6 Sunscreens That Feel Like Pricey Moisturizers
Anyone who lives in the South knows that summer consists of endless pool days, boat rides and beach trips. Another thing it consists of: A whole lot of sunscreen. For that reason, we are always on the hunt for new and improved formulas that won’t leave us sticky and smelly. Because — let’s be honest — we’re more likely to reapply SPF if we actually enjoy how it feels on our face and body. Luckily, these days you don’t need to spend a lot to pamper and protect yourself. Check out these affordable sunscreens feel more like luxurious moisturizers than your run-of-the-mill SPF.
For Your Face: Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream SPF 30
Buy It: $30; macys.com
This day cream from the classic skincare brand has everything you look for in a moisturizer: It protects against the sun’s rays while deeply nourishing dry skin. The reason why it’s such a great hydrator? It’s formulated with Antarcticine and fountain plant: Two ingredients that are known to moisturize, soften, and improve skin tone.
For Your Face: Supergoop Glow Stick Sunscreen
Buy It: $25; nordstrom.com
Unlike typical SPF sticks that are greasy and tend to sit on top of skin, this immediately absorbs. Infused with a trio of anti-oxidant rich oils, it protects and hydrates skin (and it can be used underneath or on top of makeup). It also doubles as a face highlighter, so you can look luminous even if you’re hiding under your umbrella.
For Your Face: Olay Regenerist Whip Face Moisturizer
Buy It: $28; amazon.com
The cult-fave drugstore moisturizer is airier than ever. Its whipped consistency feels likes a fancy, department store cream. It instantly melts into you complexion, leaving behind a matte, barely-there finish — it’s so light you’d never guess it’s infused with SPF 25!
For Your Body: Bare Republic Mineral Mousse SPF 30
Buy It: $15; target.com
First off, this formula smells like a delicious frozen drink thanks to its coconut-vanilla scent. Secondly, the weightless cream feels so luxurious on skin you’ll want to reapply it again and again.
For Your Body: Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Lotion
Buy It: $11; target.com
The water-infused formula hydrates dry skin without leaving behind a greasy residue. Plus, it instantly refreshes as you sweep it on, making it perfect for a hot day.
For Your Body: Coppertone Defend & Care UltraHydrate Whipped
Buy it: $10; target.com
If you love taking your time to apply an indulgent body cream after the shower, this SPF is for you. The only difference: This moisturizer defends against harmful UVA/UVB exposure whiles its rich mousse-like texture softens and smooths your body.