We all know how important it is to use sunscreen every day, especially on the face, and the best way to ensure your daily coverage is to choose a daily moisturizer with SPF 15 or higher. But not all SPF moisturizers are created equal. The Environmental Working Group rates the safety and efficacy of sunscreens, daily moisturizers, lip products and SPF-rated makeup in its annual report to ensure that consumers choose products that deliver on their promises with minimal exposure to unhealthy ingredients (of which there are many). Here are the top 6 best moisturizers with SPF, based on the EWG report and consumer reviews.
1. Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer with SPF 15
This drugstore favorite offers both UVA and UVB sun protection and is fragrance-free. Perfect for sensitive skin, it’s non-greasy and works for all skin types.
2. Clinique Superdefense Daily Defense Moisturizer, Very Dry to Dry Combination, SPF 20
This product scores well overall and is ideal for very dry skin. Reviewers love its thicker consistency and skin-soothing properties. It’s worth noting that Clinique Superdefense Daily Defense Moisturizer, Combination Oily to Oily, SPF 20 also scores highly.
3. La Roche-Posay Anthelios SX Daily Moisturizing Cream, SPF 15
While a few reviewers complain that the product is greasy, most rave about this lightweight daily moisturizer. A favorite of dermatologists, it’s designed for 24-hour moisturization.
4. dermalogica UltraCalming Super Sensitive Shield, SPF 30
Designed for ultra-sensitive skin, this lightweight moisturizer melts into skin for instant hydration. Mineral sunscreen provides superior protection.
5. vbeaute Day Job Anti-Age Physical Mineral Sun Protection Creme, SPF 30
A daily moisturizer that also promises to reduce wrinkles in 30 days? Sold! This mineral sunscreen blends flawlessly into skin without clogging pores and acts as a great primer under makeup.
6. The Body Shop Aloe Soothing Moisture Lotion, SPF 15
Free of fragrance and preservatives, this soothing moisturizer with SPF is ideal for dry skin.