Since sunscreen should be applied every day—yes, every day—why not consolidate steps by using a sunscreen/moisturizer hybrid? The hydrating formulas give you the benefits of sun protection without the white, streaky aftermath. Plus, it makes it that much easier to apply (aka no more excuses about forgetting to put on sunscreen).
You would never know this natural sunscreen houses a whopping 20% zinc oxide thanks to the blendable tint. (Read: You will not mind applying this every day.) You'll also get antioxidant protection thanks to algae and sunflower sprout extract.
Extra oily skin types, meet the moisturizer-SPF face cream that will not leave you looking like a greaseball. It has a whipped texture that absorbs in seconds and leaves a velvety smooth finish that looks great under makeup.
This zinc oxide sunscreen is suited to slather on from head to toe. In fact, it’s one line Day recommends for patients who have acne-prone skin. This specific product is oil-free, so you can use it without fear of making breakouts worse. And, vitamin E and alpha hydroxy acids help smooth out lines.
Juice Beauty Reef Safe Mineral SPF 30 Sport Sunscreen
The mineral sunscreen offers broad-spectrum protection when you’re doing your active thing outside. Given it’s water-resistant up to 80 minutes, you don’t have to worry if you’re sweating up a storm. Antioxidants like coconut, aloe, and jojoba oil, along with vitamins C and E, give skin a dose of nutrients that work to keep skin young.
Formulated with zinc oxide (notice a trend here?), this physical-blocking sunscreen effectively shields you against harmful UV rays. You’ll also love that it glides on skin beautifully, dries quickly, and leaves you feeling like you’re not wearing anything. Plus, with ceramides, this body SPF seals moisture into skin to keep you silky all day.
Day recommends this one because it’s a top-notch sunscreen with 5% titanium oxide and 6% zinc oxide that provides the broad-spectrum protection your face truly needs. Lightly tinted with translucent color spheres, it may go on sheer, but it evens tone and boosts brightness nicely without leaving white streaks behind.
Suntegrity Tinted 5 in 1 Mineral Sunscreen for Face
Moisturizing gold standard hyaluronic acid is paired alongside coconut oil and aloe vera for a refreshing and hydrating formula. And thanks to the tint (there's four shades to choose from), it'll even out your complexion too.
Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Facial Moisturizer with SPF 30
Most derms recommend a combination of sunscreen and an antioxidant product (to fight aging free radical damage from UV exposure) for the best daily protection. This lightweight lotion has it all in one. It hydrates, has SPF 30, and contains a combination of blackberry extract and vitamins C and E for an antioxidant boost.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Facial Moisturizer with Broad Spectrum SPF 25
Hate the feeling of thick, greasy sunscreen? Meet the complete opposite. This gel sunscreen hydrates (thanks to hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and vitamin E) and protects (thanks to a combo of proven chemical sunscreen ingredients) all while feeling like nothing on your skin.
Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment SPF 30
This triple threat corrects redness, moisturizes, and protects your skin from UV damage. Centella asiatica (an herb native to Asia) is the hero ingredient that works to protect the skin from environmental stress that can lead to irritated, inflamed skin. While the cream goes on green, it quickly turns into a neutral shade to blend into your skin tone for a more even complexion.
Chelsea BurnsChelsea Burns is the Beauty Director for Women’s Health and has been writing in the beauty and wellness space for over six years with her work appearing in Real Simple, Health, Fitness, and Byrdie.com.
Maddie AbermanBeauty EditorMaddie Aberman is the beauty editor at Women's Health and has been covering skincare, makeup, hair, and wellness for more than five years.