Sure, it's a sunscreen, but it doesn't stop there. Here's why it's definitely worth picking up a bottle (or two) of this do-it-all skin protector during Dermstore's anniversary sale.

By By Melanie Rud Chadwick
Updated: October 14, 2018
Photo: Murad

If I've said it once, I've said it 10 thousand times: You have to wear sunscreen every. Single. Day. No excuses, no exceptions, even though my friends often complain that it's greasy, annoying to put on under makeup, leaves skin white, blah blah. My response? Try Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50 PA++++.

It delivers broad-spectrum protection, meaning it protects against UVA and UVB rays (a sunscreen must). While you're usually good with at least an SPF 30, I like that this one is 50; I'll take all the extra protection I can get. Speaking of, my fave formula also protects against blue light-the light emitted by all our beloved electronic devices-which can also damage your skin. And it also protects against infrared radiation (aka heat), which, surprise, is yet another skin saboteur.

But wait, there's more! This 'screen also shields your skin from pollution, thanks to a polymer matrix that forms an invisible, undetectable film that blocks out smog and other nasties. (Related: Skin-Care Products That Protect Against Pollution) As if that weren't enough, it also contains antioxidant vitamin C, another super-beneficial skin-care ingredient. Basically, this one bottle saves me from having to use multiple different products to get all these layers of protection. (Related: The Best Vitamin C Products for Brighter, Younger-Looking Skin)

And let's not forget the fact that it actually feels good and is a sunscreen you WANT to wear. It's a physical sunscreen, meaning it uses minerals as sun blockers, making it a good choice for anyone with sensitive skin (insert hand-raising emoji here). The downside with many of these mineral formulas is that they can be white, and leave your skin looking chalky. Not the case here, thanks to an ever-so-slight peachy tint that color corrects and brightens, ideal for makeup-free days. It's lightweight, not at all greasy, layers beautifully under makeup, and is fragrance-free so you won't smell like a tropical drink all day long.

I'd happily pay full price for this skin-care standout any day, but, FYI, right now you don't have to. Until October 20, it's 20 percent off on dermstore.com, marked down to $52 instead of $65 (use promo code Murad20). My advice? Stock up on this sunscreen now, and thank me later. (Next: Check out all the top-reviewed products on sale right now at Dermstore.)

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