Whenever a sunscreen or skincare deal is posted, there are usually comments asking for product recommendations, and there was a suggestion to create a thread where this information can be posted in one place. With so many different product categories, I thought we'd just try starting one thread just for sunscreens and see how it goes. If there is enough interest, we can do other product categories in future. The products don't have to be 2020 releases, the title just allows us to do another poll in future as new products are released, if there is enough interest.
What is the best sunscreen suitable for daily use on the face?
Even though summer is coming to an end, Cancer Council still recommends that sunscreen should be incorporated into our daily morning routine on days when the UV Index is forecast to be 3 or above.
Despite the recent news headlines about certain sunscreen filters getting into your bloodstream, the official press release from the FDA is asking for more studies to be done, but still states:
Absorption does NOT equal risk – The FDA advises continued use of sunscreens
Some may prefer to stick with sunscreens with only zinc oxide and titanium oxide filters to be on the safe side.
There are many types of sunscreens out there, some that are for the body, some that are for both face and body, and some are for the face, some are tinted etc. For the purposes of limiting the options to a manageable poll, we will restrict poll options to those that satisfy these requirements:
- Under $20 (those that are under $20 only when on sale are ok)
- Suitable to be used on the face (but not necessarily for the face only)
- SPF 30 or more
Some considerations when choosing a sunscreen:
- Sun Protection factor
- Whether it is broad spectrum
- Types of filters - chemical (organic) vs physical (inorganic)
- Texture and finish - the less comfortable it is, the less likely you will want to use it every day, or put on the required amount
- Any white cast?
- Does it irritate or sting the eyes?
- Water-resistance for those who want a multi-purpose product.
- How it performs under make-up (for those who do use make-up)
I have started with a few product suggestions that have been recommended on beauty forums or on OzBargain. Feel free to vote or add your suggestion.
And we have a winner - La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra-Light Fluid Facial Sunscreen SPF50+. Thank you for voting!
First place: La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra-Light Fluid Facial Sunscreen SPF50+
Second place: Cancer Council SPF 50+ Day Wear Face Matte Invisible
Third place: Neutrogena SPF 50+ Ultra Sheer Fluid