Which Sunscreen is Right for You?

If there’s one thing that dermatologists agree on – it’s sunscreen.

Just because you can’t see the sun doesn’t mean it can’t see you. SPF should be one of the first orders of the day, every day. but which sunscreen is right for you? It can vary, depending on your skin type, the length of time you’re exposed to the sun’s harmful rays, your activity etc.

We’ve broken it down so you know which product to reach for in every sun situation.

  1. For the indoor types
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    For the indoor types

    If you find yourself indoors a fair amount or driving when it’s dark, choose a mineral powder with titanium dioxide such as this one from Colorscience. The Sunforgettable Brush-on Sunscreen uses highly refined minerals to physically block UV rays. The easy-to-reapply formula gives instant protection without fuss or hassle.

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  2. For long-distance drivers
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    For long-distance drivers

    Protect your left side in the car with Mustela’s Broad Spectrum Mineral Sunscreen stick. It offers 100% mineral sun protection for the face and body and can be used on babies and children. Leave it in the glove compartment and save yourself the trouble of buying driving gloves.

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  3. For an outdoor run
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    For an outdoor run

    Whether you’re doing HIT workouts on the beach or running over a bridge, the SkinCeuticals Sport UV Defense has got you. This sunscreen has been tested under the most extreme athletic conditions and won’t interfere with your workout. Runner tested and suitable for rigorous sport activities, this Ooxybenzone-free broad spectrum sunscreen provides photostable UVA/UVB protection and is proven to feel comfortable on skin.

    The formula is water resistant, rub resistant and wipe resistant.

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  4. For sensitive skin
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    For sensitive skin

    Few brands comfort and care for sensitive skin the way Avène does. The French brand’s ultra-light, hydrating Sunscreen Lotion Spray SPF 50+ for the face and body is an advanced formula providing maximum broad-spectrum sun protection without irritation.

    It’s travel sized to enable on-the-go protection, containing a unique UVA/UVB filter system infused with Vitamin E to protect against damaging sun-induced free radicals, alongside Avène’s celebrated Thermal Spring Water to soothe the skin.

    Even if the bottle is upside down, the clever non-aerosol spray packaging allows 360° controlled application, while providing intensive 24 hour hydration.

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  5. For dry skin
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    For dry skin

    Look after dry skin with Murad’s Perfecting Day Cream, a luxuriously rich, ultra-emollient moisturizer that not only provides maximum hydration and sun protection, but restores suppleness and delivers powerful antioxidants.

    This is a beautiful, all-year round sunscreen that will enhance your complexion while keeping it safe in the sun.


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  6. For dull skin
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    For dull skin

    Supergoop!’s SPF 30 Antioxidant-Infused Sunscreen Mist with Vitamin C is a city girl dream. This easy-to-use spray is enriched with free radical-fighting antioxidants and Vitamin C, but leaves behind no oily residue.

    Your skin will feel awakened, hydrated and protected. This mist also leaves behind a natural, light and fresh scent.

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  7. For combination skin
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    For combination skin

    I always say that you can trust a Paula’s Choice product. The brand’s Extra Care Non-Greasy Sunscreen SPF 50 is no exception to this rule, offering reliable broad-spectrum sun protection without feeling thick or oily.

    In fact, you may be surprised by the silky texture and smooth matte finish that’s so unlike many high-SPF sunscreens. It glides onto the skin under make-up and is very water-resistant.

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  8. For oily skin
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    For oily skin

    DermaDoctor’s dermatologist-approved Ain’t Misbehavin’ SPF 30 will sort oily complexions out and combat harmful UV ray effects with single and continues use. The clarifying, mattifiying and protective formula is light-weight and non-irritating, just what the face, body and ‘back-ne’ needs.


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  9. For aging skin
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    For aging skin

    SkinMedica’s Total Defense and Repair SPF 30 goes above and beyond. Not only does this revolutionary, broad spectrum sunscreen deliver comprehensive protection against harmful infrared rays, but it supports the skin’s ability to restore itself.

    This everyday must-have will visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and coarse wrinkles, improve skin texture, tone and smoothness and bring photo-damaged skin back to life.

    Believe in the before and after.

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  10. For all skin types
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    For all skin types

    Skin Authority’s Daily Defense Moisturizer SPF 30 helps to slow down the unwelcomed aging process and controls hypermigmentation.

    The texture of the formula is lightweight, making it a pleasure to apply everyday and easy to wear under make-up. The formula is also very water-resistant, but hydrates, nourishes and protects.

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Browse our full range of sun care, and stay protected.

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