The 12 Best Sunscreens for Mature Skin
In honor of May being Skin Cancer Awareness Month, we’re talking about one of the most important products (if not THE most important!) in any and every skin care routine: sunscreen. Keep reading for our picks of the best sunscreens for mature skin types.
It’s often said that we mature with age. Suddenly, we’re voluntarily ordering brussel sprouts at dinner, making a conscious effort to get to bed at a decent hour, and opting out of that second—read: third—margarita during Happy Hour. Just as our tastes become more refined, our skin care should become more fine-tuned to our needs—think: loss of moisture, volume, and radiance that can so often occur with the ticking hands of time. Thankfully, there are sunscreens geared specifically for mature skin that not only protect your complexion from the damaging effects of UV rays but also address the signs of aging skin. We share just a few of the best sunscreens—from the L’Oreal portfolio of brands—for mature skin, below.
L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition SPF 30 Day Lotion
Formulated with five essential oils—and broad-spectrum SPF 30—this hydrating lotion is just what mature skin calls for, especially now that we’re nearing the summer months. The lotion helps to restore a healthy-looking glow—you know, that radiance we associate with youth—while providing nourishing moisture and comfort. Plus, your skin may feel firmer and more toned after continued use.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios AOX Daily SPF 50 Sunscreen
A sunscreen that boasts an SPF 50 and a lightweight serum texture is your next favorite double-duty product. La Roche-Posay’s Anthelios AOX Daily Sunscreen is the brand’s first antioxidant serum formulated with sunscreen. With continued use, this formula can help to visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, and uneven texture—skin concerns that can be caused by unprotected sun exposure.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios AOX Daily SPF 50 Sunscreen, $42.50 MSRP
Lancôme Rénergie Lift Multi-Action Ultra Moisturizer SPF 30
If you’re looking for a lightweight, multi-action moisturizer, Lancôme’s Rénergie Lift Multi-Action Ultra Moisturizer may just be what you need. This formula with SPF 30 helps to visibly improve radiance, texture, and tone, smooth the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, and improve the look of dark spots and pores. All that while protecting your skin from sun damage.
L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Day Cream SPF 15
Deep hydration, a brighter-looking complexion, and diminished appearance of sagging—this day cream helps to provide it all, plus broad-spectrum SPF 15. The moisturizer plus SPF is formulated with soy seed proteins and beta hydroxyl acid to help firm the appearance of the skin, reduce the look of age spots, and leave your skin feeling incredibly pampered—and protected.
L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Day Cream SPF 15, $17.99 MSRP
L’Oréal Paris Collagen Moisture Day Lotion SPF 15
As we age, our skin can begin to lose collagen. The depletion of collagen levels can result in visible fine lines and wrinkles on the skin’s surface. To help combat signs of aging while protecting your skin against harmful UV aggressors, reach for the L’Oréal Paris Collagen Moisture Day Lotion with SPF 15. The lightweight, non-greasy formula provides intense hydration that helps to “fill-in” lines and wrinkles and restore moisture for smoother-looking skin.
L’Oréal Paris Collagen Moisture Day Lotion SPF 15, $11.49 MSRP
Lancôme Visionnaire Advanced Multi-Correcting Cream SPF 20
For round the clock hydration plus the added benefit of sun protection, look to Lancôme’s Visionnaire Advanced Multi-Correcting Cream. This day cream is enhanced with an SPF 20 sunscreen to protect skin against harmful UVA rays. In addition to a boost of moisture, expect to see skin look visibly plumped, illuminated, and softened.
SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50
With summer right around the corner, it’s no surprise that you want to protect your skin with sunscreen without weighing it down. If you’re in no mood to wear makeup but still want some coverage, this tinted sunscreen can help. SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50 can protect your skin from UV rays while boosting radiance and enhancing your skin’s natural tone. You could apply it underneath makeup or wear it alone for a no makeup-makeup look.
Lancôme Bienfait Multi-Vital SPF 20 Lotion Day Cream
The environment—think: sun, smoke, pollution—can wreak havoc on your skin, causing signs of aging to become more visible. But if you take the time to apply Lancôme’s Bienfait Multi-Vital SPF 30 Lotion Day Cream—formulated with both broad-spectrum sunscreen and antioxidants—you can rest-assured that your skin is both hydrated and protected against environmental skin damage.
Kiehl’s Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream SPF 30
Who said you can’t apply anti-aging products during the day? Sure, you should keep your retinoids exclusively for evening use, but there are plenty of other anti-aging products and ingredients out there that you can wear all day long. Take Kiehl’s Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream for instance. The formula—with broad-spectrum SPF 30, copper PCA and calcium PCA—can help visibly repair wrinkles and refine the skin’s texture.
Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Cream SPF 30
Not only does Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Cream protect your skin from the sun with broad-spectrum SPF 30, but it also works to help improve the skin’s appearance. The formula is enhanced with Beech Tree Extract, Jasmine Flower Extract, and Sodium Hyaluronate, and can help visibly lift, firm, and re-texturize the skin.
Vichy Idéal Capital Soleil SPF 50 Sunscreen
Scientific research shows that topically applied antioxidants can help protect the skin from harmful free radicals by neutralizing their damage. While antioxidants don’t take the place of sunscreen in your routine, they can help enhance their protective value. That’s why some sunscreens are formulated with antioxidants, like Vichy’s Idéal Capital Soleil SPF 50 Sunscreen. The formula contains a combo of UV filters and antioxidants to protect your skin against sun damage and free radicals at the same time.
Vichy Idéal Capital Soleil SPF 50 Sunscreen, $25.50 MSRP
Vichy Aqualia Thermal SPF 25
Our skin’s moisture barrier can weaken with the ticking hands of time, which is why a powerful moisturizer—like Vichy Aqualia Thermal SPF 25—is an arsenal must. The formula can help moisturize the skin to strengthen its protective barrier while also delivering protection against harmful UV rays with a built-in SPF 25 sunscreen.
Vichy Aqualia Thermal SPF 25, $31 MSRP