The Best Mineral Sunscreens For Every Skin Type

In 2023, sunscreen has gone from a summertime annoyance to an essential, even joyful, part of our everyday skincare routine.

 If you've had trouble finding a formula that suits your skin, a mineral SPF may work.

"These two mineral ingredients sit on the surface of skin, reflecting UV rays and preventing them from penetrating deep into the skin." (Mineral sunscreens, commonly known as "physical" sunscreens, block UV rays whereas chemical actives absorb them.) 

Dr. Fabuwisa said chemical sunscreens may irritate sensitive, acneic, or allergy-prone skin.

Mineral sunblocks can leave skin of hue white or ashy due to their active components. 

We've found nine that blend in with an unnoticeable finish.

Refinery29 helps you navigate this dizzying world of goods. 

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