Considering how busy we all are, no one can be faulted for wanting products that can seriously multitask — but for some reason we've accepted that sunscreen application requires an additional step. These great moisturizers with SPF for every skin type prove we've been wasting precious time every morning — if you have the right product, it really can deliver your moisture and sun protection all at once.
When hunting down multipurpose moisturizers that can shield skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays, we want to be on the lookout for creams and lotions that have a relatively high SPF, but that also deliver effective ingredients that can hydrate and protect our skin. For dry and sensitive skin, that might mean additional antioxidants and botanical extracts like squalene. If you have oily or acne-prone skin, you'll want to get your hands on SPF moisturizers that are non-comedogenic and maybe even contain glycolic acid.
The bottom line is that it's entirely possible to skip your separate moisturizer/sunscreen applications, as long as the product you choose addresses both your skin type and its needs, as well as our universal need to create a barrier between us and those darn damaging sun rays.
And these nine amazing moisturizers with SPF might be just what you've been searching for!
1. An Oil-Free Moisturizer With Prebiotics That's Safe For Reactive Skin
This oil-free moisturizer with SPF 30 also contains prebiotic thermal water, Ceramide-3, niacinamide, and glycerin — all of which work to replenish moisture and create a barrier between your skin and the outside elements. This lightweight lotion is also perfect for oily, acne-prone, combination, and sensitive skin types: it contains no oil and is free of fragrances and parabens.
2. A Super Lightweight Moisturizer With Green Tea Extracts
This oil-free moisturizer with broad spectrum SPF 30 is rich with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant green tea extract, which protects against free radical damage. It also has soothing aloe vera and St. John's Wort, which helps calm the redness in skin. One thing to note: reviewers say this formula is lightweight, but leaves a dewy finish on the skin.
3. A Fragrance-Free Mineral Sunscreen Moisturizer Perfect For Acne Prone Skin
Sensitive skin types that react at the very mention of fragrances will love this moisturizing sunscreen with SPF 50, which contains no fragrance, oxybenzone, or PABA, and won't leave a white film behind. This is a water-resistant (80 minutes) formula that is chockfull of good-for-your-skin ceramides and hyaluronic acid. It's also animal cruelty free and, according to reviewers, goes on light and makes for one heck of a great daytime moisturizer under makeup.
4. An Oil-Free Moisturizer With Zinc Oxide And Sea Algae
The list of amazing ingredients in this oil-free moisturizer with SPF 30 go on and on: certified organic grape and pomegranate, sea algae to promote a radiant complexion, hyaluronic acid, and vitamins C, E, and B5. If that's not enough, it contains non-nano natural mineral zinc oxide, no irritating chemicals, and no additional oils — making it an ideal moisturizer for oily and combination skin.
5. An Antioxidant-Rich SPF 50 Moisturizer Perfect For Combination Skin
Ideal for combination skin, Paula's Choice Resist SPF 50 contains flower and fruit extracts that nourish skin and help it appear more toned and firmer, as well as powerful broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection. It's extremely lightweight, has a watery consistency that won't leave oily skin greasy, and reviewers with sensitive skin say it doesn't irritate their skin — no doubt thanks to its lack of fragrances and colorants.
6. A Body Lotion With SPF And Glycolic Acid For Acne-Prone Skin
Protect your body with this lightweight lotion with SPF 15 and rest easy, especially if you have oily/acne-prone skin, knowing it contains 6.2 percent glycolic acid, which helps exfoliate dead skin cells and prevent pimples. Reviewers with skin conditions like keratosis pilaris say this lotion helps heal irritated skin.
7. A Sunscreen Moisturizer Bursting With Peptides For Dry Skin
This broad spectrum sunscreen moisturizer with zinc oxide is perfect for sensitive and dry skin types, which will drink up the moisture delivered by botanical extracts like squalene and bisapolol. Green tea polyphenols, peptides, hyaluronic acid, caffeine, and retinol round out the ingredients list to ensure your skin is getting a dose of hydrating and brightening goodness along with all of the SPF.
8. A 5-In-1 Tinted Moisturizer For All Skin Types
Whether you have dry skin, oily skin, or fall somewhere in between, this 5-in-1 tinted moisturizing sunscreen with SPF 30 is the holy grail of multitasking products. It's a broad spectrum sunscreen (with 20 percent non-nano zinc oxide), a hydrating moisturizer, a mattifying primer, and a tinted BB cream/foundation that obviates the need to apply additional face makeup. It even contains organic essential oils and anti-inflammatory ingredients that help address acne, rosacea, and melasma.
9. A Dermatologist-Recommended Lotion For Rosacea & Sensitive Skin
If you have rosacea or sensitive skin that reacts to chemicals, you already know how important it is to choose a sunscreen formula that won't cause further skin irritation. This hydrating moisturizer with SPF 30 contains zinc oxide, antioxidant vitamin C, and moisturizing Aqualance, as well as thiotaine, which provides incredible and effective sun coverage. Reviewers say they found this miracle moisturizer through their dermatologists and that it is sheer and lightweight.
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