15 Best Moisturizers With SPF In Them So You Can Hydrate & Protect Your Face — PHOTOS
We're all busy. Between work, socializing, and staying up to date on Game of Thrones and The Bachelor, no one has time to add an extra step to their beauty routine. We all know we need to wear sunscreen every day in the summer months, but it takes long enough to get out the door as it is without having to lather an entire extra layer on our faces every morning before work. There is good news, though — there are plenty of moisturizers with SPF in them that will hydrate your skin while protecting it from the sun.
There are a few things you should know when choosing one of these miracle moisturizers to add to your routine. Only one of the products you use every day needs to have SPF in it, so if your moisturizer has it you can skip over a protective powder or foundation. (Fun fact: You can't add up the amount of SPF all of the products you're wearing has — that's not how it works. The amount of SPF you have one is equal to the product with the highest SPF.) To get the full protection offered on the bottle, you need to apply a half of a teaspoon of the product to your face. Even if you're wearing makeup, you should reapply your sunscreen once or twice a day to make sure you stay safe.
Now that you know the basics, here are 15 moisturizers that have SPF in them that will help you get out the door on time (OK, maybe five minutes late) in the morning.
1. Ahava Essential Moisturizing Lotion
AHAVA's products come from the minerals of the Dead Sea, which have powerful effects on skin rejuvenation. This moisturizer has a combination of exotic extracts and antioxidants that help fight environmental aging factors.
2. Pur-Lisse Daily Moisturizer
Not to be confused with the flying lotus yoga pose, this lotion goes on clear, not white, so you never have to worry about walking out of the house with a weird white line under your chin.
3. Boscia Self-Defense Moisturizer
This Boscia moisturizer, in addition to coming in adorable pink packaging, is free of any harmful chemicals. It also smells incredible – like you rubbed your face into a fresh bouquet of flowers.
4. La Roche-Posay Athelios 60
With SPF 60 (!) this moisturizer from La Roche-Posay will leave you protected all day long. It goes on dry, so there will be no oily film left on your face after you apply.
5. Kiehl's Ultra Facial Moisturizer
Like all things Kiehl's, this moisturizer is great for sensitive skin. It's very mild, so it won't give you that "AHHH MY EYES!!!!" burning sensation that you get when most sunscreens drip under you lids.
6. Murad Essential-C Day Moisture
Murad's SPF-laden moisturizer is packed with Vitamin C, protects your skin from free radical damage, and improves firmness and elasticity. And the best part? It smells like oranges.
7. Aveeno Daily Nourishing Moisturizer
With Vitamins A, C, and E, this moisturizer is clinically proven not only to protect your face from the sun, but also to aid in the healing the appearance of stressed skin.
8. DDF Moisturizing Dew
DDF Ultra-Lite Oil-Free Moisturizing Dew SPF 15, $44, Ulta
This moisturizer goes on exactly the way it's name promises, and will leave you with a dewey glow after application.
9. Juice Beauty Sheer Moisturizer
Juice Beauty's chemical-free SPF moisturizer combines grape, aloe and pomegranate juices to protect your skin and give you a radiant, even complexion.
10. Estée Lauder Daywear Creme
This Estée Lauder cream goes on thick, but will keep you hydrated all day and helps prevent signs of premature aging.
11. Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer
This moisturizer, like all Cetaphil products, is non-comedogenic, which means it won't clog your pores (Has anyone else been wondering for years what that meant? If so, you're welcome). It has SPF 50 (!) so offers a higher protection than many other products, especially for the price.
12. ZenMed Oil Free Moisturizer
If you're looking for a moisturizer to shave even more time off of your beauty routine, this one's for you. It absorbs into your skin quickly, which means immediate hydration and no need to wait before putting on foundation and concealer.
13. Mineral Fusion Brightening Moisturizer
With a base of everyone's favorite beauty product — coconut oil — this mineral cream is hydrating and light weight. Plus, it's gluten free! (Just kidding, they're all gluten free)
14. Olay Complete Moisture Cream
This ultra-mild cream is great for sensitive skin, and conditions using Vitamin E and Aloe Vera.
15. Honest Daily Beauty Fluid Oil
Beyond Protected Daily Beauty Fluid Oil Free SPF 30, $28, Ulta
Anything all-natural and Jessica Alba approved is assumedly amazing, but this oil calms skin while locking in moisture and protecting from harmful UVA and UVB rays.
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