How To Choose The Right SPF For Your Skin Type

Find everything you need to know about the right product for your skin type, your different needs or just personal preference. At Hawaiian Tropic we have a product for everyone and every skin type, whether you have dry skin, oily skin, or something in between.

Did you know? We’ve also got a selection of clear sprays that leave no white marks, suitable for every skin tone.

Choosing the right SPF for your skin type

Oily/Combination Skin
On oily skin, a thick cream will automatically make you feel uncomfortable and might block your pores. Try a lightweight sun lotion such as Hawaiian Tropic Aloha Care Protective Face Lotion SPF30. It won’t clog pores and is beautifully mattifying. It’s also reef friendly, with no octinoxate and oxybenzone and the packaging is made from 45% recycled plastic, so you can care for your skin and protect the planet.

Sensitive Skin
For sensitive skin we have something very special – Hawaiian Tropic Nourishing Milk, our first sun lotion with 100% mineral filters for UVA and UVB protection. Uniquely formulated to protect and care for your skin, our Mineral Milks are suitable for even the most sensitive skin. The milks use naturally derived Zinc Oxide to form a protective shield on the skin’s surface, acting as a barrier against UV rays. Discover this special formula, with the iconic Hawaiian Tropic scent. 

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Darker Skin
Every skin type can suffer damage from the sun. Whilst darker skin is less sensitive to sunlight, you still need to ensure complete protection from UVA and UVB.
To avoid any white marks, try a light protective oil that is completely transparent, like Hawaiian Tropic Protective Dry Oil Continuous Spray SPF30. It contains Hawaiian inspired botanicals including Coconut and Argan Oil, ready to protect, love and help your skin come alive.

Pale Skin
If you have pale skin or freckles, you are more likely to be sensitive to sunburn, so we’d recommend a higher SPF lotion like Hawaiian Tropic Satin Protection SPF50+ . This special formula is oil-free and non-greasy, and it also contains vitamins C and E, mango fruit extract and shea butter. The ethically sourced mica minerals also leave your skin glowing with a beautiful subtle shimmer.

Dry Skin
Try a sun lotion with long lasting hydration benefit. Escape into the sun with Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Lotion SPF30. The unique dual ribbon formula with silk proteins has an ultra-lightweight texture, and offers 12 hours of moisturisation to prevent your skin from becoming too dry in the sun and to help your skin come alive. Don’t forget to protect your skin in the evening, with Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration After Sun – it’s intensely hydration, offering 24 hours of moisturisation to pamper your skin not only after a day in the sun.