The Best Sunscreens to Wear Under Foundation For Every Skin TypeJuly 05, 2016
Finding the right foundation is like finding your soulmate—okay fine, totally dramatic, but it can sure feel that way at times. Once you find the perfect shade for you, you stick with it, but what happens if your new flawless foundation hasn’t been formulated with SPF? Do you forgo protection for the sake of perfection? No way. Before applying your favorite foundation, you will need to layer on a sunscreen—but not just any sunscreen, no, that won’t do here. You want the best sunscreen to wear under foundation, and lucky for you, we’re sharing five below!
For Sensitive and Acne-Prone Skin: Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions™ Super Fluid UV Mineral Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50+
This 100 percent mineral-based sunscreen is perfect for everyday use. It is formulated with broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection and antioxidant vitamin E to help ward off the effects of free radicals while it’s helping to protect your skin from sun damage. It’s fragrance-free and has a universal sheer tint that blends nicely under your favorite foundations.
Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions™ Super Fluid UV Mineral Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50+, $38
For Mature Skin: La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 Daily Anti-Aging Primer
When your primer is formulated with SPF your skin will be primed to perfection! We love this primer from La Roche-Posay which helps to not only protect your skin from sun damage but also offers an instant blurring effect and matte finish. What’s more, like the option above, it is formulated with antioxidants to help protect the skin from free radical damage.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 Daily Anti-Aging Primer, $39.99
For Normal Skin: Vichy Ideal Capital Soleil SPF 50
This light lotion is formulated with broad-spectrum SPF 50 and antioxidants white grape polyphenol and vitamin E, to help to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays while helping to offset free radical damage. The finish is ultra-sheet and matte, making it perfect to use under your foundation.
Vichy Ideal Capital Soleil SPF 50, $25.50
For Oily and Combination Skin: SkinCeuticals Physical Matte UV Defense SPF 50
Hot humid days are no match for this oil-absorbing sunscreen. Its weightless mousse texture dries to a matte powder finish and its been formulated with translucent color spheres for a universal tint to provide the perfect base for your foundation.
SkinCeuticals Physical Matte UV Defense SPF 50, $34.00
For Dry Skin: L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition Facial Oil SPF 30
Formulated with eight essential oils and broad-spectrum SPF 30, this hydrating facial oil helps to moisturize plus protect skin and offers an instant glow!
L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition Facial Oil SPF 30, $19.99