Best Facial Sunscreens

A good facial sunscreen will protect you from the sun's rays without causing irritation or breakouts. A great facial sunscreen will actually improve your skin with wear. We've pulled together some of our favorites from BB creams to eye creams, all of which offer UVA/UVB protection and a host of other benefits. Sunscreen...don't leave home without it!
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Algenist Ultra Lightweight UV Defense Fluid SPF 50

Defy all signs of aging with this smooth and weightless fluid. Combined with alguronic acid and antioxidant rich botanicals this sheer fluid sheer SPF is looks flawless under makeup. $28, algenist.com

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SkinCeuticals Physical Eye UV Defense SPF 50

Nothing stings like sunscreen that has wandered into your eyes, which is why we are loving this stay-put product. Formulated specifically for the delicate skin around the eye, Physical Eye UV Defense provides broad spectrum SPF 50 without migration or irritation. It helps even out complexions too, making makeup application a breeze. $30, dermstore.com

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Philosophy Hope Oil-Free Daily Moisturizing SPF 30

Sun protection that actually improves hydration and manages to be oil-free? Yes, Philosophy has created it with this addition to their ever popular "Hope" line. Formulated without the things you don't want (parabens, petrochemicals, phthalates, triclosan and more), it features ingredients like green tea leaf extract and vitamin E to soothe skin while providing protection. $40, ultra.com

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La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra-Light Sunscreen Fluid

Lightweight and paraben-free, this sunscreen offers a matte finish—perfect for your face! The fast-absorbing formula is water resistant for up to 80 minutes and thanks to CELL-OX SHIELD™ XL, which is a combination of filters and antioxidants, it provides protection using 21% fewer ingredients than before. $30, laroche-posay.us

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Ole Henriksen Protect the Truth Vitamin C SPF 50+ Sunscreen

Sheer enough to wear under any daily moisturizer or makeup, this sunscreen actually gets better as it is exposed to light. This is thanks to the brand's Solar Active Complex™, which contains marine enzymes that are activated by heat and light to improve moisture retention and stimulate skin’s natural repair function. $35, olehenriksen.com


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Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35

Don't think of BB Creams when you think of sun protection? Well you should think of this one from Smashbox! The oil-controlling formula has emollients and optical pearl pigments to moisturize and visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles all while protecting from UVA and UVB rays. This skin-improver can be worn alone or as a primer for foundation. $40, sephora.com

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Estee Lauder DayWear Advanced Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant and UV Defense SPF 50

Women who care about their skin know that SPF isn't just for beach days! This SPF 50 formula is designed to be worn every single day. It helps to not only protect skin but improve complexions with use and it chock-full of antioxidants like vitamins C and E. $40, esteelauder.com

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Shiseido Urban Environment UV Protection Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 40

Why do we love this nourishing cream? It is so luxurious that we forget it's providing sun protection. We also like that it contains ingredients like the antioxidant rose apple leaf extract, which has been shown to help protect against the damaged caused by UV rays and air pollutants. $30, shop.nordstrom.com

 

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RoC Multi Correxion 5 in 1 Daily Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Fight discoloration, sagging, dryness, dull tone and wrinkles all while protecting your skin from future damage with this one product. The best part? It's gentle enough to be used every day. $29, rocskincare.com