7Best Overall Facial Sunscreen

EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46


This facial sunscreen shields you from both UVA & UVB rays and is suitable for acne-prone and sensitive skin.

There’s actually many different types of rays present in sunlight, but the ones that are most damaging to our skin are called ultraviolet (UV) rays. There are two basic types of UV rays that reach the earth’s surface — UVB and UVA. UVA rays in sunlight are approximately 500 times more than UVB rays. 

UVB rays can lead to sunburn and play a big role in causing skin cancers. While UVA rays penetrate more deeply into the skin and play a greater role in premature skin-aging including wrinkle formation.

EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46

6Sweaty Gal? No Problem


Whether you’re playing sports on a sunny day or just tend to sweat in the summer heat, this sunscreen rapidly dries sweat so your eyeliner doesn’t start dripping down your cheek.

Shiseido Sports BB SPF 50+ Sunscreen

5Our New Favorite


This water-based sunscreen is Fel’s go-to for 2020. It includes skincare ingredients with moisturizing benefits and lavender essential oil, which is fine with Fel’s skin but if you’re sensitive to that, Purito also made an unscented version.

EDIT (July 2021): Both the Centella Green Level Safe Sun and the Unscented Sun sunscreens are no longer available for purchase.

Purito Centella Green Level Safe Sunscreen

4CC Cream + Sunscreen 2-in-1


Not only does this product protect your skin from harmful UV rays, it blurs out fine lines and refines skin texture. Apply a thin layer and blend on your face until it matches your natural shade. Users with very fair skin said even the lightest shade currently offered is still dark so beware if this is you. Otherwise, it gives you a natural glow that looks like you don’t even have makeup on.

ERBORIAN CC Cream Radiance Color Corrector

3For The City Life


This light cream is perfect for everyday use, especially if you live in a metropolitan area. This protects you from oxidative pollutants as well as UVA and UVB rays, which can cause photo-aging. Mix it with your facial moisturizer for easy application! They also made a version you can use for face AND body.

Shiseido Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector SPF 42

2So You Don’t Look Like a White Ghost


This non-whitening facial sunscreen has herbal extracts that help calm the skin and butterfly bush extract that shields blue light from electronic screens. This minimizes the appearance of pores, you can use it under foundation or by itself for shine control, a dream for oily skin.

Supergoop Matte Screen Sunscreen SPF 40

1Award-Winning Facial Sunscreen


This is THE facial sunscreen of the year, with over 90 beauty awards. It provides broad spectrum SPF 60 protection and is formulated with antioxidants for added premature aging prevention. It’s non-whitening and has an ultra-light texture that absorbs quickly into your skin.

La Roche Posay Anthelios Ultra Light Fluid Facial Sunscreen SPF 60


  1. Are you able to make a video or post talking about re-applying sunscreen especially on top of makeup? I always struggle with re-applying my liquid sunscreen throughout the day because I don’t want to ruin my makeup. Also, any product suggestions for sunscreen application on top of makeup would be helpful!

  2. I used La Roche-Posay face and body sunscreen products for many years, with a few changes in between (Laneige watery sun lotion is fantastic, the Avene 50+ face sunscreen not so much because it burned my eyes). Now I’m using the Purito one after seeing so many positive reviews on YouTube and it’s awesome too, so good that I already ordered the unscented version for me and for my sister…you gonna have sun protection at all times, especially living in Tropical Australia!