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The 6 Best Sunscreens for Every Skin Type

The 6 Best Sunscreens for Every Skin Type
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Whether you're in need of an anti-aging formula, a rich, hydrating cream or a lightweight, tinted essential, these six must-have sunscreen formulas have your back.

Best Overall Sunscreen:

What We Like:

  • Controls oil buildup
  • Non-comedogenic
  • Blends into any skin tone

What To Note:

  • It also comes in a tinted version!
  • It's full of active ingredients

Made for all skin types, this translucent sunscreen formula blends seamlessly into any skin type and color, creating a flawless veil on the skin. It's chock-full of vitamin B3 (also known as niacinamide) for redness reduction and skin hydration, hyaluronic acid for moisture retention and vitamin E, which helps fight against skin aging.

As the number-one dermatologist-recommended SPF formula, we can confidently attest to this sunscreen's ability to defend against UVA and UVA light and keep your precious skin protected from the harsh sun all day long.

Best Tinted Sunscreen:

What We Like:

  • Has high SPF protection
  • Fragrance-free formula
  • Provides nice coverage

What To Note:

  • It only comes in two colors: Cool and Warm

When we're out and about, we need an SPF formula that keeps our skin protected without slacking on coverage, and this formula fits the bill every time. It doesn't look like you even have anything on your skin, but it provides that perfect sheer tint that gives your skin the ultimate, just-left-the-beach glow.

Inside the SPF, you'll find hard-hitting ingredients like zinc oxide, which soothes the skin and protects against harmful rays, algae extract, the ultimate hydrator, and vitamin E to protect against free radical damage. It's truly that perfect all-in-one skin care-meets- makeup must have that we can't live without.

Best Sunscreen for Sensitive Skin:

What We Like:

  • Reduces inflammation associated with sunburn
  • Protects and repairs cell DNA
  • Suitable for all skin types and concerns

What To Note:

  • Feels a bit heavier on the skin

This sunscreen formula from iS Clinical does it all: diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, hydrates deep into the skin's layers, provides broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection and reduces redness. The second we swipe this on the skin, we can feel its protective benefits—it's like our skin is tucked into its own reparative blanket. I deem it as an everyday must-have!

The Best Powder Sunscreen:

What We Like:

  • Perfect for on-the-go
  • Protects against sun, blue light and infrared radiation

What To Note:

  • Suitable for lighter skin tones

Sometimes, a liquid sunscreen is just not it when we're on the move and in need of re-application. That's where this easy-to-use brush-on formula comes in. Simply swipe it over your face (it even works over makeup) for an invisible veil that not only protects from the sun, but guards against harmful blue light, pollution and infrared radiation, too.

The product also includes some new additions to the ingredient list: the brand's patented InfraGuard, which offers infrared defense, Vitachelox, which provides antioxidant and pollution defense, and hyaluronic acid powder for some serious hydration.

The Best Luxe Sunscreen:

What We Like:

  • Has a rich, creamy texture
  • Fast-absorbing and oil-free
  • Can use in place of a daily moisturizer

What To Note:

  • A bit pricier than the rest

Where this sunscreen excels is in its moisturizing abilities. So hydrating we can use it in place of our daily moisturizer, Eve Lom's ultra-rich formula hits it on the head in the hydration department (sometimes we even use it at night if we want an extra burst of moisture!).

This daily SPF has other talents too: it's full of rich ingredients like niacinamide and vitamin C, it defends skin from everyday environmental damage and it's safe for all skin types.

The Best Anti-Aging Sunscreen:

What We Like:

  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Provides effective UV sun protection

What To Note:

  • May be best suited for mature skin types

Wave goodbye to pesky, stubborn wrinkles with daily use of this cult-favorite SPF formula. After a few weeks of use, it improves skin texture, skin smoothness and the skin tone. Even if you don't have aging skin, it's the ultimate formula for ensuring your skin stays healthier for longer.


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