Best Sunscreens

(Last Updated On: August 15, 2018)

First off the sunscreen must be powerful enough to protect the skin and lips from the damaging rays of the sun. It should have a high rating to do any good for the person’s skin. It should block out the rays of the sun and reflect them off the skin. The sunscreen will prevent the radiation from the sun’s rays from absorbing into the skin. This will prevent skin cancer from the developing on the skin. It will also allow the skin to tan but it will tan gradually and safely. There are a lot of good sunscreens on the market that will meet all of these requirements. You will want to buy a sunscreen that will not make your skin react negatively to it. You do not want the skin to bubble or blister from using the sunscreen. You must have a strong rated SPF rated sunscreen if it will give you any decent protection.

Coppertone Defend & Care Ultra Hydrate Sunscreen Whipped Lotion SPF 50

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Benefits and Uses: The product is supposed to block 98% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays. It keeps the skin looking fresh and vigorous. The formula allows these benefits to occur. It absorbs into the skin quickly and it keeps the skin hydrated for 8 hours. the product delivers broad-spectrum coverage from the sun’s rays. It is water-resistant up to 80 minutes. You can take it anywhere running, vacation, and to the beach. You can buy them in a value pack and save money.

Feedback: The customer says they had what they thought were bites out in the ocean They found it was not the bites that were causing the itching it was the sunscreen products. They tried this zinc-based product and diluted it with water by 10% and it still worked well. The product left a white film which was fine with the person because it stopped the itching. The customer says the itching was very bad. They went to the Florida Keys for 8 weeks and they only got 5 bites. The product really worked for the customer.

They rated the product 5 stars. The customer is very disappointed with the product because it is not the same one they had been using for years. The new formula left a white film on the skin and the product leaked into the wrinkles making them looking white. The customer rated the product a 2-star rating. It is not known whether they will buy the product again or not. The product absorbed quickly into the client’s skin and it blocked the sun from penetrating the skin and burning it. The product did not make the skin break out and they reapplied it in the evening on certain spots. It worked well for them and they rated it 5 -stars. This client says it is not messy but it stains the clothes. They think all sunscreens stain clothes this may not be true.

The review did not make sense but the customer rated it 5 stars. They said some ingredient was banned overseas but apparently the ingredients in this sunscreen are alright. This review did not address anything concerning the quality or the benefits of the product. The review will add no selling value for any potential customers. The review was irrelevant to the benefits of the product. The customer gives no reasons for why they rated the product 5-stars. They did not say how the product helped them or what it did for their skin. This is odd because the customer says they got the product wet and it ran and that it has no water resistant properties. The company says it is water resistant for 80 minutes. I wonder if this review is accurate and if the customer applied the product correctly.

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The customer says great price and he will buy it again and he rated it 5-stars. He gives no details as to why it is a great product or what it did to protect his skin from the sun. He does not say if it protected his skin or not or he does not say if it is water-resistant or not. He leaves out a lot of detail that needs to be included to sell the product to potential customers. The client likes the whipped texture of this product. They cannot use spray sunscreens because they live in a high-rise apartment and there is no outdoor access for the spray to escape after it is sprayed. They like this product because they say it is the least greasy sunscreen they have used. She writes all of them to leave a residue this may not be true. The product did not get on their clothes.

The product is not greasy and the product has not caused their skin to break out in 3 days. The other sunscreens made their skin breakout. It seems to be working for them. It has a nice matte finish and the person rated it 5 stars. The customer likes the product but they do not like the white residue it leaves. They gave it a 4-star rating because it left a white residue on the skin. The customer says it rubs easily into the skin even into arms with a lot of hair of them. It is not greasy and a little bit goes a long way. It has no smell either and the customer gave it a 5-star rating.

The customer liked the old formula but not the new formula because they want an oil-free sunscreen. Apparently, it left an oily residue on the skin and it makes the skin feel tight and dry. This sounds like the new formula is oil-free. If it was not oil free it wouldn’t be leaving the skin dry and tight. I wonder if the new formula is really a new formula. Another client had complained about the new formula not being as effective as the old formula. The person gave it a 2-star rating. Another customer claims the formula is new because it contains polyester and polyester is only used to make outdoor benches. I don’t know about that it seems like polyester is used in other products as well.

Supergoop! Everyday Sunscreen with Cellular Response Technology SPF 50

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Benefits and Uses: The product can be used on the body and the face. It will keep the skin hydrated and protects the skin from dehydration and photoaging. (Photoaging is early aging from being exposed to the sun too much and being exposed to artificial ultraviolet light.) It is water resistant, non comedogenic and it is kid-friendly. Apply the product liberally 15 minutes before you go out in the sun.

Feedback: The product can be used on the body and the face. It will keep the skin hydrated and protects the skin from dehydration and photoaging. (Photoaging is early aging from being exposed to the sun too much and being exposed to artificial ultraviolet light.) It is water resistant, non comedogenic and it is kid-friendly. Apply the product liberally 15 minutes before you go out in the sun.

Feedback: The person says that the sunscreen is used every day on the neck and face. It does not leave the skin greasy or oily. It sets in quickly and then she can put her makeup on 5 minutes after they apply the sunscreen. They need to up their foundation after they put the sunscreen on but it is not a big deal. She says you need to use sunscreen no matter what your complexion is. The customer gave it a one-star rating because the product description did not match up what was said online. There were a few different phrases between the two sources and she has a legitimate complaint in saying she did not receive the same product that was advertised online. Another customer returned the product because it had a different list of ingredients than what was listed online. Also, the packaging was different than what was advertised online.

This company seems to have a problem with sending customers a different product then what they advertise online. This is a case of false advertisement and the company needs to straighten this out quickly. If they do not they will lose a lot of customers. The company will not be trusted either.

This guy says the product is good and it is not greasy or oily on the skin. If you have a stubble it will turn white the stubble that is. The guy lives in Texas and coaches so he is outside a lot. The sunscreen protects the skin and keeps the sun rays from burning the skin. The sunscreen applies easily and absorbs into the skin quickly but it has a very strong smell so you need to get past the smell. His wife used the product before he did but then he tried it and liked it. The guy says he has spent a lot of time in the desert and the lotion works.

This person shelved the product because they thought it was clogging their pores. They used up the other product up and used this one again. They noticed some new clogging in the pores. But they do not know if it was this product or another product they were using. They think this product is bogus because it has other different ingredients than other sunscreens. He asked if anyone had noticed this? This is not a good reason to think the product is bogus because not every sunscreen is going to have the same ingredients so this is not a good reason to say the product is fake. Sunscreens will have different ingredients to achieve different purposes Other clients have said this product has blocked the sun rays from the skin. So, if it is working for them then how could it be a fake product. This review will not help anyone to decide to buy this product or not.

La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Body and Face Sunscreen SPF 60, Water Resistant

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Benefits and Uses: The product is free of harmful chemicals and will stay water resistant for 80 minutes which is the most time any sunscreen will stay resistant to water. It has a rating of SPF 60. The sunscreen absorbs sweat and it has antioxidants and will supply a broad spectrum protection. Apply it 15 minutes before to go out in the sun. If you sweat or swim reapply the product after 80 minutes because this is the time limit that it will stay water resistant.

Feedback: The product is not greasy or oily and it has the consistency of toothpaste. It applies easily and dries quickly so you need to apply it evenly. If you apply too much in one spot it will leave a pasty film in that area. The person has given it a 5-star rating and they highly recommend the product. The customer says most sunscreens are greasy or oily and this is not a true statement. There are plenty of sunscreens that are not greasy or oily.

The customer says it caused a reaction on his wife’s skin. The customer gave it a 2-star rating. He did not say what the reaction was on her skin. He gave no details and this does not tell us why the product did not work for his wife. More details would have been ideal. The preview does not give anyone a reason not to buy the product. The person says most sunscreens apply to her face oily because she has super oily skin. And the sunscreens make her look like a clown because they leave her face looking white. This product went on clear and stayed dry all day long on the face. She has very oily skin remember so this product is working very well.

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This is a dangerous review because this person is a skin cancer survivor. She applied the product at the beginning and it seemed to work well. The second time she used the product it did not work well for her. She was in the sun for one full hour and her chest and arms were burned she was scared of this sunburn. She thought maybe she misapplied it. She gave it a second chance and sure enough, it burned her skin again. The product does not work and it has an SPF rating of 60 and she said it did not block the sun from absorbing into the skin. She says this is dangerous for people who need to be protected from the sun to use this product. It is cancer survivors need to be protected from the sun. The company needs to revisit the formula.

This is another negative review because the person applied this product and it burned the face bad. It was a chemical burn so the ingredients did not react well to the person’s skin. This is a very dangerous formula if a person applies it to the face to protect the skin from the sun and the skin is chemically burned. The product is supposed to block the skin from burning not cause burning. Another customer said it damaged his wife’s sensitive skin so it did not work for her either. Another customer said it did not block the sun from touching the skin but the skin was burned. The customer is a skin cancer survivor which is alarming, to say the least.

Alba Botanica Hawaiian, Coconut Spray Sunscreen SPF 50

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Benefits and Uses: It has an SPF rating of 50 which will protect the skin from early aging, sunburn, and skin cancer. It is a spray sunscreen and it has a powerful air system to deliver the product. It has no parabens or harmful chemicals and it has never been tested on animals. It will resist water absorption for 80 minutes like a lot of other sunscreens do. It is made of all vegetarian ingredients.

Feedback: The product is non-greasy and works well. The customer says they were in the sun for 4 days and they did not get sunburn. The product really helped them.

Obagi Sun Shield Matte Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen

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Benefits and Uses: The product will protect you from UVA and UVB rays of the sun. It is free of scents and contains no harmful chemicals.

Feedback: The customer likes the product because it does not contain an ingredient that makes them break out. It has a nice matte finish which they really like. They use this product instead of foundation which is pretty amazing. The customer says the product leaves a chalky film on the face no matter what they did. They washed the face and applied it still left a chalky film. If they applied it later it still left a chalky film.



We have reviewed some sunscreens that were pretty solid in their ability to protect the skin from the sun’s rays. The products had a different range of SPF ratings but each product had an SPF rating that offered decent protection. There was one product that did not offer such good protection for customer’s skin. One customer was a skin cancer survivor and used this product. It did not work and the customer got burned on the arms and chest this is very dangerous for a skin cancer survivor to get burned. The product did not work for her at all.


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Written by Irina Radosevic MD
Irina graduated from the University of Belgrade, School of Medicine as a Doctor of Medicine (MD) and spent over 3 years working in the Clinical Hospital Center Zvezdara, in the Department of Emergency Medicine. She also undertook a postgraduate in Cardiology from the same University and had previously worked for over a year as a Physician and Nutritionist Dietitian for the Fitness club Green Zone. She eventually left her chaotic but fulfilling job in the ER to pursue her passion of writing, travelling and mountain climbing which has included writing a first aid course for the alpine club of Belgrade. Irina currently works as a VA for PintMedia focusing on medical and travel writing. Feel free to connect with Irina on LinkedIn and FaceBook. Her CV can be seen here.