Double Duty Sunscreens



 

There comes a time when we make sacrifices for our skin. We forgo what our skin needs in order to make room a long list of skincare wants. Or, we put off fixing stubborn problems in order to give it vital protection it requires. This dilemma can leave you layering products and mixing different skincare formulas. These concoctions can diminish the strength of your creams and serums while reducing your sun protection. Even worse, some products make sun damage more likely.

Here are our favorite sunscreens that work double time to take on all your skincare wants while giving your skin the protection it needs.

 

Acne-prone Skin

 

EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46

$55

This UVA/UVB sun protection keeps your complexion calm and protected. High-purity vitamin B3 supplements and antioxidants keep acne-prone skin smooth while zinc oxide works to guard you from harmful rays. Packed with sodium haluronate, this smooth formula keeps your face moisturized and supple, even for sensitive skin. Its oil-free formula is lightweight and silky, plus it is fragrance and paraben-free which keeps your skin happy.

Leaving zero residue behind, it can be worn alone or with makeup. It should be applied liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure and be reapplied every 2 hours. The formula isn’t water-resistant, so be sure layer on a different formula when swimming or sweating.

 

Murad Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15

$40

This cream protects your skin while providing up to eightbhours of oil control. Shine is dramatically reduced on contact and you are left feeling smooth and soft. The lightweight formula effectively reduces breakouts and dramatically reduces oil production. Willow bark extract helps manage breakouts by fighting bacteria while argan extract keeps skin hydrated.
 

Apply 15 minutes before sun exposure, reapply every two hours or after towel drying, swimming or sweating.

 

Anti-aging

 

Glo Therapeutics SPF 40 Facial Moisturizer

$35

This lotion provides optimal protection from sun damage while moisturizers and peptides provide anti-ageing benefits. Filled with amino acids, this product increases collagen production while hyaluronic acid diminishes the appearance of wrinkles. The unique formula provides a safe and non-irritating broad-spectrum protection against UVB and UVA rays and UV radiation. It leaves your complexion looking smooth with less sun damage and hyper pigmentation. Jojoba oil moisturizes and balances out your skins natural oil production. This product absorbs fully, providing exceptional barrier protection. This moisturizer shields your skin and leaves you looking dewy and youthful.

Gently rub a liberal amount of the formula in until it goes from white to clear. This formula does not cause eye irritation and can be applied daily and before sun exposure; reapply the product every two to three hours.

 

La Roche Posay Anthelios 50 Daily Anti-Aging Primer with Sunscreen

$40

This industry leader in UVA protection combines an anti-aging primer with a patented top-of-the line sun block. The thick formula instantly fills in and smoothes fine lines, wrinkles and pores for younger looking skin. This product creates instantaneous improvements and provides daily prevention of aging caused by the sun. The Cell-Ox Shield Antioxidant Complex defends skin cells for reinforced protection from UVA rays and aging. Packed with absorbing powders, this formula also eliminates excess oil, leaving you with smooth skin that has an even matte finish.

 

Bronzing    

                                               

Supergoop Gradual Self Tanning Sunscreen Mousse

$38

This innovative product combines the safety of a sunblock while giving you the glowing boost of a self tanner. It provides a gradual bronze color with olive undertones, which means no more orangey tan. The airy mousse is quick to absorb, eliminating the risk of uneven bronzing. Infused with antioxidants, this product provides much needed moisture without clogging your pores. The final look is a soft lustrous sheen with the gentle scent of green tea and cucumber. Bonus: there is zero towel residue.

 

Hair

 

RickyCare Comb

$6 each

These ordinary looking combs provide your hair and scalp with sublime UV protection.  The unique plastic has sunscreen and olive oil baked inside so all you have to do is run the comb through your hair and you are left with protected, shiny and frizz-free hair.

 

Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Veil

$28

This lightweight and water-resistant spray provides your locks with UV defense for up to 16 hours. The antioxidant-rich product fights sun damage and free radicals. Aveda’s spray conditions and detangles hair while minimizing color fading, damage and dryness.

Just a few sprays and you are left with shiny, healthy and gorgeous hair.