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Moisturizers with SPF and Moisturizing Sunscreens

Discover the ultimate solution for sun protection and skin hydration with our dermatologist-curated collection of moisturizing sunscreens. Elevate your skincare routine with the best face moisturizers with SPF recommended by dermatologists to keep your skin nourished and shielded from harmful UV rays.

These medical grade moisturizers with SPF are meticulously formulated to deliver dual benefits—intense hydration from nourishing ingredients and powerful SPF protection. Each product in this lineup is designed to repair the skin's barrier, deeply moisturize, and treat dehydrated skin, making them ideal for those with dry or combination skin types, as identified through our skin type quiz.

These moisturizing sunscreens seamlessly integrate into your daily routine, suitable for use under makeup and over face serums. Their lightweight, non-greasy formulas absorb quickly, leaving your skin feeling soft, supple, and ready to face the day.

To find the perfect match for your Baumann Skin Type, take our quick skin type quiz. Unlock the secret to healthy, radiant skin with our top-rated moisturizers with SPF, and experience the confidence that comes with knowing your skin is well-cared for and protected.

 
 
 
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EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 Sunscreen

EltaMD

EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 Sunscreen

$16.00 - $43.00

Alastin HydraTint Pro Mineral Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 36

Alastin

Alastin HydraTint Pro Mineral Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 36

$24.00 - $76.00

Derma Made SPF 50 Tinted Moisturizer
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Derma Made

Derma Made SPF 50 Tinted Moisturizer

$34.00 Regular price $68.00

EltaMD UV Daily Tinted Broad-Spectrum SPF 40

EltaMD

EltaMD UV Daily Tinted Broad-Spectrum SPF 40

$41.00

EltaMD UV Pure Broad-Spectrum SPF 47

EltaMD

EltaMD UV Pure Broad-Spectrum SPF 47

$36.00

PCA Skin Sheer Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 45
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PCA Skin

PCA Skin Sheer Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 45

$54.00

EltaMD UV AOX Elements Broad-Spectrum SPF 50

EltaMD

EltaMD UV AOX Elements Broad-Spectrum SPF 50

$45.00

Alastin Silk Shield All Mineral SPF30
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Alastin

Alastin Silk Shield All Mineral SPF30

$18.00 - $62.00

EltaMD UV Replenish Broad-Spectrum SPF 44

EltaMD

EltaMD UV Replenish Broad-Spectrum SPF 44

$40.00

EltaMD UV Daily Broad-Spectrum SPF 40

EltaMD

EltaMD UV Daily Broad-Spectrum SPF 40

$39.00

EltaMD UV Restore Broad-Spectrum SPF 40 Tinted

EltaMD

EltaMD UV Restore Broad-Spectrum SPF 40 Tinted

$17.00 - $47.00

Black Girl Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Black Girl Sunscreen

Black Girl Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30

$19.00

Revision Skincare 原创 Intellishade SPF 45 有色保湿霜

Revision

Revision Skincare 原创 Intellishade SPF 45 有色保湿霜

$84.00 - $264.00

SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50

SkinCeuticals

SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50

$42.00 - $72.00

Neocutis JOURNEE FIRM - Revitalizing & Refining Day Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Neocutis

Neocutis JOURNEE FIRM - Revitalizing & Refining Day Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30

$93.00 - $209.00

Black Girl Sunscreen Make It Matte™ SPF 45

Black Girl Sunscreen

Black Girl Sunscreen Make It Matte™ SPF 45

$21.99

Revision Skincare Intellishade Matte SPF 45

Revision

Revision Skincare Intellishade Matte SPF 45

$84.00 - $150.00

Replenix Tinted Mattifying Face Sunscreen SPF 30
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Replenix

Replenix Tinted Mattifying Face Sunscreen SPF 30

$44.00

EltaMD UV Restore Broad-Spectrum SPF 40 Untinted

EltaMD

EltaMD UV Restore Broad-Spectrum SPF 40 Untinted

$17.00 - $45.00

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Facial Moisturizer with SPF 30
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La Roche-Posay

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Facial Moisturizer with SPF 30

$24.99

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Clear Skin Dry Touch Sunscreen SPF 60

La Roche-Posay

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Clear Skin Dry Touch Sunscreen SPF 60

$19.99 - $26.99

EltaMD UV Facial Broad-Spectrum SPF 35

EltaMD

EltaMD UV Facial Broad-Spectrum SPF 35

$35.00

Alastin Broad Spectrum SPF 30+ Sunscreen

Alastin

Alastin Broad Spectrum SPF 30+ Sunscreen

$56.00

MDSolarSciences Mineral Crème SPF 50

MDSolarSciences

MDSolarSciences Mineral Crème SPF 50

$32.00 - $43.00


Is Your Moisturizer with SPF as Effective as Regular Sunscreen?

When considering whether a moisturizer with SPF can match the effectiveness of a traditional sunscreen, the key is in the application. The SPF indicated on the label holds true provided you apply the correct amount—about 1/4 teaspoon for the face, which equates to approximately 2 milligrams per square centimeter (mg/cm²) of skin. This ensures that you receive the full SPF protection advertised. However, the common challenge with SPF moisturizers is that many people do not apply enough, especially if they have oily skin. For those with dry skin who are willing to use the recommended amount, a moisturizer with SPF can offer robust protection. Remember, do not mix a regular moisturizer with an SPF product, as this dilutes the overall effectiveness of the SPF protection.

Do Moisturizing Sunscreens Offer True Barrier Repair?

When searching for products that claim to repair the skin barrier, it's essential to understand what truly constitutes a barrier repair moisturizer. A genuine barrier repair formulation should either display a Maltese cross pattern under the microscope, indicative of lamellar bilayers typical of the skin's natural barrier, or contain an optimal ratio of ceramides, fatty acids, and cholesterol. As of now, Dr. Baumann is not aware of any sunscreens that meet these strict criteria for a true barrier repair moisturizer. While many sunscreens offer moisturizing benefits, they do not typically achieve the specific balance necessary to effectively repair and restore the skin barrier. For those seeking authentic barrier repair qualities, focusing on specialized moisturizers designed specifically for barrier restoration is advisable.

Optimal Moisturizing Sunscreen for Dry Skin Types

For individuals with very dry skin, maintaining an effective skincare routine is crucial for both hydration and protection. The recommended approach for dry skin types is to use a barrier repair moisturizer, which specifically targets the restoration of the skin's natural protective barrier with essential lipids like ceramides, fatty acids, and cholesterol. Following this, a moisturizing sunscreen should be used to ensure continuous hydration and adequate UV protection throughout the day.

Choosing the Best Hydrating SPF for Oily Skin

Oily skin types often skip sunscreen due to the greasy texture of many chemical SPFs. However, the right hydrating SPF for oily skin can change this. If you have oily skin, consider opting for a physical, non-comedogenic sunscreen. These sunscreens typically contain active mineral ingredients like zinc oxide or titanium dioxide, which sit on top of the skin rather than absorbing into it, thereby reducing the potential for a greasy feel. Moreover, for true oily skin types, it's perfectly acceptable to let your sunscreen double as your moisturizer. This approach simplifies your skincare routine while ensuring you receive both UV protection and light hydration without adding excess oiliness to your skin. If you have oily skin, consider using one product as a moisturizer, make up and sunscreen all in one. Click here for the best physical tinted noncomedogenic sunscreens for oily skin types.