I am sensitive to many chemicals and ingredients, so I buy and give/throw away more products than I'd like. It often takes several uses before I know how I will react, so I just keep searching. I also have OILY yet SENSITIVE skin, which is a skin type many brands ignore completely.
Like many others, I find all liquid/cream sunscreens to be offensive to my skin. Most products contain some ingredient or another that will cause me to itch, breakout, have redness, and I think the chemical sunscreens are all among those problem ingredients. I tried Bare Minerals, and it definitely left me very itchy after wearing.
This year, I opted to try Colorescience Sunforgettable SPF 30 (Brush Refills.) The refill option really made me try it. It cost a lot less, and I used a new (clean) makeup brush to apply. While, unlike chemical sunscreen, this didn't trigger immediate discomfort, itching, and redness, I was still itchy by the end of the day, and that effect magnifies with each consecutive day that I use it.
On the other hand, there are times I am simply forced to be outside during peak UV hours, and this is as good as my next best alternative as far as skin reaction effects goes (Fallene Face Cotz Water-Resistant Sun Protection UVA/UVB SPF 40) while being MUCH NICER TO APPLY (to my preferences) than any cream.
I've even tried a super simple formulation of almost exclusively Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide, also applied with a brush and very affordable, but that leaves me itchy, too. (Bee Sunny SPF 35 Mineral Powder Sunscreen Zinc Oxide & Titanium Can -- not nano particles!)
Basically, I'm left with wearing high UPF, full coverage clothing and a hat. Thank heavens for Coolibar and Solumbra sun protective clothes!