Jul 5, 2021

Best Sunscreens to Buy in Canada in 2021

We spent some time researching the best selling sunscreens in the summer of 2021 in Canada. We analyzed the estimated sales of sunscreens from each major brand in Canada and made this list of top 5 sunscreens that Canadians prefer. Let's look at the sun protection products here.


Our research focused on creams under $ 30 that are available at Amazon Canada as well as Walmart Canada and sites like Well.ca.

Here is our list of the 5 best sunscreens to buy in the under $ 30 price range in 2021.


Price: $ 13.99
Ratings: 4.4



Price: $ 21.99
Ratings: 4.4



Price: $ 17.99
Ratings: 4.5



Price: $ 8.47
Ratings: 4.4



Price: $ 17.97
Ratings: 4.5



How to choose your sunscreen


Before shopping, here are 4 useful tips about how to choose a sunscreen this summer.

Steps:

- Choose the right SPF (sun protection factor).

  • SPF 15 blocks an average of 93% of UVB rays
  • SPF 30 blocks an average of 97% of UVB rays
  • SPF 60 blocks an average of 98% of UVB rays
  • SPF 70 blocks an average of 98.3% of UVB rays

- Choose a broad spectrum sunscreen. 

The cream should block both UVB and UVA rays.

- Choose a sunscreen that is water resistant.

- There is no difference between cream, lotion or spray.

How to apply sunscreen


A few quick tips before you start using the new sunscreen.

  • Check the expiration date of the sunscreen
  • Apply sunscreen frequently to the skin. Apply it 30 minutes before your sun exposure and re-apply every 2 hours after.
  • Protect your lips