Welcome back to part three of SPF For Your Skin Type. In this installment, we take a closer look at sunscreen for sensitive skin. Many sunscreens tend to clog pores, and they often contain parabens, fragrances and oils that can aggravate sensitive skin. Throw some sweat and strong sunshine into the mix, and you could be faced with an unpleasant reaction. Here are a few sunscreens that block out harmful sun rays but are so gentle that they can even be used on babies and children.
Luzern La Defense SPF 30 ($38) is a gentle and 100% mineral sunscreen created for those with sensitive or rosacea-afflicted skin. But what makes this sunscreen even more special is that it protects the collagen in your skin from breaking down—a common activity from sun exposure that leads to lines, wrinkles and age spots.
Apply before sun exposure, and allow 20 seconds for it to dry before you apply any other products to your face or body.
For two more sunscreens for sensitive skin
Jason Natural Sunbrellas Mineral Based Physical Sunblock SPF 30+ ($14.91) is a mild botanical, hypo-allergenic, fragrance-free and paraben-free mineral based sunblock safe enough for even the most highly sensitive skin. It is formulated with chamomile and marigold extracts to both protect skin from the sun as well as soothe and calm sensitive, irritated skin.
Lancome UV Expert SPF 20 Sunscreen ($35) has Mexoryl SX, the first new filter that has been approved by the FDA in more than 18 years. It protects the skin from UVA and UVB rays and it is gentle enough so that it won't even the most sensitive skin.