SPF Moisturizers You Should Be Wearing Year-Round

Sun protectants you'll love to wear as the seasons change.
ESSENCE.COM Aug, 21, 2012

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This primer is clinically proven to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, pore size, and dark spots. Best of all, it leaves a smooth, matte finish on skin for easier make-up application.

$39.50, available at La Roche-Posay.

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This quick-absorbing sunscreen with anti-aging antioxidants and vitamin E is strong enough for the body, but gentle enough for the face, too.

$28.50, available at Vichy.

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One of the major myths about sun care among women of color is “Black don’t crack.” Unfortunately, this couldn’t be farther from the truth. All skin tones and shades are susceptible to sun damage and benefit from wearing sunscreen not only on sunny days, but every day.

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If you already use a primer under your makeup, you’ll love this double-duty formula that works as a primer plus SPF protectant.

$38, available at Rae Cosmetics.

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Red algae extract is the miracle ingredient in this SPF moisturizer that helps protect skin against photo aging and helps improve skin resilience.

$58, available at Jurlique.

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Aubrey Organics prides itself on formulating quality products without synthetic additives or petrochemicals of any kind. And for less than five bucks, this sunscreen is truly a win/win.

$4.98, available at Aubrey Organics.

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Fall is a great time to take your workout outdoors to enjoy the crisp, cool air. Many brands offer waterproof sunscreens that are sweat-resistant up to two hours. If you’re out longer than that, take a travel-sized, refillable bottle with you to reapply.

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This oil-free formula won’t clog pores and is waterproof and sweat-resistant which makes it great for exercising outdoors.

$14, available at Mary Kay.

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For sensitive skin types, this sunblock is hypoallergenic and fragrance-free while still providing broad-spectrum sun protection.

$12.49, available at Jason.

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If you love lightweight moisturizers, this broad spectrum sunscreen is for you. Its oil-free formula offers optimal UV protection and helps prevent skin aging, too.

$38, available at Kiehl’s

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While mundane activities such as grocery shopping or running errands may not seem like a skin care threat, they can be. Anytime you’re outside, even if just for a short period, it’s important to wear broad spectrum sun protection on the face, neck, arms and other exposed body parts 365 days a year.

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This lightweight, gentle formula includes zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to help defend against long-term sun damage and also provides effective moisturization.

$9.49, available at soap.com.

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This cream offers a two-for-one deal as it not only offers SPF protection, but it also contains vitamin C and cloudberry nectar to help brighten dark spots.

$19.99, available at drugstore.com.

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Red Algae Extract is the miracle ingredient in this SPF moisturizer that helps protect skin against photo aging and helps improve skin resilience.

$58, available at Jurlique.

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