Hi everyone see these new sunscreen picks 2019, recommended by Reddit, Consumer Reports, Prevention or Beautypedia! I’ll include coupon codes and gift with purchase for Bluemercury, Nordstrom and more luxury retailers. I’ll mark Mineral Sunscreens with * after the price. All active and inactive ingredients are provided, enjoy!
- Dr. Barbara Sturm Sun Drops SPF 50 $145 at Bluemercury
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This innovative, light-textured sun serum for the face provides SPF 50 protection.
Dr. Barbara Sturm Sun Drops SPF 50 ingredient
Water (Aqua), Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Dibutyl Adipate, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Glycerin, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Arginine, Cyclohexasiloxane, Lauryl Glucoside, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cassia Alata Leaf Extract, Panthenol, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Acetamide Mea, Xanthan Gum, Cyclopentasiloxane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sodium Carboxymethyl Betaglucan, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Tocopherol, Pantolactone, Carbomer, Citric Acid, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Dna.
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2. Supergoop! Poof Part Powder SPF 45 $34* at Nordstrom
A hair powder and 100% mineral SPF 45 in one to help keep your scalp sunburn-free.
Supergoop! Poof Part Powder SPF 45 ingredients
Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide (24.5%) Inactive Ingredients: Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Nylon-6/12, Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Sodium Dehydroacetate, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Olive Glycerides, Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Ascorbyl Palmitate, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Ceramide.
3. SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50 $34 – $65* at Bluemercury
Weightless, tinted sunscreen formulated with 100% physical filters and zinc oxide, providing broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection for radiant skin. Water-resistant for up to 40 minutes, paraben-free, non-comedogenic, and ideal for all skin types, even very sensitive.
SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50 ingredients
Titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, water, dimethicone, isododecane, c12-15 alkyl benzoate, undecane, triethylhexanoin, isohexadecane, nylon-12, caprylyl methicone, butyloctyl salicylate, phenethyl benzoate, styrene/acrylates copolymer, silica, tridecane, dicaprylyl carbonate, dicaprylyl ether, talc, dimethicone/peg-10/15 crosspolymer, aluminum stearate, pentylene glycol, peg-9 polydimethylsiloxyethyl dimethicone, alumina, polyhydroxystearic acid, phenoxyethanol, magnesium sulfate, caprylyl glycol, iron oxides, peg-8 laurate, disteardimonium hectorite, triethoxycaprylylsilane, tocopherol, propylene carbonate, artemia extract, benzoic acid, c9-15 fluoroalcohol phosphate, peg-9
4. SHISEIDO Protect & Play Active Sunscreen Set $68 ($96 Value) at Nordstrom
A four-piece set that provides the perfect protection for long days spent in the sun. Including Full-size Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion WetForce SPF 50+ (1.7 oz.): a lightweight SPF 50+ sunscreen in a clear formula that becomes more effective when exposed to water.
Best physical sunscreens 2018 — according to Reddit. There are only 3 sunscreens that are recommended. Thanks reddit/r/skincareaddiction!
Minerals are a girl’s best friend – especially when it comes to sun protection! These lightweight, easy-to apply mineral sunscreens protect your skin with broad spectrum reflective barriers and nothing nano.
Zinc Oxide – 14.5% (sunscreen), Titanium Dioxide – 2.0% (Sunscreen) Inactive Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Glycerin, Glyceryl Isostearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Polyglyceryl-3 Ricinoleate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil (1), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil (1), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (1), Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract (1), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract (1), Tocopheryl Acetate, Alcohol, Magnesium Sulfate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Silica, Sodium Chloride, Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol. (1) Certified Organic Ingredient
6. Mentholatum – Sunplay Baby Milk SPF 34 PA+++ $11.90* at Yesstyle
Best physical sunscreens 2018 — according to Reddit.
Sunplay Baby Milk has no UV absorbent (non chemical). It is a skin-friendly sunburn stopper. Recommended for babies and sensitive skin.
7. Vanicream Sunscreen, SPF 50+ at Walgreens*
Best physical sunscreens 2018 — according to Reddit.
Dermatologist Recommended Broad Spectrum SPF 50 For Sensitive Skin Water Resistant (80 Minutes) Non-Comedogenic Free of dyes, lanolin, fragrance, masking fragrance, parabens, formaldehyde, & other preservatives. Made in USA
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Vanicream Sunscreen, SPF 50+ ingredients
Active: titanium dioxide 5%, zinc oxide 7% Inactive: C20-40 alcohols, caprylyl glycol, cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 dimethicone, cocoglycerides, dicaprylyl carbonate, dimethicone, 1,2 hexanediol, hydrogenated castor oil, hydrogenated polyisobutene, magnesium chloride, octadecene, PEG-30 dipolyhydroxystearate, pentylene glycol, phenyl trimethicone, purified water, silica, silica dimethyl silylate, squalane, stearyl dimethicone, tridecyl salicylate, triethoxycaprylylsilane, ubiquinone (coenzyme Q10)
8. La Roche-Posay Anthelios Melt-In Sunscreen Milk SPF 60 for Face and Body $22 at Bluemercury
The best sunscreens to buy in 2018 according to Consumer Reports
Anthelios Melt-In Sunscreen Milk SPF 60 for Face and Body is formulated with exclusive Cell-OX Shield technology, combines UVA/UVB filters to deliver broad spectrum protection, and has antioxidants to protect skin from free radicals. The fast absorbing sunscreen has a velvety texture and is easy to apply. Non-greasy. Oil-free. Water resistant (80 minutes).
Active: Avobenzone 3% (sunscreen), Homosalate 10.72% (sunscreen), Octisalate 3.21% (sunscreen), Octocrylene 6% (sunscreen), Oxybenzone 3.86% (sunscreen). Inactive: Water, Styrene/acrylates copolymer, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Butyloctyl salicylate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Alcohol denat., Poly c10-30 alkyl acrylate, Caprylyl methicone, Trisiloxane, Acrylates/dimethicone copolymer, PEG-100, stearate, Glyceryl stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium cetyl phosphate, Propylene glycol, Caprylyl glycol, PEG-8 laurate, Acrylates/c10-30 alkyl acrylate, crosspolymer, Triethanolamine, Tocopherol, Inulin lauryl carbamate, Disodium Edta, P-anisic acid, Xanthan gum, Diethylhexyl syringylidenemalonate, Cassia alata leaf extract, Maltodextrin.
9. Coola Mineral Silk Crème SPF30 Oil-Free Unscented $42* at Ulta
Best Sunscreen from Beautypedia
Beach to Boardroom. Meet your mineral match! The Mineral Silk Crème SPF30 Oil-Free Unscented by COOLA is a multi-tasking modern masterpiece that does it all. Their oil-free, airy-light formula gently glides on to form a transparent veil, ideal for everyday use.
Active: Zinc Oxide 15.0 %. Inactive: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (ORGANIC), Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Didecyldimonium Chloride, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Jasminum Sambac Leaf Cell Extract, Methylpropanediol, Niacinamide, PEG-7 Trimethylolpropane Coconut Ether, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Polyisobutene, Polyquaternium-80, Propanediol, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Extract, Schinus Molle Extract.
10. The Ordinary Mineral UV Filters SPF 30 with Antioxidants £8.95* at Cult Beauty
The Ordinary’s Mineral UV Filters SPF 30 with Antioxidants offers unrivalled protection. Avoiding the use of nanoparticles (these are small enough to penetrate your skin and get inside your body), The Ordinary has formulated this sunscreen with ultra-refined zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, suspended within non-comedogenic (non-pore-blocking) silicones.
Aqua (Water), Cyclopentasiloxane, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Astaxanthin, Disodium Uridine Phosphate, Ethyl Ferulate, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract, Tasmannia Lanceolata Fruit/Leaf Extract, Haematococcus Pluvialis Extract, Picea Mariana Bark Extract, Arginine, Aspartic Acid, Glycine, Alanine, Serine, Valine, Isoleucine, Proline, Threonine, Histidine, Phenylalanine, Sodium PCA, PCA, Sodium Lactate, Glucose, Maltose, Fructose, Trehalose, Urea, Allantoin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Linoleic Acid, Oleic Acid, Phytosteryl Canola Glycerides, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Isochrysis Galbana Extract, Lysolecithin, Lecithin, Triolein, Pentylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Polyglyceryl-10 Oleate, Polyglyceryl-5 Trioleate, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Tocopherol, Alumina, Citric Acid, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin
11. Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen, Sensitive, SPF 30+ Fragrance Free $18.99* at Walgreens
No 1 Best Sunscreen 2019 by Prevention magazine. Plus, Bottle Turns Blue in UV Light!
Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide (5%), Zinc Oxide (10%) Inactive Ingredients: Water, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, C12 15 Alkyl Benzoate, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Polyglyceryl 4 Isostearate, Hexyl Laurate, Trimethylated Silica/Dimethicone, Octododecyl Neopentanoate, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Methyl Glucose Dioleate, PEG 7 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Beeswax, Stearic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Cetyl Dimethicone Copolymer, Chlorphenisen, Phenoxyethanol, Propandeiol, Sorbitan Oleate
12. Estée Lauder Perfectionist Pro Multi-Defense UV Fluid SPF 45 $45* at Saks Fifth Avenue
Our next-generation protection, made with 100% mineral-based sunscreen. Holistic 3-in-1 defense against UVA/UVB, pollution and dehydration. Lightweight fluid blends smoothly and rapidly into skin. Non-sticky. Won’t clog pores. Oil-free. Non-acnegenic.
Estée Lauder Perfectionist Pro Multi-Defense UV Fluid SPF 45 Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 6.3% , Zinc Oxide 4.0%Ingredients: Water\Aqua\Eau , Dimethicone , Butyloctyl Salicylate , C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate , Methyl Trimethicone , Isononyl Isononanoate , Diethylhexyl Succinate , Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate , Butylene Glycol , Dipentaerythrityl Tri-Polyhydroxystearate , Lauryl Peg-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone , Silica , Trimethylsiloxysilicate , Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone , Hydroxyapatite , Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract , Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract\Extrait D’Orge , Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract , Thermus Thermophillus Ferment , Sodium Hyaluronate , Opuntia Tuna Extract , Lilium Tigrinum Extract , Algae Extract , Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract , Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Extract , Caffeine , Tocopheryl Acetate , Ergothioneine , Squalane , Glycerin , Dimethicone Silylate , Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/Pvp Crosspolymer , Dimethicone Crosspolymer-3 , Glyceryl Behenate/Eicosadioate , Stearalkonium Hectorite , Caprylyl Glycol , Isostearic Acid , Polyhydroxystearic Acid , Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate , Dipropylene Glycol , Triethoxycaprylylsilane , Ethylbisiminomethylguaiacol Manganese Chloride , Cyclodextrin , Dimethicone/Peg-10/15 Crosspolymer , Isopropyl Myristate , Propylene Carbonate , Bht , Phenoxyethanol , Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410) , Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090) <ILN45003>
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A tinted physical sunscreen that delivers powerful broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection and aids in the prevention of free radical and oxidative damage.
Zinc Oxide 20%, Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Steareth-2, Propanediol, Steareth-21, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Silica, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Haematococcus Pluvialis Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Sprout Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Juice Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Raspberry Seed Oil/Tocopheryl Succinate Aminopropanediol Esters, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Sea Water, Acetyl Glucosamine, Cetearyl Glucoside, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Glycine, Sucrose, Lecithin, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Xanthan Gum, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Iron Oxides. (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).
14. Soleil Toujours Organic Sheer Sunscreen Mist SPF 30 $20 – $34 at Space NK
Nourish and protect skin with Soleil Toujours Organic Sheer Sunscreen Mist SPF 30 Travel Size, a clear sunscreen that is enriched with a more than 70% organic formula. In addition to this, it provides up to 80 minutes of water-resistant protection and is also free from oxybenzone or octinoxate, which can be harmful to coral reefs.
AVOBENZONE 3%, HOMOSALATE 7.5%, OCTISALATE 5%; INACTIVE INGREDIENTS: CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) EXTRACT, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, ARTEMESIA PALLENS FLOWER OIL, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, BISABOLOL, CAMELLIA OLEIFERA (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA PEEL OIL, CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA FRUIT EXTRACT, CITRUS LIMON PEEL OIL, CITRUS NOBILIS FLOWER OIL, CITRUS SINENSIS PEEL OIL, ETHYL ACETATE, ETHYL ACETOACETATE GAMMA UNDECALACTONE, FERULA GALBANIFLUA RESIN OIL, GLYCERIN, HELIOTROPINE, HYALURONIC ACID, ISOAMYL ACETATE , ISOBUTYL ACETATE, JASMINUM SAMBAC OIL, OPOPONAX OIL, POLYESTER-8, PORPHYRA UMBILICALIS EXTRACT, SALVIA SCLAREA OIL, SD ALCOHOL 40-B, TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE, TOCOPHEROL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, VA/BUTYL MALEATE/ISOBORNYL ACRYLATE COPOLYMER, WATER
15. LA PRAIRIE Cellular Swiss UV Protection Veil Sunscreen $200 at Barneys New York
La Prairie’s Cellular Swiss UV Protection Veil Sunscreen offers daily UV protection that acts as a powerful shield from sun and environmental exposure while brightening and hydrating the skin. Sheer enough to use over a moisturizer, this formula glides beautifully onto the skin with SPF 50 that prevents premature aging caused by the sun.
16. Elta MD UV Physical Broad-Spectrum SPF 41 $30* at skinstore
No 2 Best Sunscreen 2019 by Prevention magazine. Elta MD UV Physical SPF 41 delivers chemical-free UV protection in a lightly-tinted, natural mineral-based formula. Oil and paraben-free, this product is ideal for sensitive skin.
Elta MD UV Physical Broad-Spectrum SPF 41 ingredients:
Active Ingredients: 9.0% Zinc Oxide, 7.0% Titanium Dioxide. Inactive Ingredients: Aluminum Hydroxide, Butylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Dimethicone/Methicone Copolymer, Hydrated Silica, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Lecithin, Linoleic Acid, Octyl Stearate, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Oleth-3 Phosphate, Perfluoronyl Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Polyacrylate 13, Polyisobutene, Polysorbate 20, Purified Water, Quercitin, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Selenite, Soft Tex Yellow Iron Oxide-C337773, Soft Tex Red Iron Oxide-C337775, Soft Tex Russett Iron Oxide-C337721, Soft Tex Black Iron Oxide-C337751, Thioctic Acid, Triethoxycaprylylsilane.
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