Our Favorite Moisturizers Formulated With SPF
Looking for what we think are the best moisturizers formulated with SPF? We’ve got you covered—and protected against UV rays, for that matter, just in time for summer! Read on to discover a few of our favorite moisturizers—from the L’Oreal portfolio of brands—that are formulated with SPF.
There’s no denying the fact that sunscreen is a crucial part of every skin care routine. Sunscreen helps protect our skin from harmful UV rays that are known to cause visible signs of premature skin aging and even some cancers. During the summer months—when we like to amp up our UV protection—we love reaching for facial moisturizers formulated with SPF. Besides, who doesn’t love a two-in-one product? We share a few of the best moisturizers formulated with SPF—from the L’Oreal portfolio of brands—ahead!
LA ROCHE-POSAY TOLERIANE DOUBLE REPAIR MOISTURIZER UV
Keep your skin happy (and protected!) with this double-duty moisturizer formulated with Broad Spectrum SPF 30. Not only can the formula help hydrate the skin, it can also help protect it against harmful UV rays, too. To use, smooth the formula over your face and neck after cleansing and before heading out into the sun. If using as sunscreen, reapply at least every two hours and as directed on the packaging.
KIEHL’S ULTRA FACIAL CREAM SPF 30
Inspired by one of our favorite cult-classic moisturizers, Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream, the brand’s SPF rendition is making all our summertime dreams come true. This light-textured formula offers all-day hydration while helping to protect the skin from damaging UVA and UVB rays. What could be better? Apply in the morning after cleansing for moisturized and protected skin. If using as sunscreen, reapply at least every two hours and as directed on the packaging.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream SPF 30, $47.50 MSRP
VICHY AQUALIA THERMAL SPF 25
Looking for a lightweight moisturizer formulated with SPF? Look no further! Vichy’s Aqualia Thermal SPF not only offers Broad Spectrum UVA and UVB protection, but it’s formulated with the brand’s mineral-rich Thermal Spa Water to help provide moisture and reinforce the skin’s moisture barrier. All-day hydration with SPF protection? Yes, please! When used as sunscreen, reapply at least every two hours and as directed on the packaging.
Vichy Aqualia Thermal SPF 25, $31.00 MSRP
GARNIER SKINACTIVE MOISTURE BOMB THE ANTIOXIDANT MOISTURIZER SPF 30
Garnier’s SkinActive Moisture Bomb Moisturizer with SPF 30 brings two of our favorites—hyaluronic acid and Broad Spectrum SPF—into one daily hydrating lotion. The formula floods skin with hydration and helps protect against daily aggressors for healthier-looking skin. To use, smooth over skin after cleansing. When used as sunscreen, reapply at least every two hours and as directed on the packaging.
L’OREAL PARIS FUTUR*E MOISTURIZER SPF 15
L’Oreal Paris’ Futur E Moisturizer is specifically formulated to provide rich and soothing hydration to the skin all day long. Plus, the formula is lightweight and non-sticky, so your skin won’t feel weighed down in the summer heat. To use as sunscreen, apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure, and reapply at least once every two hours and as directed on the packaging.
L’Oreal Paris Futur*e Moisturizer SPF 15, $11.99 MSRP
LA ROCHE-POSAY ANTHELIOS SX DAILY SPF 15 MOISTURIZER
If your skin is sensitive, La Roche-Posay’s Anthelios SX may be the right moisturizer for you! This unique daily moisturizer—suitable even for sensitive skin types—offers Broad Spectrum UVA and UVB protection as well as all-day hydration without a greasy feel. If worn as sunscreen, reapply at least every two hours and as directed on the packaging.
L’OREAL PARIS REVITALIFT BRIGHT REVEAL BRIGHTENING DAY MOISTURIZER SPF 30
Everyone wants brighter skin, so why not choose a moisturizer that can help you achieve just that? L’Oreal Paris’ RevitaLift Bright Reveal Brightening Day Moisturizer is a hydrating day cream formulated with glycolic acid, vitamin C, and pro-retinol. The formula can help visibly brighten the skin, even tone, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles to reveal a more radiant, youthful complexion. Plus, it’s formulated with Broad Spectrum SPF 30 to help protect skin against harmful UV rays. Immediately after use, skin looks brighter and more radiant, and with continued use, dull, uneven tone is renewed and rough texture is smoothed. If worn as sunscreen, reapply at least every two hours and as directed on the packaging.
KIEHL’S ULTRA FACIAL MOISTURIZER SPF 30
Keeping all skin types in mind, this lightweight formula absorbs readily into the skin, leaving it feeling soft, and smooth. What’s more? The formula also helps protect against skin-damaging UVA and UVB rays with broad-spectrum SPF 30. If worn as sunscreen, reapply at least every two hours and as directed on the packaging.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer SPF 30, $31 MSRP
CERAVE ULTRA-LIGHT FACE MOISTURIZING LOTION SPF 30
Powered by hyaluronic acid and broad-spectrum sunscreen, you can bet this moisturizer can deliver a boost of hydration, as well as provide adequate protection against the sun’s harmful UV rays. If worn as sunscreen, reapply at least every two hours and as directed on the packaging.
CeraVe Ultra-Light Face Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30, $17.99 MSRP
L’OREAL PARIS SKIN ILLUMINATOR TINTED ALL-IN-ONE MOISTURIZER SPF 20
Consider this the end of your search for the perfect tinted moisturizer. L’Oréal Paris’ Skin Illuminator Tinted All-in-One Moisturizer instantly evens and illuminates a dull tone, while providing the skin with 24-hour hydration. The best part? You’ll even get your dose of daily sun protection—SPF 20 to be exact! If worn as sunscreen, reapply at least every two hours and as directed on the packaging.
L’OREAL PARIS REVITALIFT TRIPLE POWER DAY LOTION MOISTURIZER SPF 20
As time passes, you may start to notice more visible signs of aging, such as fine lines, wrinkles, and discoloration. While you can’t do much to stop the clock, you can certainly slow down the appearance of visible signs of aging. Enter: L’Oréal Paris’ Revitalift Triple Power Day Lotion Moisturizer SPF 20. After just one day, the skin is flooded with moisture and feels softer, smoother, and more supple. After 2 days? You can expect to see skin that’s noticeably firmer and looks more elastic. If worn as sunscreen, reapply at least every two hours and as directed on the packaging.
L’OREAL PARIS AGE PERFECT SPF 15 DAY
Improve skin density and firmness with L’Oréal’s Age Perfect for Mature Skin. Enhanced with soy seed proteins, you’ll be pleased to discover that this day cream offers SPF 15 protection, and can help to smoothen the appearance of surface wrinkles and fine lines. What’s more? After eight weeks, you’re likely to experience a visible reduction in age spots. If worn as sunscreen, reapply at least every two hours and as directed on the packaging.
L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect SPF 15 Day, $17.99 MSRP
Editor’s note: When it comes to moisturizers formulated with SPF, it’s important to remember that if you’re using the formula as sunscreen, reapplication is crucial. Be sure to reapply the product at least once every two hours (sooner if you towel-dry or go for a dip). Better yet? Pair your sunscreen use with additional measures such as seeking shade, wearing protective clothing, and avoiding peak sun hours for the best line of protection.