Finding the best sunscreen for your face is the key to keeping your skin protected from harmful UVA and UVB rays year-round. The more comfortable you are wearing sunscreen or an SPF moisturizer with a minimum SPF 30 and a circled UVA logo indicating excellent UVA and UVB protection, the more likely you are to fit it into your existing skincare routine and wear it every day. Here, we break down a few of the best sunscreen formulas for all skin types, including oily and acne-prone skin, dry skin and normal to combination skin—we’ve even got sunscreen for sensitive skin (which is notoriously tricky to protect).
Why La Roche-Posay offers the best sunscreen
When looking to purchase a new sunscreen, you want to get the very best. It’s important to choose a product that has been properly tested on all skin types and tones, blends well into the skin and offers protection against both UVA and UVB rays. At La Roche-Posay, we take testing our formulas very seriously, which means we test tolerance on even the most sensitive skin, including reactive, allergic, acne-prone and eczema-prone skin, as well as skin that has been weakened by cancer treatments. Each La Roche-Posay bottle comes with a promise of being 100% hypoallergenic.
To ensure that our sunscreens work for all skin types, our formulas are developed in collaboration with dermatologists and toxicologists and contain only the essential ingredients, at the right active dose. In addition, our new sunscreens are formulated with the environment in mind. Our newest launches are tested in controlled aquatic conditions with laboratory-grown corals and abide by a strict formulation charter to make sure they do not damage coral or other living organisms in the sea.
There’s no shortage of non-comedogenic sunscreen formulas to choose from. La Roche-Posay sunscreens can be used on their own or in addition to your daily face cream to give your skin more hydration and protection. We also offer an SPF moisturizer that is specifically designed to hydrate your skin as well as protect it from UVA and UVB.
La Roche-Posay’s formulas
Available in a variety of textures for all skin types, including sensitive, La Roche-Posay’s Anthelios sun care range has something for everyone, no matter what you’re looking for in a sunscreen. For more than 30 years, the Anthelios line has been a pioneer in terms of innovation, including in the areas of UVA filters, broad-spectrum protection, textures and technologies. The effectiveness of Anthelios has been demonstrated by 31 clinical studies performed in vivo by world-renowned dermatologists in photo-dermatology. Our sunscreen formulas are tested on sensitive skin under dermatological control and are paraben-free, hypoallergenic (allergy tested) and non-comedogenic (which means they won’t clog your pores).
Sunscreen for sensitive skin
Is your skin easily irritated? We’ve got you covered! La Roche-Posay sunscreens are all perfectly suitable for sensitive skin. This includes sunscreens that offer organic filters as well as mineral filters. For those who prefer Anthelios mineral sunscreens, they are all non-comedogenic and free from parabens. The formulas are either fragrance-free or formulated with low concentrations of hypoallergenic fragrance to enhance the user experience. The blend of UV filters and antioxidants ensures comprehensive protection against both UVA and UVB rays and environmental aggressors.
Keep your sensitive skin looking young by adding these practices.
Sunscreen for oily and acne-prone skin
Finding the best sunscreen for oily skin is no easy feat, as some formulas feel greasy and heavy, which is the last thing oily skin needs. While on the hunt for an SPF that’s the right fit for acne-prone skin, you should keep a few things in mind: It’s essential that any sunscreen for oily skin be non-comedogenic; this is particularly important if your oily skin is also acne-prone. Any sunscreen for acne-prone skin should be a lightweight, non-greasy formula that contains no overly nourishing ingredients and is easily absorbed. Ticking all these boxes is La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Anti-Shine Dry Touch Facial Sunscreen SPF 60. A broad-spectrum oil-free sunscreen, it provides UVA and UVB protection for oily and acne-prone sensitive skin. It has anti-shine ingredients for a comfortable, mattifying, invisible finish—which is why it’s the best sunscreen for oily or acne-prone skin!
Take care of your oily and acne-prone skin by following these tips.
Sunscreen for dry skin
If you’ve got dry skin, adding a rich, hydrating sunscreen to your morning routine is your best bet when it comes to keeping your skin happy, healthy and protected. Your dry, sensitive skin will benefit from a more nourishing sunscreen. In the La Roche-Posay range, that means reaching for Anthelios Melt-In Cream SPF 50 Face and Body Sunscreen. This is the best sunscreen for the face, especially if you have dry skin, as it delivers a smooth, comforting texture that melts into the skin fast for a soft, velvety finish.
Sunscreen for normal to combination skin
This skin type doesn’t have the same concerns as sensitive or acne-prone skin, but it’s essential that you find a formula that works with your skincare lineup. Normal to combination skin may not require a product that controls oil or intensely moisturizes, but it will still benefit from a light, non-comedogenic sunscreen that is ultra-comfortable to wear. Reformulated and upgraded, La Roche-Posay’s classic Anthelios Invisible Fluid SPF 50+ Facial Sunscreen is our lightest sunscreen formula ever — so there’s no excuse not to make it part of your daily routine! This fragrance-free, dermatologically tested formula is ideal for sensitive skin and eyes because it is an anti-migration formula that utilizes Netlock technology. This broad-spectrum sunscreen delivers both UVA and UVB protection in a featherlight, non-greasy formula. It is absorbed instantly, making it totally invisible and imperceptible on the skin, and wears seamlessly under makeup so it’s perfect for any skin tone.
For an even, radiant complexion, try Anthelios Mineral Tinted Ultra-Fluid SPF 50 Facial Sunscreen.