The Best Face Moisturizers With SPF

Because the sun will fry will your face.

by Donna Freydkin
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If you add one product to your skin care routine, it should be a moisturizer with SPF. Year-round sun exposure fries your skin and puts you at increased risk for skin cancer, but it’s entirely avoidable. The solution is as simple as a daily face cream with SPF, a rating that describes a product’s sun protection factor.

The best face moisturizers with SPF not only protect you from the sun, which can give you serious wrinkles and sunspots, but keep your visage soft, smooth, and supple. A product with SPF 15 is the FDA’s minimum recommendation for protection against skin cancer and sunburn, but the American Academy of Dermatology suggests choosing one with SPF 30. Above 30, experts say any additional benefits are minimal.

One word of caution: “For those with sensitive skin, try to avoid products with more than 10 ingredients,” says Dr. Jason Miller of Schweiger Dermatology Group in New Jersey. “Allergies can develop, even to high-end or botanical ingredients. Other ingredients that can lead to allergies include fragrances, formaldehydes, and parabens.”

All of the moisturizers with SPF on our list meet the minimum SPF requirements to keep protect you from the sun, not to mention premature aging.

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