The Best Sunscreens for All Skin Types

By  May 20, 2014

Sunscreens-by-Skin-Types If you’re planning to step out and enjoy the sunshine (regardless of the season), you can’t leave home with your sunscreen. With a slew of new formulas lining the shelves, it can be hard to figure which one is right for you. Don’t spend a lot on trial and error–we’ve done the legwork and scoured the aisles to find the best buys that’ll ensure your skin stays safe this summer: DryDry skin demands a formula that hydrates and keeps moisture in throughout the day, so your average lotion pales in comparison to a cream. Origins’ A Perfect World SPF 25 comes blended with Murumuru butter to maintain skin’s moisture barrier while Rose Fruit Oil hydrates. If you want the protection without the weight, SuperGoop’s signature City Sunscreen Serum is light with skin-loving ingredients like Vitamins E and B5 to nourish and energize, and can even serve as a primer for your makeup. Normal – While your skin doesn’t have any major gripes, the wrong sunscreen can clog pores and cause problems. Hawaiian Tropic has shifted its focus from giving your body a beachy glow to protecting your face with its Silk Hydration Faces Lotion. The oil-free moisturizer provides a lightweight matte finish. If you need a little more coverage, Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturizer now has broad spectrum protection so every skin shade can stay safe in the sun. Oily/Combination – It may feel like there’s nothing your can do to stop the shine, especially in the summer, but you shouldn’t skip the sunscreen either. Peter Thomas Roth’s Oily Problem Skin Instant Mineral sunscreen is a brush-on powder instantly mattifies and makes it easy to reapply. If you’re opting for a more traditional sunscreen, Shiseido’s Urban Environment UV Protector is a light, oil-free, mineral formula that creates a pore-free and shine-free finish while protecting against free radicals. Sensitive – While some sunscreen use chemicals to block out UV rays, those with sensitive skin can feel irritation that can get worse with more sun exposure. A natural sunscreen, like Josie Maran’s Argan Daily Moisturizer with Sunboost, is formulated with zinc oxide and titanium oxide that sit on the skin (without being absorbed) to deflect the UV rays. With an SF of 50, MDSolarScience’s Mineral Crème Broad Spectrum Sunscreen also adds an antioxidant boost in a formula that absorbs quickly without any irritation.