5 sunscreens that do more than protect your skin
As beauty editors, we test a lot of complimentary beauty products—and we mean A LOT. One product that frequents our
minefields desks is sunscreen. It is one way you can help protect your body’s largest organ against sunburns, sun damage, premature signs of aging (fine lines, wrinkles, sun spots, oh my!), and even some cancers. Needless to say: applying Broad Spectrum SPF (and reapplying often) is a necessary step in any and all skin care regimens. But, not all sunscreens are created equal. Some are multi-taskers, able to do more than just help shield your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Curious to know what they are? From oil-absorbing formulas that help mattify oily skin to a body oil infused with SPF 50+, we share a handful of our favorite multi-tasking sunscreen formulas—from the L’Oreal portfolio of brands—ahead.
KIEHL’S FACIAL FUEL UV GUARD
When it comes to dull complexions, we like to look for skin care products formulated to promote brighter, more awake-looking skin. Facial Fuel UV Guard by Kiehl’s is one such product. Formulated with a system of caffeine and antioxidant-rich vitamins C and E, this daily facial sunscreen can provide your complexion with the protection it needs from the sun, as well as help address some of the visible signs of fatigue. Win, win!
Why We Love It: It’s no secret that our editors love a multitasking skin care product (hence the motivation behind this article). And Kiehl’s Facial Fuel UV Guard takes multitasking to the next level with a formula comprised of skin-benefiting ingredients, perfect for when your skin needs a little pick-me-up.
Kiehl’s Facial Fuel UV Guard SPF 50+, $38 MSRP
LANCÔME BIENFAIT UV
If you’re in search of a sunscreen that can help protect the skin against the sun’s UV rays and works well under makeup, look no further than Lancôme’s Bienfait UV. This luxe sunscreen is lightweight in texture, fast-absorbing and pairs nicely with your favorite foundation or BB cream.
Why We Love It: Finding the right sunscreen to pair with makeup is not always easy—especially when it comes time to reapply. We love the Bienfait UV from Lancôme for its lightweight, quick-absorbing formula that glides onto the skin with ease and leaves our complexions soft and smooth—the ideal canvas for makeup application.
Lancôme Bienfait UV SPF 50+, $39 MSRP
L’ORÉAL PARIS SUBLIME SUN ADVANCED SUNSCREEN OIL SPRAY
Want a sunscreen that can protect the skin on your body from the damaging effects of the sun’s harmful UV rays and provide it with some much needed moisture, too? Look no further than L’Oréal Paris Sublime Advanced Sunscreen Oil Spray. Formulated with a blend of SPF 50+, argan oil, shea butter oil, grapeseed oil, sunflower oil, and antioxidant-rich vitamin E, this nourishing sunscreen oil can protect body skin from falling victim to the sun and leave it with a burst of nourishment.
Why We Love It: Out with the old and in with the new is what we say when discussing L’Oréal Paris Sublime Sun Advanced Sunscreen Oil Spray. This Sunscreen Oil Spray makes for easy application as it glides onto the skin with ease. We love it for days spent relaxing by the beach, hanging by the pool, or in dry climates when our body skin can use some extra moisture.
VICHY CAPITAL SOLEIL SOFT SHEER SUNSCREEN LOTION
Your search for an anti-aging sunscreen that can protect your skin from the sun’s UV rays and free radical damage ends here. Vichy’s Capital Soleil Soft Sheer Sunscreen Lotion is formulated with a system of antioxidant-rich white grape polyphenol and vitamin E and can help protect the skin from the premature signs of aging caused by free radical damage and, of course, the sun.
Why We Love It: When it comes to protecting the skin from premature signs of aging caused by the sun’s damaging UV rays, we like to double up with a sunscreen made of SPF and antioxidants—and the Capital Soleil Soft Sheer Sunscreen Lotion by Vichy fits the criteria. Keep a bottle of this drugstore sunscreen in your beach bag at all times.
L’ORÉAL PARIS ADVANCED SUNCARE SILKY SHEER BB FACE LOTION
L’Oréal Paris Advanced Suncare Silky Sheer BB Face Lotion with SPF 50+ is a tinted Broad Spectrum sunscreen that can provide your skin with sun protection while also camouflaging the look of blemishes for an even-looking complexion.
Why We Love It: We love how this sunscreen can help protect the skin from the damaging effects of the sun and promote a more even-looking skin tone.