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Dimethicone Free SPF

Are you looking for dimethicone-free sunscreens? Dimethicone's potential to clog pores has lead to a growing interest in silicone-free sunscreens. Silicone-free sunscreens aim to offer the same level of UV protection without the risk of comedogenicity, catering to those with sensitive or acne-prone skin seeking to avoid pore blockages and skin irritation. By eliminating silicones like dimethicone, these sunscreens promise a lighter feel and minimize the risk of acne flare-ups, making them a preferred option for individuals prioritizing non-comedogenic skincare products. This is a collection of dimethicone free SPF products that I recommend to my dermatology patients. Look for your Baumann Skin Type octagon to see which are right for you. If you do not know your skin type or you do not see any octagons, that means you need to take our skin type quiz or log into your account.

Leslie Baumann MD

 
 
 
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EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 Sunscreen

EltaMD

EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 Sunscreen

$16.00 - $43.00

Pavise Dynamic Age Defense SPF 30

Pavise

Pavise Dynamic Age Defense SPF 30

$128.00 - $148.00

EltaMD UV Clear Tinted Broad-Spectrum SPF 46

EltaMD

EltaMD UV Clear Tinted Broad-Spectrum SPF 46

$45.00

EltaMD UV Pure Broad-Spectrum SPF 47

EltaMD

EltaMD UV Pure Broad-Spectrum SPF 47

$36.00

EltaMD UV Replenish Broad-Spectrum SPF 44

EltaMD

EltaMD UV Replenish Broad-Spectrum SPF 44

$40.00

EltaMD UV Daily Broad-Spectrum SPF 40

EltaMD

EltaMD UV Daily Broad-Spectrum SPF 40

$39.00

SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50

SkinCeuticals

SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50

$42.00 - $72.00

Colorescience Total Protection™ No-Show™ Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50

Colorescience

Colorescience Total Protection™ No-Show™ Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50

$45.00 - $66.00

EltaMD UV Active Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

EltaMD

EltaMD UV Active Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

$38.00

SkinCeuticals Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50

SkinCeuticals

SkinCeuticals Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50

$42.00 - $72.00

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Clear Skin Dry Touch Sunscreen SPF 60

La Roche-Posay

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Clear Skin Dry Touch Sunscreen SPF 60

$19.99 - $26.99

EltaMD UV Facial Broad-Spectrum SPF 35

EltaMD

EltaMD UV Facial Broad-Spectrum SPF 35

$35.00

La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 AOX Daily Antioxidant Serum SPF 50

La Roche-Posay

La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 AOX Daily Antioxidant Serum SPF 50

$44.99

EltaMD UV Sheer Broad-Spectrum SPF 50+

EltaMD

EltaMD UV Sheer Broad-Spectrum SPF 50+

$35.00 - $42.00

PCA Skin Hydrator Plus Broad Spectrum SPF 30

PCA Skin

PCA Skin Hydrator Plus Broad Spectrum SPF 30

$44.00

Colorescience All Calm Clinical Redness Corrector SPF 50

Colorescience

Colorescience All Calm Clinical Redness Corrector SPF 50

$155.00

Vichy Capital Soleil Tinted 100% Mineral Sunscreen SPF 60

Vichy

Vichy Capital Soleil Tinted 100% Mineral Sunscreen SPF 60

$34.99

MDSolarSciences Daily Perfecting Moisturizer SPF 30

MDSolarSciences

MDSolarSciences Daily Perfecting Moisturizer SPF 30

$76.00

La Roche-Posay Anthelios SPF 50 Gentle Lotion Mineral Sunscreen

La Roche-Posay

La Roche-Posay Anthelios SPF 50 Gentle Lotion Mineral Sunscreen

$31.99

Jan Marini Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant SPF 33

Jan Marini

Jan Marini Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant SPF 33

$59.00

Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield BS SPF 30, PA+++

Murad

Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield BS SPF 30, PA+++

$68.00

Obagi Sun Shield Mineral Broad Spectrum SPF 50

Obagi

Obagi Sun Shield Mineral Broad Spectrum SPF 50

$53.00

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Mineral Light Fluid Sunscreen SPF 50

La Roche-Posay

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Mineral Light Fluid Sunscreen SPF 50

$36.99

MDSolarSciences Mineral Moisture Defense SPF 50

MDSolarSciences

MDSolarSciences Mineral Moisture Defense SPF 50

$43.00


Dimethicone in Sunscreens

Dimethicone, a type of silicone, is a prevalent ingredient in sunscreen formulations. Its primary role in sunscreens is to enhance product spreadability, ensuring even coverage without leaving white streaks, even when sweating or in water. This makes it an invaluable component for creating water-resistant sunscreen products that remain effective during active use.

Benefits of Dimethicone in Sunscreens

For individuals with oily skin, sunscreens containing dimethicone are particularly beneficial. This ingredient can absorb excess oil, reducing shine and giving the skin a matte finish. Furthermore, dimethicone forms a breathable barrier on the skin's surface, enhancing the sunscreen's protective qualities without exacerbating oiliness or causing discomfort.

Concerns with Dimethicone in Sunscreens

Despite its benefits, some users prefer to avoid dimethicone in their sunscreen due to concerns over comedogenicity - the potential of an ingredient to clog pores. Sunscreens that clog pores often contain dimethicone, leading those with acne-prone skin to seek silicone-free sunscreen options as part of their skincare regimen to minimize the risk of breakouts.

Using Sunscreens with Dimethicone

For those who choose to use sunscreens containing dimethicone, it's crucial to thoroughly wash off the product before going to bed. Proper cleansing ensures the removal of any residual product, reducing the risk of clogged pores and skin irritation. Opting for silicone-free sunscreens can be a preferable alternative for individuals looking to avoid these concerns while still protecting their skin from the sun's harmful rays.