They know that applying sunscreen every day is a breeze. However, if you have sensitive skin, testing formulas may result in a break. Understandable: Many sunscreens contain chemical filters, color-correcting shades and preservatives that can cause irritation the first time you wipe. For people with skin that flares up at the touch of a scent, we can sense your hesitation.
If you have hypersensitive skin, consider opting for a non-nano-mineral formula – especially one with zinc oxide. "Zinc oxide is probably the most soothing of all sun protection active ingredients," reports board-certified dermatologist Loretta Ciraldo, M.D., FAAD, about the active ingredient, and it has even been shown to have a calming effect on the skin. Sensitive skin, meeting zinc oxide: we sense a beautiful, up and coming relationship.
For this very reason, we've rounded up some of our favorite mineral-only players. Each product on this list contains not only zinc oxide, but also gentle, high-quality, moisturizing ingredients that won't spoil your complexion. Below are our top tips.