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july 27, 2016

8:03pm

Skin Care Jesus Approved 👍 Sunscreen Masterlist

Yes, you read correctly! It’s here! 

Originally posted by df5k

All of the following are sunscreens that are:

  • Made for the face
  • Octinoxate + Oxybenzone free
  • At least SPF 30 and PA +++ or “Broad Spectrum” (those really concerned with UVA protection would do best to use sunscreens with the PA listed)
  • Minimal white cast (if any)
  • Organized by UV filters and skin type!

I also went ahead and categorized these sunscreens into price ranges.

  • $ = <$15
  • $$ = $15-$25
  • $$$ = $25<

Oilier Skin:

Physical:

  • Etude House Sunprise Mild Airy Finish Sun Milk SPF 50+/PA+++ ($)
  • Innisfree Daily UV Protection Cream No Sebum SPF 35+/PA +++ ($)
  • Goodal Mild Protect Natural Filter Sun Cream SPF 50+/PA+++ ($)
  • Innisfree Perfect UV Protection Cream Triple Care SPF 50/PA+++ ($)
  • Australian Gold Botanical SPF 50 Tinted Face Lotion ($)
  • CoTZ Silky Foam SPF 30 ($$)
  • Blue Lizard Sport Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 ($$)
  • CLINIQUE Pep-Start Daily UV Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 50 ($$)
  • La Roche-Posay Anthelios Mineral 50 Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid with Zinc Oxide SPF 50 ($$)
  • Pratima Neem Rose Face Sunscreen SPF 30 ($$$)
  • Paula’s Choice RESIST Super-Light Daily Wrinkle Defense SPF 30 ($$$)
  • Bare Minerals Prep Step SPF 50 ($$$)
  • IT cosmetics Anti-Aging Armour SPF 50+ ($$$)
  • Murad City Skin Age Defense Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50/PA++++ ($$$)

Chemical:

  • It’s Skin Smart Solution 365 Matt Finish Sun Gel SPF 50+/PA++++ ($)
  • the SAEM Eco Earth Power Aqua Sun Gel SPF 50+ PA++++ ($)
  • Avene Sun Care Very High Protection Sun Emulsion SPF 50 ($$)
  • La Roche-Posay Anthelios Clear Skin SPF 60 ($$)
  • Bioderma Photoderm Max Aquafluide SPF 50 ($$$)
  • MURAD Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 30/PA+++ ($$$)

Hybrid:

  • La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL SPF 50+ Dry Touch Gel-Cream ANTI-SHINE ($$)
  • Tatcha Silken Pore Perfecting Sun Cream SPF 35/PA+++ ($$$)

Drier Skin:

Physical:

  • *Alba Botanica Sensitive Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 ($)
  • Juice Beauty SPF 30 Sport Moisturizer ($-$$)
  • Farmacy Green Screen SPF 30 ($$$)
  • *Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Physical Defense SPF 30 ($$$)
  • Drunk Elephant Umbra Tinte Physical Daily Defense SPF 30 ($$$)
  • SkinMedica Mineral Shield Tinted SPF 32 ($$$)
  • Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47 ($$$)
  • Skinceuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense Sunscreen SPF 50 ($$$)
  • MAKE P:REM Blue Ray Sun Cream SPF 50/PA ++++ ($$$)
  • MAKE P:REM Natural Sun Cream SPF 50/PA+++ ($$$)

Chemical:

  • A'pieu Power Block Essence Sun Cream SPF 50+/PA++++ ($)
  • Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($$)(does contain retinol)

Hybrid:

  • Alba Botanica Very Emollient Facial Sunscreen SPF 30 ($)
  • La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL SPF 50+ Cream COMFORT ($$)

All Skin Types:

Physical:

  • TonyMoly My Sunny Kids & Mom Sun Cream SPF 35/PA+++ ($)
  • Innisfree Aqua UV Protection Cream Mineral Filter SPF 48/PA+++ ($)
  • Sante Labo Ultraviolet Radiation Forecast UV Cream SPF 50/PA +++ ($$)
  • Elta MD UV Physical Broad Spectrum SPF 41 Sunscreen ($$$)
  • Avene Mineral Ultra Light Hydrating Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 ($$$)
  • MDSolarSciences Mineral Crème Broad Spectrum SPF 50 UVA-UVB Sunscreen ($$$)
  • NIOD Survival 30 - SPF 30/PA +++ ($$$)
  • *MAKE P:REM Blue Ray Sun Fluid SPF 50+/PA++++ ($$$, but 200ml, so its actually quite affordable)

Chemical:

  • Yadah Oh My Sun Slush SPF 50+/PA+++ ($)
  • Innisfree Aqua UV Protection Cream Water Drop SPF 50+/PA++++ ($)
  • SkinFood Dragon Fruit Powerful Sun Essence SPF 50+/PA+++ ($)
  • Coppertone Clearly Sheer Faces Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 ($)
  • Bioderma Photoderm Anti-Age Creme SPF 30 UVA ($$$)
  • Supergoop! City Sunscreen Serum SPF 30 ($$$)
  • Shiseido Anessa Essence UV Sunscreen Aqua Booster Mild SPF 35/PA+++ ($$$)
  • Shiseido Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Aqua Booster Mild SPF 50/PA++++ ($$$)
  • MAKE P:REM Capsule Sun Gel SPF 50+/PA+++ ($$$)

Hybrid:

  • Nivea Kids Protect and Sensitive Sun Lotion with SPF 50+/PA+++ ($)
  • La Roche-Posay Anthelios SPF 50 Smoothing Optical BLUR UNIFYING ($$)
  • IOPE UV Shield Sun Multi Fluid SPF 50+/PA+++ ($$, and it’s 100ml)

This is not an exhaustive list, as there are likely tons of sunscreens out there that I don’t know of that meet my standards. You may also find that you like a sunscreen from a category outside of your skin type. Feel free to experiment. I will be updating this list if I come across any new sunscreens that meet my criteria.

POC may want to stick with chemical-only formulas, to avoid white-cast.

Full disclosure: I have not personally used every sunscreen on this list. I compiled this list from ingredients lists and user reviews. I place an (*) before the one’s I’ve tried.

Cosrx Buying Guide 🐌

Cosrx is a Korean beauty brand that’s built its products around simple ingredients lists and acneic/sensitive skin. Low in cost and high in efficacy; I personally love this brand and if you try their products, you’ll love them too.

Oily Skin:

Cleansing: Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser

Toning: AHA/BHA Clarifying Toner and/or One-Step Pimple Pads

Moisturizing: Oil-Free Ultra-Moisturizing Lotion or Advanced Snail 92 All In One Cream or Aloe Vera Oil-Free Moisture Cream and/or Ultimate Moisturizing Honey Overnight Mask

Dry Skin:

Toning: One-Step Moisture Up Pads

After toning: Galactomyces 95 Whitening Power Essence and/or Hyaluronic Acid Hydra Power Essence and/or Propolis Light Ampoule

Moisturizing: Hyaluronic Acid Intensive Cream or Honey Ceramide Moisture Cream and/or Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask and/or Honey Ceramide Eye Cream

SPF: Aloe Soothing Sun Cream SPF 50/ PA +++

Hyperpigmentation:

Immediately after cleansing: AHA Whitehead Liquid

After toner: Galactomyces 95 Whitening Power Essence and/or Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence and/or Mela 14 White Ampoule

Moisturizing: PHA Moisture Reneweal Power Cream or BHA Blackhead Power Cream and/or Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask

Acne-Prone:

Cleansing: Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser

Immediately after cleansing: BHA Blackhead Liquid

Toning: AHA/BHA Clarifying Toner and/or One-Step Pimple Pads

After toning: Galactomyces 95 Whitening Power Essence and/or Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence and/or Centella Blemish Ampoule

Moisturizing: BHA Blackhead Power Cream or PHA Moisture Reneweal Power Cream and/or Cosrx Centella Blemish Cream 

Dehydrated:

Toning: One-Step Moisture Up Pads

After toning: Hyaluronic Acid Hydra Power Essence and/or Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence

Moisturizing: Hyaluronic Acid Intensive Cream and/or Ultimate Moisturizing Honey Overnight Mask

Some Extras I Recommend:

Make Me Lovely Cushion and Make Me Lovely Cream (both BB creams are very light in color)

Acne Pimple Master Patch (for covering pimples and other wounds on the face)

Naturally Embo Cotton Puff (nice cotton pads)