Give your skin the prettiest glow while also protecting it with these shimmering SPF oils

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Protecting your skin is crucial all year long, but it’s especially important during the summer when you’re spending more time outside. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t (safely) still get a summertime glow.

Besides incorporating a quality self-tanner into your beauty routine, consider bringing a shimmering SPF oil along on your next trip to the beach! While regular sunscreen is a great option, several brands have come out with SPF formulations that contain a little sparkle.

But don’t worry, you won’t end up looking like you’ve coated yourself in glitter. These sunscreens are lightweight and leave you shining in the best way. Below, get the scoop on four shimmering SPFs that deserve a place in your beach bag.

1. Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Shimmering Body Oil SPF 30 Sunscreen, $38

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Credit: Sol de Janeiro

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This limited-edition dry oil from Sol de Janeiro (the brand behind the iconic Brazilian Bum Bum Cream) is full of coconut oil, cupuaçu butter and açaí oil to hydrate and soften skin. This SPF 30 formula is also reef-safe and water-resistant for up to 80 minutes.

2. Kopari Sun Shield Body Glow Gel SPF 50, $36

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Kopari’s gel formula uses natural pearlescent minerals for a pretty glow and offers SPF 50 protection. It applies clearly and dries down comfortably, so you don’t have to worry about any greasy or sticky residue. Plus, this reef-safe sunscreen is sweat- and water-resistant for up to 40 minutes.

3. Supergoop! Glow Oil SPF 50, $15 – $38

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If you want to try an option that doesn’t have any flecks of shimmer, this Glow Oil from Supergoop! is a great one. This SPF 50 oil is water-resistant for up to 80 minutes, making it great for a beach or pool day. The brand also suggests trying it after a shower for a hydrating glow!

4. Pacifica Sea & C Glow Bronzing Oil SPF 20, $16

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This mineral combo sunscreen is packed with antioxidants that will not only make your skin glow and give you SPF 20 protection but also hydrate your skin. This Pacifica must-have is made without parabens, phthalates, SLS or mineral oil and is 100% vegan.

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