The Best Moisturizers with SPF 30 or Higher
The Best Face Moisturizers with Sunscreen
The appeal of moisturizers with sunscreen is pretty obvious: By combining two steps, they can save you time and money—plus they make remembering to wear SPF daily a little easier. And today's sunscreen moisturizers have the same feel as SPF-free versions, so you get sun protection without the texture or strong scent of an old school sunscreen lotion.
There's really no reason not to use them, since they provide the same level of sun protection as a traditional sunscreen of equal SPF. "As long as you are using the product correctly and it is labeled broad-spectrum and at least an SPF of 30, moisturizers with SPF should work very well," says Julie Harper, M.D., dermatologist and Galderma consultant. Emphasis on "using the product correctly"—that's one teaspoon to cover your face, notes Dr. Harper. If you tend to put on even more moisturizer, you're good.
The best face moisturizers with SPF don't sacrifice on either count. They provide a high level of SPF and offer skin benefits on par with traditional moisturizers. Here's what's worth your time.
La Roche-Posay Toleriane Double Repair Face Moisturizer
This SPF 50 moisturizer is part of La Roche-Posay's Toleriane line, which is formulated to promote a healthy skin microbiome with the help of prebiotic thermal water. It also contains niacinamide and ceramide-3, which both reinforce your skin's moisture barrier.
Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment SPF 30
CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion AM SPF 30
One of the bestselling moisturizers on Amazon, this oil-free, fragrance-free lotion provides broad-spectrum SPF 50 protection. With hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, and ceramides, it'll keep your skin hydrated, but will only set you back $12. No wonder it's solidified a reputation as one of the best daily moisturizers with sunscreen.
Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream SPF 30
This lightweight cream is the SPF version of Kiehl's bestselling product. It combines hyaluronic acid and squalane which are even better together—HA draws water to skin and squalane prevents it from escaping.
IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream with SPF 50+
Looking for the best moisturizer with sunscreen that can also replace your foundation? Add this crowd-favorite CC cream to your shortlist. In addition to providing mineral-based sun protection and full-coverage color correction, it treats skin with ingredients like licorice root (which targets redness) and collagen.
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Pure Mineral Sunscreen Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 40
Olay Total Effects 7-In-One Anti-Aging Moisturizer with Sunscreen
As the name suggests, this moisturizer-serum hybrid is designed to deliver seven different skin benefits: moisturizing, evening tone, brightening, smoothing lines, reducing the visibility of pores, and firming. It doesn't feel heavy or greasy and comes in both fragranced and fragrance-free versions.