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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

Indicates ingredients with nice to have or neutral benefits.

Unfavorable Ingredients

Indicates ingredient which may be considered unfavorable.

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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