You've probably heard of Supergoop sunscreen — or at least you've seen it (the bright, fun packaging is hard to miss). The uber-popular brand came on the anti-sunburn scene in 2005 with a singular mission: to distribute sunblock in public schools. "I learned from my dermatologist that sun damage starts at a very young age — we must protect the children first,” Supergoop founder Holly Thaggart told Vanity Fair in 2018. In the years since launch, the company has expanded rapidly, developing dozens of cult-favorite SPF products: from face sunscreens to sunblock for bodies, lips, scalps and even hands.
Supergoop! Play Everyday SPF 50
Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen
Best for oily skin
Supergoop Glow Screen SPF 40
The three-in-one TikTok favorite
Supergoop! Every. Single. Face. Watery Lotion
Best for dry skin
There's little doubt that consumers love Supergoop's products, which have racked up tens of thousands of 5-star reviews on Amazon alone. The brand's face sunscreens — including Glow Screen and Unseen Sunscreen — have gone viral on TikTok, where users claim they blend seamlessly into skin-care routines. Reviewers say its chemical and mineral formulas work well for sensitive skin. Celebrities like Brooke Shields and Drew Barrymore can't stop raving about the brand. We decided to check it out for ourselves.
Supergoop Play Everyday Lotion review
Going in, I knew the biggest complaint about Supergoop sunscreen is the price — particularly the Unseen Sunscreen and Glow Screen, which both ring in at $38 for a 1.7oz tube. And while I found both of these star sunscreens to be high quality with no white cast (see my reviews below), neither (for me) justified the cost. In fact, I greatly preferred a third Supergoop product: the Play Everyday Lotion, which, at $24 for 2.4 ounces, is not quite a deal, but for sure felt worth the investment.
It's not just the lower cost that drew me to the Play Everyday lotion. When I first tried the formula I found it to be lightweight but still somehow rich-feeling; silky and viscous in a pleasant way. It's a broad-spectrum SPF 50 (meaning: it offers protection from UVA, UVB, and IRA rays) but it's also made with skin-nourishing extras like sunflower extract. It's designed to be used on both face and body, which makes it convenient and versatile (it's the only sunscreen I pack on vacation), especially since it comes in a number of sizes — including both a tiny travel-sized tube and a handy Supergoop Play Everyday jumbo-size, an 18-ounce tub with an easy-to-use, family-designed applicator pump. Mom friends I know buy this larger size at the beginning of every summer and keep it by an entryway — it's an amazing reminder to apply sunscreen before getting kids out the door.
What does Supergoop Play sunscreen smell like?
The best way I can describe Supergoop's scent is like an expensive beach vacation. It's subtle, inoffensive and just the teensiest bit tropical.
What is Supergoop Play's texture? How does it feel on your skin?
This is, to me, the best part of Supergoop's Play Everyday sunscreen — it has a luxurious, smooth texture that's creamy but not heavy or sticky. Every time I used it, it both glided on easily and left my skin with a faint glow.
Is Supergoop reef-safe?
Back in 2005, Supergoop was among the first brands to make sunscreen free of the chemical oxybenzone, a major ocean pollutant. Today, its sunscreens remain both reef-safe and cruelty-free.