* Protective sunscreen options for sensitive skin
* No chemicals, fragrances and non-greasy
* Great for the whole family
Everyone knows they need to apply sunscreen every day to provide protection from sunburn and other forms of skin damage caused by the sun’s intense rays, not to mention the aging, sunspots, fine lines and wrinkles that exposure to the sun will surely cause.
While any sunscreen is better than none, it is important to use one that works with your skin type. Below are some of the best facial sunscreens, made for even the most sensitive skin types that are great for the entire family (even kids). These affordable skin protectants are all mineral-based, do not contain any chemical ingredients, are lightweight in feel and most importantly, will protect your skin all day long.
1. Alba Botanica Mineral Sunscreen
Alba Botanica Mineral Sunscreen is an easy-to-apply mineral-based sunscreen that protects your skin with broad-spectrum reflective barriers. SPF 30 protects your face from the sun’s harsh rays, while aloe vera, green tea and chamomile work to soothe and repair more sensitive skin types. This broad-spectrum sunscreen is also water-resistant up to 80 minutes, reef-safe and biodegradable.
2. Babo Botanicals Daily Sheer Sunscreen
Babo’s Daily Sheer Sunscreen for the face is designed for super sensitive skin, is sheer, lightweight and provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 40 protection. By combining 100 percent mineral active ingredients with powerful antioxidants and soothing ingredients, Alba Botanicals has created a facial sunscreen that is ideal for babies, kids or adults. This ultra sheer and lightweight sunscreen also uses aloe, white tea, avocado and jojoba oil which are incredibly calming and moisturizing ingredients to keep your skin healthy and protected.
3. Neutrogena Liquid Face Sunscreen
Neutrogena’s Sensitive Skin Liquid Face is a broad spectrum, SPF 50 sunscreen that is gentle and safe for more sensitive skin types. Neutrogena’s proprietary PureScreen Technology is a blend of 100% naturally sourced physical sunscreen ingredients known to be gentle on sensitive skin. It forms a protective screen over the skin, reflecting and scattering the harmful UVA/UVB rays before they have a chance to reach your skin.
This sunscreen was designed for the face and is a lightweight liquid formula that spreads easily over skin and absorbs quickly for a weightless finish and feel.
4. La Roche Posay Anthelios Clear Skin Face Sunscreen
La Roche Posay Anthelios Clear Skin Face Sunscreen is a multiple award-winning face protectant for sensitive skin. This sunscreen has been formulated with their exclusive Cell-OX Shield technology which is a combination of physical sun filters and a powerful antioxidant complex to help protect skin from free radicals caused by UV rays. Optimized for oily and sensitive skin types, in addition to SPF 60 protection, it absorbs pore-clogging oil in any temperature environment, won’t cause breakouts and when used under makeup, provides a matte and shine-free finish.
5. CoTZ Sensitive Broad Spectrum Sunscreen
The CoTZ Sensitive Skin Sunscreen contains a gentle mineral complex that helps prevent heat build-up in the skin which is what ultimately damages it. This facial sunscreen sits invisibly on top of the skin and functions like thousands of mirrors to deflect UV rays before they can penetrate or even touch the skin. 100% free of any chemical sunscreen ingredients, this ultra sensitive formula has been deemed gentle enough for not only sensitive skin but for skin that has had any cosmetic surgery, microdermabrasion, acne-prone, rosacea and eczema.