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I Tried Out 5 Different Sunscreens For Your Face And This One Is The Best

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At this point I really don't know how many times I've talked about sunscreen and it's importance to young looking skin but let's just say a lot. You should seriously be applying it every single day, even if it's cloudy out. Over the years of my preaching, I've tried out many different kinds like the always popular, "dermatologist recommended" Neutrogenia, the newer but increasingly popular brand, SuperGoop, and the lesser known. Now let's uncover the facial sunscreens that are actually worth buying. Ranked from my least favorite to my most favored.

5. Supergoop! Sun-Defying Sunscreen Oil, SPF 50

The good: It doubles not only as a Supergoop sunscreen but also as a serum-type base with argan and vitamin E oil. It acts as a lipid barrier and is free of many unwanted toxins such a parabens and sulfates, usually found in facial products.

The bad: As you might've guessed from the name, it's oily. Here's the thing about oil-based products, I love them when it comes to serums. Yet this one someone doesn't do it for me. I'm going out into the heat most often and the last thing I want to put on my face is more oil when I'm already sweating bullets. Perhaps, though, I'll change my tune once winter comes around and my skin is as dry as an alligator on a hot day.

The advice: If you're someone who has not combination skin but straight up dry skin, I would recommend trying this product. The reapply rate is lesser than most {every 80 minutes as opposed to the common 40 minutes} and it could be a great base for a dewy glow.

4. ISDIN Eryfotona Actinica, SPF 50

The good: If you're looking for a feel and smell of sunshine, beach days as a kid, aka: actinica sunscreen, this is your product. It does the job and even has a formula to boost the skin's natural recovery process for any past damaging. Buy the actinica sunscreen on ISDIN.com.

The bad: I've found this sunscreen has almost a sticky consistency once done applying. It feels as though I were clogging my own pores using it. I took this bottle with me as my face sunscreen for our time in the Philippines. From my experience, it didn't protect as well as I'd liked. I found my face sunburned {worst news ever} even when I applied multiple times throughout the day. I love many of the ISDIN products and use them daily; however, this one isn't for me.

The advice: I feel this sunscreen is best for places like Canada where the sun isn't as strong.








3. Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunscreen, SPF 55

The good: This might be my favorite when it comes to the feel of actinica sunscreen. It's lighter than air and goes on like powder. I love that it isn't greasy at all. The fragrance is a lovely light floral smell, unlike the other sunscreens mentioned above, and it has a great reapply rate {80 minutes}.

The bad: It isn't free of parabens and sulfates.

The advice: If you're similar to my mom and like all organic products, don't go with this sunscreen. Although I don't personally mind added parabens, they are still chemicals and, although unproven, have been said to be harmful. If you don't mind, this is a great product in my opinion.



2. Perricone MD Daily Brightening Moisturizer, SPF 30

The good: 3 in 1: moisturizer plus sunscreen plus numerous antioxidants. I love that it's lightweight, moisturizing and a sunscreen; it limits my daily double application from face cream and sunscreen to just one step. It's also gentle for sensitive skin and leaves the skin super soft.

The bad: With only 30 SPF, it's a weaker SPF protectant than most. Not great for high UV rays.

The advice: Perfect for daily wear for any skin type. If you're traveling to a tropical destination with high UV rays, I recommend adding a stronger SPF sunscreen on top.


1. Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen, SPF 40

The good: To touch this Supergoop sunscreen feels silky, velvety smooth, weightless, and looks invisible. It's made with all of the cleanest ingredients available and is oil-free and works for any skin tone. {I even use it as a makeup primer} and there is red algae, which helps protect against harmful effects of blue light emitted from electronic devices!

The bad: Pricer than most but I don't mess around when it comes to the youthfulness of my skin. This is well worth the price.

The advice: Perfect for daily wear, use it as a makeup primer. Long-lasting.



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