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VanicreamSunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

4.8 out of 5 stars
20 Reviews

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Formulated for Sensitive Skin

The Most Important Ingredient Is Trust

Helps prevent sunburn without sensitizing chemical sunscreens. No PABA or oxybenzone. Preservative-free. No botanical extracts or essential oils. Oil-free. Non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores). Non-greasy. Gluten-free. Dermatologist tested. Kid-friendly.


Active Ingredients

titanium dioxide (5%), zinc oxide (7%)

Inactive Ingredients

C20-40 alcohols, caprylyl glycol, cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 dimethicone, cocoglycerides, dicaprylyl carbonate, dimethicone, 1,2-hexanediol, hydrogenated castor oil, hydrogenated polyisobutene, magnesium chloride, octadecene, PEG-30 dipolyhydroxystearate, pentylene glycol, phenyl trimethicone, purified water, silica, silica dimethyl silylate, squalane, stearyl dimethicone, tridecyl salicylate, triethoxycaprylylsilane, ubiquinone (coenzyme Q10)


Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply after 80 minutes of swimming or sweating, immediately after towel drying, or at least every 2 hours. For children under 6 months: Ask a doctor.

Sun Protection Measures

Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. To decrease the risk, regularly use a sunscreen with a Broad Spectrum SPF value of 15 or higher and other sun protection measures including:

  • limit time in the sun, especially from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • wear long-sleeved shirts, pants, hats and sunglasses

When Vanicream™ Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ is used as directed with other sun protective measures, it helps provide protection from the sun’s harmful rays (UVA and UVB) and decreases the risk of skin cancer and aging. Coenzyme Q10 is an antioxidant which helps prevent damage to the skin by neutralizing free radicals produced when skin is exposed to the sun.

Complete Your Routine

This product works well with

Vanicream Lip Protectant / Sunscreen

5 out of 5 stars

Helps prevent sunburn. Broad spectrum protection SPF 30. Helps protect from UVA/UVB rays. Water resistant (80 minutes). If used as directed with other sun protection measures, decreases the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun. Helps prevent moisture loss and helps prevent and temporarily protects chapped or cracked skin and lips. Helps prevent and protect from the drying effects of wind and cold weather.

Vanicream Moisturizing Cream

4.9 out of 5 stars

Helps restore and maintain a normal moisture level. Soothes red, irritated, cracking or itchy skin. Ideal moisturizing formula for dry skin associated with atopic dermatitis (eczema), psoriasis, ichthyosis, and winter itch.

Vanicream Moisturizing Lotion

4.9 out of 5 stars

A lighter version of Vanicream Moisturizing Cream. Formerly known as Vanicream Lite Lotion. Helps restore and maintain a normal moisture level. Soothes red, irritated, cracking, or itchy skin. Ideal moisturizing formula for dry skin associated with atopic dermatitis (eczema), psoriasis, ichthyosis, and winter itch.

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5 out of 5 stars
Annette July 30, 2018
Finally, something that works & doesn't cause me to react!
I am allergic to the sun, and otherwise hyper-allergic & chemical-sensitive; additionally, I’m an Artist & need to do outdoor Art Fairs to keep my business afloat. Other “sensitive skin” or “baby” products just don’t do as well. This feels better on (my skin doesn’t feel like it’s suffocating), goes on easier, and doesn’t cause my eyes/nose/skin to react… I noticed I was having trouble finding it recently (I have a couple tubes that still have some), glad to see it’s only temporarily unavailable (phew!) beacause for people like me it’s hard to find something that works. Looking forward to seeing it back on the shelves…
5 out of 5 stars
Abby May 22, 2020
Something that works for allergic reactions!!
I'm allergic to sunscreen and every time i had even the smallest bit on me I would get second degree burns on the place the sunscreen made contact with. I've been this way since I was two years old and this is the only sunscreen I've ever been able to use and it keep me from getting sunburned. The only complaint I have is that it takes forever to apply because it is a very thick formula and it makes me look whitish purplish. I wish they would make a spray if possible but at least this works. I 100% recommend this product!!!
5 out of 5 stars
Robin July 8, 2019
Love this
I am a freak about sunscreen. Of my favorites, this one might be at the very top, and it’s certainly the most affordable. It doesn’t dry me out or cause acne. It’s a little sticky, but I find that a small price to pay. Great stuff.
5 out of 5 stars
Jaileen July 1, 2019
this product is amazing after trying to many different products on my daughter with eczema this product have work perfectly fine no more rash or dry patches.
5 out of 5 stars
Betsy June 30, 2019
Works very well for acne, sensitive and rosacea prone skin
I am 60 years old and have struggled with acne, sensitive skin and rosacea my entire life. I can not use most sunscreens because they burn my eyes, break me out or just won’t work for my sensitive skin (which is more sensitive because of acne products) in high altitude Colorado. I found a way for Vanicream to work because it does tend to leave my face with a slight white look. I moisturize well with Cetaphil Daily Hydrating Lotion, wait a few minutes, then put on Vanicream sunscreen, gently rub it in well and then put my foundation on. I have found by wearing this sunscreen every day that the redness in my cheeks have diminished. The first few days of using the sunscreen I felt like it was very drying but be patient and keep using it. My face adjusted to it and now it is not dry at all. My face is the most clear it has been in years. I think the zinc oxide/titanium dioxide helps with acne. The secret I believe is to moisturize well before applying. Please do not change or discontinue this product.
5 out of 5 stars
Nancy May 3, 2019
The BEST Sunscreen for Sensitive Skin
The head of Dermatology at UCSF first recommended this to me and I can’t use or tolerate anything else. I also love the calming effect it has for my Rosacea. Pray they don’t stop making it.
5 out of 5 stars
Angela April 30, 2019
perfect formula but suboptimal packaging - change to flip cap!
The formula is perfect. It is not greasy at all and easy to rub in. It leaves a slight healthy, non-greasy glow onto your face. But the cap is screw cap, which is not as good as flip cap. Please change it to flip cap, which many competitors have done. This is my fav formula, but the screw cap is annoying and falls onto the floor. People with disabilities would also struggle with screw more than flip cap.
5 out of 5 stars
Brandy April 11, 2019
Love it
I love this stuff. Dermatologist recommended ointment. I shopped on amazon for more oinment and found the sunscreen a few years ago. Will not use any other sunscreen. With other sunscreens I get rashes.
5 out of 5 stars
Shelbie October 26, 2018
Been using this products for years! Love it so much
3 out of 5 stars
Jessica October 10, 2018
Works but not good for daily use
I have rosacea and extremely reactive skin so I can only use mineral sunscreens on my face so I thought I’d try this since I love the Vanicream lite lotion and the moisturizing cream. This sunscreen gets the job done and causes no reaction while wearing it but its not something I can wear every day due to the fact that it is difficult to remove. It takes more than one cleansing for me to wash it all off and that causes irritation. It would be lovely if Vanicream had a daily moisturizer/sunscreen that was not water resistant.
Alcohol Free Botanical Extract Free Cocamidopropyl Betataine Free Dermatologist Tested Dye Free Formaldehyde Free Fragrance Free Gluten Free Kid Friendly Lanolin Free Non-Comedogenic non-greasy Oil Free Paraben Free Phosphate Free Preservative Free Protein Free Soap Free Sulfate Free Won't Clog Pores