Dermatologist Recommended Sunscreens 

posted: 05/04/17
by: Katie Morton

Applying sunscreen daily is one of the easiest and most effective ways to protect yourself from the sun's harmful rays. Doctors recommend that you use sunscreen every day, both to prevent skin cancer and to protect from the aging impact of the harsh sun. With summer right around the corner, now is the perfect time to stock up on the right sunscreen for you.

We've put together a list of top picks from Dermatologists, so that this summer season, you can focus on having fun in the sun!

Best Tinted Sunscreen for Your Face

Brand: La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 Tinted Mineral Ultra Fluid Sunscreen

SPF: 50

Price: $34

La Roche Posay Mineral is light enough to wear every day and won't cause breakouts. The tinted formulation leaves behind sheer, make-up-like coverage, so it adds instant polish plus SPF. Apply each day in the morning, after washing your face, for strong protection during your daily activities.

Best Value Sunscreen

Brand: Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen

SPF: 55

Price: $7

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch is the daily go-to for many medical pros. The price is right for daily use, and it can be used on your whole body and your face. The invisible formula is designed to disappear into the skin almost instantly, so there's no pale coating left behind.

Best Sunscreen for Preventing Free Radical Damage

Brand: Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Physical Defense

SPF: 30

Price: $38

Drunk Elephant's zinc oxide formulation boasts strong UV protection. Multiple anti-oxidants make this sunscreen not only a physical block, but also a potentially beneficial skin treatment. It's also formulated to be safe for sensitive skin, making it a good choice for anyone with eczema or allergies.

Best Chemical-Free Sunscreen
Brand: Juice Beauty Sport Sunscreen

SPF: 30

Price: $16

Juice Beauty Sport Sunscreen is chemical-free, making it safe for all skin types and all ages. The formulation is also water-resistance for those long pool days. Coconut oil, aloe, jojoba, and vitamins make this sunscreen a skin-soothing choice for those with allergies or sensitivities.

Best Medical Grade Sunscreen

Brand: BANXBlock Fragrance Free

SPF: 40

Price: $18

BANXBlock Fragrance Free is the official sunscreen of the USA Water Polo team, so you know it can handle a long day in the water! BANXblock was created by plastic surgeon, Dr. Jeff Pokorny, in response to his patients' needs for an all natural, safe, and effective medical-grade sunscreen.

According to BANXblock's website, "After researching all the medical grade sunscreens, Dr. Pokorny found that he could not recommend any of them as the best natural sunscreen. It seemed that every product available to the general public either used chemicals that were harmful to the skin, or provided inadequate protection from the sun."

Dr. Pokorny created and designed BANXblock for people with active, outdoor lifestyles. This sunscreen is also formulated to be marine safe, so it's perfect for a day at the beach.

This summer, stock your beach bag with the right sunscreen for you. And don't forget to use it! Your skin will thank you later.