Sun protection is one of the most important parts of your skincare routine, and it is especially important if you struggle with hyperpigmentation. Sun exposure is one of the main culprits when it comes to the appearance of dark spots, so it makes sense to protect yourself accordingly. While any product with SPF50+ will protect you, some sunscreen formulas will take it a step further and actually help you correct existing dark spots. Sounds too good to be true? Then read along, and get to know the best sunscreen for dark spots!
Top 8 Sunscreens for Hyperpigmentation
Prevention is key when putting together a routine against dark spots and hyperpigmentation; with the right sunscreen, you will be better able to prevent the formation of new spots, while minimizing the appearance of existing ones. Get to know our favorites below!
Heliocare 360 Pigment Solution Fluid SPF50+
Antioxidant to the max
This ultra-fluid, water-resistant, non-comedogenic sunscreen for dark spots provides ample protection while correcting the appearance of hyperpigmentation.
This is possible due to its unique formula, which contains the famous antioxidant Fernblock®, and is also enriched with ellagic acid and niacinamide, which form a powerful yet gentle depigmenting complex. Together, they reduce the intensity of existing dark spots and help even out the skin tone.
Bioderma Photoderm M Clarifying Gel-Cream SPF50+
Tinted formula for instant results
If you’re looking to even out your skintone with a little color, all the while protecting your skin from sun damage and preventing the appearance of dark spots, this is the sunscreen for you.
Bioderma Photoderm M Clarifying Gel-Cream SPF50+ shields the skin against both UVA/UVB radiation and blue light. It is rich in antioxidants and, thanks to its Sun Active Defense technology combined with Cellular Bioprotection™, it helps to reinforce the skin’s natural defenses. Last, but not least, it is completely safe for pregnant and breastfeeding people, who often struggle with melasma.
ISDIN FotoUltra 100 Spot Prevent Fusion Fluid SPF50+
Maximum prevention for pigmentation disorders
Especially formulated for skin that is prone to sun spots, hyperpigmentation, and melasma, this sunscreen hydrates, soothes, and regenerates the skin, all the while protecting it against sun damage.
Due to the regenerative properties of allantoin and the anti-aging benefits provided by hyaluronic acid, this comprehensive sunscreen from ISDIN is particularly indicated for pregnant women, or for people who have recently undergone dermatological or aesthetic procedures. It is also suitable for people who use photosensitizing products and, therefore, need to wear highly protective sunscreen on a daily basis.
Eucerin Sun Pigment Control Sun Fluid SPF50+
A cult favorite
This bestselling sunscreen for dark spots provides very high protection against UVA/UVB radiation and HEV light, also known as blue light. On top of that, it also features the brand’s star anti-dark spot ingredient, Thiamidol.
Thiamidol has been clinically shown to effectively reduce dark spots and prevent their re-appearance, thus leaving you with even, radiant skin. This patented ingredient is the star of the popular Eucerin Anti-Pigment Dual Serum; if you’ve tried the serum and liked the results, this is a great way to maintain them.
Ducray Melascreen UV Light Cream Dry Touch SPF50+
For oily skin types
If you have combination or oily skin, you know how hard it can be to find a sunscreen with a light formula and a dry-touch finish. If you struggle with dark spots and hyperpigmentation, the search gets even harder.
This product could be the answer. With maximum UVA/UVB protection and a powerful antioxidant action, it actively minimizes the appearance of dark spots, all the while protecting the skin from cell damage. The ultra-light, non-greasy texture resists both water and sweat, making it ideal for both beach getaways and everyday outings.
If you happen to have normal or dry skin, this product is also available in a rich version.
Esthederm Sun Photo Reverse Brightening Anti-Dark Spots
To prevent & correct
Some products seem to do everything, and this sunscreen for dark spots is one of them; not only does it offer very high protection against UVA/UVB, infrared, and HEV light, it actively works to prevent and reverse the appearance of hyperpigmentation. The secret is in the exclusive Photo Reverse Technology, which inhibits the pigmentation process.
This all-encompassing product also features an ultra-fluid texture; it feels perfect as a day cream, and indeed, we would recommend you use it as such in the summer, if you know your skin is prone to hyperpigmentation.
If you’d rather go for an option with color, Esthederm also offers a tinted formula in order to help you unify your complexion.
Uriage Depiderm Anti-Brown Spot Daytime Care SPF50+
The perfect post-procedure sunscreen
The skin is particularly vulnerable to hyperpigmentation after dermatological treatments, such as lasers and surface peelings. As such, Uriage offers this daily cream with SPF50+ in order to help prevent and correct the appearance of dark spots.
Its formula combines depigmenting, soothing, and antioxidant active ingredients in order to provide all-encompassing protection; also, because it contains Uriage Thermal Water, it helps preserve the cutaneous barrier.
Ducray Melascreen Global Hand Care Photo-Aging SPF50+
For age spots on the hands
The hands are extremely vulnerable to the appearance of dark spots, commonly known as age spots. Of course, hands tend to be dry as well, so this product tackles both issues at once.
A deeply moisturizing hand cream, this product also delivers superior protection against sun damage, making it one of the few products to offer SPF50+ in a hand cream! 74% of women who try this experience results after just 28 days, noticing how their dark spots are minimized and faded, making this the perfect sunscreen for dark spots on the hands.
Want to see more? Then head to the shop to explore our full selection of sunscreen for dark spots and hyperpigmentation.
Beauty Writer & Editor