We Review 3 Must-Have SkinCeuticals Sunscreens
Looking for a broad-spectrum sunscreen that is formulated for all skin types (including sensitive!), can protect your complexion from the sun’s damaging UVA and UVB rays, and is formulated with skin-hydrating ingredients? Look no further. One skincare.com beauty editor for L’Oreal shares (and reviews) her three favorite skin protectors from SkinCeuticals, ahead.
When it comes to protecting our complexions, us Skincare.com editors are serious about our sunscreen application. From physical sunscreens to chemical sunscreens to sunscreens that can protect your delicate eye contour, SkinCeuticals has our SPF wants and needs covered. And, fortunately for us, the beloved skin care brand recently sent our beauty editors complimentary samples of their entire sunscreen collection to review. To find out what we thought of three top-rated formulas, keep reading.
SKINCEUTICALS PHYSICAL UV DEFENSE SPF 30 REVIEW
Recommended for: All skin types, including those with very dry or sensitive skin.
Formulated with very dry, sensitive skin types in mind, Physical UV Defense SPF 30 is a daily physical sunscreen that can help protect your skin from the harmful— read: damaging— effects of sun exposure. Paraben-free, fragrance-free, and enriched with 100% mineral filters, zinc oxide, titanium oxide, and artemia salina, the broad-spectrum sunscreen can provide the skin with hydration and protection. Just don’t forget to reapply, of course.
Why We Love It: As I’ve probably said a thousand times over, I am a sunscreen FREAK. Seriously, my fellow Skincare.com beauty editors can attest that I even reapply while sitting at my desk throughout the day (hey, better safe than sorry). With that said, I have been using SkinCeuticals Physical UV Defence SPF 30 in my daily routine since receiving a complimentary sample of the broad-spectrum SPF back in May. What I love about this daily sunscreen is that it soaks right into the skin, which is excellent if you are applying makeup right after, like I usually am. In addition, it is a physical sunscreen, meaning that— unlike chemical sunscreens—it can work as soon as it is applied to the skin. I personally prefer physical sunscreens over chemical sunscreens because I can trust that my skin is getting necessary protection without delay.
How to Use It: To use SkinCeutical’s Physical UV Defense SPF 30, you’ll want to make sure you give the bottle a good shake beforehand. Then, apply to cleansed and moisturized skin prior to makeup application and/ or sun exposure. Reapply every forty minutes after sweating, swimming, and towel drying, or after two hours.
SkinCeuticals Physical UV Defense SPF 30, $34 MSRP
SKINCEUTICALS SPORT UV DEFENSE SPF 50 REVIEW
Recommended for: Dry, normal, oily, and combination skin types.
Looking for a broad-spectrum sport sunscreen with SPF 50? Look no further than SkinCeuticals Sport UV Defense SPF 50. Formulated for active users, this UVA and UVB protecting sunscreen can help protect the skin from the sun’s damaging UV rays. What’s more, the formula is water resistant for up to 80 minutes, paraben- and alcohol-free, and non-comedogenic.
Why We Love It: Before SkinCeuticals sent us complimentary samples of their sunscreen collection to review, I had never tried a sport sunscreen before. So, I decided that there’s no better time than the present—or, when you’re being asked to review a product—to do so. I applied Sport UV Defense SPF 50 to my skin and went for a run. Now, I’m not marathon runner, but I do sweat like one, so I was curious to see if this sport SPF would live up to its hype. After about a mile and a half of straight running (and buckets of sweat later), I can attest that this formula does indeed live up to its hype. My skin felt comfortable and hydrated throughout my run, the sunscreen never melted into my eyes, and it didn’t leave a greasy slick across my complexion.
How to Use It: About fifteen minutes before sun exposure, apply Sport UV Defense SPF 50 to a cleansed and moisturized complexion. Reapply after sweating, swimming, or towel drying your skin. If you did not break a sweat, reapply every at least every two hours.
SkinCeuticals Sport UV Defense SPF 50, $40 MSRP
SKINCEUTICALS PHYSICAL EYE UV DEFENSE SPF 50 REVIEW
Recommended for: All skin types, including those with sensitive skin.
We all could use sun protection, especially on the delicate eye contour areas. To protect your eye contour from the sun’s UVA and UVB rays, reach for SkinCeuticals Physical Eye UV Defense SPF 50. Not only can this product help protect the skin around the eyes but its formulated with ceramides to also leave the skin looking—and feeling—well-nourished. What’s more? This eye SPF is tinted, so it can enhance the appearance of your skin’s tone, too!
Why We Love It: As someone who is particular about her delicate eye contour area, I can get behind a sunscreen that is specifically made for use on the eyes. So, when SkinCeuticals sent our Skincare.com editors complimentary samples of their Physical Eye UV Defense SPF 50 to review, I was all over it. What I really loved about this product is its built-in tint. After applying SPF all over my complexion, I followed up with Physical Eye UV Defense SPF 50 and then applied my makeup. The tint acted as a pre-concealer, creating the perfect base for my subsequent makeup application.
How To Use It: After cleansing and moisturizing your complexion— and applying SPF all over— dab a small amount of SkinCeuticals Physical Eye UV Defence SPF 50 on your eye contour (think: under-eyes, eyelids, and crow’s feet). Follow up with your daily eye makeup.