By Elizabeth G Stratte, MD and Maren Stratte
It’s time for sunscreen! We constantly have questions about what our best sunscreen is, but the answer isn’t so simple. There is a perfect sunscreen for everyone based on their skin concerns and lifestyle. Check out this quick guide to find the perfect sunscreen for you!
BEST FOR ACNE PRONE AND ROSACEA
EltaMD Clear SPF 46
The EltaMD Clear SPF 46 contains niacinamide, an ingredient that not only fights acne but redness as well. Along with hyaluronic acid to keep your skin moisturized and glowing, this sunscreen is great in the summer for acne-prone skin.
BEST FOR ANTI-AGING
SkinMedica Total Defense and Repair SPF 34
Formulated with an advanced antioxidant complex that helps to repair fine lines and prevent further damage. This broad-spectrum sunscreen features SOL-IR™, advanced antioxidants that combat free radicals and boost your sunscreen's ability to shield your skin against sun damage.
Revision Intellishade SPF 45
Formulated with peptides to reduce signs of aging as well as Vitamin C to brighten, and lecithin reduces the appearance of pore size.
BEST FOR ATHLETES
The EltaMD UV Sport Broad-Spectrum SPF 50 blocks UVA and UVB rays from causing sun damage during outdoor and water activities. Vitamin E provides the skin with antioxidants to fend off free radicals. The fragrance-free formula may be applied on dry or wet skin and won't rinse off even when perspiring.
Volition Prismatic Luminizing Shield SPF 50
This SPF 50 is a weightless, breathable formula, and a luminous, pearl-like finish. This broad-spectrum sunscreen is cruelty-free and upholds the clean standards meaning it has less than fifty ingredients and has a light scent. Available in-person in the Skin Solutions store!
FOR SENSITIVE SKIN AND POST SKIN PROCEDURE
BEST SUNSCREEN FOUNDATION
Avene Haute Protection Compact SPF 50
Protect even the most sensitive skin from the daily effects of UVA/UVB rays with Avene High Protection Tinted Compact SPF 50. This broad-spectrum sunscreen contains skin-nourishing vitamin E for potent antioxidant protection and Avene thermal spring water to soothe and soften the skin. Haute Protection won't irritate post-procedure or ultra-sensitive skin and is hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic so you can maintain a healthy, glowing complexion. A Renew girl favorite we often will use the Avene compact for foundation during the summer.
BEST SUNSCREEN FOR REAPPLYING DURING THE DAY, AND FOR SENSITIVE SKIN
Colorescience SUNFORGETTABLE Brush-On SPF 50
Meet the new-and-improved version of Colorescience's award-winning mineral sunscreen brush. Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide work together to reflect and scatter UV rays before they can infiltrate your skin and cause painful burns and damage that could contribute to uneven pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles. Mica catches and reflects light, literally spotlighting your natural radiance. Toss it in your purse, gym bag or glove compartment for effortless sun protection wherever you go.
BEST LIP BALM
Jack Black Lip Balm SPF 25
This hydrating lip balm is enriched with superior skin conditioners and antioxidants to heal cracked and chapped lips. Grapefruit and ginger refresh and soothe, while shea butter and avocado oil soften and condition lips. Vitamin E, green tea extract, and antioxidants help protect lips from damage caused by free radicals.