The Best Daily SPF for Your Face


Just because summer is unofficially dunzo doesn’t mean you should stash your SPF until next year (along with your linens suits and boat shoes). It’s not like the sun goes into hiding after Labor Day. Even in the dead of winter—oh, it’s coming alright—UV rays can still wreak havoc on your skin. Every dermatologist worth their practice will tell you the same. They’ll tell you to slap some SPF on your face every day, and your skin will age 24% less than all those suckers who didn’t heed the warnings. Nevermind, how researchers (whose study was published in last June’s American College of Physicians’ Annals of Internal Medicine) came up with such precise number, the meat and potatoes here is that putting SPF on your face regularly means you get to stay good looking for longer. In need of protection, these five new options will have you covered on the daily.

The Art of Shaving Eucalyptus SPF 15 Daily Facial Moisturizer

Think of this lightweight SPF like a cup of coffee for your face. Refreshing eucalyptus oil will gently snap you out of your morning stupor.

Context Oil-Free Daily Mosturizer SPF 15

For oily types who tend to avoid sunscreen, fear not. This grease-minimizing and anti-bacterial formula from new brand Context is just the thing to keep you matte and protected.

Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Cream SPF 30

If years of indiscretion and hedonism are starting to show on your face, this potent anti-aging cream will help remedy that. Plus, SPF 30 prevents future damage, from the sun at least.

Murad Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF30

Sad fact: Even adults can have issues with acne. When paired with the first signs of lines and wrinkles, it’s a bit of a double whammy. Like a ninja, this moisturizer is practically imperceptible but still manages to take down the baddies. And there is an ultra protective technology called MuraSol and free radical fighting super antioxidants.

Supergoop City Sunscreen Serum SPF30

For the uninitiated, a serum is a liquid-y treatment jammed with active ingredients that pack an anti-aging punch. So when you find an oil-free moisturizer too much to bear, this even lighter-weight option might be just the thing.