The Best Sunscreens For Sensitive Skin Types.

the best sunscreens for summer for sensitive skin

The Multi-tasking, Fragrance Free Sunscreen Must Haves For Sensitive Skin Types.

These multi-tasking sunscreen products do more than just protect. They are also suitable for sensitive skin.

If there’s one cult beauty product to swear by its sunscreen. With an average UV index of 10-14 across Australia in summer, sunscreen is the most important product to be wearing every day to protect against the sun’s harmful rays.

Sunscreen prevents damage to the skin which is the major cause of ageing.

Choosing a sunscreen, however, can be difficult due to different formulas, scents, and overall benefits. And is especially difficult for sensitive skin types. 

These following sunscreens are not only fragrance free, but are multi benefit formulas, suitable for sensitive skin.

Best- multitasker:

40 SPF Natural Face Sunscreen, Mineral Makeup | Sunscreen – Wotnot Naturals $34.99 

(Black Friday sale with 30% off storewide for all Wotnot Naturals products)

Dubbed Australia’s first 4-in-1 morning saviour, this sunscreen offers SPF 40 broad spectrum protection against both UVA and UVB. With an 100% plant-based collagen serum booster, this sunscreen works to reduce fine line and wrinkles while protecting the skin. 

This sunscreen has also been touted by Mamamia as a Multi-tasking badass product to add to your daily skincare routine, saying: ‘It has a flawless matte primer, ready to prep and nourish your skin, without that dreaded oily look. 

It has an SPF40 shield, using Zinc oxide designed to protect against UV-B and ageing UV-A rays. It also contains a vegan anti-ageing collagen serum, clinically proven to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. And it also provides flawless coverage, with mineral makeup, whilst also being natural and lightweight. It’s a dream combination, really’.

What we say about it: ‘It’s great for makeup lovers. It can be used as a flawless matte primer under makeup with no greasy finish. And there’s more. 

This formula doubles as a mineral makeup foundation offering coverage to even out skin tone and can even be used as a BB cream. Added green tea extract, vitamin e and jojoba oil ensure skin is getting nourished throughout the day. And of course, this toxin-free, certified organic formula works well with sensitive skin’.

The packaging is recyclable, and a percentage of all sales goes to Bear Cottage hospice in Manly and Women’s Community Shelters.

Best for acne-prone skin:

Esmi Skin shield Sunscreen SPF 30 $45.00

(Now only $31.50 with cyber week sale now on)

Offering a silky-smooth finish, this face sunscreen is enriched with antioxidant skincare ingredients which hydrate and plump the skin while protecting against UV damage and fighting against the first signs of aging. 

With vitamin C and caffeic acid to calm inflamed and irritated skin, this product is non-acnegenic making it non irritating, fragrance free and ideal for all skin types, especially sensitive skin.

Best for all skin tones:

Airdry’s Clear as Day SPF 50+ Dreamscreen $37.56

Winner of the 2022 Best Skin Care with SPF, by Prevention Magazine, this vegan formula is a game changer. Unlike regular sunscreen, this product is completely clear, guaranteeing no white cast. 

It’s weightless, invisible gel offers a dewy satin finish that blends beautifully in the skin. 

With hyaluronic acid, it can also be used as a hydrating primer under makeup. Formulated in Australia, this sunscreen is also 40-minuter water resistant shielding the skin from the sun in and out of the water.

Best added antioxidants:

Clemence Organics Protect + clarify daily face lotion $79.98 

This daily face lotion is an easy way to add SPF into everyday routine while nourishing the skin. Packed with antioxidants such as zinc oxide, karanga seed oil and microalgal extracts, it provides natural sunscreen protection.

Australian native snowflower fights pigmentation and brightens skin, while bio fermented hyaluronic acids supports collagen production. This product also contains natural oils to increase skin elasticity and stimulate skin repair. Finally, a gentle antiseptic benefits sensitive skin types as it reduces inflammation and redness. 

Best drugstore:

Cancer council SPF 50+ Day Wear Face Matte Invisible $11.39 

This affordable drugstore sunscreen offers a lightweight, hydrating sunscreen lotion that dries with a matte finish. With SPF 50+, it offers effective UV protection at an affordable price. The formula is also enriched with Aloe vera and vitamin E to moisturise the skin. Dermatologically tested and free of parabens and fragrance, its suitable for sensitive skin.

Sun protection doesn’t just stop at sunscreen.

Protective clothing, sunglasses, seeking shade and wearing a hat are also important in protecting against the suns UV. 

While using a face sunscreen is a great first step, remember to protect the whole head.

ooGee’s range of crush resistant hats are UPF50+. Australian owned and made, these hats are designed for the bush, beach and beyond. Offering a range of style, this water resistant, travel friendly hats are another summer must have.

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