Which SkinCeuticals Sunscreen Is Right for You?

May 12, 2022
Jessie Quinn
By: Jessie Quinn | skincare.com by L'Oréal
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When it comes to protecting our skin, we’re serious about our sunscreen application and the products we use. From physical sunscreens to chemical sunscreens, SkinCeuticals has SPF options for every skin concern and formula preference. To find out which formula is best for you, keep reading.

SkinCeuticals Daily Brightening UV Defense SPF 30 Review

Recommended for: All skin types, especially those with hyperpigmentation.

Created for those with discoloration, the Daily Brightening UV Defense SPF 30 is a hydrating sunscreen that can help protect your skin against the harmful effects of sun exposure — particularly dark spots and hyperpigmentation — while working to even skin tone and brighten. Its formula contains a potent blend of discoloration-correcting and hydrating ingredients (including tranexamic acid, niacinamide and glycerin) to help reduce existing discoloration while protecting against future damage. It feels lightweight on the skin and doesn’t leave behind a white cast. Plus, it’s infused with mica to give your skin a radiant glow.

Why We Love It: If you have sun-induced hyperpigmentation, you’ll love that this sunscreen corrects existing dark spots and helps prevent new ones from forming. It also provides a beautiful glowy base for underneath foundation or no-makeup makeup days.

How to Use It: Apply to a clean face 15 minutes before sun exposure, making sure to reapply every two hours.

SkinCeuticals Physical UV Defense SPF 30 Review

Recommended for: All skin types, including those with very dry or sensitive skin.

Created 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 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 skin with hydration and protection.

Why We Love It: This lightweight sunscreen sinks in quickly and is ideal for even sensitive and post-procedure skin. It’s also a physical sunscreen, meaning that unlike a chemical sunscreen, it starts defending your skin against UV rays immediately after you apply it.

How to Use It: Start by giving the bottle a good shake. Then, apply to cleansed and moisturized skin prior to makeup application and/ or sun exposure. Reapply every 40 minutes after sweating, swimming and towel drying, or after two hours.

SkinCeuticals Light Moisture UV Defense Review

Recommended for: All skin types, particularly oily and acne-prone.

This lightweight sunscreen provides full-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays while attracting moisture to the skin with glycerin. It’s also oil-free and non-comedogenic, meaning it won’t clog your pores. The formula is suitable for both face and body.

Why We Love It: If your skin is oily or acne-prone, it’s important to look for oil-free and non-comedogenic sunscreen formulas like this one. It’s also sheer, lightweight and paraben- and fragrance-free.

How to Use It: About 15 minutes before sun exposure, apply to a cleansed and moisturized complexion. Reapply after sweating, swimming or towel drying your skin. If you don’t break a sweat, reapply at least every two hours.

Photography: Chaunte Vaughn, Art Direction: Hannah Packer, Associate Creative Producer: Becca Solovay

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