Top 10 Sunscreens That Won't Burn Your Eyes

Nov 5, 2023

You’ve already learned that you’re supposed to use sunscreen every day and reapply every two hours. However, you’ve tried and failed, because you just can’t seem to find a sunscreen that won’t burn the eyes. And it’s not even that you’re applying on the eye contour, you’re using it when you go running–and sweat drags sunscreen with it and instead of running, you’re jumping around trying to stop your eyes from burning. The same happens with both swimming in pools and in the ocean. The thing is, the eye-stinging from sunscreens is no joke, we’re talking about a good 15 minutes in pain. Additionally, you’re probably trying to wash it away with plenty of water to no avail.

How do we know this, you may ask? Well, we’ve all been there, suffering in excruciating pain, swearing we’ll never use sunscreen ever again. But, wait, there are a few solutions. Some brands have realized that they could no longer keep on just manufacturing eye-stinging sunscreens. Therefore, a few of them have come up with pretty great formulas that are totally eye-friendly. Here’s a round-up!

Avène Sun Intense Protect Fluid Fragrance-Free SPF50+


For sensitive and sensitized skin

If you have sensitive or sensitized skin, this is the sunscreen for you. The Avène Sun Intense Protect can be used by everyone–and we do mean everyone, from people undergoing chemo, to babies and people with reactive skin. The fluid texture is suitable for every skin type, making it the perfect family sunscreen to take on holiday.

ISDIN FotoUltra Age Repair Fusion Water SPF50

Sunscreen that won’t burn the eyes with added anti-aging

If you’re looking for a sunscreen that will not only protect your skin, but also help you tackle some signs of aging, this option from ISDIN may be the solution. Formulated with 5 Star Daily Protection technology, this sunscreen guarantees not only a non-stinging formula, but also anti-oxidant protection. Additionally, the formula is hydrating while maintaining an extra fluid texture.

La Roche-Posay Anthelios UVMune 400 Invisible Fluid SPF50+

For oily skin

People with only skin aren't usually fans of sunscreens with a radiant finish, but this one has been an unlikely hit. In fact, here at FrenchBeautyHub we also know what it’s like to live with oily skin, and we adore this one. This sunscreen has an extra fluid texture that incorporates the most recent advance in photoprotection: Mexoryl 400. This is an exclusive filter that protects from long UVA rays; thus, it’s perfect if you’re trying to reach the highest level of protection available.

ISDIN Fotoprotector Fusion Water Color SPF50

The tinted sunscreen that won’t burn the eyes

The original, non-tinted ISDIN Fotoprotector Fusion Water is a sunscreen superstar, but we can’t help but think that the tinted versions are just as impressive. They’re available in three different shades! It’s very common for sunscreens to have one tinted version, but three is much harder to find. Moreover, this sunscreen is also formulated with the ISDIN-exclusive 5 Star Daily Protection technology, which grants anti-pollution protection.

La Roche-Posay Anthelios UVMune 400 Hydrating Cream

Nourishing and hydrating for dry skin

You’ve already read about Mexoryl 400 being the most recent sunscreen innovation. Even though the Anthelios UVMune 400 Invisible Fluid, seen above, is the most popular sunscreen that contains this star ingredient, this Hydrating Cream gives it a good run for its money. This one is also fragrance-free but is ultra-nourishing. The best part? If you have dry skin, you’ll probably be able to skip the moisturizer. It’s the ultimate all-in-one for those that seek a nourishing formula.