People with sensitive skin may find it difficult to comprehend the “protective” traits of sunscreen. In many cases, overly harsh SPF formulas have been the root cause of persistent irritation and breakouts.
Yet as we inch closer to summer and the blaring sun becomes unavoidable, it is essential to consider our options outside of a) sunburn or b) SPF-induced breakouts.
Well, guess what? We have the solution: sunscreens for sensitive skin! We’ve even compiled them all into one helpful article for you. So without further ado, here’s how you can slip, slop, slap without a reaction.
1. La Roche-Posay Anthelios Invisible Fluid Facial Sunscreen SPF50+
Almost no sunscreen roundup would be complete without this pharmacy favourite.
La Roche-Posay’s Anthelios Invisible Fluid Facial Sunscreen SPF50+ offers a non-comedogenic, lightweight, matte formulation for a barely-there finish that behaves well under makeup and won’t irritate the skin.
“Very happy to have found this product. I used to stay away from sunscreen because I hated the greasiness but this La Roche-Posay product is nothing like that.” – heretotry
$20.99 at Chemist Warehouse
2. SunSense Sensitive SPF 50+
The SunSense Sensitive SPF 50+ provides face and body sun protection, making it suitable for all skin types, including babies and infants. Moreover, it is also free of chemical absorbers, lanolin and fragrance to help limit the likelihood of irritation.
“The sensitive invisible creams my new fave day cream! It’s great for my dry skin and doesn’t leave it feeling dehydrated. Great under makeup and doesn’t feel slick or sticky at all and it has very high sun protection (spf50)!” – Sue177
$5.50 at Chemist Warehouse
3. Natio Moisturising Sunscreen Spray 50+
The silky Natio Moisturising Sunscreen Spray 50+ has been dermatologically tested as an excellent defence for sensitive skin – not to mention perfect for those who prefer spray formulas.
Its natural aloe vera and vitamin E formulation provides an invisible film of UVA and UVB protection.
$15.49 at Chemist Warehouse
4. Invisible Zinc 4 HR Water Resistant Sunscreen
The Invisible Zinc® 4HR Water Resistant Sunscreen SPF 30+ UVA-UVB sunscreen offers the same high-performance protection as the original Invisible Zinc. However, this sensitive skin-friendly variation is water-resistant, making it perfect for hiking or beach days.
“This is an excellent water resistant sunscreen that stands up to the harsh Aussie sun. It’s thick, but applies easily. I spend a lot of time in the water during summer and I’ve found it to be great protection.” – Tiffanyb
$19.49 at Chemist Warehouse
5. Cetaphil Sun Ultra-light Lotion SPF50+
6. Banana Boat Sensitive SPF 50+
Last but not least, Banana Boat’s Sensitive SPF 50+ has been specifically formulated for sensitive skin, is water-resistant for up to four hours and can be used on the face and body. What more could you ask for?
“This product is seriously amazing I have super sensitive skin and I’m a huge sunscreen user. And this product doesn’t burn my face like other products I’d really recomened this to anyone in the same boat as me.” – Triniasmakeup
$14.99 at Chemist Warehouse
Do you have sensitive skin? Have you tried any of these sunscreens?