If you are becoming more wary of the quality of sunscreen that you’re wearing, wondering what chemicals are in it or if it’s even doing a decent job, we have a selection of high-quality sunscreens for you to peruse.
Read our article about Winter Sun and you’ll be reminded that we should wear sunscreen on exposed skin (particularly the face) at all times. And if you have a male partner, you’ll need to remind him to wear sunscreen as well, especially as he heads outdoors to play golf, go skiing on a sunny day or doing spring yard work.
EltaMD sunscreens help prevent sunburn and reduce the risk of skin cancer as well as premature skin aging caused by the sun, when used with other sun protection measures, such as clothing, hats and seeking shade. EltaMD sunscreens are formulated with transparent zinc oxide and are noncomedogenic, sensitivity-free, fragrance-free and paraben-free. Zinc oxide is a naturally occurring mineral compound that’s safe for even the most sensitive skin types. Zinc oxide maintains its protective quality in the sun, so it is more photostable than some chemical ingredients that can break down. Click here to learn more about EltaMD.
Skinceuticals has a revolutionary line of sunscreen that provides true broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection. A key ingredient, transparent zinc oxide, is unlike the pasty white stuff from the past and protects skin from the entire spectrum of damaging UVA rays, not just sunburn. SkinCeuticals sunscreens use fewer ingredients as well, reducing the chances of irritation.
Ultimate UV Defense SPF 30
- Daily broad-spectrum moisturizing sunscreen with 7% transparent zinc oxide and octinoxate
- All encapsulated formulation
- Oil free
- Ideal for daily use and perfect for high-altitudes
- For all skin types
Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50
- Broad-spectrum sunscreen fluid with transparent zinc oxide and titanium dioxide
- Lightweight “delicate care” all-physical sunscreen
- Mattifying fluid with transparent finish formulated for the face
- Paraben free
- For all skin types, including very sensitive skin
Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50
- Weightless sunscreen with transparent zinc oxide and titanium dioxide
- Translucent color spheres provide tint and boost daily radiance
- Enhances natural skin tone
- Discreet, diffusing coverage that adapts to all complexions
- For all skin types
La Roche Posay is a French line of sunscreen products that contain Mexoryl, a patented ingredient that offers broad-spectrum protection from both UVA and UVB rays.This active ingredient doesn’t degrade easily upon exposure to sunlight, so it lasts for a longer period of time
Anthelios XL Cream and Fluid
- High protection for sensitive skin, adapted for sun intolerances
- Non comedogenic, paraben & fragrance free
- Good for lighter skin tones with rosacea, melasma, acne, vitiligo
- Tested on newborns six months+
Anthelios SPF 30 & SPF 40 Spray
- As above but an oil-free spray with fluid texture
- For combination to oily skin