The Best Sunscreen, According to Me

There are some products you almost don’t want to tell people about because they’re SO good you worry the world might run out.

My skin is very, very, very sensitive. And dry. And the worst. The end. I’ve had rosacea since I was 22, which is far earlier than people are supposed to get it. No one gets it until their late 30s! Not true. I do. And sunscreen irritates me horribly. It gives me rashes, breakouts, and, ironically, often burns my skin.

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Best. Sunscreen. Ever.

Once again, thank you Japan. Bioré Sarasara UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence Sunscreen SPF50+ is made of magic, and there’s really nothing else to say about it. But I will.

Now, I cannot use this solo because it’s not moisturizing enough. So I apply all my usual moisturizers, etc.

And let all of them dry. And then put on the sunscreen. If you use it, you don’t need a primer. It has a matte, primery finish and makes your skin feel soooo soft. There’s no white cast or chalkiness to it, and, wonder of wonders, it does not irritate.

It’s thinner and more watery than most sunscreens, but don’t let the consistency fool you into thinking it won’t work. It works. And lasts for many, many hours. I wore it in the blazing sun in 106-degree weather visiting The Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Zion, and Grand Teton—hiking and face sweating profusely, as I like to do (the face sweating part, that is). Forgot to reapply on several occasions. And never even got the faintest of sunburns—not even pink.

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