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We hear it every day: What’s the best sunscreen in the market?

 

If you could find the best sunscreen for you, one that you actually enjoy using – would that make you more consistent in using it?

Protecting your skin against the deleterious effects of damaging UV rays, free radicals and blue light is so much more than slapping on that thick, white, gooey sunscreen and looking like an oil slick all day. Sunscreen technology has tremendously evolved in the past 10-15 years, and we can now enjoy light, sheer, cosmetically pleasing sun protection on a daily basis without the downsides of the older SPF formulas. 

 

Ask dermatologists and they will tell you: “The best sun protection is the sunscreen you will use”. Well, that’s partially true, but there is so much more to sun protection than that. 

 

I always say – sun protection starts with CLOTHING. Bonus points for wearing a hat, sunglasses and staying out of the sun in peak times of 10am-2pm. Whatever is left exposed to the sun (no matter the time of day) needs to be protected against the sun, but not all sunscreens are created equal. 

The choice of a daily sun protection is based on skin type (and whether you are acne-prone or not), product texture, scent, water resistance and lifestyle/choice of outdoor activities.

 

BEST FACE + BODY SUNSCREENS

 

Category: All Skin Types

Indication: Face & Body

Texture: Cream

Color: Non Tinted

Waterproof: Yes

Scent: Fragrance-free

SOLUTION ==> EltaMD UV Sport SPF50

 

Category: All Skin Types

Indication: Face & Body

Texture: Cream

Color: Tinted

Waterproof: No

Scent: Fragrance-free

SOLUTION ==> EltaMD UV Physical SPF41 

 

Category: Dry skin

Indication: Face & Body

Texture: Cream

Color: Non Tinted

Waterproof: No

Scent: Fragrance-free

SOLUTION ==> EltaMD UV Facial SPF30

 

Category: Normal to Combination skin

Indication: Face & Body

Texture: Cream

Color: Non Tinted

Waterproof: No

Scent: Fragrance-free

SOLUTION ==> EltaMD UV Defense SPF45

 

BEST FACE SUNSCREENS

 

Category: Normal skin

Indication: Face

Texture: Fluid

Color: Tinted

Waterproof: Yes

Scent: Fragrance-free

SOLUTION ==> SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion SPF50

 

 

Category: Combination skin

Indication: Face

Texture: Fluid

Color: Non tinted

Waterproof: Yes

Scent: Fragrance-free

SOLUTION ==> SkinCeuticals Sheer Physical SPF50

 

Category: Acne Prone skin

Indication: Face

Texture: Gel-Cream

Color: Non Tinted

Waterproof: No

Scent: Fragrance-free

SOLUTION ==> EltaMD UV Clear SPF46 (non tinted)

 

 

Category: Acne Prone skin

Indication: Face

Texture: Gel-Cream

Color: Tinted

Waterproof: No

Scent: Fragrance-free

SOLUTION ==> EltaMD UV Clear SPF46 (tinted)

 

 

BEST SPECIALITY SUNSCREENS

 

Category: Specialty

Indication: Eye Contour

Texture: Mousse

Color: Tinted

Waterproof: Yes

Scent: Fragrance-free

SOLUTION ==> SkinCeuticals Physical Eye Defense SPF50

 

Category: Specialty

Indication: Eye Contour

Texture: Liquid

Color: Tinted

Waterproof: No

Scent: Fragrance-free

SOLUTION ==> Colorescience Total Eye 3-in-1 Renewal Therapy SPF35

 

Category: All Skin Types

Indication: Face and Body

Texture: Powder

Color: Tinted (fair, medium, tan, dark)

Waterproof: Yes

Scent: Fragrance-free

SOLUTION ==> Colorescience Sunforgettable Powder Sunscreen Brush (4 tints available)