the comments below!