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Top 10 Moisturizers with SPF

The Best Moisturizers That Will Leave Your Skin Soft And Protected From The Sun

The Best Moisturizers That Will Leave Your Skin Soft And Protected From The Sun

As the days get longer and the sun shines brighter, your skin goes through a lot to protect itself against the elements. That’s why a good moisturizer with SPF is a must throughout the summer (and year-round!). Moisturizers keep your skin hydrated, even and smooth, and the addition of SPF only makes it better. Exposure to the sun contributes to the fine lines and wrinkles we tend to see form over time, and luckily, the SPF in moisturizers helps fight these signs of aging by keeping your skin protected against the harmful rays. To help you find a new trusted daytime moisturizer for your skin, we’ve rounded up the best moisturizers with SPF for our Top 10 list today. Whether you have sensitive, dry, oily, or any combination of these skin types, there’s a moisturizer here that’s best suited for you and will treat your skin to the hydration and protection it needs. Shop our Top 10 moisturizers with SPF ahead! Opening image: @MuradSkincare

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June 5, 2018

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The Rankings


Avene Eau Thermale Avène Hydrance Optimale Hydrating SPF 25 Cream

Our Score

USERS SAID: “I have Rosacea and this is a safe moisturizer that doesn't contain alcohol, a known trigger for Rosacea.”

ABOUT THE BRAND: With over 270 years of expertise in sensitive skin under their belt, it’s safe to say that Avene is a trusted brand and their tried and true products do wonders for sensitive skin.


Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream SPF 30

Our Score

WHY YOU NEED IT: With added ingredients like a glycoprotein known to withstand cold, and fountain plant which helps skin maintain its natural reserves, this moisturizer provides extreme hydration and helps keep skin firm and healthy.

USERS SAID: “One of the best moisturizers out on the market. It moisturizers the skins so nicely but doesn't leave a greasy feeling and I'm so glad it has a broad spectrum SPF of 30, I love that in a moisturizer.”


Philosophy Ultimate Miracle Worker Multi-Rejuvenating Cream SPF 30

Our Score

USERS SAID: “I use this product every day along with the cooling serum. What I love about it is how light it is and yet so hydrating. And the texture and smell are indulgent.”

BEST FOR: Providing the ultimate protection through anti-aging elements like full spectrum SPF and skin rejuvenating ingredients


Algenist SUBLIME DEFENSE Ultra Lightweight UV Defense Fluid SPF 50

Our Score

LOVED FOR: The gentle, lightweight formula

BEST FOR: The oil-free, sheer formula is made to be weightless which is the ideal moisturizer you’ll want throughout the hot summer months.


Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery Broad Spectrum SPF 50

Our Score

USERS SAID: “I use this in the middle of the day so I stay protected from the sun and it's the only sunblock that doesn't clog my pores.”

WHY YOU NEED IT: By using SPF 50, this moisturizer provides intense protection against those sunny rays.


Murad Essential-C Day Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30 PA+++

Our Score

USERS SAID: “I love this moisturizer! After only a few days use, i could see a difference in my skin. My skin looked plush and non-oily.”

BEST FOR: All skin types can benefit from this antioxidant-rich moisturizer.


La Roche-Posay Anthelios SX Daily Face Sunscreen Moisturizer with SPF 15

Our Score

BEST FOR: The only sunscreen that uses Mexoryl SX, this moisturizer will provide 24-hour hydration and protection against UVA rays.

USERS SAID: "It has no unpleasant smell, and is not greasy at all. As a matter of fact, it is absorbed by the skin rather quickly, and I haven't broken out at all which is great. Goes great under make up. Love this moisturizer and will be reordering it over and over!"


Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Facial Moisturizer With Broad Spectrum Spf 30

Our Score

WHY YOU NEED IT: The use of soy complex helps even skin tone for a naturally smooth glow.

USERS SAID: “Finally a sunscreen that's not disgustingly greasy! I have very oily skin that's prone to clogging and typical sunscreens usually make the problem worse. However, that's not the case with this sunscreen! It is so lightweight and airy. I never get that greasy smothered feeling using the Aveeno sunscreen.”


Origins A Perfect World SPF 40 Age-Defense Moisturizer with White Tea

Our Score

BEST FOR: Whether dry, oily or combination, all skin types can reap the benefits of this moisturizer.

WHAT IT DOES: Creates a strong defense barrier through use of antioxidant-rich white tea for protection against signs of aging


EltaMD SKINCARE UV Daily Broad-Spectrum SPF 40

Our Score

USERS SAID: “If I was shipwrecked on a desert island and had only one product with me for the rest of my life, it would be this one. I have very oily skin and live in a sunny climate and this product is a miracle for me. I use it as my moisturizer every single day - it offers serious sun protection without breaking out my sensitive, acne prone skin.”

LOVED FOR: The added tint that makes it easy to wear alone or under makeup 

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