Best & Worst! Testing Mineral Sunscreen 2018

It’s time for my annual post on the Best & Worst All-Mineral Sunscreens that I tested this year!

The good news is that everybody’s coming out with mineral sunscreens now! The bad news is most of them leave a white cast, are too shiny, feel heavy and greasy, or make foundation slide around & settle into wrinkles (ugh)…

This year I tried 16 mineral sunscreens looking for ones that look good on my face, feel light and dry, and work well under makeup. It’s a tall order so there were lots of fails in this group, but I did find some good ones and hopefully you’ll be able to find one here too!

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My “Holy-Grail” Sunscreens (wearable on their own and great under makeup):

Make P:rem Defense Me SPF 50+ PA++++ (good for all skin types), Australian Gold Botanical Tinted Face SPF 50 (best for combo-oily skin), Hydropeptide Solar Defense SPF 50 (best for dry skin), Etude House Sunprise Airy Finish Sunscreen SPF 50+ PA+++

Not wearable on their own but pretty good under makeup:

Dr. Dennis Gross Dark Spot Sun Defense SPF 50La Roche Posay Anthelios Mineral SPF 50

Best Sunscreens for People who Don’t Wear Makeup:

MyChelle Sun Shield Liquid Tint SPF 50Ulta Tinted Mineral Face Lotion SPF 30Murad City Skin Age Defense SPF 50 PA++++ (15% Off at Nordstrom), Perricone MD Pre:Empt Series SPF 30

 

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