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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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Biore Sarasara UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence Sunscreen SPF50+

5/23 Best Ingredients
13/23 Good Ingredients
5/23 Unfavorable Ingredients
5/23 Natural Ingredients
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Anti-aging Ingredients (Best For Sunscreens)
1
Moisturizing Ingredients (Best For Sunscreens)
3
  • dimethicone
    Dimethicone. Moisturizer
  • glyceryl stearate
    Glyceryl Monoester. Skin-conditioning agent, emollient
  • xylitol
    Xylitol. A type of sugar used in skin care as a humectant
Sunscreen Ingredients (Best For Sunscreens)
1
  • diethylamino hydroxybenzoyl hexyl benzoate
    Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate. UV absorber, considered safe if under 10%
Cleansing Ingredients
3
Healing Ingredients
1
  • sodium hyaluronate
    Sodium Hyaluronate. Heals damaged skin
Neutral Ingredients
9
  • water
    Aqua. Water
  • alcohol
    Alcohol. If in large quantities, alcohol can be irritating and/or damaging to skin.
  • lauryl methacrylate/sodium methacrylate crosspolymer
    Lauryl Methacrylate/sodium Methacrylate Crosspolymer. Film former
  • acrylates/c10 30 acrylate crosspolymer
    Acrylates/c10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer. Useful for combining ingredients, film forming, emulsion stabilizing, viscosity controlling
  • agar
    Agar. Binding ingredient
  • polyvinyl alcohol
    Polyvinyl Alcohol. Thickener
  • citrus grandis
    Grapefruit. Fragrance ingredient. Inconsistent evidence for phototoxicity.
  • sodium hydroxide
    Sodium Hydroxide. Controls pH levels. Skin irritation or pain if used above concentration limits.
  • fragrance
    Fragrance.
Unfavorable Ingredients
5
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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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Neutrogena Wet Skin Kids Sunscreen Spray

6/19 Best Ingredients
7/19 Good Ingredients
6/19 Unfavorable Ingredients
3/19 Natural Ingredients
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Anti-aging Ingredients (Best For Sunscreens)
3
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
Protective Ingredients
1
Neutral Ingredients
6
  • acrylates/dimethicone copolymer
    Acrylates/dimethicone Copolymer. Film forming agent
  • acrylates/octylacrylamide copolymer
    Acrylates/octylacrylamide Copolymer. Film forming agent
  • cetyl dimethicone/bis vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer
    Cetyl Dimethicone/bis Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer. Film forming
  • ethyl methicone
    Ethyl Methicone. Film former
  • fragrance
    Fragrance.
  • octyldodecyl citrate crosspolymer
    Octyldodecyl Citrate Crosspolymer. Unknown
Unfavorable Ingredients
6
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Sun Bum Continuous Spray Sunscreen

4/16 Best Ingredients
7/16 Good Ingredients
5/16 Unfavorable Ingredients
2/16 Natural Ingredients
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Anti-aging Ingredients (Best For Sunscreens)
2
Moisturizing Ingredients (Best For Sunscreens)
1
  • dimethicone
    Dimethicone. Moisturizer
Sunscreen Ingredients (Best For Sunscreens)
1
  • avobenzone 3.00%
    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
3
  • acrylates dimethicone copolymer
    Acrylates/dimethicone Copolymer. Film forming agent
  • acrylates / octylacrylamide copolymer
    Acrylates/octylacrylamide Copolymer. Film forming agent
  • fragrance
    Fragrance.
Unfavorable Ingredients
5
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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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Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 45

9/30 Best Ingredients
11/30 Good Ingredients
10/30 Unfavorable Ingredients
3/30 Natural Ingredients
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Anti-aging Ingredients (Best For Sunscreens)
1
Moisturizing Ingredients (Best For Sunscreens)
7
  • caprylyl methicone
    Caprylyl Methicone. Silicon commonly used as an emollient.
  • diethylhexyl 2 6 naphthalate
    Diethylhexyl 2 6-naphthalate. UV absorber, emollient
  • dimethicone
    Dimethicone. Moisturizer
  • ethylhexyl stearate
    Ethylhexyl Stearate. Plant oil based skin lubricant
  • glyceryl stearate
    Glyceryl Monoester. Skin-conditioning agent, emollient
  • trimethylsiloxysilicate
    Trimethylsiloxysilicate. Skin conditioning agent, emollient
  • vp/hexadecene copolymer
    Vp Hexadecene Copolymer. Emollient
Sunscreen Ingredients (Best For Sunscreens)
1
  • avobenzone 3%
    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
  • ethylhexylglycerin
    Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin. Preservative derived from natural substances
  • fragrance
    Fragrance.
  • sodium polyacrylate
    Sodium Polyacrylate. Absorbing agent
  • styrene/acrylates copolymer
    Styrene/acrylates Copolymer. Filler
  • water
    Aqua. Water
  • xanthan gum
    Xanthan Gum. Thickening agent
Unfavorable Ingredients
10
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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