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5 New Sunscreen Products Redheads Should Know About: Tested By Editors

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As a team of redheads, we’re always trying new beauty products — especially sunscreen. Some of them we like, some we don’t, and some we love. When we find products we adore, we have to share them with you. Here are 5 sunscreen products we tried recently and are loving: 

1. Geologie Broad-Spectrum SPF 30 Face Sunscreen

This dermatologist-designed, SPF 30 sunscreen is formulated with zinc oxide for broad-spectrum sun protection. This sunscreen feels great on your skin thanks to added ingredients like niacinamide and hyaluronic acid that nourish and hydrate. It’s not just sunscreen, it’s skincare. We loved this sunscreen SO much that we even included it in the Summer H2BAR Deluxe Box.

Geologie Broad-Spectrum SPF 30 Face Sunscreen: $15

2. Kosas DreamBream Silicone-Free Mineral Sunscreen SPF 40 with Ceramides and Peptides

We live for a tinted SPF. This one from Kosas is a clean, mineral sunscreen packed with ceramides and peptides to moisturize, smooth, and brighten the skin.

If you’re wondering how ceramides and peptides can be beneficial for redhead skin, you’ve come to the right place.

1. Ceramides: Redheads often have fair and sensitive skin that can be prone to dryness and irritation. Ceramides are lipids (fats) naturally found in the skin’s barrier that help maintain moisture, strengthen the skin’s protective barrier, and prevent water loss. Using skincare products containing ceramides can help enhance the skin’s hydration levels and improve its ability to retain moisture, which is particularly important for individuals with sensitive skin like many redheads.

2. Peptides: Peptides are short chains of amino acids that can have various skincare benefits. They can stimulate collagen production, which is crucial for maintaining skin elasticity and firmness. Redheads, like individuals with fair skin, are often more prone to sun damage, which can lead to premature aging. Peptides can help support the skin’s natural collagen production, aiding in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and promoting overall skin health.

Kosas DreamBream Silicone-Free Mineral Sunscreen SPF 40 with Ceramides and Peptides: $40

3. Australian Gold Extreme Sport Continuous Spray Sunscreen SPF 50

When it comes to active time SPF, we have high expectations. This spray sunscreen goes on easily, driest fast, and leaves you protected while also cooling and deodorizing. It’s perfect for the hottest of days at the beach, on a hike, or doing whatever keeps you active.  

Using spray sunscreen can offer some benefits over lotion sunscreen, such as ease of application and coverage in hard-to-reach areas. Spray sunscreens can be convenient for quick and even distribution, making it easier to cover large areas of skin or areas with hair. However, it’s important to note that proper application is crucial to ensure adequate protection. Lotion sunscreen may provide better control over the amount applied and can be massaged into the skin, potentially offering more consistent coverage. Additionally, some concerns have been raised about inhalation risks with spray sunscreens, so it’s advisable to use them in a well-ventilated area and avoid spraying directly on the face.

4. Evereden Premium Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50

A 100% mineral-based sunscreen that protects skin from UVA, UVB, and blue light without a white cast. It’s water and sweat resistant and non-comedogenic. It has Safflower Oleotech™ which delivers all-day hydration with time-release technology that infuses skin with vitamin E. 

By using a sunscreen that offers protection against UVA, UVB, and blue light, you help reduce the risk of sunburn, premature aging, and potential long-term skin damage. This comprehensive protection is especially important as we are exposed to a variety of environmental factors, including both natural and artificial light sources.

Evereden Premium Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50: $29

5. Coppertone Pure and Simple Kids Sunscreen Lotion, Zinc Oxide Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50

This one is for the littlest redheads. It’s unscented, hypoallergenic, and made from 100% naturally sourced Zinc Oxide. It’s gentle on the skin while providing up to 80 minutes of sun protection. 

Zinc oxide is important in sunscreen because it acts as a physical barrier that blocks or reflects both UVA and UVB rays from the sun. It provides broad-spectrum protection, is effective immediately upon application, and is less likely to cause skin irritation compared to some chemical sunscreen ingredients.

Coppertone Pure and Simple Kids Sunscreen Lotion, Zinc Oxide Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50: $12

Rock it like a Redhead! 


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