Ingredients in chemical sunscreens (e.g., the widely used avobenzone) can cause eye-irritation. Physical sunscreens should be non-irritating.
(Source: Dr. Leslie Baumann, Does Sunscreen Burn Your Eyes?)
It is definitely not just you, Skotkonung. I wear contact lenses so the issue is compounded for me. In my experience, Dr. Baumann is right; the physical blocks are much preferred in the eye area. Right now I'm using an spf30 TiO2 cream (or creme
) by Clarins: Sun Wrinkle Control Eye Contour Care. A bit pricey, but a little goes a long way. The packaging states that it's Opthamologist tested - although not what the results were - and I can wear it comfortably.
Good question. Best, Mia