What's the best high-SPF cream for a sensitive face?
June 27, 2014 4:44 AM Subscribe
I need a facial sunscreen - but everything I try makes my make-up melt off or give me spots. Any suggestions?
posted by mippy to Health & Fitness (33 answers total) 29 users marked this as a favorite
At the moment, I'm using Clinique's Superdefense cream, but that only comes in SPF20. As I take Seroquel and am fair skinned - and have taken up swimming somewhere with an outdoor pool - I think I need more than this for the summer. However, my face is sensitive even though my body is happy with every sunscreen I've tried. I get both dry patches and occasional breakouts - and as I also suffer with dermatillomania, I really don't want the temptation to pick at my skin.
So far I've tried La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 gel-creme, which made my foundation go melty and peculiar, and Simple Illuminating Face Cream and Avene Hydrance Optimale, which made me break out. Usually silicones make my skin develop many many whiteheads (so I don't use a primer), but I'm not sure what else would be likely to have an effect on my skin. Cleansing thoroughly doesn't seem to help. Aside from the annoyance of break-outs, the cost of trying out products is adding up too.
I wear make-up everyday for work - usually Revlon Colorstay or Lancome Teint Idole Ultra, both of which have SPF15, but I'm not sure this is enough in combination with the SPF20 moisturiser. The Clinique moisturiser seems to agree with me, but it's getting hotter and I'm going to be spending more time outdoors, so I want to make sure my face isn't going to burn off. Any suggestions? I'm UK-based, so no Neutrogena etc here.