According to the American Academy of Dermatology, everyone needs to use sunscreen; it’s important that the sunscreen offers:

  • Broad-spectrum protection (protects against UVA and UVB rays).
  • Sun protection factor (SPF) 30 or greater
  • Water resistance
La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid

Dr. Joel Schlessinger shares his favorite three sunscreen products, starting with La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid.

This product is outstanding for acne prone skin and it absorbs quickly without leaving a greasy residue; it’s also water-resistant. La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid is perfect to wear under makeup, leaving your skin with a matte finish.

This sunscreen contains proprietary ingredients proven to protect your skin, including Cell-Ox Shield (sun filters/antioxidants) and Senna Alata (antioxidant from a tropical leaf extract to build a natural defense against UV rays).

EltaMD UV Clear SPF 46 Very Light Sunscreen

Here’s another one of the doctor’s favorite sunscreens: Elta MD UV Clear SPF 46 Very Light Sunscreen.

EltaMD UV Clear SPF 46 Very Light Sunscreen is ideal for oily skin and is another excellent choice for acne prone skin. The product contains zinc oxide for protection against the sun, along with niacinamide as a soothing acne skin care solution.

Consider Elta MD UV Clear if you have sensitive or inflamed skin. Because it is fragrance free, paraben free and non-comedogenic, it’s an excellent choice for you and it works well under makeup, too.
Heliocare Sun Protection Pills
Yet another recommended product is Heliocare Sun Protection Pills.

This revolutionary product protects you from the sun – inside out. You simply need to take one pill a day to strengthen your body’s natural defenses against harmful UV rays.

Heliocare Sun Protection Pills are the only dietary supplement with the ability to help protect the skin against UV rays and to help slow down sun-related aging. The active ingredient is Polypodium Leucotomos extract. Note that you should still apply a topical sunscreen.

Posted Friday, March 2nd, 2012 at 12:26 am
Filed Under Category: Dr. Joel Schlessinger's Favorite Things
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Dr- What sunscreen would you recommend for a very sensitive, dry, mature face? Thanks!!


Vanicream is a line that we love for very sensitive skinned individuals. They have two sunscreens as well that are well tolerated. Here is a link to them and good luck!

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