Best Sunscreens for Your Active Adventures

Posted by Timbers Resorts on September 13, 2013

All travelers can attest that nothing ruins a trip faster than a nasty sunburn. Sunscreen is a travel necessity when you pay a visit to Timbers Resorts’ luxury resort vacation destinations – whether you’re skiing and staying at one of Mountain Collection resorts, swimming amidst the vineyards in California Wine Country or lounging by the ocean at one of our beach properties.

The number one rule of sunscreen is to go for broad spectrum protection that blocks both UVA and UVB rays. But we’ve also taken a look at top picks in the natural, sports, and child-friendly categories. A few of our top choices for SPF protection include:

Keep It Natural

SPF-beach-350x239Alba Botanica’s Hawaiian Natural Natural Sunscreen with Green Tea absorbs quickly and the formula featuring aloe vera, green tea, and sunflower oil make it nourishing. The light floral scent is a nice bonus.

Nia24’s Sun Damage Prevention 100% Mineral Sunscreen is oil-free and combines titanium and zinc with Pro-Niacin which has the bonus of improving skin tone and texture.


Adorable Baby SPF 30 Sunscreen comes highly rated for safety by the Environmental Working Group. In addition to non-nano zinc oxide— that means the zinc oxide won’t absorb into your kid’s bloodstream— it includes soothing natural ingredients like organic cocoa butter and organic shea butter. Don’t let the name fool you, this one’s actually great for both the young and young at heart.

Get Active

Coppertone Sports Continuous Spray is a fantastic option, offering great protection from the sun combined with an application method that lets you keep your palms free of sunblock so there’s no slipping when you serve up that volleyball.

Neutrogena Wet Skin Sunblock Spray is a must if you’re going to be in the water. A special formula lets it cut through water so it can be applied— and stay on— despite your most vigorous backstroke.

If you have any other suggestions for your favorite sunscreen, please let us know in the comments below!

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