Best Acne Sunscreens - Sunblocks For
Sensitive Skin - Top TenSunscreen For Sensitive Skin - Its Properties
In this article sunscreen for sensitive skin we shall be taking a look at some of the best sunblock
products that are available for people with easily irritated, acne-prone and oily skin; Summertime
can be particularly troublesome if you have any kind of skin condition.
With any such product, the main criteria, apart from the fact that it should protect the skin from
harmful ultraviolet rays from the sun, is that it first and foremost non-comedogenic, as there is little
point in using something that may block the pores of the skin.
It should,of course, be free from all the chemical compounds that are known to irritate the skin.
It should be non-oily and easily absorbed, and ideally it will to some extent be waterproof to allow
for swimming and other activities without having to constantly re-apply it, there seems to be a lot of
conflicting advice given, and this may include official guidelines, about the application of
sunscreens, ignore everything you may have heard and be sure to read the article below from the
American Academy of Dermatology.
As with many other skincare items there are hundreds of products to choose from, but you may
struggle to find a good sunscreen for sensitive skin, and most particularly for acne sufferers, if you
have a favorite that works for you stay with it, and perhaps you would care to give it a mention.
All products appearing on this site are the result of extensive research, only the products that have
an extremely good consumer rating appear on here irrespective of the price, so you can be certain
that the products mentioned are some of the best available.
The list is by no means an exhaustive one but it will give you a good starting point, but it does seem
as though many of the best products are unfortunately the most expensive as in the products
However, purchasing just one good product that you can use, and are happy with works out a lot
cheaper than buying many products that are no good that then get thrown away because they irritate
your skin due to the ingredients from which they are made.
Obviously everyone is different so if you do use something that causes you to break out or irritates
your skin then you should stop using immediately.
So let's dive in and have a look at a few of the best sunscreens for sensitive skin products, these
appear in no particular order, and they all have a user rating score of four or five out of five, the
links will take you to the Amazon product page for that item where you can read more about it and
check out the user reviews.Top Ten Sunscreens For Sensitive Skin - The Products
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock, SPF 45, 3 Ounces as its name suggests covers all the
bases and also offers a high protection factor, it is light to apply, is easily absorbed and drys to a
finish that does not leave your skin shiny.
Neutrogena products have been around a long time and they are tried and trusted and often
recommended by dermatologists, I have reseached hundreds of products for this site and theirs
usually feature somewhere in top products lists, this is not by coincidence.
They also have a similar lotion called Neutrogena Healthy Defense Oil-Free Sunblock Lotion, SPF
45, 4 Ounce (Pack of 2) (US only).
Z-Silc Sunblock SPF 30 (3.5 oz) is arguably the sunblock product for those with acne, but
unfortunately the price will put it out of reach of most people, it is recommended by dermatoligists,
is non-greasy and has no perfume or smell and it goes without saying it will not clog up the pores.
The next item comes from a Japanese company, Shisheido, who perhaps are not that well known in
the West, but in places like Hong Kong where Chinese ladies have an obsession about good skin
they are massively popular and have their own stores, additionally their clients pay monthly
subscriptions for their products and services.
Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Cream SPF 55 *PA+++ (for face) is a very high factor cream for
the face, due in no small measure to the large presence of Zinc oxide, it is non-oily and dries to a
pleasing semi-matte finish, it is also hypoallergenic and should not cause any problems for sensitive
There is also a lotion available for the whole body Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion N SPF
60 PA +++ 3.3 oz
Once again Shisheido products are by no means cheap, but if you have acne then you want to give
your skin the best protection it can get.
Vanicream Sunscreen SPF 35 - 4 oz is another sunscreen sometimes recommended by skincare
professionals, it is good for sensitive skin and comes in different types some of which is medicated
with octinoxate, it is quite thick on application but is soon absorbed, this one is reasonable priced
and works well for most of the people that have used it.
Eltamd UV Clear SPF 46, 48-Gram 1.7 oz. Eltamd is an excellent product for sensitive skin and
acne, it is non-comedogenic and has no fragrance it is non-greasy or oily and it has a high
protection factor, it is quite expensive, so it would not be viable to use it all over the body, but for
the face, neck and other exposed areas it would be fine. Eltamd is only available in the USA at the
time of writing.
Skinceuticals Sheer Physical Uv Defense SPF 50 Broad-spectrum Sunscreen Fluid, 1.7-Ounce
If you have sensitive skin or acne, then this may be a product you should have on your list to try, it
is expensive but this is a thin lotion so a little will go a long way, despite the expense many people
swear by this product, has a high SPF, dries to an excellent matte finish, is non-comedogenic, but is
not very waterproof, so it will need to be reapplied after such activities. Excellent all round reviews
on this item.
Hawaiian Tropic Faces Oil Free Sunblock, SPF 30, 4-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 3) This is one of the
cheapest sunblocks for sensitive skin, it is Water resistant, non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic,and
contains no oils or perfumes, and for the price it comes in four ounce bottles so you get fairly good
value for money as well as medium factor protection.
This product is particularly suitable for people oily skins and it absorbs very well, excellent reviews
all round for, if it works for you then Hawaiian Tropic Faces will be a keeper.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid for Face, 1.7-Ounce Bottle this one is not
specifically for acne but is very light and a very good sunscreen for sensitive skin and is also
suitable for more oily skin types too.
Non-greasy formula, does not leave skin looking shiny, not one to use if you are going swimming,
and be careful about getting it on clothing as it may stain.
If you have a favorite sunblock product for acne that you use and recommend please feel free to
leave a comment about it, as it may be useful for others.
It should go without saying but I will mention it anyway that these products should not be used on
infants without seeking professional medical advice first.
Many of the ingredients used in Sunscreens are FDA approved but there are some that have not yet
been approved.Recommended Tanning Advice When Using Sunscreen
If you intend to sit in the sun for extended periods you should follow this dermatological advice
Sunblocks, sunscreens, tanning creams or lotions should block out both types of ultraviolet
radiation, commonly known as UVA and UVB, you may also see a product described as "broad
spectrum" which means the same thing.
* The volume of the sunscreen applied should be sufficient to get total the protection as
advised on the products label.
Ideally products should not cause any blocking of the skins pores and should also be
hypoallergenic or that will not cause an allergic reaction due to their ingredients.
* For maximum effectiveness sunscreens should ideally be applied around 20 minutes before
exposure to the sun, followed by one further application twenty minutes after exposure
begins, see below.
* Further applications are only required after activities such as bathing, sweating, and drying
with a towel or wiping of the skin.
The sun is at it's most potent between the hours of 10.00 and 16.00 hours, the higher you are above
sea level, and the closer your location the equator, the greater will be their effect
Eyes can be totally protected using polarizing sunglasses and some form of headgear with a peak.
Surfaces that reflect like snow and water can greatly increase the amount of UV radiation to which
the skin is exposed.Applying Sunscreen To Sensitive Skin
The following is an abstract of an Article from the Journal of American Academy of Dermatology,
(JAAD) concerning the application of sunscreen, sensitive skin or not.
* ...health agency advice is to commonly recommend that after the initial application of
sunscreen it is then reapplied every 2 to 3 hours, this study was to determine whether or not
this advice was effective.
The use of a sun cream that may be easily removed does not offer much in the way of
protection from UV rays, irrespective of when another layer is applied.
It is better to use types that have resistance to being washed off.
The lowest skin exposure results from early reapplication, when first being exposed to the
sun, and not at 2 to 3 hours, after initial application.
Typically reapplication of sunscreen at 20 minutes results in 60% to 85% of the ultraviolet
exposure that would be received if sunscreen were reapplied at 2 hours.
Advice given to sunscreen users should be to apply sunscreen liberally to exposed sites 15 to
30 minutes before going out into the sun, followed by reapplication of sunscreen to exposed
sites 15 to 30 minutes after sun exposure begins.
Further reapplication is necessary after vigorous activity that could remove sunscreen, such
as swimming, toweling, or excessive sweating and rubbing. (JAAD 2001;45:882-5.)
Read the original JAAD article here. Ingredients Used In Sunscreen For Sensitive Skin - For Best Results
The subject of UVA, UVB and SPF protection is very scientific and far too complex for this site and
the whole issue is rather more complicated than it appears, but it is generally recognized that the
best UVA protection is provided by products that contain zinc oxide, avobenzone, and ecamsule.
Titanium dioxide may also be quite effective, but does not entirely cover the UV light spectrum
concerned. Read more into this here.
That concludes this article, it is hoped the information provided will be of some use to you and as
far as a sunscreen for sensitive skin goes, it is also hoped you will find what you are looking for.
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