What’s a good sunscreen for sensitive skin?I get this question all the time. I recommend a product that covers both UVA (the type of radiation that causes wrinkles and some skin cancers such a melanoma) as well as UVB (the type of rays that cause skin cancers such as basal cell carcinoma).
Many chemical sunscreens that protect against both UVA and UVB use chemicals such as avobenzone and oxybenzone which can be irritating and can cause allergic reactions in some patients.
Sunscreens that contain metals such as zinc oxide or titanium dioxide however provide excellent long lasting protection and are not irritating to your eyes or skin and are unlikely to cause an allergic response.
A product that I recommend is Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral Powder Sunscreen SPF30 it has high concentration of titanium dioxide (15%) and zinc oxide (10%) and goes on as a powder. If you are one of my patients or just enjoy reading this blog, then feel free to write to me to tell me what products you use and why.
I do not receive any compensation or freebies from products or companies mentioned on this site (I’ve got a job that happens to pay well). My recommendations are based on my knowledge of sound cosmetic and skin care principles and feedback from my generous patients.