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Best Sunscreen for Skin

Updated on December 31, 2012
Badger sunscreen, Loving Nature sunscreen, DuroScreen
Badger sunscreen, Loving Nature sunscreen, DuroScreen | Source

With all the scientific research it is now widely known that UV lights can damage our skin. In order to protect our skin from the sun, we can either shade ourselves with clothing and a hat, or more conveniently put on sunscreen. But with so many different types of sunscreen out on the market, finding the best sunscreen for your skin can be tough. I have vitiligo, a skin pigment disorder and my skin is extremely sensitive to sunlight. I can get sunburned very easily, even during a cloudy day if my skin is exposed to direct sunlight for more than half an hour. Therefore, I have to wear sunscreen at all time except at night. I have tried on many different brands of sunscreen and would like to share my experience in using these three sunscreens - Badger, Loving Naturals and DuraScreen, and why I picked Badger sunscreen as the best sunscreen for my skin.

DuraScreen

Pro:

I started using DuraScreen in 2002 after having tried many other brands of sunscreen. I loved the smoothness and scentless of this sunscreen. It is creamy and very easy to apply on my skin. I loveed how DuraScreen can actually work like foundation that can help to cover up freckles and winkles. Although it can make your skin look whiter, it works great when it comes to protecting your skin from the UV lights. I used it everyday for eight years.

Con:

Although the label on DuraScreen claims to provide "8 hour waterproof protection", the sunscreen appears to be gone after an hour in the water. So it would be wise to reapply DuraScreen often if you are in the water and outdoor while using this product.

After few years of using DuraScreen, I started feeling my skin was getting dry and dull. At first I thought it could because of aging - skin will lose its moisture and radiance as one ages, until few years ago I started noticing news regarding how chemical ingredients that are contained within sunscreen can be harmful to the skin, I gave using this sunscreen to one that contains natural ingredients. I think DuraScreen is best for someone with oily skin.


Loving Naturals Sunscreen

Pro:

Loving Naturals Sunscreen claims it is 100% natural vegan which I believe to be true. After about two years of using it, Loving Naturals sunscreen helped to turn my dull and dry skin caused by DuraScreen back to almost normal skin. It has the light scent of sesame oil and I found the smell to be quite soothing and relaxing.

Con:

The different types of oils that Loving Naturals Sunscreen contains can be very easily separated with other ingredients. You have to remember to shake it well before squeezing out the sunscreen, otherwise, you will only see oil coming out.

Loving Naturals Sunscreen is hard to spread out evenly. It doesn't stay on the skin so well. And you can easily wipe it off completely. The whiteness of Loving Natural Sunscreen is too obvious.

It doesn't provide the sun protection as it promises. I got sunburned a few times and my kids' skin got tanned during the summer when we were using Loving Naturals Sunscreen.

Badger Sunscreen

Pro:

I started using Badger Sunscreen at beginning of 2012 and I feel good about it thus far. It is thicker than DuraScreen and Loving Naturals sunscreen, but it is easy to spread out and it stays on the skin well. It does protect me from getting sunburned. I also love the fact that Badger Sunscreen contains natural ingredients and so far I haven't seen much changes of my skin.

Con:

The smell of Badger Sunscreen is a bit too strong. Although I've gotten use to the smell, I don't know how other people might feel about the smell when I am next to them.

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      With so many offerings on the market it is hard to find anything that fits each individual since we are all so different, This was a great description of three necessary products.

      Voted up and useful.

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      Ann Leung 4 years ago from San Jose, California

      Thank you tillsontitan for reading and the vote up!

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