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by Alyana Olivar

These 5 Products Are The Best Sunscreens For Sensitive Skin

Protect your skin well with these sensitive skin picks.

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We all know by now how important it is to wear sunscreen, but finding one that is suitable for your skin type may be a challenge. This is especially true when it comes to finding the best SPF products for sensitive skin.

Those with sensitive skin know this well: Taking caution is a must since your skin may react negatively to a product. There’s also your skin type to consider—yes, you can have sensitive skin that’s also dry, oily or a combination of both. When it comes to SPF, people with sensitive skin are generally recommended to use inorganic, otherwise known as physical or mineral sunscreens. These products will have titanium and/or zinc oxide as sunscreen filters, as these have a lower risk of inducing skin reactions.

The good news is sunscreen technology has been steadily developing and there are a lot of SPF products that contain both inorganic and organic filters without causing negative skin reactions.

Now that we’ve cleared that up, scroll ahead for some of the best SPF products suitable for sensitive skin you can consider picking up on your next beauty haul.

For oily skin

If you’re on the lookout for SPF products, always go for one with at least SPF30. This Skinlycious sunscreen is great for those with sensitive skin as it is a mineral sunscreen that uses zinc oxide as a UV ray filter. Sheer and non-sticky, it’s a good option for those with oily, sensitive skin. Since it is formulated with olive leaf extract, a natural antioxidant, it offers benefits such as inhibiting UVB-induced skin damage and decreasing moisture loss.

For dry skin

Skin is more on the drier side? Then the Salt & Stone SPF50 Sunscreen Lotion is the perfect one for you. It offers UVA and UVB protection in the form of non-nano zinc oxide. It also has hyaluronic acid and rosehip seed oil to soothe and moisturise your skin. The brand claims that it’s also perfect for those with active lifestyles as it promises to last up to 80 minutes in water and is sweat-resistant.

For a derm-approved pick

If you want a derm-approved physical sunscreen, look no further than the Dr. TWL Dermaceuticals SunProtector™. Created by the board-certified Singaporean dermatologist Dr. Teo Wan Lin, the sunscreen contains both titanium dioxide and zinc oxide as its sun shields. It has SPF50, broad-spectrum and blue light protection, making it one of the best SPF products around. Bonus: It’s also great for sensitive skin because it also has skin-caring ingredients like collagen hydrolysate, portulaca oleracea extract and oligopeptides to help repair, soothe and protect.

For some superfood goodness

This superfood-powered mineral sunscreen from local brand Sigi Skin contains both zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to protect your skin from UVA and UVB rays. It’s formulated with avocado oil and acai extracts to deliver vitamins and fatty acids to your skin and neutralise skin ageing caused by sun damage. It also contains 4% niacinamide, in addition to ceramide NP, to help brighten, strengthen, and improve moisture retention in your skin.

For a tinted option

Love makeup-free days? Then you’ll love EPION Skin 7.1 PROTECT. You can skip the foundation and go straight in with this tinted physical sunscreen, which contains titanium dioxide to help protect from UV-caused premature skin ageing. The formula is enriched with portulaca oleracea extract—an antioxidant and anti-ageing ingredient—to soothe your skin.

Now that you know your options when it comes to the best SPF products for sensitive skin, here’s a friendly reminder to put on sunscreen before you step outside or park yourself by the window!


Alyana Olivar is the beauty features writer at Clozette, Asia’s leading women social content network that delivers the hottest news and latest community trends in fashion, beauty and lifestyle. Follow Clozette on Instagram and Facebook.

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