As if protecting against UVA and UVB rays wasn’t great enough, we’ve got a roundup of sunscreens that do a little something extra. Whether you’re looking for a brightening boost or an anti-redness solution, these sunscreens with benefits have you covered!
Dr. Joel Schlessinger, board-certified dermatologist and CEO of LovelySkin, has named EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 Sunscreen one of his top sunscreen picks. It’s even his personal daily go-to! This lotion protects skin with 9% zinc oxide and 7.5% octinoxate while minimizing redness with 5% niacinamide. This makes it especially wonderful for minimizing irritation from acne blemishes. EltaMD UV Clear is lightweight, oil-free and available in a tinted version that works beautifully alone as a sheer base or under regular makeup.
Obagi was one of the very first brands to formulate a sunscreen with infrared defense, and their Obagi Medical Sun Shield Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 50 still tops the chart for us in terms of complete protection. This tinted lotion, available in both Warm and Cool shades to enhance your natural undertones, features IR technology to protect skin against heat-related stress. A blend of 5% zinc oxide, 3.19% titanium dioxide and chemical sun filters help protect against the UVA and UVB rays that cause signs of aging and sunburn. The lotion is also dermatologist-tested (and approved!), fragrance-free and hypoallergenic.
Revision Skincare Intellishade Tinted Moisturizer SPF 45 is a long-standing LovelySkin favorite, and it’s earned every one of its 350 5-star reviews. This lightweight lotion offers 4-in-1 anti-aging, moisturizing, protecting and perfecting benefits. Three peptides and vitamin C help smooth fine lines and boost collagen, while a blend of chemical and physical sun filters protect skin against UV rays. A sheer universal tint helps you achieve a more even skin tone. Intellishade is available in Original for a dewy finish, as well as Matte for pore-refining and oil control.
La Roche-Posay is known for its highly effective sunscreens, and Anthelios AOX Daily Antioxidant Serum with Sunscreen SPF 50 is its first serum formula. This sunscreen that feels more like a treatment combines the benefits of a high potency vitamin C serum with chemical sun protection. Not only does the serum improve the appearance of dark spots, fine lines, and a rough texture over time, it also acts as your daily makeup primer. To recap, that’s antioxidant protection, broad spectrum protection and priming—all in one convenient package.
There are lots of fantastic tinted sunscreens out there, but the latest from Epionce has us especially excited. In addition to providing 100% mineral sun protection using 4.8% titanium dioxide and 9.3% zinc oxide, this tinted facial lotion protects against the infrared rays that penetrate skin more deeply and cause free radical damage. This sunscreen is also deeply moisturizing and it remains water-resistant for up to 80 minutes, making it your best friend for summer.
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