The most important part of a skincare routine is sunscreen, it doesn’t matter how many layers of skincare products you are putting on your face, especially during summer.
Hyram has recommended some of his favorite face sunscreens.
Mineral Hyram Sunscreens
Formulated only with Zinc Oxide or Titanium Dioxide. (Ps. Zinc Oxide is the sunscreen ingredient that Hyram likes the most and that’s why he strongly favours mineral sunscreens).
($30): fragrance-free, formulated with 17% Zinc Oxide with a matte and blurred finish. This lightweight, “barely there” sunscreen has a matte finish and is perfect for wearing under or over makeup. It gives a nice blurring effect without the feeling of grease or heaviness. Non-irritating and oil-free, this water-resistant sunscreen won’t clog pores. Suitable for kids 6 months and older.
NO white cast (you will barely notice any), perfect for darker skin tone.
($30): your skin could quickly absorb it and the ingredients are so great, which contain squalane and make it more like a moisturizer with sunscreen. For oily skin, you could use it as a moisturizer and sunscreen. NO white cast, perfect for darker skin tone.
Powerfully invisible broad-spectrum, mineral SPF 30 protects even the most sensitive skin like you’ve never seen-literally. This lightweight, deeply hydrating sheer sunscreen lotion blends in for all skin tones fast without leaving a trace. It calms and cools sun-stressed skin and leaves absolutely everyone with a soft, dewy finish.
($34): feel like a very lightweight tinted moisturizer without fragrance, leave with a matte powdery finish. A multitasker with SPF 30 protection that provides 12 hours of soothing hydration, imparts a natural, luminous finish, and reduces the look of visible imperfections.
Hyram Drugstore Sunscreens
($16): fragrance-free with high-quality ingredients, but leave with some white cast.
Developed with dermatologists, CeraVe Hydrating Sunscreen Face Lotion provides broad-spectrum protection with 100% mineral sunscreen that reflects the sun’s damaging UVA/UVB rays. Formulated with three essential ceramides that help restore the skin’s natural barrier and lock in moisture long after.
($16): great for sensitive skin. Formulated with 21% Zinc Oxide, without irritating ingredients. Downside: SEVERE white cast. A mineral sunscreen that features the breakthrough Purescreen naturally sourced 100% zinc oxide sunscreen active ingredient technology.
Korean Chemical Sunscreens recommended by Hyram
($24): This Korean sunscreen feels like nothing and is quickly absorbed by the skin but with some fragrance. This is a daily sun protector for sensitive skin that comes in a water gel formula to provide a light, soft and featherlight finish. High SPF and PA provide UVA/UVB protection without generating ANY greasiness or white cast. As Hyram puts it, this is the lightest sunscreen he’s ever come across.
Krave The Beet Shield($20): great for dry skin, lightweight with a glossy finish. No fragrance. This product has been discontinued. We have written about what really happened to this product and the whole saga.
I will throw in a personal favorite of mine here on top of Hyram’s sunscreens.
Multi-awarded face moisturizer face sunscreen provides broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection to help prevent effects of sun damage with peak efficacy against short UVA rays. Suitable for sensitive skin. Oxybenzone-free.
Let me know your thoughts on these products in the comments if you used them before!