It's no secret that a good sunscreen is the key to healthy skin. However, women often forget to pile on the SPF or choose to skip the added step in their morning beauty ritual. To help simplify your routine, look for sunscreen that does double duty by targeting other common skin issues. Here are the top functional SPF lotions, balms, and creams that will protect your skin from harmful UV rays while fighting other problem areas including acne, dryness, and aging.
Keep It Young
Philosphy's Here Comes The Sun Sunscreen comes in a lightweight lotion that gives you both advanced SPF protection and age-defying antioxidants to ward both the burning and aging effects of the sun. It's oil-free, non-greasy formula features a clean and fresh pleasant scent that absorbs quickly onto the skin. This SPF is formulated without any parabens, sulfates, or synthetic dyes that are harmful and more than common in several sunscreen products.
Bronze and Protect
Chuck your bronzer and current sunscreen for this Peter Thomas Roth bronzing SPF 30 mineral powder that will leave your complexion looking youthful, radiant, and healthy. The convenient brush applicator is great for when you want to retouch your bronzer and SPF during the day and easy to tote in your makeup case. Not only does this SPF feature a unique dual-chamber component that allows you to mix the transparent mineral powder with the mineral bronzer to create the perfect shade, the dial feature allows you to control the amount of glow by opting for light, medium, or dark. Need I say more.
Fight Blemishes with SPF
Get the most out of your SPF with DermaDoctor's Ain't Misbehaving sunscreen which not only fights premature aging but also helps fight acne while staying matte. Its light texture hydrates and protects the skin without feeling sticky or greasy and absorbs completely after application. This product is great for oily, combination, and blemish-prone skin.
The Triple Threat
For those who have no time to apply a ton of products before heading out to work, Tarte's Smooth Operator is the right fit for you. This lightweight moisturizer protects your skin with SPF 20, nourishes it with a water-based lotion, and also serves as a lightweight makeup. The micro-treated mineral pigments diffuse fine lines, giving an even and natural finish, while top ingredients like chamomile, vitamins A, C, and E, work to revitalize and protect your skin. Take that extra step!
Guard Your Mouth
Protect your lips with Bobbi Brown's Treatment Lip shine. This lip stick will instantly comfort dry and chapped lips while providing long term moisture with natural cocoa and shea butters. Not only is this lip shine a good treatment for dry lips, it also protects your pout with SPF 15. Now for the fun part: This lip-shine comes in 12 beautiful shades that range from bright red to a warm bronze.
EYE Spy SPF
More than just sun protection, Clarins Sun Wrinkle Control Eye Contour Care SPF 30, helps prevent lines and wrinkes, and halts photoaging. Designed for the eye contour area, this lightweight oil-free formula does not sting or irritate sensitive eyes.
Prime Your Sunscreen
Le Roche Posay's Anti-Aging Primer with Sunscreen protects your skin from the burning sun with SPF 50 while leaving a smooth, matte finish for easier makeup application. This amazing sunscreen is also proven to correct lines and wrinkles, and minimize pores, dark spots, and redness over time. Oil-free and formulated with a lightweight texture, this sunscreen is recommended for all skin types.
SPF that Clears Skin
Get clear skin with Neutrogena's Clear Face Sunblock SPF 30, designed to provide superior sun protection without causing breakouts on acne-prone skin. Perfect for the face and body, this liquid lotion leaves a weightless, matte finish allowing the skin to breathe. What more can you ask from a sunblock that will cost you less than $10?