Keep Yourself Protected…

April 29, 2020

What is the best sunscreen?  Simply put, it’s the one you and your family actually use.  We recommend finding one you love and sticking with it.  Aside from the brand or SPF level, there are two types of sunscreens to pick from:  ones with chemical or mineral active ingredients.

  • Chemical sunscreens are likely the type you're most familiar with already. They


    absorb harmful UV rays before they reach your skin. While these lotions and sprays are easier to apply with no white residue, you will need to reapply more often than you would with a physical option.

  • Mineral sunscreens (also called physical sunscreens) form a barrier on your skin that reflects or filters UVA and UVB rays. The dispersed zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide formulas can be more difficult to spread on your skin and leave behind white cast, but usually last longer than chemical formulas.

What’s the best sunscreen for your face or best overall? 

Here are the best sunscreens according to the GH Beauty Lab experts and dermatologists:


Best Overall Sunscreen: Hawaiian Tropic AntiOxidant+ Sunscreen Lotion
Best Value Sunscreen: Banana Boat Ultra Sport Lotion
Best Sunscreen Spray: Ocean Potion Suncare Sport Continuous Spray
Best Sunscreen for Face: Julep No Excuses Invisible Facial Sunscreen Gel
Best Value Sunscreen for Face: YourGoodSkin SPF 30 Anti-Oxidant Day Cream
Best Mineral Sunscreen: MDSolarSciences Mineral Moisture Defense
Best Value Mineral Sunscreen: Australian Gold Botanical Sunscreen Mineral Lotion
Best Zinc Oxide Sunscreen: Colorescience Sunforgettable Total Protection Body Shield
Best Value Zinc Oxide Sunscreen: Coppertone Pure & Simple SPF 50 Sunscreen Lotion
Best Non-Greasy Sunscreen: Kiehl's Activated Sun Protector Water-Light Lotion
Most Effective Sunscreen: Neutrogena CoolDry Sport Sunscreen Lotion
Best Sunscreen for Sensitive Skin: Coola Classic Body Sunscreen Guava Mango


Concerned about a mole or spot?  DermDox Dermatology is waiving the co-pays for Virtual Dermatology Consultations during Melanoma Awareness Month. 

Call us now to schedule your appointment with our expert staff.  570.459.0029 or email for more information. 

We accept Medicare/Medicaid and most insurances.

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