For every great reason that you should wear sunscreen (skin cancer prevention, minimize photo damage that leads to premature aging), there’s an excuse out there not to (“They’re too greasy!” Or, “They make me breakout!”).
The key is finding a sunscreen that’s part UV defense and part problem-solver. Consider us your sunscreen research assistants!
We pored over Dermalogica’s impressively formulated collection of sunscreens (they’re all compliant with the new FDA standards) and found four that provide a problem-solving-treatment plus great sun protection. And none contain artificial fragrances, colors, or parabens.
And a perk: Purchases of $50 or more receive free shipping and a free travel size Daily Microfoliant (a $10 retail value!), Dermalogica’s number one selling skin exfoliant!
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Excuse: “My skin is sensitive and gets irritated when I wear sunscreen.”
Solution: Super Sensitive Shield SPF30, $48
Mineral titanium dioxide and zinc oxide deflect UV light, so they don’t cause the irritation or rash-like bumps that some chemical sunscreen ingredients can. Plus, antioxidant grape seed and green tea extracts help reduce sensitivity and redness.
Excuse: “My skin looks greasy, oily, and breaks out when I wear sunscreen.”
Solution: Oil Free Matte SPF30, $48
You’re going to love looking in the mirror at the matte finish this sunscreen gives you. It also prevents shine and balances oil production throughout the day.
Excuse: “I don’t know in what order to apply my foundation and moisturizer with sunscreen.”
Solution: Ultra Sensitive Tint SPF30, $40
This gentle three-in-one product combines anti-aging antioxidants, a sheer hint of color to even out your skin tone, and SPF 30—so you don’t have to think about it.
Excuse: I don’t like the feel of sunscreen or have time to apply so many different products
Solution: Solar Defense Booster SPF50, $48
Solar booster light fluid mix (equal parts) into your moisturizer or wear alone for more coverage.