Our top 5 sunscreen picks for sensitive skin
Sun and skin-safe
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Junior Beauty Writer / January 27 2021
Sunscreen is a must year-round and even more so in summer when the UVA and UVB rays are really out to play. But what if your skin type doesn’t get along nicely with the very product that’s designed to protect it?
For the sensitive-skinned amongst us, picking a sunscreen can be a long, grueling battle of trial and error, with formulas that are often too occlusive or packed full of fragrance that irritation is inevitable.
So to help save your sanity (and your skin), we’ve taken the guesswork out of the whole process and found five top sunscreen picks made for sensitive skin for stress-free protection all summer long:
Ultra Violette Lean Screen SPF50+ Sunscreen
This mineral-only, zinc-based, mattifying sunscreen from Ultra Violette packs a serious punch of protection with a hefty SPF50. The best news? It also has a no-nasties, cruelty-free formula that’s made right here in Australia. If this isn’t a no-brainer we don’t know what is *adds to cart*.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Invisible Fluid Facial Sunscreen SPF 50+
OGs of the highly protective, fluid formula sunscreen, La Roche-Posay’s latest invisible take on their famous non-shiny finish offering is sensitive-skin friendly and won’t leave you with that dreaded white cast that seems to haunt us all every summer.
Mecca Cosmetica To Save Face SPF50+ Superscreen Oxybenzone Free Formula
It’s your favourite To Save Face sunscreen only minus one key ingredient – oxybenzone – for irritation-free sun protection that will be sure to last all day. Plus, the makeup friendly finish doesn’t hurt either.
Dermalogica Solar Defense Booster SPF 50
Fragrance-free and cruelty-free, Dermalogica’s SPF50 offering also includes vitamin C and centella asiatica to help simultaneously revitalise, refine and restore skin as it protects.
Aspect Sun Envirostat Face SPF 50
Chemical sunscreen and powerful antioxidants come together in this unassuming offering for complete protection from not only UVA and UVB rays but also pollutants and unwanted signs of premature ageing. If you’re serious about skin care this one’s for you.
Briar was a Beauty Crew intern before she joined the crew full time in 2019 as a Beauty Assistant, and as a Junior Beauty Writer as of 2020. She is a self-professed skin care obsessive, always on the hunt for the perfect mascara, and can't go past a Fenty lipgloss.