It's Now Official: SPF Prevents Wrinkles, So Use These 5 Sunscreens ASAP

Daily SPF. It’s a personal obsession, but one of the healthier ones I can think of. And now, the routine has been given the thumbs-up by science for the first time: The Annals of Internal Medicine found that wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen every day would decrease skin aging (wrinkles and course texture) by 24 percent. That's a lot. What’s key is that the sunscreen is labeled broad-spectrum SPF (that means it will protect you from both UVA and UVB rays,) and a minimum of SPF 15. SPF 50 will offer the most protection, but anything labeled higher than SPF 50 isn't doing much extra for you. There are a few different ways to get protection: as a primer, layered over face cream, or playing double duty AS moisturizer. What follows: Some of the best broad-spectrum SPFs on the market. [Image: Fotolia]

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen SPF 30

Neutrogrena has been a skincare standby for a while, and with the introduction of a broad-spectrum line a few years ago, you can still get your SPF fix, UVA/UVB protection included, for under 10 bucks. This one is pretty straightforward and basic, but covers all the bases. Neutrogena recommends reapplication after 80 minutes. [Image: Neutrogena]

Caudalie Vinoperfect Day Perfecting Cream SPF 15

A personal favorite, it works on so many levels: Papaya enzymes make skin bright and radiant while grape oil and mango butter moisturize and repair skin. For those worried about clearing away dark spots, Vinoperfect is on the case. All this on top of its sun protection abilities. A real gem. [Image: Caudalie]

Chantecaille Ultra Sun Protection Sunscreen

There are multiple things to love about this lightweight fluid from French beauty brand Chantecaille. One is the high SPF, another the broad-spectrum protection, a third the ability to use this as a matte primer, and fourth, it smells like roses. This SPF also has anti-inflammatory (read: anti-aging) properties through ingredients like cherry blossom and white tea extracts. [Image: Chantecaille]

Hampton Sun SPF 15 Super Hydrating Face Cream

Hampton Sun is a summertime favorite for all sun protection and care. The body line has the most insanely good smell to it that the founder created a perfume after fans demanded it. (I recommend checking it out.) This face cream with SPF, however, was formulated without fragrance, so it’s hypoallergenic for sensitive skin. It has all kinds of good stuff in it, including willow bark to help diminish fine lines, and reduce puffiness or redness. [Image: Hampton Suncare]

Skinceuticals Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50

Combine this with an antioxidant serum from the same line and you’ve got protection for your skin from all angles, including the sun and otherenvironmental factors like pollution and free radicals. [Image: Skinceuticals]