11 SPF Moisturizers to Shield Your Face From Winter UV Rays

Dry skin, brittle nails and frizzy hair aren't the only consequences of this unbearably long and harsh winter. We hate to break it to you, but there's one more thing that's happening: it's damaging your face. Those rumors about how UV rays are stronger on dreary days are not just myths — they're totally facts. Australian researchers found that the UV-B rays associated with DNA damage were up to 40 percent stronger under partly cloudy skies than clear, sunny ones. You may not feel those UV rays right now, but they're beaming down on you more than ever. Here are 11 moisturizers with built-in SPF to help shield your face from winter's UV rays.


Level of Protection: SPF 15

This oil, fragrance and dye-free moisturizer goes on super smooth and absorbs super quick.

DDF Ultra-Lite Oil-Free Moisturizing Dew, $39, Amazon

CyberDERM Every Morning Sun Whip

Level of Protection: SPF 25

This moisturizer goes on with a “cashmere matte finish,” thanks to the zinc oxide. It leaves little residue, which means its the perfect base for your makeup.

Every Morning Whip, $34, Aha Life

Clinique 'Moisture Surge' CC Cream

Level of Protection: SPF 30

This tinted moisturizer not only color-corrects, it hydrates and protects.

Clinique ‘Moisture Surge’ CC Cream, $35, Nordstrom

ORIGINS A Perfect World Age-Defense Moisturizer with White Tea

Aveeno Smart Essentials Daily Nourishing Moisturizer Broad Spectrum

Level of Protection: SPF 30

This moisturizer helps keep your skin hydrated all day long with active natural ingredients like Southernwood.

Aveeno Smart Essentials Moisturizer, $10, Amazon

Dr. Denese Defense Day Cream

Level of Protection: SPF 30

This cream is super lightweight, but still provides a high level of protection.

Dr. Denese Defense Day Cream, $45, Amazon

Vitamin C Daily Moisturizer

Level of Protection: SPF 30

This moisturizer is jam-packed with vitamin C, keeps your skin hydrated and protects it from UV Rays. What more could you ask for?

Vitamin C Daily Moisturizer, $12, The Body Shop

Clarins Bright Plus HP Brightening Hydrating Day Lotion

Level of Protection: SPF 20

This moisturizer not only protects your skin, it makes it glow and look brighter.

Clarins Bright Plus HP Brightening Hydrating Day Lotion, $60, Amazon

Ultra Facial Moisturizer

Level of Protection: SPF 30

This lightweight moisturizer works to protect and improve your skin’s texture.

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer SPF 30, $50, Nordstrom

Healthy Defense Liquid Moisturizer with sunscreen

Level of Protection: SPF 30

Protecting your skin doesn’t have to be expensive with this ultralight, anti-aging moisturizer.

Neutrogena Healthy Defense Liquid Moisturizer, $13, Amazon

CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion AM

Level of Protection: SPF 30

This moisturizer contains ceramides, niacinamide, and hyaluronic acid to lock in moisture, while protecting your skin from those hidden UV rays with SPF 30.

CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion, $16, Amazon