Fountain of Youth: The 10 Best Face Moisturizers for Men (with Sunscreen!)

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A lot of men don’t like putting on facial moisturizer, let alone sunscreen. But face it: you’re not getting any younger, and if you want to keep that youthful texture and battle wrinkles, you’re going to need to start doing something about it. Here are ten moisturizing sunscreens that will keep your face hydrated while battling the sun’s harmful rays.

Lab Series Daily Moisture Defense Lotion SPF 15, $40

Lab Series prides itself on creating innovative grooming products that are tailored specifically for men’s skin, and their Daily Moisture Defense Lotion fits the bill perfectly.  It’s antioxidant-infused formula hydrates your skin all day long while minimizing fine lines and protecting you from the sun’s damaging rays.

Boots No. 7 Men Protect & Perfect Intense Moisturizer SPF 15, $24

If you’re looking for a product that can protect, moisturize, and fight wrinkles at the same time, this sunscreen/lotion/anti-aging cream triple-threat is just what you’ve been missing in your life.  It’s hypoallergenic formula makes it a good choice for any skin type and it’s smooth application leaves your skin looking refreshed and grease-free.

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Clear Skin Dry Touch Sunscreen, $20


There’s a reason why beauty and grooming editors hoard La Roche-Posay suncare products when they go to France: they’re that good. Their award-winning Clear Skin Dry Touch Sunscreen battles two common complaints from those hesitant to wear sunscreen: the greasy feel and the shiny appearance it can give your skin.  This SPF 60 product has a specially-developed texture to prevent shiny skin, is dry to the touch to eliminate greasiness, and uses a gentle formula to prevent breakouts.

Recipe for Men SPF 15 Facial Moisturizer, $37


The Swedes are sticklers for sun care, and this facial moisturizer by Swedish grooming label Recipe for Men shows it.  Ingredients like olive extract, aloe vera, and cinnamon hydrate and refresh your skin, while it’s sun protection filter defends your skin against the sun.

Context Oil-Free Daily Moisturizer SPF 15, $40


This oil-free daily moisturizer by Context goes on super smooth. It’s paraben, sulfate, and fragrance-free, and contains ingredients like shea butter and manuka honey to moisturize your skin.  Other ingredients include: cinnamon extract to control sebum production, green tea extract for added protection, and vitamins A, C, and E.

Harry’s Daily Face Lotion SPF 15, $8


Harry’s simple formula uses shea butter to hydrate and protects you from the sun’s rays without leaving behind a greasy shine.  This lightweight lotion finishes with a subtle but refreshing touch of mint.

Kiehl’s Super Fluid UV Mineral Defense Sunscreen SPF 50+, $38


This mineral-based sunscreen is lightly tinted to make your skin look perfect. It’s lightweight, gentle, and suitable for acne-prone skin, plus it’s fragrance free and contains vitamin E to help nourish your skin.

PC4Men Daytime Protect SPF 30, $29


This SPF 30 facial moisturizer sunscreen has a light, non-greasy texture that is suitable for any skin type.  The fragrance-free formula is also loaded with antioxidants to help battle signs of aging.

Jack Black Double-Duty Face Moisturizer SPF 20, $28

With it’s incredibly lightweight feel, you’ll barely know that you’re wearing Jack Black Double-Duty Face Moisturizer SPF 20.  Its organic formula ditches parabens, sulfates, and artificial fragrances for a bounty of antioxidants and vitamins that will leave you looking and feeling great.
$28 at birchbox.com.

Nivea Men Original Protective Lotion, $8


If you’re looking for something that’s inexpensive and easy to find, but will still soothe and protect your skin, this SPF 15 moisturizing sunscreen by Nivea is a perfect choice.  It’s lightweight, completely oil-free, and vitamin-infused for perfect pores that stay safe from the sun all day long.