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5 facial moisturizers with SPF that we adore

Beach time is upon us - and while you've probably picked out the perfect bikini, you may not have given the same care to face protection. Sure, you spray SPF on your body, but your favorite spray can cause irritated skin, blocked pores, and more.

Opt instead for these specially-formulated SPF's that do double duty with tint, moisturizer, and heavy-duty skin protection.

Coola Facial Sunscreen with Matte Tint

Formulated with SPF 30, this anti-aging BB cream offers a light coverage and a smoothing finish that goes on like makeup but lasts for all day protection. We love that this brand is formulated to protect against broad-spectrum UVA and UVB rays without harmful parabens or sulfates, but also that it comes in a TSA-approved size for your carry-on.


Skin Authority Age Defying Moisturizer

Skin protection is needed daily - not just on beach days. Start your day with Skin Authority's daily moisturizer, which features SPF 18 enhanced with antioxidants. It's light enough to wear under makeup or by itself - and even when we sweat, it never feels greasy. An added benefit? An extra dose of vitamins C&E.


Osmosis Protect Ultra Sheer SPF 30

This sheer SPF 30 is both gluten free and vegan, giving you ultimate protection from Zinc Oxide. Witch Hazel, Sunflower Oil, and Grapefruit Oil treat your skin to light hydration, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and soothing properties. This lightweight SPF wears beautifully under makeup and never feels greasy.


Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer

Skip the makeup this summer and switch to a tinted moisturizer, which prevents skin from drying out in the summer sun but offers light and illuminating coverage with SPF 20. Mix with their luminizing primer for a 'kissed by the sun' glow without ever hitting the beach. This product comes in 13 shades, so there's something that works for every skin tone.



This inexpensive natural moisturizer is formulated for the body but also non-comedogenic, meaning it's safe to use on the face. Packed with Vitamin D and E, this simple sun protectant has SPF 30 for UVA and UBV protection, without the funky sunscreen smell. Even better? It's made without mineral oil, petroleum, silicones or parabens.

From $14,