Since I went cruelty-free a few years ago I've always used Superdrug's sun lotions and I can't fault them. They're affordable, quick to apply and never let me down. I'm the one who keeps sunscreen in my bag through the whole summer, and pleads with my friends to put it on! I've also used factor 50 for a long time now, as I'm super pale and happy to forsake a tan to know that my skin isn't getting damaged. These are the two products I'm using this summer.
Suitable for vegetarians
This is the one I keep in my handbag, as it's the perfect size for topping up through the day if I'm out in the sunshine. I use it on my face every morning after moisturising, and then use e.l.f.'s blotting sheets (similar here) to get rid of any shininess. Despite what it says on the tube I don't find it mattifying but it is certainly a lot less greasy than your regular suncream. I know fellow cruelty-free blogger Vicki uses it too and skips moisturiser to stop her skin getting too oily. It also makes a nice smooth base for my make-up and I've had no problems break out wise since using it, so I'm very pleased to say it doesn't clog my pores!
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans
This spray is fantastic as it's so quick to apply. You can cover everywhere in a few seconds, spend one minute to rub it in and then it's completely absorbed. Super fast sun protection. It also works upside down! This makes it so much easier for applying to the backs of your legs, knees and everywhere else. As a negative, it does have a very strong seal on the cap that I found hard to break (but maybe I just have puny fingers). Also like with any sunscreen, it can get a bit greasy if you get carried away with applying. But for the price and the speedy application I'm very happy.
Is your sunscreen cruelty-free? What are your summer essentials?