Which is the best sun block

The best sunscreens for your face

You know you need to protect yourself from the sun to prevent permanent skin damage. Even in our latitudes, where it seems to be weaker and much less common. Everyone knows. In theory, anyway. But practical?

In everyday life, most people often save on sunscreen. Because it's just annoying. Nobody likes the greasy film that most products leave on the skin and on the collar of their favorite blouse. Especially not if the skin is sensitive. Then there is no sunburn, but there are monster pimples. That doesn't have to be the case if you stick to our tips.

Which sunscreen do i need?

While most of them still put on sunscreen while sunbathing, very few regularly apply sunscreen for their face, even though the outdoors are constantly exposed to the sun. Many then simply use the body cream for their face, but that often causes the aforementioned intolerances and pimples.

In addition to the classic sun protection for the skin all over the body, facial sun creams are the most important skin care in summer. They are tailored to the skin of the face and offer permanent protection. We tried a few for you.

Which sunscreen is good for the face?

The high-quality products in the sun cream test by our editorial team show that it can also be done without a greasy film and pimples. We can recommend these sun creams to you with the best of knowledge and belief!

Clarins sunscreen put to the test

Crème Solaire Toucher Sec Visage
Sun protection factor: 30
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Tester Christine Naefeke: "My skin is relatively uncomplicated, neither dry nor oily. I get tanned in the sun and don't burn quickly."

What does the manufacturer promise?

The sun cream for sensitive skin from Clarins promises not only a high level of sun protection, but also absorbs quickly and provides the skin with plenty of moisture.

Does Clarins sunscreen do what it says on the market?

"The delicate face cream in the yellow, good-mood-colored tube is easy to distribute, if not very well, it is actually absorbed straight away - and smells wonderfully of summer. In fact, the freshly applied skin feels supple and relaxed right away. A good feeling that lasts throughout the day. The protection is also great! "

Christine's conclusion: "Almost 30 euros for 50 ml is a proud price, but for which there is a good sun cream with an extra portion of care."

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Nivea sun cream in check

Nivea Sun
UV face matting sun protection
50 ml
Sun protection factor: 30 or 50
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Tester Atessa Bock: "My skin is quite dry, but my forehead always shines. Because I am a very dark type by nature, I don't burn so easily. High sun protection is still important to me. Who wants to age earlier than necessary?"

What does the manufacturer promise?

Immediately effective protection against UVA and UVB rays. The formula absorbs excess oil from the surface of the skin and gives it a long-lasting matt finish without white residue.

Does the Nivea sun cream keep what it says on the tin?

"The cream smells pleasantly like the typical sun milk scent, just very light, not penetrative. It is very easy to spread, is really extremely quickly absorbed and actually does not whiten. If I run my fingers over the skin, I notice a slight Film, but the face itself feels more like I have a day cream on it.

I was a little bothered by the fact that I felt more sweating on my face under the cream than usual. That felt a bit uncomfortable, but it may have more to do with the temperatures in general than the cream. The most important thing at the end: I was in the blazing sun for two full days and didn't get any red spots, so it protected me well. "

Atessa's conclusion: "I would definitely recommend the product as it is the first sunscreen that I have tested that doesn't make me feel like it clogs my pores and shines unattractively. Great! Also the price of 12 Euro for 50 ml convinces me. "

Cetaphil sunscreen put to the test

Cetaphil Daylong
Sensitive gel-fluid face SPF 50+
50 ml
Sun protection factor: 50+
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Tester Ben Kendal: "I have a rather light skin tone and therefore get red quickly in the sun. That's why I attach great importance to the high sun protection factor. The cream should still feel nice and light. Because I do a lot of sport outdoors, it should also be sweat-resistant . "

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Perfect for sensitive skin: the gel fluid from Cetaphil Daylong

What does the manufacturer promise?

The cream promises to work against light-induced age spots and skin aging. It should be particularly suitable for light, sensitive and sun-intolerant skin. The 50+ sun protection factor should protect against UVA and UVB radiation and reduce the infrared radiation in the skin. Cetaphil also advertises its light, non-sticky and non-greasy texture. According to the manufacturer, the cream is not perfumed.

Does the Cetaphil cream keep what it promises?

"The cream smells neutral, is super easy to spread and is absorbed within a minute, so that it can hardly be seen or felt. The skin feel is pleasant and by no means greasy. I even find that the cream has a cooling effect on the skin Particularly practical for outdoor athletes: nothing comes off even if you sweat heavily.

As for protection: The first time I was too frugal with the product and my skin was slightly reddened after 30 minutes in the blazing sun - my fault. Since then, I've been more generous. The higher dose does not detract from the light feeling on the skin. "

Ben's conclusion: "The cream convinced me in many aspects! It is not greasy, smells neutral, is quickly absorbed and is also suitable for athletes. You have to apply it generously, however. Given the fair price, that doesn't really bother me."

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Clinique sunscreen in the review

Mineral Sunscreen Fluid for Face SPF
30 ml
Sun protection factor: 30
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Tester Scarlett Schultze: "I have a very light complexion and classic combination skin. Oily in the T-zone, dry on the cheeks. With sun creams, it is important to me that they protect well and do not shine on the skin."

What does the manufacturer promise?

Ultra-light, 100% mineral sun protection. Gentle enough even for sensitive skin and eye area. Oil free.

Does the Clinique product do what it says on the tin?

"The cream feels quite tough at first, but that is deceptive, because it is absorbed extremely quickly. Actually already during the spreading. Wow! The smell is neutral. The skin does not feel greasy afterwards and does not shine. I would even say that the cream mattes well. In my opinion, oil shine is always the biggest problem with sun creams for the face.

I also think it's great that I can even use the sunscreen around the eyes without tears rolling. That happens to me quickly with sun creams. The SPF 30 gave me perfect protection on the bike to work and during outdoor sports during the lunch break. The cream didn't run off when I sweated. "

Scarlett's conclusion: "I think the cream feels light on the skin - and because I can apply it directly to the eye - perfect for everyday use. For extensive sunbathing, however, I would use a product with higher protection for my light skin type as a precaution Euro for every 30 ml you get a top product that lasts for a long time! "

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La Roche-Posay sunscreen put to the test

La Roche-Posay
Anthelios Ultra
50 ml
Sun protection factor 30 or 50
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Tester Elina Wiesner: "My skin is very light and burns quickly. Sun protection is therefore mandatory! Because my complexion quickly becomes greasy, the cream shouldn't smear too much."

What does the manufacturer promise?

A very high level of sun protection (50+) with an antioxidant effect. The cream should be particularly well tolerated and suitable for sensitive facial skin that is prone to sun allergies. You can even use it around the eyes.

Does the Roche Posay cream keep what the manufacturer promises?

"As the manufacturer advertises, the cream hardly smells, only slightly like sunscreen, but pleasant. The tube with a pump cap makes it easy and economical to dose the cream. Perfect when I just want to take a little more, because I was too economical at first .

The consistency is like a light moisturizer and can be applied thinly and evenly. The cream is absorbed in a few minutes, i.e. normally quickly. The skin feels good afterwards, moisturized, protected, but it shines a little. Personally, I think it's good that you can see and feel where I've put the cream on. This is how I know that I am well protected. "

Elina's conclusion: "50 ml cost around 14 euros, a good price for pharmacy cosmetics! The application is very easy, pleasant and the cream feels good on the skin. Therefore I would recommend it. But I would recommend that Then lightly powder the face so that the skin does not shine. "

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Review of Eucerin CC sunscreen

Sun CC Creme tinted light
50 ml
Sun protection factor: 50
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Tester Giuliana Ventura: "My skin is prone to atopic dermatitis and is very sensitive. But I need very effective protection because otherwise I like to get sunburned on my nose or forehead - despite sunscreen."

What is promised

Tinted sun protection that protects all skin types from photoaging and is also said to be particularly suitable for sensitive skin. The formula with hyaluronic acid is supposed to visibly reduce wrinkles.

Does Eucerin care keep what it promises?

"The tinted care is relatively easy to distribute and work in on the face. The consistency is comparable to liquid make-up. You have to be a little faster and distribute the product evenly so that even light skin types do not get any edges.

The cream feels pleasantly light on the skin. I notice that I've applied something, but it doesn't smear or weigh down. However, I would recommend applying a serum or moisturizing cream underneath, especially for dry skin, as the application is even easier.

Regarding the protection: I have tested both in everyday life and on vacation under extreme conditions and I am absolutely thrilled. I haven't been burned a single time. I can't rate the promised anti-aging effect because I don't have that many wrinkles yet. But I also don't believe that you can simply put lotion on it. "

Giuliana's conclusion: "I would recommend the cream 100 percent! The CC-Cream provides reliable protection from the sun, is very light, non-sticky and pleasantly nourishing. It mattifies throughout the day and is easy to spread. For me the perfect make-up -Alternative in summer! The price is also great: 50 ml cost 15 euros. My normal make-up is more expensive ... "

The products have consistently convinced us

The luxury cream from Clarins performed particularly well. Yes, it costs a lot, but feels particularly good on the skin. We found the creams from Eucerin, Clinique, Nivea and Cetaphil, which are available in pharmacies or drugstores for a much smaller budget, almost as convincing. The La Roche-Posay product also impressed our testers.

Sun protection doesn't have to stick or smear. Almost all test products are on par here. Sure, the sun protection factors are standardized: if it says factor 30, a cream must also offer factor 30. But manufacturers have constantly renewed their formulas in recent years. Sun protection no longer sticks or whitens today. So apply lotion!

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