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Review: Jack Black Oil-Free Sun Guard SPF 45 Sunscreen

Jack Black’s Oil-Free Sun Guard sunscreen is packed with vitamins and offers sweat-proof UVA/UVB protection that stays put during active days in the sun. Its oil-free formula absorbs quickly, offering maximum protection without drying.

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What You Need To Know

The "Good"

  • Lightweight, non-greasy mineral formula.
  • Absorbs quickly and leaves no white cast.

The "Could Be Better"

  • Zinc Oxide may be more irritating to eyes than chemical sunscreen.


Use daily as a part of your normal skincare regimen. Reapply before prolonged sun exposure.


Zinc Oxide

Zinc Oxide is a mineral-based ingredient that is commonly used in skin care products, particularly sunscreens. It acts as a physical sunscreen by reflecting and scattering UV rays away from the skin. It is also used as an anti-inflammatory agent and can help soothe irritated skin. It is a safe, non-irritating, and non-allergenic ingredient which makes it suitable for sensitive skin types and can be used in many products such as sunscreens, moisturizers, and baby products. It is also an effective treatment for acne as it helps to reduce inflammation and regulate oil production.


Octinoxate is a common sunscreen ingredient that helps protect the skin from harmful UV rays. It's a chemical compound that absorbs UVB radiation from the sun and helps to prevent sunburns.


Octisalate is a chemical sunscreen ingredient that helps protect the skin from the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays. It absorbs UVB rays specifically, which are the main cause of sunburn. Octisalate is often used in combination with other sunscreen ingredients to provide broad-spectrum protection against both UVA and UVB rays. It is a well-tolerated and non-irritating ingredient, making it suitable for sensitive skin types and can be found in many sunscreens, moisturizers, and other skin care products. It also helps to prevent skin aging and other sun-related skin issues.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is packed with antioxidants that help protect your skin from environmental damage and can boost collagen production. Vitamin C is also known to reduce discoloration, brighten skin, and even out skin tone.

Full Ingredient List

Aqua (Water) Cyclopentasiloxane Ethylhexyl Isononanoate Butylene Glycol Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract* Peucedanum Ostruthium Leaf Extract* Buddleja Davidii Leaf Extract* Artemisia Umbelliformis Extract* Leontopodium Alpinum (Edelweiss) Extract* Dimethicone Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer Phenoxyethanol Sodium Chloride Triethoxycaprylylsilane Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate Ascorbyl Palmitate Retinyl Palmitate


The perfect sunscreen is hard to come by, but Jack Black comes pretty close with this oil-free formula. It doesn’t leave a cast or a heavy residue, and it offers best-in-class sun protection while withstanding hours in the sun, sweat, and saltwater. At $21 for a 4oz tube, it’s pricey—but it’s always worth investing in quality sun protection products. And with this super nourishing formula, you could easily get away with using Jack Black’s as your daily moisturizer.


Jack Black Oil-Free Sun Guard SPF 45 Sunscreen