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:


  • 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++++ ($$$)


  • 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 ($$$)
  • MURAD Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 30/PA+++ ($$$)


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

Drier Skin:


  • *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+++ ($$$)


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


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

All Skin Types:


  • 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)


  • 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+++ ($$$)


  • 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.

It’s Sunscreen Season!

Beach season is upon us, Northern Hemisphere! We wish you sun-filled, happy days, and healthy, sunburn-free skin! Here are some tips for choosing a sunscreen for your summer.

Sunlight is composed of electromagnetic waves and is our primary source of ultraviolet radiation, which has a shorter wavelength than visible light and carries more energy. UVA, UVB, and UVC are classified according to their wavelengths. Short wavelength UVC never reaches the Earth’s surface, but UVB and UVA do Medium wavelength UVB rays can enter the skin’s superficial layers and long length UVA rays can penetrate into the deeper layers. UVB in small amounts actually helps us make vitamin D, which enables our bodies to build and maintain strong bones. However, prolonged exposure to UVA and UVB can damage DNA, age your skin, and promote the development of potentially deadly skin cancer. Sunscreen protects your skin either physically by deflecting UV rays with an inorganic blocker like zinc oxide or titanium dioxide, or chemically by using carbon-based compounds to absorb UV photons that are then harmlessly dissipated as heat.

So, what differentiates one sunscreen from another? When we choose a sunscreen, we can compare application method, the SPF, and the active ingredients. Sprays can be convenient to put on, especially when you’re wet, but a recent study found that most people don’t apply a thick enough layer to get full protection. And the possible health risks of inhaling sunscreen compounds from a spray cloud might make you consider reaching for that bottle of lotion instead. Opt for a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15, although 30 is better. SPF is a nonlinear scale of how much UVB radiation is needed to give protected skin a sunburn. SPF 15 does a pretty good job by blocking 93% of UVB rays. You get a slight increase as SPF goes up, with SPF 30 blocking 97%, and 50 blocking 98%. SPF is based on the quantity of solar exposure. So how much time you have before you start to burn really depends on a long list of factors, including your genetics, and when, where, and how you spend your time in the sun.

Even though US marketed sunscreens have been deemed safe by the FDA, scientists are still researching the effects of many active ingredients on the human body. So if you’re worried about potential irritants, look for mineral-based formulas with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. Even though they may go on a bit thick at first, they’re less irritating than carbon-based chemical sunscreens. These mineral-based sunscreens are preferential for the environment, too. If you plan on catching rays while splashing in a river or the ocean, keep in mind that carbon-based chemical sunscreens can harm marine life. Research shows that carbon-based chemical sunscreen ingredients, like oxybenzone, butylparaben, octinoxate, and 4MBC contribute to a stress condition called coral bleaching in corals, which are living creatures. 

So you’re now ready to make an informed choice when picking out your next sunscreen. SPF is clearly labeled on the front. On the back under “active ingredients,” you can find whether zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, and those coral-harming components are present. Taking a bit more time to check can be well worth it for both you and the environment.

From the TED-Ed Lesson Which sunscreen should you choose? - Mary Poffenroth with animation by Rob Kohr & Travis Spangler

Additional artwork & info from the TED-Ed lesson Why do we have to wear sunscreen? - Kevin Boyd with animation by Andrew Foerster

Reapplying Sunscreen: Yeah, you need to do that

Sunscreen will provide you with the advertised SPF for 2 hours of sun exposure. After those 2 hours, you need to reapply your sunscreen to keep your skin protected.

So, how do you reapply sunscreen during the day? Layering on more sunscreen throughout the day may make you cringe. At least to me, it sounds a bit unsanitary without fully cleansing your skin first. Let alone if you’re wearing makeup. You can imagine how pleasant layering foundation (even one with SPF) can be.

Thankfully, there are several methods of reapplying your sunscreen during the day that keep things mess-free, your makeup intact, and your skin safe.

First, in the morning, make sure you apply a layer of dedicated sunscreen. Consider this step non-negotiable. This initial and most thorough layer will provide your base of protection throughout the day. Over this, you can apply your makeup.

Ex. Australian Gold Botanics Tinted Face Sunscreen SPF 50, Make P:Rem Blue Ray Sun Fluid SPF 50, Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Physical Sunscreen SPF 30

Sunscreen Powder

This is my most highly recommended method, especially during the Summertime or for those with oily skin. Sunscreen powders are loaded with physical UV filters, providing gentle protection while mattifying the skin.

Ex. Colorescience Sunforgettable Loose Mineral Powder Brush SPF 30, Catrin Natural 100 Mineral Sunkill RX SPF 46, Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral SPF 45

Sunscreen Cushion

That’s right; all the convince of a cushion compact, filled with sunscreen! Using a cushion puff, sunscreen can be easily reapplied throughout the day. The only downside is that most are physical sunscreens, as they are intended for use on children. Physical sunscreens often mean white cast. Simply avoid the ones branded “mild” or “baby” if you have darker skin.

Also, consider carrying around a cushion puff and your usual base sunscreen. Dispense some sunscreen on the back of your hand and apply it directly to your face with the puff. The puff should make reapplication less disruptive to your makeup.

You could also opt for a bb cushion with light coverage and a high SPF. You’re layering foundation, but that could prove to be an inoffensive option, especially for those with darker skin.

Ex. LANEIGE Marshmallow Sun Cushion SPF 50, andLAB Xylitol Mild Sun Cushion SPF 50, The Face Shop Natural Sun Eco Baby Sun Cushion SPF 34

Sunscreen Spray

Think setting spray, but with added SPF! There is debate about the level of coverage a spray can provide. To be on the safe side, make sure you apply a generous amount and cover your whole face. Oh, and definitely close your eyes. 

Ex. Kate Sommerville UncompliKated SPF 50 Setting Spray, PRIVACY UV Face Mist SPF 50, L'oreal Paris UV Perfect Face Mist SPF 50

What if I don’t wear makeup?

If you don’t wear makeup, any of the above methods would work for you. You also have the option of carrying around some makeup wipes/micellar water soaked cotton pads and reapplying your base sunscreen.

Hell, skip the cleansing and apply the base sunscreen over your morning layer, you heathen. Whatever works for you, as long as you reapply that sunscreen!

Protecting Your Skin Against Harmful Summer Rays

Hey sunshine lovers! Summer will be here before we know it, which means long days spent under the sun. While the sun provides a healthy dose of vitamin D, too much of anything can be a bad thing – especially if you don’t protect yourself. Follow these tips for protecting your skin against harmful summer rays.

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10 Steps?! Where do I start?! 😖

I thought this was such a good question that it deserved its own post! You don’t simply wake up one day with a 10 step routine. You also shouldn’t buy all 10 steps at once (despite the temptation)! A full 10 step routine can be daunting for someone just dipping their toes into the KBeauty scene. So this poses the question:

Where do I start?

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Inexpensive Suncare!
All of these sunscreens ingredients are approved by me and should be suitable for sensitive skin as well.
All of these can be purchased on
Read some reviews before purchasing to see if it really suits you.

My previous reccomended sunscreen post
My inexpensive skincare post

Kiss My Face SPF 30 $9.97: cruelty free, no white cast, moisturising, no smell and good ingredients!
Alba Bontanica Natural very emollient sunscreen SPF 30 $8.29: Mineral, good ingredients, cruelty free, fragrance free
Holika Holika moisturising BB cream SPF 30 $5.01: good BB cream, very limited shade range though.
Nature Republic SPF 50 $7.48: great sunscreen, good ingredients, high protection, no irritants
Kidsport SPF 30 $5.59: not greasy, with white cast, cruelty free, great ingredients
Natures Gate SPF 50 $8.85: Vegan, cruelty free, Oily so if youve got oily skin already this will probably look greasy

Some summer sun protection tips 🌞:
  • Use a sunscreen with at least an SPF of 30, but 50 is best. Anything above that isn’t worth your time, as the amount of extra protection you would get is negligible and the formulas tend to feel unpleasant.
  • Keep these measurements in mind: a nickel for the face, a shot glass for the body. This is the amount of sunscreen you should apply. However, body shapes and sizes differ. In general, applying generously should be fine. 👌
  • Apply sunscreen 15-30 minutes before going outside. Sunscreen needs time to absorb. Also, don’t throw on clothes immediately after application. You don’t want to rub off the sunscreen.
  • Reapply sunscreen every two hours of sun exposure. This means that, on an average day spent mostly indoors, you should be fine with one application of sunscreen. If you’re swimming or exercising, reapply more frequently.
  • Yes, even if you’re wearing makeup.💄 This is where powdered and spray sunscreens work best!
  • Avoid sunscreen with oxybenzone or octinoxate! 🙅 These common chemical UV filters are linked to the destruction of coral reefs across the world. Very environmentally unfriendly. 🌎 
  • Wear sunscreen indoors and in the car! UV rays can filter through windows.
  • Nothing elevates a look like a wide-brim hat! 👒
  • Don’t forget to protect the rest of your body! The neck, chest, lips, hair part, hands, and feet often don’t receive the same love as our faces. There’s a reason they say you can tell a woman’s age by her hands and neck!
  • Don’t leave sunscreen in your car during the summer!🔥  It may seem convenient, but the excessive heat disrupts the sunscreen’s efficacy.
  • Wear lightweight layers of clothing. A cute, wispy bathing suit coverup can be the difference between a pleasant and a painful beach day! Layer your sun protection!
  • Don’t rely on makeup alone for UV protection. The amount of makeup you would have to apply to achieve the advertised SPF would have you looking like a clown. 🤡
  • Get a small bottle of sunscreen and keep it in your bag. Alba Botanica makes 4oz bottles that are good for the face and body and fit comfortably in a purse. Perfect for touch-ups.
  • Utilize the shade.🌴 Not only will you keep cool, but you reduce your chance of sunburn. You won’t catch me on the beach without an umbrella! 

Sunscreen reccomendations!
Youve got to wear sunscreen when using a chemical exfoliator but you also should wear sunscreen for many other reasons, which you can google on yr own.
* = other sunscreens by this brand are also reccomendable
- Biore UV Aqua Spf 50*: irritating for some with sensitive skin, no white cast, holy grail for many people.
- LRP Anthelios Spf 50*: slight white cast, suitable for oily skin. May be irritating for sensitive skin.
- Biore UV Perfect Face Milk spf 50*: no white cast.
- Shiseido Oil free Spf 42*: suitable for oily and sensitive skin. Leaves a white cast.
- Jack Black oil free Spf 45: suitable for oily skin, no white cast, great ingredients.
- Ultrasun Baby Spf 50*: Im using this one rn, leaves a white cast which is manageable for light skin, not for dark skin. Gentle and does not break me out, no irritating ingredients
- Josie Maran SPF 47: Dark skin friendly and moisturising.
- Shiseido Senka SPF 50*: No white cast, not irritating, suitable for acne prone skin.
EltaMD SPF 47: No white cast but looks oily on the skin, not irritating.

Witchyfashion tip: Sunscreen

Summer’s here which means the sun rays are somthing you need to worry about. Here is a small list of cruelty free sun protection for your skin.


Yes To Carrots SPF 15 Fragrance-Free Daily Moisturizer

Yes To Cucumbers Natural Sunscreen SPF 30 Stick

Burt’s Bees Renewal Day Lotion SPF 30, 2 Ounces

Kiss My Face Face Factor Sunscreen SPF 30 Sunblock for Face and Neck, 2 oz

Mineral Fusion Mineral SPF 40 Face Moisturizer


Alba Botanica Hawaiian, Aloe Vera Sunscreen SPF 30

Alba Botanica Sport Sunscreen Fragrance Free SPF 45 4 oz

Kiss My Face Cool Sport Continuous Spray Natural Sunscreen SPF 50

Kiss My Face Sun Spray Natural Sunscreen Lotion With Hydresia SPF 50 Sunblock


Yes To Cucumbers Natural Sunscreen SPF 40 for Kids

Alba Botanica, Kids Sunscreen SPF 45

Alba Botanica Sun Spray Kids Spf 40

Burt’s Bees Baby Nourishing Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30

Kiss My Face Baby’s First Kiss Mineral Lotion Sunscreen SPF 50

face make up(comes in different shades as well)

Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Makeup

Physicians Formula Super BB All-in-1 Beauty Balm Cream

Physicians Formula Healthy Wear SPF 50 Tinted Moisturizer

e.l.f. BB Cream SPF 20

e.l.f. Studio flawless finish foundation SPF 15

e.l.f. Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20

Burt’s Bees BB Cream with SPF 15

i kno its all ~serious~ and shit rn but I’m just interrupting myself here to let u kno that Augustus is rolling up to their backyard in this dramatic moment looking like this. ok carry on