Published on June 25, 2018

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Sunscreen—love or hate it, we all need to use it. If you fall into the hater category, allow us to introduce you to one of our favorite products: Volition’s Prismatic Luminizing Shield SPF 50 ($35), an option that will make your skin seriously glow, on top of protecting it from the sun.

Volition is a unique brand, in that it cocreates products with its online community. One member named Aja (who also happens to be a beauty editor) wondered, “What if my SPF worked without all the things we hate about sunscreen?” So she tapped into Volition’s lab and collaborated on a product that was thought to be impossible: a sunscreen with no white cast, no greasy finish, and no odor that also happens to be vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and noncomedogenic. Miraculously, every issue we’ve ever had with sunscreen seems to have been addressed.

You’re really going to love this product because of what it will do for your skin—you’ll be giving off a glow all day long thanks to its natural pearlescent finish. The formula also includes sodium hyaluronate, a hydrating ingredient that has an instantly plumping effect. Not to mention, Prismatic has a lightweight texture that doesn’t feel like it’s suffocating your skin.

It’s so good that the sunscreen, which launched in early 2018, has already sold out six times. Recently, it finally come back in stock on Sephora’s site.

Its mega-popularity makes sense. Prismatic is both a mineral and chemical sunscreen, so you get the best of both worlds. Mineral sunscreens are generally considered by most dermatologists to be superior in protection and safety to chemical sunscreens. But the titanium dioxide and zinc oxide found in them can give off a white cast that is impossibly frustrating for those with darker skin tones. Volution’s formula, however, is so finely blended that it can vanish into every skin color. One commenter on Sephora’s site raved, “I have dark, ebony skin (and proud of it). Tried so many products. I found [Prismatic] absorbs right in and leaves just a hint of shimmer.”

So if you’re in need of a new sunscreen, this one might just be it. But for those who like options, here are a few of our other favorites. Find the one that works best for you—and remember to apply it every single day!

This story was originally published on June 28, 2018. It has been updated with new information.

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