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Top 5 Sunscreens for Rosacea


Did you know? Sun exposure was named a top trigger for rosacea flare-ups 

Sun exposure is a prevalent trigger for rosacea flare-ups. Ultraviolet (UV) rays have the potential to exacerbate rosacea symptoms, particularly redness on the cheeks and accelerate the development of visible blood vessels.

People with rosacea commonly report feelings of stinging and burning on their face and eyes following the use of certain creams and sunscreens. It is believed that certain preservatives and fragrances found in these products may be the cause of a rosacea flare-up.

It is crucial for individuals with rosacea to select sunscreens containing adequate UV protection and gentle, non-irritating ingredients.

A formula designed for sensitive skin, such as a mineral or physical sunscreen, can help reduce the possibility of irritation as they don't contain chemicals.

Inflammatory skin conditions like Rosacea present an increased risk of collagen breakdown, making it crucial to prioritize protecting the skin. Using a broad-spectrum sunscreen that not only moisturises but also offers antioxidant and anti-inflammatory support is also highly recommended.

Some other options include a tinted sunscreen to help visually correct redness and even out skin tone. 



SkinCeuticals Mineral Radiance UV Defense SPF 50

Mineral SPF 

mineral radiance

This lightweight SPF50 sunscreen is formualted with 100% mineral filters and provides broad-spectrum uv protection. 

This fluid-tinted sunscreen helps to enhance the skin's natural tone and boosts overall radiance.

It's a perfect option for sensitive and rosacea-prone skin



Heliocare 360º A-R Emulsion SPF50

Corrects & Protects

A light fluid specifically designed for skin prone to redness and sensitive skin. The Heliocare 360 A-R Emulsion provides very high levels of broad-spectrum protection against daylight and features an innovative anti-redness system to help reduce and prevent redness.

This lightweight lotion leaves a silky finish on the skin with a subtle tint to even the skin tone and reduce redness.


Jan Marini Physical SPF 45 - Tinted & None Tinted available 

Sheer matte finish

jan marini physical spf

The ultimate in physical protection provides reliable protection against the photo-damage and premature ageing.

Also, antioxidants to counteract the damaging effects of free radicals, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while promoting a sense of calmness and hydration for your skin.

Offers microscopic oil-absorbing particles for additional oil control with a sheer, matte finish, making it ideal for an oilier skin.


Colorescience Sunforgettable Total Protection Face Shield FLEX SPF 50

All skin types

Enhance your daily skincare routine with our lightweight, all-natural mineral sunscreen that provides immediate skin tone correction and comprehensive protection from UVA/UVB rays, blue light, pollution, and infrared radiation. Our unique, patented EnviroScreen® technology ensures your skin stays healthy and radiant for hours on end. With advanced antioxidants and moisturising ingredients, this all-mineral formula is perfect for those who want to achieve a flawless, natural look without compromising their skin's wellbeing.

FLEX offers cutting-edge, iron oxide pigments that effortlessly adapt to your skin's natural tone, providing buildable colour coverage with a subtle demi-matte finish. The four versatile shades cater to a wide array of skin tones and undertones, making it perfect for any individual seeking a seamless, customized beauty experience.


Rosalique 3 in 1 Anti-Redness Miracle Formula SPF 50

Corrects & Protects

Rosalique is designed specifically for Rosacea and sensitive skin types. It employs advanced micro-encapsulation technology to provide quick coverage of redness while incorporating clinically proven ingredients like α-Bisabolol, Zeolite, Provitamin B5, Urea, and Shea Butter to soothe and protect your skin from both UVA/UVB rays. With a 5-star rating as a SPF50 sunscreen, it ensures long-lasting protection for your skin.


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