Dermatologist-Recommended Sunscreen Comparison Chart

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Sunscreen SPF Actives * Type of ZO Water Resistant for 80 min Natural Formula Oil Free Paraben Free TSA Friendly Size ** Ultra Hypo Allergenic Other Special Attributes ***
Citrix 40
  • 7% Z.O.
  • 7.5% OCT.
  • Micronized/Non-Nano Yes   Yes       Trusted product I've used for years, personally and in my practice
    Glycolix Elite 30
  • 17% Z.O.
  • Non-Nano No   Yes   1.6 oz Yes Trusted product I've used in my practice for years
    Solbar Zinc 38
  • 7.5% Z.O.
  • 7.5% OCT.
  • 10% HOM.
  • Micronized Yes   Yes Yes    
  • EWG #3 Rating
  • Great Price
  • Easy to apply to large areas and hairy skin
  • Raw Elements Eco Formula 30
  • 23% Z.O.
  • Micronized/Non-Nano Yes Yes   Yes 3 oz Yes
  • EWG #1 Rating
  • High Performance Sport
  • Raw Elements Eco Stick 30
  • 22.75% Z.O.
  • Micronized/Non-Nano Yes Yes   Yes Yes Yes
  • EWG #1 Rating
  • Great Around Eyes
  • Non-Migrating
  • Suntegrity Baby 30
  • 20% Z.O.
  • Micronized/Non-Nano No Yes   Yes 3 oz Yes
  • EWG #1 Rating
  • Great light texture for a Natural sunscreen and perfect for everyday use
  • Suntegrity '5 in 1' BB Cream 30
  • 20% Z.O.
  • Micronized No Yes   Yes 1.7 oz Yes
  • My new favorite facial sunscreen!
  • EWG #2 Rating
  • Tinted!
  • Moisturizes
  • Amazing Texture
  • Elta MD Clear 46
  • 9% Z.O.
  • 7.5% OCT.
  • Micronized/Nano No   Yes Yes 1.7 oz  
  • EWG #3 Rating
  • Ultra Light Texture
  • Great for oily, acne prone skin
  • Niacinamide to calm redness
  • Elta MD Daily 40
  • 9% Z.O.
  • 7.5% OCT.
  • Micronized/Nano No     Yes 1.7 oz  
  • EWG #3 Rating
  • Light feel, yet moisturizing
  • MD Solar Sciences 30
  • 17% Z.O.
  • 1.5% T.O.
  • Ecocert/Non-Nano Yes   Yes Yes Yes Yes
  • EWG #2 Rating
  • Non-Comedogenic
  • Ideal for oily skin
  • Silky light formula
  • Make-up primer
  • * Actives "Key"

  • Zinc Oxide = Z.O.
  • Octinoxate = OCT.
  • Homosalate = HOM.
  • Titanium Oxide = T.O.
  • ** TSA Friendly

    No guarantees, check current TSA regulations.

    *** EWG (Environmental Working Group)

    EWG rating of 1 or 2 (out of 10) means it's 'green' skin care. Their ratings are controversial but a product with a 1 or 2 rating appeal to people wanting to limit exposure to modern 'chemicals' in cosmetics and so I include EWG ratings here.
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