9 Foundations That Have Major SPF

by Emily McClure

While you may not be lounging in the sun this winter, that doesn't mean that you shouldn't keep protecting your skin from the sun's harmful rays. As winter just around the corner, it's time to stock up on foundations with SPF. And when it comes to protecting your skin from harmful UV rays (yes, even in winter), the higher the SPF number, the better. According to, it's a good idea to wear makeup with skin protection in conjunction to your regular sunscreen as it helps protect our delicate skin from damaging free radicals. Experts say that when we apply our sunscreen, it can go on unevenly. By having that added layer of SPF in our makeup, there is a better chance of achieving an even layer of UV protection across the skin. It's that simple.

Foundation with high level protection might not be the best for photos, however, it is great for day-to-day usage. These foundations pack a punch when it comes to fighting off harmful UVA/UVB rays. By incorporating SPF into your beauty routine, you're lessening your chances of sun damage throughout the day, according to WebMD. So, go ahead and reach for your foundation with powerful SPF this winter. Your skin will thank you for it.

1. Kiehl's 'Actively Correcting & Beautifying' BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 50

Kiehl's BB Cream, $37, Nordstrom

Even out your skin tone with this lightweight BB cream. Packed with SPF 50, this BB cream is great for those who are looking for light coverage, and sun protecting benefits.

2. Neutrogena Healthy Skin Makeup Compact SPF 55

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Compact, $14, Ulta

Protect your skin all winter long with this affordable compact by Neutrogena. The makeup offers buildable coverage, and powerful protection against harmful UVA/UVB rays.

3. It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream With SPF 50+

It Cosmetics CC Cream, $38, It Cosmetics

Think of this CC cream as a full coverage foundation and sunscreen in one. It offers amazing, lightweight coverage, while also having amazing anti-aging and sun protection benefits.

4. AmorePacific Color Control Cushion Compact Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

AmorePacific Cushion Foundation, $60, Sephora

Applying your foundation has never been more simple. This easy-to-use compact is perfect for touching up your makeup while on-the-go. Plus, this foundation offers light to medium coverage as well as broad spectrum SPF. What more could you ask for in a foundation?

5. Clarins 'UV Plus HP' Tinted Daily Shield SPF 40

Clarin's Tinted Moisturizer, $45, Nordstrom

This Clarin's tinted moisture acts as a perfect base for your skin. It offers very light coverage as well as antioxidants and high SPF to fight off any pesky free radicals.

6. Dr. Jart+ Premium Beauty Balm SPF 45

Dr. Jart+ BB Balm, $39, Sephora

If you're looking for flawless coverage as well as incredible sun protection, then this is the foundation for you. Infused with Bio-Peptide Complex, this foundation helps to support natural collagen protection, and support natural anti-aging.

7. Kate Somerville IllumiKate CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

Kate Somerville CC Cream, $48, Nordstrom

This CC cream is excellent for those looking to brighten their skin, while having high SPF protection. The formula offers buildable coverage as well as arbutin, licorice extract, and natural amino acids that brighten and enhance skin tones.

8. Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF 40

Bobbi Brown Skin Serum, $62, Sephora

This long-lasting formula offers flawless coverage, and impeccable sun protection. Formulated with lychee, bamboo grass, and cordyceps mushroom extracts, this foundation really does go the extra mile for your skin.

9. Estée Lauder Crescent White BB Creme SPF 50

Estée Lauder BB Cream, $50, Macy's

Skin care meets makeup with this powerful BB cream. This formula works to brighten dark spots, fight off UVA/UVB rays, and cover your imperfections. It's like magic in a bottle.

Don't let pesky sun rays damage your skin this winter. Fight them off with powerful foundations that pack some serious SPF.

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