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SPF Saviors! Best Mineral Sunscreens For Face

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Affiliate links By now, we all know that sun damage is real and wearing a sunscreen everyday is non-negotiable. That said, it’s also a fact that finding the right sunscreen can be a bit difficult, especially for your face. Many people have the same complaints: sunscreen feels thick/heavy, irritates sensitive skin or stings eyes, leaves a chalky cast, or creates an oil slick on face. And for those of us who prefer physical sunscreens—i.e. a sunscreen that contains physical UV blockers like titanium dioxide and zinc oxide as opposed to chemical blockers it can be even more difficult to find the perfect face sunscreen that isn’t pasty white, sticky, and greasy.

The main reason why I personally favor physical sunscreens is because they use mineral sunscreen actives that work by reflecting the sun’s rays instead of being absorbed into our bloodstream (as chemical sunscreens like Octylcrylene, Oxybenzone, Avobenzone). Physical sunscreens are also more photostable and almost immediately effective once applied. Plus, they are gentler on sensitive skin types like mine so there’s less risk of allergic reactions or breakouts, if you’re also acne-prone.

Looking for the best mineral sunscreen for your face? Click through for 6 tried-and-true physical sunscreens that won’t leave your face pasty white, sticky or greasy! And there’s one for every skin type, lifestyle and budget!

So, if you still haven’t found your go-to daily wear SPF, here are a few of my favorite mineral sunscreens for face that are made without iffy chemicals and won’t leave a chalky film on the skin and simply put, don’t suck! And there’s one for every skin type, lifestyle and budget!

BareMinerals Prep Step™ Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Mineral Shield Daily Prep Lotion ($ 30) – This mineral-based face sunscreen is oil-free and formulated with color-adapting micro-encapsulated pigments that blend with your skin tone and dry to an invisible finish so you don’t see any white. It has a thin, velvety liquid feel and leaves skin feeling smooth, protected and prepped for foundation. I tried it on a day when my skin was super-dry, and it emphasized a few dry patches. If you have normal to oily skin you should be fine. I doubt it will even be an issue for me in the summer. Overall, it wears comfortably, helps my makeup stay put, and packs a solid SPF 50…just what you need for the dog days of summer!

Josie maran Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47 Protect + Perfect ($ 36) – Designed to correct dullnes and add a soft radiance to skin, this new multi-tasking sunscreen is the tinted version of Josie Maran’s bestselling Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47. It has a peachy tint that looks a bit too warm but once applied on the skin, it’s blends really well and adds just enough color to correct uneven skintone and reness. I love how it evens out my skin tone and add a subtle glow to my face…just what I need when I am not in the mood to wear makeup on a hot sunny day! The formula is nicely hydrating as well and keeps my dry skin happy without being greasy or heavy. It has a subtle, sweet scent that I like…it’s not too strong and dissipates quickly.

COOLA Daydream Mineral Primer SPF 30 ($ 42) I really like Coola’s Sunscreens and this one is my new favorite! Unlike many mineral sunscreens, which can be difficult to apply makeup on over, this one is a primer that’s actually designed to prep skin for makeup. Great for all skin types, it evens out texture and helps foundation glide on smoothly while providing mineral broad-spectrum SPF 30 to protect skin from the damaging effects of the sun. It’s very lightweight with a silky-soft feel that I love on my skin! It doesn’t leave any white cast either. There’s a light scent which fades away pretty quickly. It’s a little pricey but totally worth it, especially if you are super picky about face sunscreens! It’s also featured in my post on the Best Sunscreens to Wear Under Makeup.

DermWORX Pure Balance Sunscreen SPF 25 ($ 32) – This lightweight, UV-blocking lotion not only offers broad spectrum SPF 25 but also fights sun-induced oxidative stress with a blend of potent nourishing antioxidants. Did you know that not only do antioxidants combat free-radical damage, they also enhance the effectiveness of sunscreens in preventing sun damage. It has a creamy, yet non-greasy formula that feels just like a regular super-soft moisturizer, best suited for normal to dry/combination skin types and keeps skin supple without any white cast. In addition, this sunscreen is also infused with soothing botanicals like thyme, summer lilac and edelweiss, making it a great pick for sensitive skin. And it comes in a generous 4 oz tube that’s priced very reasonably!

La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 Mineral Daily Tone Correcting Primer, Tinted ($ 40) – Designed for sensitive skin with 100% mineral UVA/UVB protection and a powerful antioxidant complex, this tinted primer provides lightweight sheer to medium coverage in a matte finish mousse formula. Not only does it perfectly prep & smooth skin for your foundation or BB cream (and makes it last longer) but also helps to conceal uneven skin tone, visible signs of sun damage, redness and melasma. It’s also perfect to wear on its own on those hot summer days when when you want a hint of coverage and not a full face of makeup. With its matte finish that keeps grease and shine in check, this would work well on normal to oily but it also feels fine on my dry skin. Also, it’s fragrance-free and non-comedogenic.

Brush On Block SPF 30 Invisible Mineral Powder Sunscreen ($ 32) – Perfect for those who like powder sunscreens instead of lotions, this pure mineral sunscreen with broad spectrum SPF 30 protection comes packaged in a handy brush, and is invisible once applied…no greasy mess! Whether used under or over makeup, the brush-on formula is easy to re-apply quickly and is also sweat & water resistant for up to 80 minutes. The self-dispensing brush fits easily in your purse, makeup bag or gym/sports bag making it perfect pick for on-the-go sun protection whenever you need it. I will be toting this one around all summer!

Do you prefer mineral or chemical sunscreens? Have you found your go-to sunscreen that meets all your requirements? If so, what is it? 

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