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The Perfect Sunscreen For You, According To Your Skin Needs

When it comes to maintaining a youthful appearance, there’s one every day, no-excuses must-have in your skincare regimen: sunscreen. It’s essential for protecting your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays -- yes, even if you’re sitting inside all day long. Similar to complementing your exercise regimen with a healthy diet, SPF helps protect the work you’re putting into your daily skin care routine. Sunscreen is not, however, one-size-fits-all. Textures, strengths, chemical or physical formulas and scents are just a few of the factors to consider when choosing the right one for you. It’s important to find a formula that you love, because the best sunscreen is simply the one you’ll use every day, period.

 

Obagi® is your one stop shop when it comes to finding the perfect sunscreen formula. We’ll help you choose, below.

 

Tinted Sunscreen

Looking to minimize your morning routine? Sun Shield Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 50 is a tinted formula available in cool and warm shades, so you can get lightweight coverage and protection at once. It provides broad spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays as well as infrared defense, which helps to buffer the skin from heat-derived oxidative stress.

 

Sunscreen for sensitive skin

If your skin is sensitive, we recommend Obagi Nu-Derm® Healthy Skin Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 35. This sunscreen with micronized zinc oxide and octinoxate can help to protect newly transformed skin, while still providing broad spectrum sun protection.

 

Sunscreen for dry skin

Obagi360® HydraFactor® Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is a moisturizer and sunscreen in one to provide a dose of hydration and soothing ingredients, as well as UV protection.

 

Sunscreen for oily skin

If your skin is oily, chances are you sometimes skip the moisturizer or sunscreen in hopes of avoiding extra oil. We’ve developed Sun Shield Matte Broad Spectrum SPF 50 with a sheer, elegant matte finish, so you’ll get broad spectrum protection without a greasy feel or appearance.

 

Sunscreen with Vitamin C

Want to improve the appearance of the signs of skin aging while protecting your skin from the sun? Professional-C® Suncare Broad Spectrum SPF 30 protects and delivers 10% L-ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) to help improve the appearance of the signs of skin aging.

 

Physical sunscreens

While chemical sunscreens absorb UV rays, mineral or physical sunscreens deflect and scatter UV rays instead. Obagi Nu-Derm® Physical SPF 32 and Sun Shield Mineral® Broad Spectrum SPF 50 are mineral options that are also great for sensitive skin. The verdict: with so many options, there’s no excuse to step outside without SPF. Discover our formulas here.

 

*Using a broad-spectrum sunscreen SPF 30 or higher together with a comprehensive sun protection program including wearing sun protective clothing, hats, sunglasses, and avoiding the sun between the hours of 10am - 2pm may help reduce the risk of premature skin aging.