7 Sunscreens That Double as Makeup PrimersMay 27, 2021
Sunscreen is an everyday essential — yes, even when you’re sitting inside all day (remember those things called windows?). But even though you know how important SPF is for your skin and overall health, we get that applying it can sometimes feel like a chore. Need some incentive? How about if your sunscreen not only protected you from damaging UV rays, but it also made your skin look glowier and more flawless? And how about if it doubled as a primer and made your makeup go on smoother and last longer, too? The seven excellent sunscreens below do all of the above, so there are no more excuses to skip the SPF.
SkinCeuticals Physical Matte UV Defense SPF 50
If you have oily skin, you’ll count your lucky stars that you found this sunscreen. The 100% mineral formula absorbs excess oil to keep you matte all day. Bonus: It has a tinted mousse-like texture that smooths onto skin and evens your tone.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Anti-Aging Face Primer SPF 50
This formula is billed as a blurring primer, but it doesn’t skimp on the sun protection. It provides SPF 50 broad-spectrum protection and antioxidants to further guard against damaging free radicals.
Garnier SkinActive Green Labs Pinea-C Brightening Serum Cream Moisturizer with SPF 30
If there’s one product you need this summer, let it be this one. The three-in-one superstar contains a serum, a cream and a broad-spectrum SPF 30 plus vitamin C and pineapple so you can sport smooth, glowing skin after use of this major multitasker.
CeraVe Tinted Sunscreen With SPF30
If you’ve stayed away from physical sunscreens because they usually leave a white cast on your skin, try a tinted formula instead. This one is easy to blend and works on skin tones light, dark and everything in between. The sunscreen also keeps skin hydrated all day, making it a great base for your makeup.
Thank you Farmer Sun Project Shimmer Sun Essence
K-beauty sunscreens are known for their high-tech formulas that are lightweight, non-greasy, easy to apply and good for your skin. With SPF 30 to protect, aloe leaf extract to soothe, walnut oil to seal in moisture and pink micro-pearls that give the skin a luminous finish, this one is our newest obsession.
This SPF 40 sunscreen is formulated to keep makeup in place, in addition to hydrate skin and protect it from sun and other environmental damage. Plus, it has a pearlescent finish to boost your glow.
Vichy Idéal Capital Soleil Tinted 100% Mineral Sunscreen SPF 60
After applying this tinted mineral sunscreen, you might not even need to apply foundation on top. The weightless, skin-perfecting formula gives you just enough coverage for a quick Zoom meeting or a FaceTime with friends.