Luxe Sunscreens That Are Worth the Splurge

March 29, 2021
Sarah Ferguson
By: Sarah Ferguson | by L'Oréal
Luxe Sunscreens That Are Worth the Splurge

Sunscreen is arguably the most important product you can apply on your skin. Not only does it protect against skin cancer, but it can help prevent signs of premature aging, dark spots and uneven tone. So if you’re going to splurge on one product, you can’t go wrong with doing it on a great sunscreen that you’ll actually want to wear every day. From a truly transparent mineral formula to a smoothing primer with SPF 50, read on for five luxe sunscreens that are worth the price tags.  

Lancôme UV Expert Aquagel Sunscreen, $40 (MSRP)

Replace your current makeup primer with this do-it-all formula. It serves as an oil-free primer and SPF 50 moisturizer to help protect and hydrate your skin. The formula transforms into a cooling, water-like lotion when it’s applied to skin and quickly absorbs, leaving no white cast behind. 


Kiehl’s Super Fluid Daily UV Defense SPF 50+, $40 (MSRP)

In addition to shielding you from harsh UV rays — the obvious threat to your skin — this daily sunscreen offers pollution protection from free radicals and other environmental aggressors. Oily and acne-prone skin types will love that it’s also non-comedogenic and leaves a matte finish.


SkinCeuticals Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50, $66 (MSRP)

Not all mineral sunscreens leave a white cast, and this formula is proof. It’s lightweight, transparent and leaves no residue behind. In addition to offering broad-spectrum protection, it also helps improve the skin’s natural defense against UV rays with antioxidants. 


IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50, $39.50 (MSRP)

For a multitasking sunscreen with skin and complexion-boosting benefits, look no further than the IT Cosmetics CC cream. It’s a full-coverage, color-correcting foundation that’s formulated with anti-aging and hydrating ingredients and contains SPF 50 physical sunscreen. 


Giorgio Armani Maestro UV Makeup Primer, $64 (MSRP)

This protective primer offers SPF 50 and helps smooth the complexion. Apply the fluid formula alone or under makeup for a flawless application. 


Photo: Chaunte Vaughn

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