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16 Best Sunscreen Picks for Redheads in 2017

Time to lather and reapply!

Sunscreen is a must for everyone, especially redheads. Sunscreen will not only protect your gorgeous skin from painful sunburns, but it will prevent aging, sun spots, and potentially, skin cancer.

In fact, did you know redheads are more prone to having melanoma even if they don’t get a sunburn? It’s true. So, we must take extra precautions to stay safe and make sure to get checked regularly by a dermatologist.

READ: High SPF Sunscreens – Why They’re Not Better

We’ve tested and deemed 16 sunscreen brands ‘redhead friendly‘ for 2017:

1. For the face

Alba Botanica Very Emollient Sunscreen Facial SPF 30: Our co-founder, Stephanie, took this with her while on her honeymoon to Mexico and didn’t sunburn once. It contains a special formula designed for facial use. Plus, it’s hypoallergenic, biodegradable, gluten-free and won’t clog pores.

2. For those with sensitive skin

Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen, Sensitive SPF 30+: We have been fans of this sunscreen for years, so it’s no wonder it’s at the top of our list and included in the H2BAR Box a few times. This sunscreen was made for sensitive skin. It’s chemical-free, fragrance-free and paraben-free!

3. For those wanting a lightweight sunscreen 

Kiehl’s Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50+: Looking for an ultra-lightweight sunscreen loaded with antioxidant vitamin E? Then, this sunscreen was made for you.

4. For everyday use

Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Lotion Sunscreen With Broad Spectrum SPF 30: Contains ACTIVE NATURALS Colloidal Oatmeal to deliver superior broad spectrum UVA/UVB sun protection while hydrating skin to keep it soft, smooth and feeling healthier than before you went in the sun.

5.  An extra delicate sunscreen

TriDerma Light & Delicate Sunscreen: It offers maximum UVA/UVB protection with essential antioxidants. Helps protect skin against unwanted signs of aging due to harmful sun exposure. You can also use as a daily moisturizer for face and body to keep skin looking healthy. This product was included in the April H2BAR Beauty Subscription Box.

6. Perfect while at the beach 

Sun Bum Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30: We first tried this product in 2012 and fell in love. It’s a super moisturizing sunscreen that’s enriched with Vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps to neutralize free radicals, which are the main cause of premature skin aging.

7. For those looking to combat signs of aging 

Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 30: The invisible skin-perfecting shield replaces your treatment, primer and SPF to immediately blur and correct while combating signs of aging. Mushroom peptides treat lines and wrinkles by helping aid regulation of collagen and elastin while a soft-focus complex smoothes and blurs imperfections for improved tone and texture.

8. For the spray lovers out there 

COOLA Body SPF 15 Unscented Sunscreen Spray: Spritz your sunscreen on the go with this clear, continuous spray that’s infused with anti-aging antioxidants. We recommend spraying the sunscreen onto your hands and then rubbing it in. Do not spray anywhere near an open flame.

9. For the on-the-go redheads 

MDSolarSciences Mineral Sunscreen Stick Broad Spectrum SPF 40: A convenient, portable way to get your UVA/UVB protection while you’re on the go. The lightweight formula is naturally derived from safer mineral UV protection that reduces the risk of photo-aging and skin cancer. It also contains a boost of antioxidants to keep you healthy.

10. If you’re looking for a soothing sunscreen

Yes to Cucumbers Natural Sunscreen SPF 30: Cucumbers are packed with rejuvenating vitamins which help to soothe, soften, and keep skin supple and fresh, perfect for you when you’re out having some fun in the sun or snow! Plus, it’s hypoallergenic and can be used for the entire family.

11. If you’re an under-water-kinda-redhead

Nature’s Gate Aqua Block Sunscreen Lotion: Designed for active water sports enthusiasts such as surfers and scuba divers. This very water resistant formula provides broad spectrum UVA & UVB protection and won’t run in your eyes. Perfect for those redheads who know they will be in the water a lot this summer.

12. Perfect for underneath makeup

Mineral Fusion SPF 30 Brush-On Sun Defense: This product delivers your sun protection in a unique brush-on tool. The soft bristles evenly distribute the UVA/UVB protecting sunscreen to your skin, while subtle light-reflecting particles give your complexion a glowing finish. 

13. If you’re looking for the perfect natural sunscreen

Kiss My Face Sensitive Side 3-in-1 Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30: Remarkably effective sunscreen made with oat protein and betaglucans that help fight the visible signs of aging. Now enriched with Hydresia oleosomes.

14. Everyone needs a sunscreen just for the face & lips 

Solar Sense Clear Zinc Sunscreen For Face & Lip: This product provides advanced protection for your face, nose, ears, lips and neck. Contains green tea and aloe to keep skin looking soft, smooth and hydrated.

15. If you’re a sporty redhead

 NO-AD Sport Sunscreen SPF 50: Infused with aloe and vitamin E Protect while you sweat. It was also on Consumer Reports 2016 list for Most Effective Sunscreen.

16. For those redhead babies 

Coppertone Water Babies SPF 50: A pediatrician-recommended sunscreen that has a gentle, non-irritating formula. Clinically tested to be non-stinging on your baby’s skin.

Which sunscreen is your favorite? Share below & Rock it like a Redhead!