Being out in the sun is so much fun….until you look like a lobster.
Sunscreen is vital but often gets a bad rap for being a thick and unpleasant paste—and don’t get us started on the smell! Now, there are a lot of moisturizer-sunscreen hybrids that are lighter and easier to apply while still packing a high SPF number. Plus, they smell pretty great.
Under makeup or over makeup, it doesn’t matter. These moisturizers will come in handy as you spend more and more time outside this season.
Supergoop! Play Everyday Lotion SPF 50
Details: Not to be confused with Gwyneth Paltrow’s company Goop, Supergoop! is 100% focused on quality sun care. The Play Everyday Lotion is a fast-absorbing sunscreen for the face and body (but a lot of us use it primarily for the former).
IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+
Details: This cream is flying off shelves at Sephora and winning all kinds of awards. The “multitasking beauty miracle” provides full coverage (dark spots, be damned!) and doubles as a mineral sunscreen.
Sun Bum Face Cream SPF 50
Details: For cheaper alternatives, you can check out the sunscreen lineup at Well.ca. This face cream from Sun Bun comes highly rated. People seem to really love its scent, which some say smells like “sweet coconut and banana”.
Clinique Superdefense City Block SPF 50+ Daily Energy + Face Protector
Details: Whether you have dry, oily or combination skin, this moisturizer goes on sheer and works all day to protect you from harsh rays. It blends beautifully on your skin, it’s hard to believe you're actually lathering on sunscreen.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Dry Touch Gel Cream SPF60
Price: $25.49 ($29.99)
Details: Do you have acne-prone skin? This might be the right thing for you. It’s a lightweight half-gel, half-cream mixture that controls shine without clogging up your pores. Plus, it’s SPF 60 so that means you’re super protected!
Australian Gold Botanical Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50
Details: This tinted moisturizer comes out dark but disappears once you put it on. It gives you enough coverage that you don’t need to apply foundation or concealer after. Seriously, you’re going to save so much time in the morning now!