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Sunscreen is about more than just protecting your skin from the harmful rays of the sun; you also want a sunscreen that fits your skin. Some sunscreens will protect you well enough, but leave your skin dry or damaged afterwards. Know what’s inside that bottle of sunscreen so you can pick the best one for your skin type.

Best For Sunscreens

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Good Ingredients

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Unfavorable Ingredients

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Majestic Pure 100% Natural Sunscreen SPF 30+

5/9 Best Ingredients
4/9 Good Ingredients
0/9 Unfavorable Ingredients
7/9 Natural Ingredients
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Anti-aging Ingredients (Best For Sunscreens)
2
  • grape seed oil
    Grape. Antioxidant
Moisturizing Ingredients (Best For Sunscreens)
3
  • caprylic/capric triglycerides (from coconut oil)
    Caprylic Acid. Coconut oil based skin-conditioning agent, emollient
  • organic cocoa butter
    Cacao Oil. Emollient, skin protecting properties
  • organic shea butter
    Shea Butter. Very effective skin moisturizer.
Cleansing Ingredients
1
  • stearic acid (from palm oil)
    Stearic Acid. Surfactant, softening agent.
Healing Ingredients
1
  • organic sunflower oil
    Sunflower Seed Oil. Sunflower seed oil is used as an emollient. It is a good source of Vitamin E and helps heal dry skin.
Protective Ingredients
1
  • organic beeswax
    Beeswax. Protects skin, prevents quick drying of the skin
Neutral Ingredients
1
  • purified water
    Aqua. Water
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Alba Botanica Very Emollient, Fragrance Free Sunscreen SPF 30

11/23 Best Ingredients
8/23 Good Ingredients
4/23 Unfavorable Ingredients
11/23 Natural Ingredients
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Anti-aging Ingredients (Best For Sunscreens)
5
Moisturizing Ingredients (Best For Sunscreens)
5
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
    Caprylic Acid. Coconut oil based skin-conditioning agent, emollient
  • dimethicone
    Dimethicone. Moisturizer
  • butyrospermum parkii (shea butter)
    Shea Butter. Very effective skin moisturizer.
  • simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil
    Jojoba. Moisturizer
  • polyglyceryl 3 ricinoleate
    Polyglyceryl 3 Ricinoleate. Emollient
Sunscreen Ingredients (Best For Sunscreens)
1
  • titanium dioxide 2.0%
    Titanium Dioxide. Sunscreen ingredient
Abrasive Ingredients
2
  • silica
    Silica. Abrasive agent
  • sodium chloride
    Sodium Chloride. Table salt. Used as preservative or abrasive ingredient.
Healing Ingredients
3
  • helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil
    Sunflower Seed Oil. Sunflower seed oil is used as an emollient. It is a good source of Vitamin E and helps heal dry skin.
  • calendula officinalis flower extract
    Calendula Officinalis. Skin-healing and moisturizing properties
  • chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract
    Chamomile. Anti-inflammatory properties. Rare cases of chamomile allergy exist.
Conditioning Ingredients
1
  • ethylhexyl palmitate
    Octyl Palmitate. Lubricant
Neutral Ingredients
2
  • aqua (water)
    Aqua. Water
  • polyhydroxystearic acid
    Polyhydroxystearic Acid. Suspending Agent
Unfavorable Ingredients
4
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Babyganics Mineral-Based Baby Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50

14/33 Best Ingredients
14/33 Good Ingredients
5/33 Unfavorable Ingredients
14/33 Natural Ingredients
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Anti-aging Ingredients (Best For Sunscreens)
4
  • vaccinium macrocarpon (cranberry) seed oil
    Cranberry. Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • nigella sativa (black cumin) seed oil
    Black Cumin. Anti-bacterial, anticancer, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, skin healing properties
Moisturizing Ingredients (Best For Sunscreens)
9
  • neopentyl glycol diethylhexanoate
    Neopentyl Glycol Diethylhexanoate. Emollient
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
    Caprylic Acid. Coconut oil based skin-conditioning agent, emollient
  • simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil
    Jojoba. Moisturizer
  • hydrogenated dimer dilinoleyl/dimethylcarbonate copolymer
    Dimer Dilinoleyl/dimethylcarbonate Copolymer. Moisturizing, water repellant, skin protecting properties.
  • glyceryl stearate
    Glyceryl Monoester. Skin-conditioning agent, emollient
  • cocos nucifera (coconut) oil
    Coconut Oil. Skin-conditioning agent, moisturizing properties
  • solanum lycopersicum (tomato) seed oil
    Tomato. Skin conditioning agent, emollient
  • butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter
    Shea Butter. Very effective skin moisturizer.
  • jojoba esters
    Jojoba. Moisturizer
Sunscreen Ingredients (Best For Sunscreens)
1
  • titanium dioxide (3.0%)
    Titanium Dioxide. Sunscreen ingredient
Abrasive Ingredients
2
  • silica
    Silica. Abrasive agent
  • alumina
    Alumina. Abrasive agent
Cleansing Ingredients
3
  • rubus idaeus (red raspberry) seed oil
    Raspberry. Skin purification properties
  • arachidyl glucoside
    Arachidyl Glucoside. Surfactant
  • trisodium ethylenediamine disuccinate
    Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate. Chelating agent, removes unwanted compounds from the skin.
Healing Ingredients
1
  • helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil
    Sunflower Seed Oil. Sunflower seed oil is used as an emollient. It is a good source of Vitamin E and helps heal dry skin.
Neutral Ingredients
8
  • water
    Aqua. Water
  • stearyl/octyldodecyl citrate crosspolymer
    Octyldodecyl Citrate Crosspolymer. Unknown
  • polyglyceryl 2 stearate
    Polyglyceryl Stearate. Emulsifying agent
  • arachidyl alcohol
    Arachidyl Alcohol. Thickening agent
  • behenyl alcohol
    Behenyl Alcohol. Thickening agent
  • polyhydroxystearic acid
    Polyhydroxystearic Acid. Suspending Agent
  • xanthan gum
    Xanthan Gum. Thickening agent
  • ethylhexylglycerin
    Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin. Preservative derived from natural substances
Unfavorable Ingredients
5
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Banana Boat Ultra Mist Sport Performance Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Spray - SPF 30

8/20 Best Ingredients
8/20 Good Ingredients
4/20 Unfavorable Ingredients
5/20 Natural Ingredients
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Anti-aging Ingredients (Best For Sunscreens)
5
Moisturizing Ingredients (Best For Sunscreens)
2
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
    Caprylic Acid. Coconut oil based skin-conditioning agent, emollient
  • caprylyl glycol
    Caprylyl Glycol. Skin conditioner, moisturizer
Sunscreen Ingredients (Best For Sunscreens)
1
  • avobenzone (3%)
    Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane. Sunscreen ingredient
Abrasive Ingredients
1
  • silica
    Silica. Abrasive agent
Protective Ingredients
1
Neutral Ingredients
6
  • isobutane
    Isobutane. Propellant used in sprays. Considered safe when in vapor form. Negative environmental effects.
  • acrylates/octylacrylamide copolymer
    Acrylates/octylacrylamide Copolymer. Film forming agent
  • fragrance
    Fragrance.
  • peg 8 dimethicone
    Dimethicone Copolyol. Silicones are skin conditioning agents widely used in cosmetics.
  • sodium propoxyhydroxypropyl thiosulfate silica
    Sodium Propoxyhydroxypropyl Thiosulfate Silica. Bulking agent
  • octyldodecanol
    Octyldodecanol. Lubricant. Potentially irritating, potential cause for contact dermatitis. Not enough data
Unfavorable Ingredients
4
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OZNaturals Age Defying Solar Shield SPF 30 Broad Spectrum Tinted Sunscreen

8/29 Best Ingredients
17/29 Good Ingredients
4/29 Unfavorable Ingredients
4/29 Natural Ingredients
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Anti-aging Ingredients (Best For Sunscreens)
2
Moisturizing Ingredients (Best For Sunscreens)
6
  • glyceryl stearate
    Glyceryl Monoester. Skin-conditioning agent, emollient
  • glyceryl dilaurate
    Glyceryl Dilaurate. Emulsifier, emollient
  • dimethicone
    Dimethicone. Moisturizer
  • cyclomethicone
    Cyclomethicone. Emollient
  • stearoxytrimethylsilane
    Stearoxytrimethylsilane. Emollient
  • c13 14 isoparaffin
    C13-14 Isoparaffin. Emollient
Abrasive Ingredients
1
  • carnauba wax
    Carnauba Wax. Thickening agent and exfoliator
Cleansing Ingredients
4
  • peg 20
    Peg 20. Emollient, surfactant
  • sorbitan tristearate
    Sorbitan Tristearate. Surfactant, cleansing agent.
Protective Ingredients
1
  • beeswax
    Beeswax. Protects skin, prevents quick drying of the skin
Conditioning Ingredients
1
  • diisopropyl adipate
    Diisopropyl Adipate. Lubricant
Neutral Ingredients
10
  • deionized water (aqua)
    Aqua. Water
  • cetearyl alcohol
    Cetearyl Alcohol. Thickening agent
  • hexylene glycol
    Hexylene Glycol. Preservative
  • c12 15 alkyl benzoate
    C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate. Thickening agent
  • aluminum starch octenylsuccinate
    Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate. Thickening agent
  • dimethicone copolyol
    Dimethicone Copolyol. Silicones are skin conditioning agents widely used in cosmetics.
  • steareth 100
    Steareth. Emulsifying agent
  • laureth 7
    Laureth-7. Emulsifying agent
  • ethylhexylglycerin
    Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin. Preservative derived from natural substances
  • polyacrylamide
    Polyacrylamide. Solvent polymer
Unfavorable Ingredients
4
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OZNaturals Age Defying Solar Shield SPF 30 Broad Spectrum Sunscreen

8/29 Best Ingredients
17/29 Good Ingredients
4/29 Unfavorable Ingredients
4/29 Natural Ingredients
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Anti-aging Ingredients (Best For Sunscreens)
2
Moisturizing Ingredients (Best For Sunscreens)
6
  • glyceryl stearate
    Glyceryl Monoester. Skin-conditioning agent, emollient
  • glyceryl dilaurate
    Glyceryl Dilaurate. Emulsifier, emollient
  • dimethicone
    Dimethicone. Moisturizer
  • cyclomethicone
    Cyclomethicone. Emollient
  • stearoxytrimethylsilane
    Stearoxytrimethylsilane. Emollient
  • c13 14 isoparaffin
    C13-14 Isoparaffin. Emollient
Abrasive Ingredients
1
  • carnauba wax
    Carnauba Wax. Thickening agent and exfoliator
Cleansing Ingredients
4
  • peg 20
    Peg 20. Emollient, surfactant
  • sorbitan tristearate
    Sorbitan Tristearate. Surfactant, cleansing agent.
Protective Ingredients
1
  • beeswax
    Beeswax. Protects skin, prevents quick drying of the skin
Conditioning Ingredients
1
  • diisopropyl adipate
    Diisopropyl Adipate. Lubricant
Neutral Ingredients
10
  • deionized water (aqua)
    Aqua. Water
  • cetearyl alcohol
    Cetearyl Alcohol. Thickening agent
  • hexylene glycol
    Hexylene Glycol. Preservative
  • c12 15 alkyl benzoate
    C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate. Thickening agent
  • aluminum starch octenylsuccinate
    Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate. Thickening agent
  • dimethicone copolyol
    Dimethicone Copolyol. Silicones are skin conditioning agents widely used in cosmetics.
  • steareth 100
    Steareth. Emulsifying agent
  • laureth 7
    Laureth-7. Emulsifying agent
  • ethylhexylglycerin
    Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin. Preservative derived from natural substances
  • polyacrylamide
    Polyacrylamide. Solvent polymer
Unfavorable Ingredients
4
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Coppertone Sport High Performance Spray Sunscreen SPF 30

7/14 Best Ingredients
3/14 Good Ingredients
4/14 Unfavorable Ingredients
1/14 Natural Ingredient
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Anti-aging Ingredients (Best For Sunscreens)
3
Moisturizing Ingredients (Best For Sunscreens)
3
  • stearoxytrimethylsilane
    Stearoxytrimethylsilane. Emollient
  • caprylic/capric acid
    Caprylic Acid. Coconut oil based skin-conditioning agent, emollient
  • triglyceride
    Caprylic Acid. Coconut oil based skin-conditioning agent, emollient
Sunscreen Ingredients (Best For Sunscreens)
1
  • avobenzone (3%)
    Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane. Sunscreen ingredient
Protective Ingredients
1
Neutral Ingredients
2
  • acrylates/octylacrylamide copolymer
    Acrylates/octylacrylamide Copolymer. Film forming agent
  • fragrance
    Fragrance.
Unfavorable Ingredients
4
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Sun Bum Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion

9/27 Best Ingredients
11/27 Good Ingredients
7/27 Unfavorable Ingredients
2/27 Natural Ingredients
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Anti-aging Ingredients (Best For Sunscreens)
2
Moisturizing Ingredients (Best For Sunscreens)
6
  • caprylyl methicone
    Caprylyl Methicone. Silicon commonly used as an emollient.
  • dimethicone
    Dimethicone. Moisturizer
  • ethylhexyl stearate
    Ethylhexyl Stearate. Plant oil based skin lubricant
  • glyceryl stearate
    Glyceryl Monoester. Skin-conditioning agent, emollient
  • trimethyl siloxysilicate
    Trimethylsiloxysilicate. Skin conditioning agent, emollient
  • vp/hexadecene copolymer
    Vp Hexadecene Copolymer. Emollient
Sunscreen Ingredients (Best For Sunscreens)
1
  • avobenzone 3.00%
    Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane. Sunscreen ingredient
Abrasive Ingredients
1
  • silica
    Silica. Abrasive agent
Cleansing Ingredients
3
  • trideceth 6
    Trideceth. Cleansing agent
Neutral Ingredients
7
  • behenyl alcohol
    Behenyl Alcohol. Thickening agent
  • dimethyl capramide
    Dimethyl Capramide. Solvent, stabilizer
  • ethylhexylglycerin
    Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin. Preservative derived from natural substances
  • fragrance
    Fragrance.
  • polyaminopropyl biguanide
    Polyaminopropyl Biguanide. Preservative
  • sodium polyacrylate
    Sodium Polyacrylate. Absorbing agent
  • styrene/acrylates copolymer
    Styrene/acrylates Copolymer. Filler
Unfavorable Ingredients
7
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Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 45

5/18 Best Ingredients
8/18 Good Ingredients
5/18 Unfavorable Ingredients
2/18 Natural Ingredients
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Anti-aging Ingredients (Best For Sunscreens)
2
Moisturizing Ingredients (Best For Sunscreens)
2
  • diethylhexyl 2 6 naphthalate
    Diethylhexyl 2 6-naphthalate. UV absorber, emollient
  • dimethicone
    Dimethicone. Moisturizer
Sunscreen Ingredients (Best For Sunscreens)
1
  • avobenzone 3%
    Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane. Sunscreen ingredient
Cleansing Ingredients
1
  • ppg 5 ceteth 20
    Ppg-5-ceteth-20. Surfactant, cleansing agent
Protective Ingredients
1
Conditioning Ingredients
2
  • cyclopentasiloxane
    Cyclopentasiloxane. Lubricant
  • trisiloxane
    Trisiloxane. Skin-conditioning agent
Neutral Ingredients
4
  • acrylates/octylacrylamide copolymer
    Acrylates/octylacrylamide Copolymer. Film forming agent
  • acrylates/dimethicone copolymer
    Acrylates/dimethicone Copolymer. Film forming agent
Unfavorable Ingredients
5
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Neutrogena Beach Defense Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 70

6/29 Best Ingredients
17/29 Good Ingredients
6/29 Unfavorable Ingredients
4/29 Natural Ingredients
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Moisturizing Ingredients (Best For Sunscreens)
5
  • dimethicone
    Dimethicone. Moisturizer
  • diethylhexyl 2 6 naphthalate
    Diethylhexyl 2 6-naphthalate. UV absorber, emollient
  • ethylhexyl stearate
    Ethylhexyl Stearate. Plant oil based skin lubricant
  • glyceryl stearate
    Glyceryl Monoester. Skin-conditioning agent, emollient
  • caprylyl glycol
    Caprylyl Glycol. Skin conditioner, moisturizer
Sunscreen Ingredients (Best For Sunscreens)
1
  • avobenzone (3%)
    Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane. Sunscreen ingredient
Abrasive Ingredients
1
  • silica
    Silica. Abrasive agent
Cleansing Ingredients
4
  • potassium cetyl phosphate
    Potassium Cetyl Phosphate. Cleansing agent
  • trideceth 6
    Trideceth. Cleansing agent
Protective Ingredients
1
  • beeswax
    Beeswax. Protects skin, prevents quick drying of the skin
Conditioning Ingredients
2
  • trisiloxane
    Trisiloxane. Skin-conditioning agent
  • cetyl dimethicone
    Cetyl Peg/ppg 10/1 Dimethicone. Silicone
Neutral Ingredients
9
  • water
    Aqua. Water
  • styrene/acrylates copolymer
    Styrene/acrylates Copolymer. Filler
  • dimethicone/peg 10/15 crosspolymer
    Dimethicone Copolyol. Silicones are skin conditioning agents widely used in cosmetics.
  • ethylhexylglycerin
    Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin. Preservative derived from natural substances
  • sodium polyacrylate
    Sodium Polyacrylate. Absorbing agent
  • xanthan gum
    Xanthan Gum. Thickening agent
  • acrylates/c12 22 alkyl methacrylate copolymer
    Acrylates/c12 22 Alkyl Methacrylate Copolymer. Film former
  • behenyl alcohol
    Behenyl Alcohol. Thickening agent
  • fragrance
    Fragrance.
Unfavorable Ingredients
6