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Sunscreens Waterproof Best Choices

Dear Dr. Dave and Dr. Dee,

My current sunscreen is waterproof, but it feels sticky and greasy. Also, I don't want to use it unless I know that I will be out sweating in the sun as I wear makeup and don't want to put sunscreen over my makeup unless I have to. Is there a waterproof sunscreen that doesn't feel greasy and would go well over makeup?


Sun Protection Needed

Dear Sun Protection Needed,

All waterproof sunscreens will leave a slight residue on the skin in order to protect it. However, some sunscreens will feel much less greasy and sticky than others.

Below are some top rated nongreasy sweatproof, waterproof or water resistant sunscreens recommend by consumers at and It's best to choose a sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of at least 15, but select an SPF 30 or higher (SPF 45 or 50) if you burn easily. Also, try putting waterproof sunscreen on before applying your make-up.


1. Alba Hawaiian Sunscreen SPF 30+, Green Tea

2. Banana Boat Sunblock Spray, Quick Dry Sport SPF 30

3. Coppertone Sport Sunblock Lotion, Ultra Sweatproof/Waterproof SPF 30

4. Hawaiian Tropic Baby Faces & Tender Places Sunblock Stick 50+ SPF

5. Kiss My Face Factor, Face + Neck SPF 30

6. Neutrogena Sunblock, Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch SPF 30

7. Ocean Potion Sunblock Lotion, Anti-Aging, Ultra Light SPF 50

8. ProCyte Ti-Silc Sheer Sunblock SPF 45

9. Solar Sense Clear Zinc, Advanced Sun Protection, For Face SPF 45

10. Vanicream Sunscreen Sport, SPF 35

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