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Looking to keep your vitiligo sun-safe? You aren’t alone. Dermatologists recommend a broad-spectrum sunscreen SPF 30 and higher for those with vitiligo. But finding the right one? That’s another story. That’s why we asked the vitiligo community for their opinions on sunscreens – and go-to product recommendations. It turns out that non-greasy, scent-free, long-lasting and affordable sunscreens were top priority for many with vitiligo. And brands like Neutrogena, Super Goop, Elta MD, Banana Boat, CeraVe and Sun Bum were some of the top-recommended brands that deliver.
Here are 12 of the sunscreen products most frequently recommended by those with vitiligo.
The following products are recommended by women with vitiligo through Living Dappled’s annual Beauty Survey, where 80+ women share their go-to products for everything from makeup to skincare.
EltaMD UV Clear Facial Sunscreen
EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum provides mineral protection to shield your skin from UVA and UVB rays. Fragrance-free, this facial sunscreen’s formula includes sodium hyaluronate to moisturize and is available in a tinted formula. Here’s what our readers had to say about this product:
“[EltaMD was] recommended by my dermatologist as it’s super safe for sensitive skin. It does not cause any breakouts and it’s very effective! I use the clear [sunscreen] on my face most days before I put on makeup, but I have the tinted one as well, which I like to wear on “no makeup” days at the pool or beach in the summer.” – Alicia
“It was recommended by both [my] dermatologist and med spa nurse. Has SPF 46 and goes on well. Has zinc but [is] very easy to rub in.” – Tracy
“[I like] Tinted Elta MD broad-spectrum SPF40. It blends perfectly with your skin color/tone.” – Adriana
Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen
Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen provides invisible, lightweight broad spectrum sun protection and blue light filtering, and also works as a makeup primer. Here’s what our readers had to say about this product:
“Goes on really smooth and can be used as a primer to my Nars.” – Zoë
“Supergoop has so many different form factors! Great for face and body.” – Rocio
“It works as a makeup primer which I LOVE. It’s extremely lightweight and doesn’t give me any greasiness. It is a bit pricey but I still go for it since it works really well for my skin.” – Samantha
Neutrogena Ultra-Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunscreen provides broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays with a lightweight feel. Here’s what our readers had to say about this product:
“Neutrogena feels light, dries well and is water resistant.” – April
“Non greasy and does not smell like sunscreen.” – Brandi
“This sunscreen has been the only one I’ve used that doesn’t make me feel super sticky and gross and keeps me out in the sun for longer than other sunscreens I’ve had to reapply often.” – Ashe
SunBum Original Sunscreen Spray
Sun Bum Sunscreen Spray is an ultra sheer/dry touch continuous spray formula to protect your skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays with SPF 50 while enriching your skin with Vitamin E. Here’s what our readers had to say about this product:
“Easy to apply, long lasting and requires fewer applications during water activities, and I like the scent.” – Lorrie
“SunBum makes the best sunscreen and related products that I have ever used. They are also reef safe! I use almost every product they make, but my favorite is their scalp spray and their mineral based suncreens. The mineral sunscreens come in a white bottle and are super long stay. They have several different sizes including a very useful flat shaped pocket sunscreen and a zinc based lip balm. The scalp spray is especially nice because it has a long nozzle for perfect coverage of a hair part. Also, all their products smell like bananas!” – Anna
“I tried SumBum recently and was OBSESSED. It’s so lightweight, dries quickly and smells amazing. Will be using it again.” – Erika
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunscreen Spray
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunscreen Spray provides broad spectrum sun protection in a spray-on, non-greasy formula. The sunscreen is non-comedogenic and oil-free. Here’s what our readers had to say about this product:
“This sunscreen comes in SPF of 100+ and has a lightweight feel. It provides excellent protection and is waterproof.” – Laura
“Available in many stores, I don’t get burned, lightweight and no reaction/rash.” – Correy
The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow-Protect
The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow-Protect Lotion is a vitamin-enriched moisturizer with SPF 30. The lotion has antioxidant vitamin C to help promote skin brightness, plus broad-spectrum sun protection. Here’s what one reader had to say about this product:
“Light and works as a general face cream and can be used as a general daily use on the body. I never get burned on day-to-day use ([I use a] much higher SPF if I know I will be in the sun).” – Maria
Neutrogena Beach Defense Water-Resistant Sunscreen Stick
Neutrogena Beach Defense Water-Resistant Sunscreen Stick has the sun protection you need in a convenient, mess-free form. Suitable for both face and body with broad-spectrum SPF 50, this wide-faced stick glides on easily. Here’s what one reader had to say about this product:
“Provides good coverage, doesn’t feel greasy and gives me good protection. It’s also small enough to fit in my bag so I can take it everywhere and reapply as needed.” – Cheryl
Blue Lizard Active Mineral-Based Sunscreen
Blue Lizard Active Mineral Sunscreen lotion delivers mineral-based sun protection with 80 minutes of water resistance and sweat resistance. This sunscreen combines mineral and chemical UV filters for broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection, and it dries clear. Here’s what one reader had to say about this product:
“It doesn’t cause any skin issues and I can actually be out in the sun without burning. I still have to be cautious but it works better than anything else I have tried. You can get it at drug stores or Amazon.” – Alexis
Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch Ultra Radiance
Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch Ultra Radiance sunscreen lotion offers sun protection with a hint of sheen, and leaves your skin soft and luminous. The lotion provides broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection in an oil-free and non-greasy formula. Here’s what one reader had to say about this product:
“Doesn’t leave a white sheen, gives a bit of glow, available in grocery stores and drug stores. Safe for [the] environment.” – Makalah
Supergoop! Play Everyday Lotion SPF 50
Supergoop! Play Everyday Lotion SPF 50 is a non-greasy, water- and sweat-resistant, broad-spectrum SPF 50 lotion for the face and body. This lightweight and moisturizing formula provides protection from UVA, UVB, and IRA rays, and is made with natural extracts of citrus and basil. Here’s what one reader had to say about this product:
“So easy to apply with the pump bottle and it goes on so well, not greasy, smells good.” – Lindsey
Ombrelle Sunscreen Lotion Complete Sensitive Advanced
Ombrelle Sunscreen Lotion Complete Sensitive Advanced is a hypoallergenic sunscreen designed for body and face. This lightweight lotion is non-greasy and provides broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection, and is fragrance free. Here’s what one reader had to say about this product:
“It’s lightwear and longwear. It’s available in most drugstores and it’s affordable. My very sensitive skin doesn’t react to it and it’s water resistant.” – Myleen
La Roche Posay Anthelios XL Dry Touch Gel-Cream SPF 50+
La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Anti-Shine Dry Touch Gel-Cream offers sun protection of SPF 50+ and is specially formulated for combination to oily skin. This gel cream absorbs quickly to help prevent skin damage from sun exposure. Here’s what our readers had to say about this product:
“It’s not too greasy. It protects me from burning. It does leave white marks on my bathing suits though. It doesn’t make me break out.” – Suzi
“I love this brand because I never get burned, the variety of their products and you can find it in small sizes so you can pop them in your purse or carry-on and be protected from the sun wherever you go.” – Ale
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Erika Page is the Founder and Editor of Living Dappled. After getting vitiligo at the age of seven, she lost 100% of her pigment to the condition and today lives with universal vitiligo.