If I had a penny for every time somebody told me to wear sunscreen… I’d all be SUPER rich, right? It took me 28 years, a bout of acne and some stubborn pigmentation to come to terms with reality. My defense to sunscreen was that I have sensitive, oily skin and sunscreen breaks me out! And it does more often than not! As a person with sensitive skin I can tell you my battle with SPF hasn’t been easy. But with a little bit of experience, I’m here to tell you (if you didn’t already know) that you NEED to use some kind of sun protection. Those blemishes and pigmentation will just get worse if you don’t. The earlier you understand and implement that, the better your skin is going to be as you get older.
A good sunscreen with adequate SPF helps fight discolouration, hyperpigmentation, sun spots and protects your skin from ageing too soon. We’ve found you some sunscreens that are specially formulated for people with sensitive skin. These sunscreens won’t cause acne or clog your pores, check em’ out!
Dermalogica Super Sensitive Shield SPF 30
This sunscreen is ideal for people with sensitive skin, it contains natural mineral sunscreens to help shield against photo and UV damage. It contains oat and botanical extracts to help calm and soothe any irritated skin.
Bioderma Photoderm Akn Mat Fluide Spf 30
This sunscreen protects your skin from a sunburn. It has a sebum-regulating ingredient to keep your skin looking clear and healthy. It provides a matte finish and it’s colourless, non-comedogenic and completely photostable.
Sebamed Multiprotect Sun Lotion SPF 50+
This sunscreen helps maintain your skin’s pH balance and is ideal for sensitive, acne-prone skin. It protects your skin from sunburn and it’s safe to use even on children. It counteracts sun-induced pigmentation marks and signs of premature ageing. It’s oil-free, waterproof and sweatproof.
Kiehl's Ultra Light Daily UV Defense Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 PA+++
This sunscreen is formulated with a 100% mineral filter. It has a lightweight lotion that’s perfect for sensitive and acne-prone skin. It is slightly tinted and gives your skin a subtle hint of colour. It’s enriched with Vitamin E to hydrate your skin while protecting it from the harmful UV rays.
Avene Very High Protection Emulsion SPF 50+
This sunscreen provides a very high sun protection, it’s waterproof and has a lightweight non-greasy texture. It helps fight acne and blemishes and keeps your skin matte and oil free. For 4 hours after application, your skin has about 98% protection from the sun; making it your IDEAL beach vacay choice.
Kaya Sun Defense Sunscreen For Sensitive Skin-Sun Care SPF15
This is a fragrance free sunscreen for people with sensitive skin. It has a non-greasy formula that will hydrate and protect your skin while giving it a matte finish. It’s got an SPF of 15, so this is great for mild sun exposure on a daily basis.
Lotus Herbals Safe Sun UV Screen Matte Gel Pa+++ SPF - 50
This is a gel-based oil-free sunscreen that’s ideal for people with oily skin. It provides a silky matte finish and won’t clog your pores and cause acne. It is enriched with horse chestnut, comfrey and vanilla extracts to soothe and hydrate your skin.