It’s time to be outdoors and take in the beautiful effects of the warm summer-time weather, but first you need to protect your skin. Wearing moisturizer with SPF in it is a crucial to help combat the harmful sun’s rays and prevent the appearance of dark spots, aging and, most importantly, sun burn! From drug store to high end brands, we’ve gathered seven sun protecting creams for your face.
1. Aveeno Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 30, $27.99
If Aveeno is good enough for Jennifer Aniston then it’s good enough for us! This brand comes highly recommended by doctors and dermatologists for its moisturizing, oil-free, hypoallergenic, and non-comedogenic properties. The tinted moisturizer formula with SPF 30 makes it an easy-to-use product when you’re on the go and in the sun. Purchase online or in Shoppers Drug Mart, PharmaPlus and PharamSave stores.
Consonant is Canada’s leading line of luxurious, natural skin care, bath and body products. The company’s Sun Protection Duo contains vitamins A, C, E and grape seed oil which protects your skin from the sun’s damaging rays. It also doubles as a lightweight moisturizer in when the weather gets warmer or as a make-up primer.
This highly rated French beauty and skincare brand uses the well-known thermal spring waters in Avé¨ne, France in its products. If you have highly sensitive skin and are looking for sun protection that won’t cause you to break out then the Spring Water High Protection Mineral Cream is for you. The SPF 30 provides protection again all sunrays (short and long UVB-UVA rays), is chemical, paraben and fragrance free. Available at Shoppers Drug Mart, PharmaPlus and PharmaSave stores.
American beauty and skincare brand Fresh combines time-honored beauty traditions with modern alchemy to develop to-die-for products you want in your cosmetics case. Its Soy Moisturizing Cream SPF 20 cream provides protection against UVA and UVB rays thanks to the key ingredient of sea lavender extract and P.S. it smells just as good as it sounds.
5. Marcelle CC Cream with SPF 35, $29.95
When a company infuses pure 24k gold into its product and costs less than $30 without a doubt you have to scoop it up fast! Marcelle’s Complete Correction Cream (aka: CC Cream) has 12 skincare benefits in one product. In brief it: 1) helps diminish the appearance of dark spots and corrects skin tone imperfections; 2) the cream is tinted acting like a foundation and 3) is its equipped with SPF 35.
The tagline for NARS’s Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer is “our skin – almost bare, but better” and the company isn’t joking with this product. It’s infused with naturally derived botanicals and ingredients such as Kopara from French Polynesia and mineral rich seawater, which hydrates and adds rich minerals to the skin making it feel softer and smoother. And take it from this long-time NARS aficionado, this lightweight moisturizer also makes for the perfect foundation during the hot summer months.
7. Kiss My Face – Face Factor SPF 50 for Face & Neck, $13.95 USD
Let the sun kiss your face but without leaving behind its harmful after effects. Face Factor is formulated with natural ingredients such as cucumber, green tea and licorice extracts to hydrate the skin, as well as reduce wrinkles. Suitable for all skin types, this product water resistant can be worn while at the beach or as an make-up base.