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The Best Facial Sunscreens: 185K Reviews
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The Best Facial Sunscreens: 185K Reviews

Based on 184,780 Influenster Reviews

While summer might be winding down, that doesn't mean you should stop wearing sunscreen. Really, you should be wearing sunscreen every day. It will help maintain the appearance of youthful skin and guard against harmful UV rays that can damage skin. 

Which sunscreen is the best and most effective? Just ask Influensters. They've left more than 180K reviews on facial sunscreens and we've combed through those reviews to bring you the best there is. Check out this list and let us know in the comments which sunscreen you think is number one. 

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tarte tarteguard 30 sunscreen lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 30
BY TARTE
4.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars56%
  • 4 Stars29%
  • 3 Stars11%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star1%
4.4 / 5 (7,254 reviews)
Buy on Sephora for $12.00
Influenster Beauty Awards Winner 2017
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Jamie Rose S.Jamie Rose S. said...
I love Tarte cosmetics and honestly I wish I had the money to buy all their products because they can even make sun screen amazing! This cute little purple bottle contains a great sun protectant that gets the job done and it doesn't irritate my skin like many drugstore face spf's. I also love that like every other product of theirs, it's paraben free, meaning that the ingredients are swapped out for more natural ones. Because I have lupus, I have to be very careful to protect myself from the sun, so thanks to Tarte I am able to go out without the worry of causing myself harm. Now about ease of application, that is made simple by the pump on the top of the bottle allowing you to control how much product you want. The formula itself is very creamy and feels soft on the skin without feeling greasy. And lastly, unlike most sunscreens, tarte's spf smells really good! Although this may be on the higher end of the price spectrum, it's every bit worth it when it comes to protecting your health ...read more
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Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 30 / PA+++
BY MURAD
4.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars59%
  • 4 Stars27%
  • 3 Stars9%
  • 2 Stars2%
  • 1 Star2%
4.4 / 5 (1,098 reviews)
Buy on Murad Skin Care for $65.00
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Kate M.Kate M. said...
This is the best sunscreen I have ever used. It protects and primes your skin, and you can't even tell it's there. I've heard some people say that this doesn't sink into their skin but I've never experienced that when using it with any of the moisturizers i have. I usually cleanse, tone, treat, moisturize, and use this on top, which is a lot of layers but it still manages to sink in. I've also noticed my makeup staying in place and lasting longer throughout the day. I have no complaints about this product besides how expensive it is, but sunscreen is important and I won't wear it if it's not this product so i think it's worth it! ...read more
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CeraVe Suncare Sunscreen Face Lotion SPF 30
BY CERAVE
4.2 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars50%
  • 4 Stars32%
  • 3 Stars12%
  • 2 Stars4%
  • 1 Star2%
4.3 / 5 (1,209 reviews)
Buy on Target for $10.29
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Katherine F.Katherine F. said...
This is my new HG daily sunscreen- finally, one I can happily wear under makeup!! It's 100% physical sunscreen which means no bad reaction from my sensitive skin (which can't handle chemical sunscreen). It has silicones high up in the ingredient list which means it plays nice under my silicone based primer and/or foundation and it dries down with no greasy feel.

To top it all off, the price is EXTREMELY reasonable. I had been looking at some pretty pricey moisturizers and primers with SPF in the hopes of finding something I could wear under makeup. It's an extra step, but it's well worth it. I put it on after my moisturizer and before primer.

It definitely looks VERY white at first, even after you've rubbed it in all the way. Just give a it a few minutes to sink in before going in with your primer or foundation, though, and the white cast completely goes away.

In the pic, I'm just wearing the sunscreen (no makeup) with daylight bulbs. No white cast! ...read more
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Shiseido Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector SPF 42
BY SHISEIDO
4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars68%
  • 4 Stars25%
  • 3 Stars5%
  • 2 Stars1%
  • 1 Star1%
4.6 / 5 (370 reviews)
Buy on Sephora for $33.00
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Kimberly S.Kimberly S. said...
Just purchased this sunscreen from Sephora & I'm in love! I have oily skin so oil-free options are absolutely necessary for me. It was smaller than I expected it to be but a little goes a long way to this'll last me for a while. As Susan K. mentioned in her quick tip, all you need is a dot for each section of your face. Anymore than that & you'll end up with too much white residue. It soaks in to the skin quickly, & leaves a pleasant scent, which is a nice change from traditional sunscreens that have that typical "sunscreen" smell. Now that I've found it, I can't imagine using another sunscreen! Highly recommend, it's worth every penny! ...read more
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La Roche-Posay Anthelios 45 Face Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid
BY LA ROCHE-POSAY
4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars66%
  • 4 Stars25%
  • 3 Stars7%
  • 2 Stars2%
  • 1 Star1%
4.5 / 5 (247 reviews)
Buy on Target for $29.99
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Kelsey O. said...
This is next level when it comes to sunscreen for your face. It doesn't have that sticky texture like you probably are used to from when your mom made you put sunscreen on your face in the summer time when you were younger. It also doesn't have that horridly strong sunscreen scent. It is sooo nice and light, it's hard to believe it is sunscreen! I recommended this to everyone when I was working in the drugstore and countless people raved about how much they loved it! ...read more
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Supergoop! Defense Refresh Setting Mist SPF 50
BY SUPERGOOP!
4.1 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars51%
  • 4 Stars24%
  • 3 Stars15%
  • 2 Stars5%
  • 1 Star5%
4.1 / 5 (733 reviews)
Buy on Sephora for $12.00
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Lindsey R.Lindsey R. said...
Why did it take so long to come out with a product like this? It is an absolute must have item because it does everything I need it to as the last step in my make up routine even a touch up step. It is SPF 50 which is awesome because I hate how sunscreen feels in lotions and face creams and sets my makeup with just enough matte to control oil but not make my dry skin flaky or too matte because I do like more of a radiant finish. It has holding power on my makeup which is ideal because I'm a mom of two and don't have much time for a touch up. Also I like to spritz all over face and neck and shoulders for extra protection. It has a great refreshing smell of rosemary that isn't overpowering at all as well. Even if you're sensitive to fragrance the smell doesn't last but your makeup will. ...read more
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