Best Daily Sunscreen For Sensitive Skin

by AbbyFitz

Do you have fair and sensitive skin? Nutragena Healthy Defense Liquid Moisturizer is the best sunscreen I have ever tried for my sensitive skin.

I have very fair skin. I mean vampire white. If someone stared at me in direct sunlight, I'd blind them.

I'm so white, people don't believe I'm from Florida. When I travel out of state, this is pretty much how my conversations go when I meet new people:

"Hey, how are you doing?"

"I'm good, you?"

"Good. So, where are you from?"


"But you're not tan."

Yes, just another misconception about Floridians. No, we don't go to the beach everyday and we're not all not tan. Well, sure enough not me.

Anti-Aging Products Should Be Used Before You Think You Need Them

When you have sensitive skin, finding the right skin care product can be difficult.

I'm heading up there in years, I'm edging closer to 40. However, I have had an anti-aging skin care routine since I was about 23.

Every night I wash my face with a gentle cleanser and apply an anti-aging moisturizer before going to bed.

Everyone thought I was nuts, but it's paying off quite well now. 

One thing that I did not do on an everyday basis that we should all do, was wear sunscreen.

But it's not enough that I have fair skin. I have fair and sensitive skin.

I just couldn't stand the itchiness from the the sunscreen. And the smell. Oh, the smell. I would only apply sunscreen when I knew I was going to be out in the sun a lot that day. I just couldn't put up with the discomfort and the smell everyday.

When I hit 35, I knew I needed to amp up my anti-aging attack and went in search of daily sunscreens.

I tried some expensive brands, but learned the hard way that more expensive sunscreens do not mean you are buying a better product.

Through trial and error, I discovered Neutrogena Healthy Defense Liquid Moisturizer with sunscreen SPF 50.

An Anti-Aging Skin Care Routine Must Include Sunscreen

It's never too late to start taking care of your skin, just make sunscreen your first priority

Whether you're 20 or 50, it's never too late to start a skin care routine. But if you're leaving out sunscreen, you're actually doing damage to your skin.

I started out at 23 using anti-aging products because I didn't want to look old when I actually got old. Now I realize that by leaving out sunscreen I was setting myself up for more than wrinkles, I wasn't doing all I could to prevent skin cancer.

If you have oily skin, dry skin, fair or dark, develop your own skin care routine that is best for your skin type. Just be sure that your routine includes sunscreen.

Neutrogena Healthy Defense Liquid Moisturizer with Sunscreen Review

Best Sunscreen Lotion for Daily Use


From a moisturizing standpoint, this is an excellent  product. The older I get, I find my face is drier. I apply this every morning without fail. It keeps my face moisturized all day. Unless I am unusually sweaty or get wet, I do not feel I need to reapply.


On the off days when I'm in a hurry and I forget to apply it, I can really tell the difference. My face just feels dried out all day. I can feel the wrinkles setting in.


One of the things that really attracted me to this product before I bought it was that it is completely odorless. When I am applying it to my face, there is absolutely no smell.


I have been using Healthy Defense for a year now, and I have had no problems whatsoever with itchiness or a rash. It is very calming to my skin and I feel no irritation at all.

Now, on to the most important aspect. Sunscreen.

I had tried a more expensive product in the past and it did a horrible job. I got a really bad sunburn standing in the shade. I was skeptical when I tried Neutragena, I was afraid I'd have the same experience.

I am happy to say that Neutrogena Healthy Defense passed the test with flying colors. I have had several occasions when I have had to be outside, even in direct sunlight, for an extended period of time. I have not had the first burn, first hint of pink, or any signs of a tan

Using Neutrogena Healthy Defense is part of my daily morning routine now. Just as I wouldn't leave the house without brushing my teeth, I cannot imagine leaving the house without my sunscreen on.

Why Should I Wear Sunscreen Everyday?

The sun gives you more than wrinkles
The sun gives you more than wrinkles
It's not just about looking younger, it's about your health

There are two ultraviolet rays the sun emits: UVA and UVB. UVB is what causes your skin to burn. UBA rays penetrate deeper into your skin.

 Both of these rays causes premature aging of your skin. However, sunscreen should be worn for more than cosmetic reasons.

 Of the number of people in the United States who will get cancer, nearly half of them will have skin cancer.

 It is important to wear sunscreen everyday no matter your age. Apply it to your children so it becomes a habit they'll carry into adulthood.

 Preventing skin cancer is as easy as applying a lotion. Do your part to prevent cancer in you and your loved ones.

Updated: 12/20/2013, AbbyFitz
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AbbyFitz on 02/26/2013

Yes it works great. I'm so glad it works

katiem2 on 02/26/2013

This sounds like a product I need for me and my two fair redheaded daughters. I love neutrogena products. Great product review, thanks :)K

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