The Best Sunscreen For Your Skin Type

By June 28, 2016 No Comments

The Best Sunscreen For Your Skin Type

Although the list of summer essentials is fairly extensive (floppy hat…jean shorts…espadrilles…sunglasses…you get the point), sunscreen definitely tops it.  Quite simply, this item is a total non-negotiable.  While we know we need it, finding the right one isn’t always that easy.

Here we breakdown the best options for your specific skin needs, because the last thing you want is for your sunscreen to cause more harm than good!


When our editor Sarah says she lives and dies by a product, you listen.  Eltamd UV Clear ($30) is the only sunscreen she’ll use.  If you’ve previously struggled with sunscreen causing breakouts, this is the product for you.


La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Clear Skin Dry Sunscreen ($20) has a remarkably dry finish, but also works to absorb oil with perlite (naturally occurring volcanic glass) and silica.

If the 2PM oil-slick is an everyday occurrence, rely on Supergoop! Defense Refresh Setting Spray ($28) for an afternoon pick-me-up.


Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($65) can really work on all skin types.  Better yet, the formula blurs imperfections while simultaneously protecting.  A win-win product.


If your skin is dry regardless of season, try Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47 ($32) to protect while also hydrating.

To fight signs of aging (in addition to the sun!), look to Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Cream SPF 30 ($82).  It promotes elasticity and firmness, thanks to jasmonic acid and beech treat extract.


Even gentle formulas can contain irritating chemicals.  If you’ve fallen victim to this while attempting to protect your face, try Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Physical Defense ($38).

While relying on retinols and acids can do wonders for your visage, it can make skin seriously sensitive.  Although far from glamorous, my dermatologist recommended Vanicream Sunscreen ($16) a few years ago and I haven’t looked back since.

Did we miss any of your favorites for your particular skin type?
Let us know in the comments below. 

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