When you have sensitive skin that's easily irritated by what can feel like everything under the sun, it's impossible not to be wary about what products you put on your face — sunscreen included. "People with sensitive skin can have a hard time finding sunscreens, as most are made with chemical UV blockers that can cause stinging, burning, irritation, and redness when applied to the skin," says New York City-based dermatologist Shari Marchbein. "Instead, you want to look for physical blockers like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, which can be found in baby sunscreens and most that are labeled for sensitive skin."
What's more, you should always be careful to read the ingredient list, as Marchbein says that some sunscreens are hybrids, meaning they contain both physical and chemical UV filters. Fortunately, the ever-growing skin-care market is catering more to those with reactive skin, so it's no longer difficult to find a formula that will suit you and your skin.
Ahead, find 11 sunscreens recommended by experts and editors that will leave your skin smooth, soft, and most importantly, safe from the sun.