Sunscreens: Dr. Meisenheimer’s recommendations

Any of the below sunscreens are fine to use. Because personal preferences vary you may need to try several different sunscreens before you find the brand which has the right feel and fragrance for you. Click on any link to view the product. Remember the most important aspect of sunscreen use is “use them with consistency and reapply frequently”. Dr. M.

We have two sunscreen products available (Skinceuticals) at the office. I use these myself for daily wear and sporting activities. They are odorless and don’t leave a heavy film on the skin. We have these available only in the office. The other suncreens can be purchased off the web store.

Skinceuticals Ultimate UV Defense SPF30

This broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen was designed for individuals with photo-sensitive skin. Not only does it block UVB rays but it has good UVA blocking as well.

Skinceuticals UV Defense Sport SPF45

This is a waterproof, sweatproof, sunblock great for sporting activities.


For Kids

“Applying sunscreens to kids is like climbing Everest, you might not always reach the summit, but at least you made the attempt” Dr. M.

BullFrog Sunblock for kids SPF 36 (was Pre-Sun Sun Block Cream for Children SPF 30)

Pre-Sun Ultra -Cream SPF 30

Daily Wear

“It’s far easier (and less expensive) to prevent sun damage than asking me to try to reverse it later” Dr. M.

Max All Day Moisture Defense Cream (Peter Thomas Roth) SPF 30

Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant (tinted) SPF 30, Waterproof

EmerginC Sun 30+

Ti-Silc Untinted SPF 45

Elta UV Shield SPF 30+

Swimming or Sports

“I’d hate to wear a sunscreen that says it burns your eyes because the ones that don’t burn seem to hurt like heck” Dr. M.

BullFrog Quick Gel SPF 36

Blue Lizard SPF 30+ Sport

Pre-Sun Ultra -Cream SPF 30

Waterproof Sunblock SPF 30

Ti-Screen Sunscreen SPF 30 w/Parsol

Outside activities

Solbar Liquid Sunscreen (SPF 30)

Pre-Sun Ultra -Cream SPF 30

For those with Acne or oily skin

Pre-Sun Ultra -Cream SPF 30

Cellex-C SPF 30+

Oil Free Moisturizing Sunblock SPF 30

Ultra-Lite Oil Free Sunblock SPF 30

Oil-Free (Peter Thomas Roth) Sunblock SPF 30

Solbar Liquid Sunscreen (SPF 30)

For Sensitive Skin

Cellex-C SPF 30+

Pre-Sun Ultra -Cream SPF 30

Pre-Sun Sensitive Skin Sunblock Titanium Dioxide SPF 28

Sunscreen (Vanicream) SPF 35

Other Good Sunscreens

Environmental Protection Cream SPF 30

Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant (untinted)

Blue Lizard SPF 30+ Face

Blue Lizard SPF 30+ Regular

Citrix Antioxidant Sunscreen SPF 30

Cotz SPF 58

Daily Protection Sunscreen SPF 29 Water Resistant

Dual Action NON PABA Moisturizing Sunblock SPF 30

Elta Block SPF 32

Elta Facial SPF 30+ Block

emerginC Sun 30+ Tinted

Essential Skin Protection SPF 30+

Healthy Skin Protection SPF 35

Max Sheer All Day Moisture Defense Lotion SPF 30

Pevonia Self-Tanning Emulsion Spray

Solbar AVO (SPF 32) Lotion

Solbar PF Cream (SPF 50)

Solbar Zinc SPF 38

Sun Care SPF 30

Sun Mist SPF 30

Sunright BodyBlock SPF 30

Sunstick Moist SPF 15

Ti-Silc Sheer SPF 45 (tinted)

Titanium Dioxide Sunblock SPF 30

Total Block Clear SPF 65

Total Block SPF 60 Tinted Cover-Up

Water Resistant Sunblock SPF 30

Z-Silc Sunblock SPF 30

© John “Lucky” Meisenheimer, M.D.  2019