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We Picked the 8 Best Sunscreens for Redheads So Far In 2024

Happy Don't Fry Day, Redheads!

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The year is almost halfway over and we’re just getting into prime sunscreen season. Memorial Day marks the start of summer and as redheads, we’re always happy “Don’t Fry Day” is held the Friday before this American holiday each year. Its purpose is to raise awareness about the dangers of overexposure to the sun and to promote sun safety measures, such as wearing sunscreen, protective clothing, and sunglasses, and seeking shade during peak sun hours. It’s a reminder to protect your skin from harmful UV rays to prevent skin cancer and premature aging. We thought this was the perfect opportunity to share our top redhead-approved sunscreen contenders for 2024. You’re probably familiar with some of these brands and products because we simply won’t stop talking about them. If you’re in the market for a new sunscreen for this summer, give one of these a try:

1. CoTZ

We love all the sunscreen products from CoTZ — so much that we’ve even included them in the H2BAR Beauty Boxes many times. This summer we are loving a tinted SPF, and CoTZ has 2 we keep reaching for:

CoTZ Face Moisture Lightly Tinted Mineral Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 35: $30 

2. La Roche-Posay

It’s no secret that La Roche-Posay is a leader in skincare and SPF. We love this brand for redheads because it’s targeted toward sensitive skin and dermatologists recommended it. 

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Tinted Sunscreen SPF 50: $38 

3. ThinkSun

From babies to kids and adults, ThinkSun offers it all. We love their 100% mineral sunscreens for the whole family, and even use their kid’s products for sensitive-skinned adults!

Thinksport SPF 50+ Mineral Sunscreen: $22 

4. Sun Bum

With a wide selection of vegan, reef-safe, cruelty-free products, Sun Bum is a great choice for redheads. Two of their products we enjoy are their mess-free facial sticks:

Sun Bum Kids SPF 50 Clear Sunscreen Face Stick: $12 

5. Blue Lizard

Another brand that has a big focus on sensitive skin is Blue Lizard. Their mineral sunscreens are reef-safe and a great alternative to chemical sunscreens.

Blue Lizard Sensitive Face Mineral Sunscreen with Zinc Oxide and Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid, SPF 30+: $18 

6. Neutrogena 

If you’re looking for high SPF, affordable sport sunscreen you can’t go wrong with Neutrogena’s Dry Touch options. 



Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Broad Spectrum SPF 70: $14  

7. Innisfree

Some of the best sunscreens in the world come out of Korea, and Innisfree is one of our favorites. It also wears well under makeup.

Innisfree Daily UV Defense Mineral Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 45: $22 

8. Elta MD

The most popular SPF among dermatologists, estheticians, and other skincare professionals this year? Elta MD! The UV Clear products are a must-try for all skin types.

EltaMD UV Clear Tinted Face Sunscreen SPF 46: $45 

Rock it like a Redhead! 


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