Sun damage is one of the biggest contributing factors to signs of aging and skin cancer, so it should be a key product in your routine at any age. As you age, you may find that you want your sunscreen to work a little overtime for you. While protecting you from the sun is a great start for a sunscreen to work against photoaging, it’s beneficial if the formula also actively reduces the appearance of pre-existing fine lines and wrinkles.
Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 50 Moisturizer ($79)
This daily moisturizer does it all in one shot—it firms, hydrates and protects skin. The unique polypeptide blend is responsible for improving the appearance of photoaged skin, while other ingredients like white tea and hyaluronic acid get to work on plumping and moisturizing skin.
SkinMedica Total Defense + Repair SPF 34 ($70)
Not only does this SPF protect against future sun damage, but it also improves the appearance of pre-existing sun damage. The antioxidant complex reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while improving skin texture and tone.
Elizabeth Arden PREVAGE City Smart Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Hydrating Shield ($72)
This cocktail features pollution and UV protection alongside Elizabeth Arden’s DNA Enzyme Complex, which gives it the unique ability to both protect and strengthen skin. The PREVAGE line is known for “outsmarting aging,” and this sunscreen is no different. The formula helps visibly improve skin while keeping it safe.
Shiseido Future Solution LX Universal Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ Sunscreen ($105)
There are many benefits in this bottle of sunscreen, but let’s start with the fact that it’s formulated with Shiseido’s proprietary youth-prolonging ingredient SkingenecellEnmei. The sensorial experience mimics that of a luxurious day cream. It works to protect against environmental aggressors beyond the sun—like pollution and changes in temperature. The dewy finish makes it a perfect primer for makeup.
Paula’s Choice Super-Light Wrinkle Defense SPF 30 ($37)
Chock full of antioxidants, this mineral-based formula will protect skin from sun damage while preventing premature aging. It boosts skin’s defenses for a healthier, stronger barrier. It’s lightly tinted with a matte finish, so you can easily wear it on its own or under makeup.
Lancer Sheer Fluid Sun Shield ($60)
This lightweight formula is the perfect protective makeup primer. It also protects skin from UV rays and infuses skin with anti-aging ingredients to provide a more youthful look.
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