It’s sunscreen season! Just kidding, every season is sunscreen season when you’re a redhead. But, spring is in full-swing which means it’s time to stock up on face and body SPF. The most expensive sunscreen doesn’t always mean the best sunscreen.
We love to recommend a mineral sunscreen for redheads because the ingredients are usually zinc oxide and titanium dioxide that act as a physical barrier — and prevents UV light from penetrating the skin. Think of mineral sunscreen as a force field. Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are the only ingredients considered safe and effective by the FDA. They’re also much kinder to our sensitive skin. Another bonus? Once applied, that force field begins to work immediately.
Sometimes, mineral sunscreens get a bad rap because they can be thick and difficult to rub in. We chose 7 of our favorite ‘Redhead-Friendly’ approved mineral sunscreens that apply well, feel great and are priced under $25:
1. CeraVe 100% Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30
CeraVe is a no-brainer when it comes to choosing sensitive skin-safe brands. This is a wonderful facial sunscreen that will keep you protected and actually has ingredients like hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, and ceramides to help your redhead skin this spring/summer.
CeraVe 100% Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30: $15
2. BLUE LIZARD Sensitive Mineral Sunscreen with Zinc Oxide, SPF 50+
For a full-body option, you can’t go wrong with Blue Lizard. It’s dermatologist-trusted, fragrance-free, water resistant, and protects against UVA/UVB rays.
BLUE LIZARD Sensitive Mineral Sunscreen with Zinc Oxide, SPF 50+: $15
3. Eucerin Sun Sensitive Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50
Another great face and body option is this one from Eucerin. It’s hypoallergenic and non-irritating for sensitive skin while also being tough on UV rays.
Eucerin Sun Sensitive Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50: $15
4. La Roche-Posay Anthelios Clear Skin Dry Touch Sunscreen SPF 60
For an extra strong facial sunscreen that won’t cause breakouts, La Roche-Posay is a wonderful choice. It’s not greasy and doesn’t leave a white cast.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Clear Skin Dry Touch Sunscreen SPF 60: $19
5. Babo Botanicals Sheer Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50
For redhead kids and babies sunscreen is a always an absolute must. Opt for this lightweight, water-resistant, fragrance-free option from Babo Botanicals.
Babo Botanicals Sheer Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50: $17
6. Sun Bum Mineral SPF 50 Sunscreen Lotion
Sun Bum is a tried and true favorite for redheads and it’s perfect for all-over coverage with UVA/UVB protection. This one is also hypoallergenic and fragrance-free making it sensitive skin safe.
Sun Bum Mineral SPF 50 Sunscreen Lotion: $18
7. Reef Repair Reef Safe Sunscreen SPF 50
Looking for a reef-safe option? We’ve got you covered with this one from Reef Repair. It has a delicious coconut scent and you can feel confident you’re not negatively impacting the marine and aquatic life. This was featured in a recent H2BAR Box too!
Reef Repair Reef Safe Sunscreen SPF 50: $23
Rock it like a Redhead!
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