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These Are The Best Sunscreen Products For Brown Skin

We tested and selected the best sun protectors. Period. 


This feature originally appeared in the July 2017 Issue of ESSENCE Magazine.

1. La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50: Designed specifically for sensitive skin, this ultralight formula is the perfect companion for a long day out in the sun. ($34, cvs.com)

2. Philosophy Renewed Hope in a Jar Skin Tint in Cocoa SPF 20: Prepare to look ‘lit from within’ with this makeup and skincare hybrid that’ll leave you with a bronze-y glow. ($29, sephora.com)

3. Hampton Sun Age-Defying SPF 50 Mineral Sunscreen Crème: If your skin is sensitive, it will love this chemical-free face moisturizer. ($52, neimanmarcus.com)

4. Coola Dawn Patrol SPF 30 Classic Primer: Before applying your makeup, coat your skin in this transparent formula that provides the daily sun protection you need. ($42, sephora.com)

5. Clarins Sunscreen For Face Wrinkle Control Cream SPF 30: The antiaging properties in this cream provide UV protection and help prevent the formation of dark spots and discoloration. ($35, sephora.com)

6. Supergoop! Super Power Sunscreen Mousse SPF 50: A waterproof mousse that’s so light and hydrating, you’ll forget you’re actually wearing sunscreen. ($34, sephora.com)

7. Dr. Barbara Sturm Sun Drops SPF 50: A few drops of this luxe find can be mixed with your face cream to provide both moisture and UV protection. ($145, molecular-cosmetics.com)

8. Moroccanoil Sun Lotion SPF 50: This smooth lightweight lotion includes a trifecta of moisturizing ingredients (argan oil, coconut oil, glycerin) that improve the skin’s elasticity and provide ample hydration. ($32, sephora.com)



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