Sunscreen / Sunblock
As with anything which you might apply to your face (or
other areas with Rosacea symptoms), it is important to read
the ingredients carefully. Many sunscreens contain
chemicals which will cause problems for Rosacea
Specifically, avoid sunscreens which contain octyl methoxycinnamate,
octyl salicylate and PABA. Instead, try and find sunblocks
which contain zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. Products which
contain Parsol 1789 are also suggested as alternatives to normal
As the name implies, this is a zinc based product. It seems to be a popular
choice for Rosacea sufferers and comes in both tinted and untinted forms.
Powder cosmetics can be applied over this for a more natural look.
Available at www.lindasy.com
For source see: Ref. 10a & b
Vanicream Sunscreen was recommended by a
recognised Rosacea specialist. It comes in 2 versions
(and SPF 15 and SPF 35) but the SPF35 version contains a small
amount of chemical sunscreen which may be a problem for some
SPF 35 also contains zinc, dimethicone and cyclomethicone.
Available online at : Pharmaceutical
Specialties, Inc and Dermadoctor
For source see: Ref. 11a & b
SPF 30 which also protects against the cold.
Available online from Dermadoctor.com,
Beauty.com and Sephora.com
For source see: Ref. 12
Available online at
For source see: Ref. 14
Contains a chemical sunscreen but used by many Rosacea sufferers.
Available online at drugstore.com
For source see: Ref. 15
Super City Block (SPF 25) and
Clinique Almost Makeup (SPF 15). Both products use titanium dioxide as the
It was suggested that Almost Makeup has a little better coverage
and comes in several shades.
Available online at Clinique.Com
For source see: Ref. 16
SPF 20 with a
titanium dioxide sunblock.
Available online at AubreyOrganics.Com
For source see: Ref. 17
For source see: Ref. 13