The Best Dermatological Sunscreens for the Face

Updated February 21, 2017

With all the sunscreen products on the market, it's becoming increasingly tough to distinguish which products are best for your face and skin type. Before making an appointment with the dermatologist, know your skin type and the activities you will participate in while wearing the sunscreen. A variety of products and lines are recommended by the majority of dermatologists according to the 2007 Coolibar Quality Sun Protection survey.

Neutrogena Spectrum+ Face Sunscreen

Neutrogena created an entire line of sunscreen products meant to protect your skin from the sun's harsh rays without blocking pores. All Neutrogena sunscreen products are dermatologist tested and oil-free, which eliminates that greasy feeling many sunscreens leave behind. The Spectrum+ Face product has an SPF of 100+. It is designed with Helioplex 360 technology, which is meant to block out the sun's UVA and UVB rays while conditioning skin.

Coppertone Oil Free Faces

The Coppertone company is known for its line of sunblock products. For your face, choose the dermatologist-recommended product that protects your skin without causing nasty breakouts. This product is oil-free, fragrance-free, and hypoallergenic, so even those who are prone to allergic reactions are most likely able to use this product. Oil Free Faces is waterproof and available in SPF 50, 30 and 15.

Anthelios XL

Anthelios XL line of facial sunscreens is non-comedogenic while providing superior facial skin protection. This line comes in both sprays and creams, neither of which leave behind a greasy film. Mexoryl XL is featured within the product, which is a substance used to block UVA and UVB rays while being oil-soluble. A variety of products are meant to fit your particular need, whether it be sensitive skin or excessive sunlight exposure.

Blue Lizard Face

The Blue Lizard company offers a product specially formulated for your face while being extremely water resistant. Because this product is so water resistant, you can swim or sweat for hours without reapplying. This product protects the facial skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays without clogging your pores. Blue Lizards products are PABA- and paraben-free.

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Crystal Lassen hails from Kansas City, Mo. and has been a book critic since 2008. Her reviews have appeared on the Publisher's Weekly website and are largely concerned with current events. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with an emphasis in creative writing from The University of Kansas.