best sunscreen for running

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for best sunscreen for running.

Whether you're a serious endurance athlete or just like to get outside for an occasional jog, you know that the right sunscreen can make all the difference in your comfort. Here are some of the best sunscreens for runners.


I use this sunscreen for when I go for my morning jog and it works perfect for keeping the sun out of my face....I used this before going to a jog and i sweat even more because of how full coverage this sunscreen is.

What it is: A facial sunscreen with a protective veil that becomes stronger when exposed to heat and water. Ocean-friendly, and free of oxybenzone and octinoxate.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Formulation: Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- HeatForce Technology: A heat-sensing essence in the cream that becomes activated by external heat, forming a stronger barrier.
- WetForce Technology: Negative ions in the formula combine with positive ions in perspiration and water to create an additional layer of invisible sun protection.


the best!...I really love this sunscreen! It feels so nice on my skin, and it doesn’t peel off like some other sunscreens i’ve tried! ...Not recommended for oily skin and makes my eyes burn when it starts to run (which is normal for chemical sunscreens).

Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
A powerful antioxidant-rich moisturizer that shields and revitalizes environmentally stressed skin.

What it is formulated to do:
Essential-C Day Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30 PA+++ creates a powerful shield to protect skin from UVA/UVB rays and free radical damage and renews skin’s moisture barrier. Next generation vitamin C and a patented skin repair system improve skin clarity, firmness, and elasticity. Ectoin and phospholipids increase and preserve hydration for healthier-looking skin.


It’s a good sunscreen but it left my face too greasy. I would use this alone on a run or when I’m not wearing any foundation. ...A mineral sunscreen that works under foundation...Most sunscreens wreck your foundation pretty quickly. This one works for me.

What it is: A sheer physical sunscreen that delivers powerful broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection and aids in the prevention of free-radical and oxidative damage.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Dark Spots, and Dullness and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Lightweight Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Sunflower Shoot Extract: A powerful ingredient that helps neutralize free radicals and exhibits strong antiglycation properties.
- Astaxanthin-Rich Algae Extract: A carotenoid with potent antioxidant properties that defends against oxidative damage.
- Raspberry Seed Oil: Offers antioxidant protection from damaging environmental aggressors.

ShiseidoClear Sunscreen Stick SPF 50

ITEM: 2435261

Size: 0.7 oz / 20 g

1.7K Reviews


I have never had an allergy to scents, but this makes my nose run like a faucet. The smell reminds me of men's deodorant. ...running favorite !...Just like their other sunscreens: Good quality!

What it is: A portable sunscreen stick with SPF 50+ and an invisible, hydrating finish that can be re-applied anytime, over or under makeup, on all skin types.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Dryness, and Dullness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- SynchroShield Technology: Higher protection strengthened by heat and water.
- Licorice Root Extract: Soothes breakout-prone skin and visibly evens skin tone.
- Soy Letcithin: Targets wrinkles, dark spots, and dullness.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, phthalates, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, and triclosan.

What Else

tarteAmazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen

Size: 1.7 oz·ITEM: 1226489

Color: Medium - for light complexions with pink undertones

2.6K Reviews


Best BB product ever!...It's perfect for summer/spring/fall because it has SPF and lasts all day (unless you go out jogging or something of that nature). It's even great for those starting off in makeup because it doesn't have any harsh ingredients and isn't heavy....Will deffiently be buying this again and again once mine runs out!!! LOVES this product!!!

✔ Normal
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Oily

What it is:
An oil-free, multitasking tinted moisturizer that hydrates, brightens, treats, and protects skin.


I love this sunscreen! I got this one as a sample and I am really loving it, it doesn’t leave my skin greasy or heavy and is not hard to blend in. ...This is my first time trying an SPF 50 sunscreen. It is a thicker consistency but doesn’t leave a white cast, leaves a nice dewy glow to the skin.

What it is: An energizing, go-anywhere daily SPF protector for all-day defense.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Formulation: Lightweight Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Titanium Dioxide, Zinc, and Octinoxate: Provide protection against UV rays (UVA and UVB).

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and phthalates.

What Else You Need to Know: This sheer, weightless daily SPF protector works all day to support skin. It includes Stop Signs™ Technology that visibly diminishes visible signs of aging by combating a full spectrum of modern environmental aggressors including UVA/UVB and other skin irritants.


This is the best sunscreen I’ve had in terms of color, texture, and skin compatibility. ...Even when I was sweating, I was pleased the sunscreen didn't run into my eyes, like many other sunscreens do.

What it is: An invisible mineral sunscreen ideal for sensitive skin that easily blends with all skin tones and defends against blue and UVA/UVB light.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness and Redness

Formulation: Lightweight Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Ultra-Sheer Zinc Oxide: Protects against both blue and broad-spectrum UVB/UVA light.
- Bioactive Mushroom Complex: Soothes skin and visibly reduces UV-induced redness and dryness.
- Antioxidant-Rich Matcha Green Tea: Protects skin from free-radical damage.


It’s not sticky like sunscreen usually is and it does feel hydrating on the skin. ...As a sunscreen, it stings when it gets near my eyes so that doesn’t work for me when I run.

What it is: A lightweight moisturizer with SPF 50 that hydrates, primes, and protects with an invisible finish—for healthy-looking, visibly glowing skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Vitamin E: Helps protect skin from the sun with antioxidant benefits.
- Moringa Extract: Possesses powerful antioxidant properties.
- Edelweiss: Enhances skin’s resistance to external aggressors.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and mineral oil.

What Else You Need to Know: Part facial sunscreen, part moisturizer, and part makeup primer, this non-greasy, breathable formula absorbs quickly without leaving a white residue be


About a week in, I feel as if I am running out of product despite it’s nearly $50 price tag. ...My new favorite sunscreen...Very impressed with this product. Most sunscreens leave a white cast, but this one left me nice and moisturized.

What it is: A two-in-one, high-potency vitamin C serum with SPF 40 that visibly brightens skin and targets the two main causes of dark spots: UV and blue light.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, and Combination

Skincare Concerns: Dark Spots, Fine Lines and Wrinkles, and Dullness

Formulation: Lightweight Serum

Highlighted Ingredients:
- 10% Vitamin C: Helps to visibly even and brighten skin.
- 2% Kakadu Plum Extract: Helps to visibly improve skin’s radiance and luminosity.
- 2% Niacinamide: Visibly evens skin tone and reduce the appearance of pores.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is gluten-free, cruelty-free.


I'm on my second bottle and I wear it when I jog in bright sunlight. I also used to wear it under foundation....It does okay for daily coverage when just running errands. Still leaves my face greasy, but better than cream sunscreen.

What it is: An ultra-sheer, oil-free, SPF 50, and lightweight sunscreen for everyday protection against broad-spectrum UVA/UVB damage.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Dark Spots, and Dryness

Formulation: Lightweight Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Patented Alguronic Acid: Helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and support benefits of other active ingredients.
- Echinacea and Japanese Green Tea Extracts: Help protect the skin from environmental damage and help nurture moisture barrier.
- Vitamin E: Helps combat the effects of free radical damage.

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