Being sun safe never felt so good.
One of the most memorable bits of advice I heard when interviewing a dermatologist was that the best skincare products are the ones you actually use. You know the ones we’re talking about—one or two of them might have even come to mind just reading that sentence. These are products you pick up every single day and are excited to use because they’re just. that. good. Most likely, they’re products that do double-duty, like sunscreens that double as lightweight moisturizers or serums that give you that perfect glow.
Some might argue that it’s more important to be excited about your sunscreen than other products. As the sun gets stronger (hello summer!) and we begin to venture outside, it’s integral to our skin health that we start upping our sunscreen game. What better way than to level up and generate excitement around the most important skin care routine step than to focus on cultivating love for sunscreens that also double as lightweight moisturizers.
To help you reach that level of eagerness to apply, we’re showcasing five multitasking sunscreens that provide glowy hydration, don’t sit heavy on your skin, and protect from those UV rays.
Thank You Farmer Sun Project Light Sun Essence
Goodbye old-fashioned sunscreens that feel thick, heavy, and oily on your skin. Thank You Farmer’s entire sunscreen lineup proves that there’s a whole new class of sun care products out there that look and feel nothing like the stuff that gave SPF a bad rap. This ultra-lightweight 50+ SPF is made with soothing aloe leaf extract, lotus flower water, and soybean lipids.
Papa Recipe Bombee Moist Sun Essence SPF 50+ PA+++
Made for all skin types, this lightweight SPF housed in a splashy orange tube glides on like a dream and absorbs lightning fast without any sort of residue. It’s a chemical and physical combo that’s formulated with violet flower complex and red flower complex to bolster the skin barrier while moisturizing and soothing.
Troiareuke Acsen UV Protector Essence
Calling all people with sensitive or acne prone skin! This chemical SPF features a milky, lightweight essence consistency and is formulated with centella asiatica (cica) to help soothe skin while protecting from the sun. It doesn’t have a greasy or sticky finish, and skin feels super soft after applying.
IPKN Big Apple Sun Cream SPF 50
If you’re looking for a product that helps conceal redness, this color correcting lightweight sunscreen option from IPKN might just be your one true love. It’s a physical/chemical hybrid with a light green base that helps counteract the appearance of redness for a more even base. Formulated with herbal extracts—including apple water extract, rosemary, lavender, basil, and thyme—it has a lovely scent
Cell Fusion C Laser Sunscreen 100 SPF 50+/PA+++
This hybrid, water-resistant SPF isn’t messing around. It’s packed with skin-strengthening ceramides, peptides, and collagen that help repair and regenerate for a more robust skin barrier. The inclusion of lavender extract also makes for a lovely scent, and the fact that it’s water-resistant means you’ll be better protected at the pool, beach, or simply when sweating it out.
Lightweight sunscreens that double as moisturizers are in this season. Not only are they great for the barrier, but through their multi-tasking mastery, they encourage us to take care of ourselves. What’s better than that, really?