This All-In-One Water-Gel Sunscreen Is a Must-Have in My Summer Beauty Routine

June 29, 2020
Marisa Petrarca
By: Marisa Petrarca | by L'Oréal
This All-In-One Water-Gel Sunscreen Is a Must-Have in My Summer Beauty Routine

As corny as this sounds, I genuinely look forward to the launch of new sunscreens every summer. Surely, I have my all-time faves that I always reach for when I’m in a pinch (lookin’ at you Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream SPF 30), but there’s something about testing a new formula that gets me excited. The latest one to make its way into my vanity, thanks to a complimentary sample from the brand, was the Lancôme UV Expert Aquagel Sunscreen with SPF 50. The sunscreen claims to double as a makeup primer and moisturizer — the dream multitasking combo for every beauty lover. I put the luxe sunscreen to the test to see if it’s worth incorporating into my skin-care routine permanently. My review, ahead: 

For a full week, I decided to wear the sunscreen every day to see what sort of benefits it really had for my skin. After washing and drying my face in the morning, I applied the formula evenly across my skin. The first thing I noticed was that it has the consistency of a lightweight water-like lotion that goes on invisible and quickly absorbs into the skin. There was absolutely no white residue to speak of, no stickiness and no harsh smell — so far, so good. 

Because this formula doubles as a primer and moisturizer, this sunscreen was the only step in my skin-care routine. Not only did this save me time and energy, but I started to look forward to applying it in the morning. I also noticed that the formula made my skin look glowy and left it feeling cool and comfortable. After giving it about two minutes to fully absorb into my skin, I applied a light layer of Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24H Long Lasting Foundation with a beauty sponge, which left my skin looking natural, healthy and radiant. By the end of the day, my makeup looked just as good as it did at 8AM. I was sold — to say the least — on how the formula helped my makeup last all day long. 

Who Needs It?

This primer-moisturizer-SPF hybrid works for all skin types, but it will specifically tackle any dryness you’re dealing with. I highly recommend this for makeup lovers and beauty enthusiasts who love the look of clean, radiant skin. Say goodbye to any sticky formulas you’ve dealt with in the past, and say hello to this game-changing, invisible formula from Lancôme. 

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