6 Sunscreens to Try If You Have Sensitive Skin
Having sensitive skin makes finding skin-care products difficult enough, and when it comes to choosing sunscreens, it only gets more intimidating. Whether you are acne-prone, have oily skin, eczema, rosacea or anything in between, you likely are trying to stay away from greasy or super-drying SPF formulas. To make your life easier, we rounded up six sunscreens that are for people with sensitive skin. Slather them on, stat!
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Melt-In Sunscreen Milk SPF 60
This sunscreen milk with UVA and UVB protection from La Roche-Posay is fast-absorbing and has velvety finish, which makes it a total go-to in our book. Plus it’s completely fragrance- and paraben-free and has been tested on sensitive skin.
Riversol SPF 30 Lightweight Broad Spectrum Sunscreen
If you love a mineral sunscreen, try this one by Riversol. It has a sheer, tinted finish that provides protection, is extremely lightweight and wears wonderfully under makeup.
Dermalogica Ultracalming Super Sensitive Shield SPF 30
Built with UltraCalming technology, this supershield formula by Dermalogica offers chemical-free defense with botanical additives to help soothe the skin. With SPF 30, this is going to become your new daily go-to.
SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50
Another tinted favorite, this SkinCeuticals pick is 100% mineral and works to give you a more even complexion with sun protection. It’s great for sensitive, dry, normal, combination and aging skin — and is paraben- and chemical-filter free.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios SPF 50 Mineral Sunscreen Gentle Lotion
A sensitive skin favorite, this gentle lotion by La Roche-Posay is a mineral sunscreen that’s full of antioxidants and has a lightweight, soft finish. This formula is fragrance-free, includes and water-resistant for up to 80 minutes.
Bioderma Photoderm Sensitive SPF 50
Bioderma Photoderm Extreme Milk provides high protection for photosensitive skin (read: your skin is highly reactive to the sun). It has SPF 50, protects from UVA and UVB rays and free radicals.
Editor’s Note: Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. To decrease this risk, regularly use a sunscreen with broad-spectrum SPF 15 or higher and other sun protection measures including: limiting time in the sun, especially from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and wearing long-sleeve shirts, pants, hats and sunglasses.