I used to associate sunscreen with the gloppy, heavy white goo my mom would make me slather on every time I stepped out of the house in the summer.
Little did I know I could get the sun protection I needed without putting a heavy cream all over my face—thanks to moisturizers with SPF.
But not just any moisturizer with SPF will do. You need to find a formula with at least broad-spectrum SPF 30 to protect you from both UVA and UVB rays, says Sejal Shah, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist in New York City and founder of SmarterSkin Dermatology. (Most moisturizers come with just 15 to 20 SPF, which she emphasizes isn’t enough.)
These are the best moisturizers with SPF for every skin type:
Best overall: Supergoop! Everyday Sunscreen
BUY IT $19, amazon.com
This bestselling, oil-free, water-resistant formula is first and foremost a sunscreen, though its ultra-hydrating effects are damn impressive. Made with natural citrus and basil extracts, you can expect a head-to-toe solution to hydration and sun care that won’t smell like your traditional sun block.
Best for oily, acne-prone skin: CeraVe Ultra-Light Face Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30
BUY IT $15, amazon.com
Designed to keep oily skin at bay, this oil-free SPF 30 moisturizer works to help repair the protective skin barrier. In the process of locking in long-lasting moisture, it works double-time to mattify any oily areas for a shine-free face that’s protected from the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays.
Best for sensitive skin: Olay Complete Daily Defense All Day Moisturizer SPF 30 Sensitive Skin
BUY IT $13, target.com
This SPF moisturizer is recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation for its long-lasting hydration and protection for sensitive skin. The gentle, yet effective, formula is ultra-lightweight and never greasy. What’s more, it’s formulated without fragrance while boasting a vitamin-rich formula, ensuring that sensitive skin is catered to from every angle.
Best for dry skin: La Roche-Posay Double Repair Moisturizer SPF 30
BUY IT $20, laroche-posay.us
With this oil-free SPF 30 moisturizer, you can protect your skin from the sun and help restore its hydration, too. Chock full of skin-loving ceramides and the brand’s iconic Prebiotic Thermal Water, this formula brings balance back to stressed complexions, making way for a healthy, hydrated face that’s smooth as butter.
Best for people who live in cities: Supergoop! City Sunscreen Serum SPF 30
BUY IT $42, amazon.com
All that polluted air can damage your skin’s collagen, making you look older. To help combat premature wrinkles, this power-packed sunscreen serum works to hydrate, repair, protect, and defend against not only UVA and UVB rays, but against environmental damage, too.
Best tinted moisturizer with SPF: First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30
BUY IT $28, sephora.com
For those days when you don’t want to wear makeup, but still need something, this tinted moisturizer is your BFF. Formulated with hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, colloidal oatmeal, and natural mineral pigments, this broad-spectrum SPF 30 tinted moisturizer works to alleviate redness, calm sensitive skin, improve tone, reduce the appearance of pores, and enhance skin’s natural glow.
Best natural sunscreen: Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47
BUY IT $32, sephora.com
Non-greasy? Check. All natural? Check. Lightweight? Check. This argan oil-infused daily moisturizer is an absolute dream for anyone looking for improved skin texture, hydration, and protection without the inclusion of any pesky chemicals on the ingredients label.
Best budget SPF: Eucerin Daily Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen Moisturizing Face Lotion
BUY IT $11, walgreens.com
This award-winning, dermatologist-recommended lightweight SPF moisturizer delivers 24 hours of continuous hydration that’s gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin. The fast-absorbing, non-greasy, fragrance-free formula glides on like something you’d find at a luxury spa, but comes in at a drugstore budget.
Best anti-ager: Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Moisturizer With Sunscreen
BUY IT $20, amazon.com
In addition to deeply hydrating and protecting skin from environmental aggressors and daily wear and tear, this SPF 30 moisturizer is formulated to visibly fade fine lines and wrinkles thanks to anti-aging powerhouse retinol.