img_9288-copySPF, SPF, SPF – it’s the one thing that’s going to help you prevent wrinkles, sunburn, dark spots, anti-aging and even skin cancer this summer. You should be wearing it year round but we’ll save that discussion for another day. With Coachella on the mind and a brand new season on the horizon, we wanted to bring you our top sunscreen/spf choices that are not only going to help protect your skin from sun damage but also help to moisturize and prep the skin for a healthy glow. 

img_9319-copyKiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream SPF 30 ($27.50; 50ml) is a 24-hour light weight moisturizer with broad spectrum SPF 30. It will help to protect your skin against UVA and UVB rays while helping to maintain the skins natural moisture reserves and healthy glow. It contains Antarcticine, a glacial glycoprotein sourced in Antarctica that’s known to withstand extreme cold, and Squalane, a lipid derived from olives that has emollient characteristics that coat the surface of the skin and help hold on to moisture, as well as“Fountain Plant” (also known as Ophiopogon Japonicus Root Extract), a plant native to Asia known to resist drought. In skincare, this plant is notable for its ability to help skin maintain its natural moisture reserves.

img_9313-copyPevonia YouthRenew Tinted Cream SPF 30 ($51; 30ml) is an anti-aging moisturizer with broad spectrum SPF 30 that will protect your skin from UVA/UVB rays. It’s infused with unique flash action microspheres that directly deliver saccharides, lemon, and cucumber extracts to the skin for immediate skin brightening. It’s also rich in Collagen, Vitamin C, and Green Olive Extracts to help repair lines and wrinkles.

img_9342-copyKey West Aloe Sunsorb SPF 15 ($25; 6 fl oz.) is a supercharged, antioxidant sunscreen that will protect against UVA and UVB sun rays and help delay the appearance of premature aging along with helping to moisturize the skin. It is water resistant for up to 80 minutes and has all the benefits of its 10% Lab Certified Aloe Vera.

img_9329-copyHydroPeptide Solar Defense Non-Tinted ($48; 50ml) is a scent-free, tint-free and mattifying sunscreen that includes Titanium Dioxide (3%), Zinc Oxide (7%) as its active ingredients. As a woman of color, you can use this everyday to moisturize your skin and prep it for makeup, protect against free radical damage, UVA and UVB rays that lead to fine lines and wrinkles without having to about it leaving a gray cast on your face.

img_9292-copyBeautyRX by Dr. Schultz Solar Defense Sheer Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50 ($42; 74 ml) is perfect for people with dry or oily skin. This includes 10.5% of Zinc Oxide with 7.5% of Octinoxate to protect from the both UVA and UVB rays without the heavy feel of a sunscreen. It also contains micronized zinc oxide, a cream that provides instant SPF 50 sunscreen protection, so you won’t have to wait 30 minutes prior to sun exposure.

img_9314-copyMurad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield ($65; 1 fl oz) is an invisible skin perfecting shield that blends together for advanced treatment, primer, and SPF 30 to immediately blur and mattify the skin, while combating the signs of aging and protecting the skin. Its built in blur filter makes it the perfect base to mix foundation in if you want custom SPF coverage in one. Its active ingredients are Avobenzone (2.0%), Homosalate (4.0%), Octisalate (4.0%), Octocrylene (2.0%).

Tarte Cosmetics tarteguard 30 sunscreen lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($32; 50ml) is a non-chemical sunscreen created to help protect, moisturize, brighten and re-invigorate skin for a youthful-looking appearance. It is rich in:
  • maracuja: essential fatty acids and vitamin C for firmer, brighter, smoother skin
  • red algae: natural moisturizer and emollient that revitalizes and renews for smoother, younger-looking skin
  • soybean extract: antioxidant that helps combat signs of aging
  • apple extract: supplies vitamins and nutrients to act as an antioxidant and toning agent
img_9349-copyKey West Aloe Sunsorb SPF 30 Lip Balm ($5; 0.15 oz.) is an ultra moisturizing lip balm that is enriched with Pure Aloe Vera and antioxidants. Yes, your lips need broad-spectrum sunscreen protection too to protect them against the damaging effects of the sun and what better way to do it than with a lip balm that is infused with Tropical Coconut flavor.

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