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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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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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Alba Botanica Hawaiian, Aloe Vera Sunscreen SPF 30

14/41 Best Ingredients
15/41 Good Ingredients
12/41 Unfavorable Ingredients
15/41 Natural Ingredients
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Anti-aging Ingredients (Best For Sunscreens)
6
Moisturizing Ingredients (Best For Sunscreens)
6
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
    Caprylic Acid. Coconut oil based skin-conditioning agent, emollient
  • dimethicone
    Dimethicone. Moisturizer
  • vp/hexadecene copolymer
    Vp Hexadecene Copolymer. Emollient
  • glyceryl stearate se
    Glyceryl Monoester. Skin-conditioning agent, emollient
  • hydrogenated palm kernel oil
    Palm Oil. Moisturizer
  • simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil (certified organic
    Jojoba. Moisturizer
Sunscreen Ingredients (Best For Sunscreens)
2
  • ethylhexyl salicylate (5.0%)
    Octyl Salicylate. Sunscreen agent, mild skin irritant in pure form, shown to be safe when used as part of a formula
  • titanium dioxide (2.0%)
    Titanium Dioxide. Sunscreen ingredient
Abrasive Ingredients
2
  • ananas sativus (pineapple) fruit extract (certified organic ingredient)
    Pineapple. Exfoliator
  • silica
    Silica. Abrasive agent
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.
  • carica papaya (papaya) fruit extract (certified organic ingredient)
    Papaya. Anti-inflammatory properties, used to heal burns
  • passiflora incarnata flower extract (certified organic ingredient)
    Passion Fruit. Skin-soothing properties
Conditioning Ingredients
1
  • psidium guajava fruit extract
    Guava. Sking-conditioning agent, astringent properties.
Neutral Ingredients
9
  • water
    Aqua. Water
  • cetearyl alcohol
    Cetearyl Alcohol. Thickening agent
  • cetearyl olivate
    Cetearyl Olivate. Emulsifier
  • sodium stearoyl glutamate
    Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate. Emulsifying agent
  • sorbitan olivate
    Sorbitan Olivate. Emulsifier
  • xanthan gum
    Xanthan Gum. Thickening agent
  • alcohol (certified organic
    Alcohol. If in large quantities, alcohol can be irritating and/or damaging to skin.
  • ethylhexylglycerin
    Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin. Preservative derived from natural substances
  • fragrance
    Fragrance.
Unfavorable Ingredients
12
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Andre Lorent Daily Rehydrating Sunscreen: SPF 30+

7/28 Best Ingredients
13/28 Good Ingredients
8/28 Unfavorable Ingredients
6/28 Natural Ingredients
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Anti-aging Ingredients (Best For Sunscreens)
4
  • punica granatum (pomegranate) extract
    Pomegranate. Antioxidant, assists skin regeneration
  • lindera strychnifolia root extract
    Lindera Strychnifolia. Plant with great antioxidative properties.
Moisturizing Ingredients (Best For Sunscreens)
2
  • 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
Cleansing Ingredients
2
Healing Ingredients
1
  • carica papaya (papaya) fruit extract
    Papaya. Anti-inflammatory properties, used to heal burns
Conditioning Ingredients
2
  • hydrolyzed manihot esculenta tuber extract
    Cassava. Plant with skin-conditioning properties.
Neutral Ingredients
8
  • water (aqua)
    Aqua. Water
  • c12 15 alkyl benzoate
    C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate. Thickening agent
  • aminomethyl propanol
    Aminomethyl Propanol. PH adjuster. Considered safe when used in under 2% concentration, and not in combination with N-nitrosating agents.
  • acrylates/c10 30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer
    Acrylates/c10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer. Useful for combining ingredients, film forming, emulsion stabilizing, viscosity controlling
  • ethylhexylglycerin
    Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin. Preservative derived from natural substances
  • carbomer
    Carbomer. Controls consistency
  • hexylene glycol
    Hexylene Glycol. Preservative
  • hydroxypropyl methylcellulose
    Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose. Film forming agent
Unfavorable Ingredients
8
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Aveeno Protect + Hydrate SPF50 Lotion

9/35 Best Ingredients
16/35 Good Ingredients
10/35 Unfavorable Ingredients
7/35 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
  • caprylyl glycol
    Caprylyl Glycol. Skin conditioner, moisturizer
  • caprylyl methicone
    Caprylyl Methicone. Silicon commonly used as an emollient.
  • diethylhexyl 2 6 naphthalate
    Diethylhexyl 2 6-naphthalate. UV absorber, emollient
  • avena sativa (oat) kernel flour
    Oat. Moisturizer
  • avena sativa (oat) kernel extract
    Oat. Moisturizer
Sunscreen Ingredients (Best For Sunscreens)
1
  • avobenzone 3%
    Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane. Sunscreen ingredient
Abrasive Ingredients
1
  • silica
    Silica. Abrasive agent
Cleansing Ingredients
3
  • potassium palmitoyl hydrolyzed oat protein
    Potassium Palmitoyl Hydrolyzed Oat Protein. Skin conditioning, surfactant
Protective Ingredients
1
  • beeswax
    Beeswax. Protects skin, prevents quick drying of the skin
Conditioning Ingredients
2
  • cetyl dimethicone
    Cetyl Peg/ppg 10/1 Dimethicone. Silicone
  • hydrolyzed oat protein
    Hydrolyzed Oat Protein. Skin conditioning agent
Neutral Ingredients
9
  • water
    Aqua. Water
  • ethylhexylglycerin
    Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin. Preservative derived from natural substances
  • behenyl alcohol
    Behenyl Alcohol. Thickening agent
  • acrylates/dimethicone copolymer
    Acrylates/dimethicone Copolymer. Film forming agent
  • acrylates/c10 30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer
    Acrylates/c10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer. Useful for combining ingredients, film forming, emulsion stabilizing, viscosity controlling
  • arachidyl alcohol
    Arachidyl Alcohol. Thickening agent
  • sodium hydroxide
    Sodium Hydroxide. Controls pH levels. Skin irritation or pain if used above concentration limits.
  • fragrance
    Fragrance.
  • lignoceryl alcohol
    Lignoceryl Alcohol. Fatty alcohol, thickening agent
Unfavorable Ingredients
10