Our Favorite Sunscreens for Mature Skin

April 07, 2022
Samantha Holender
By: Samantha Holender | skincare.com by L'Oréal
Our Favorite Sunscreens for Mature Skin

Applying sunscreen should be a part of your morning routine regardless of your age, though the best formula to choose may differ. Because mature skin is generally more delicate, dry and prone to fine lines and wrinkles, it should be a top priority to find a chemical or physical sunscreen that not only has a high SPF, but is also hydrating and antioxidant-rich to prevent signs of aging from forming. Thankfully, there’s no shortage of great options available everywhere from the drugstore to the department store. To help you simplify the search for the best anti-aging sunscreens for mature skin, our editors have rounded up their favorites, ahead.

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Melt-In Milk Sunscreen With SPF 100

If you have super sensitive skin or have been using anti-aging skin-care products like retinoids or peels that can cause photosensitivity, add this La Roche-Posay sunscreen to your cart. It’s SPF 100 and ideal for burn-prone skin. Despite that high number, it’s not too heavy or thick and layers well under makeup.

Lancôme UV Expert Sunscreen Aquagel Defense SPF 50  

Looking for a product that checks off more than just one box? Look no further than this Lancôme option. It’s a face primer, moisturizer and sunscreen all in one and glides onto the skin and absorbs quickly without leaving a sticky or greasy finish. Plus, it contains antioxidants like vitamin E.

SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50

If your skin has started to feel duller with age, give this SkinCeuticals sunscreen a go. It leaves your complexion with a nice, radiant finish. It’s formulated with zinc oxide and artemia salina to provide protection from UV rays and increase skin’s resistance to UV- and heat-induced stress.

Vichy LiftActiv Peptide-C Sunscreen SPF 30 

This Vichy formula is ideal for mature skin types. With a blend of phyto peptides, vitamin C and Vichy mineral water, the hydrating lotion helps improve the look of wrinkles, dark spots, uneven skin tone and the loss of definition and firmness. It’s also paraben-free and allergy-tested.

CeraVe Hydrating Sunscreen SPF 50

If your skin has been feeling dry, this affordable, drugstore pick from CeraVe may be able to help. It has hydrating ingredients like ceramides and niacinamide to help restore the skin’s moisture barrier and lock in hydration. It’s also non-comedogenic and oil-, fragrance-, paraben- and oxybenzone-free.


L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Rosy Tone Moisturizer With SPF 30

Specifically formulated to restore a rosy tone to mature skin, this day cream is the perfect addition to your morning skin-care routine. The hydrating formula helps smooth skin, boost radiance and give skin a soft feel. While we would still layer a sunscreen on top of this moisturizer if you’re going out in the sun, it’s a great base of SPF 30.

IT Cosmetics Anti-Aging Armour Tinted Sunscreen SPF 50 

Loaded with anti-aging ingredients like peptides, niacin, hydrolyzed collagen, hyaluronic acid and antioxidants, this broad-spectrum sunscreen is perfect for mature skin. It has a subtle tint that evens out skin tone and conceals imperfections. What’s more, a proprietary Anti-Aging Armour Rejuvenating Concentrate gives your skin an added burst of hydration.

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