Gone are the days of slathering thick, white, heavily scented sunscreens all over your face for the sake of skin protection. Here are two lightweight sunscreens for the face that I think got both the protection and weight exactly right.
An SPF 45 that doubles as a *gasp* makeup primer? That’s right, Neova’s sheer sunscreen disappears quickly into the skin without leaving behind a slip or scent. It so efficiently disguises itself as a light lotion that you’ll be able to protect your skin effortlessly every single day. Its aloe base will nourish your skin so you won’t even need a separate moisturizer – it’s an SPF, moisturizer, and primer all rolled into one.
Supergoop Save Face Serum SPF 30
I’ve already professed my love for Supergoop, an effective sunscreen that I’ve purchased several times since receiving a tube for review years ago. Back then it was sold online only, but now that Supergoop offers over a dozen products using their famous formula, it’s found at Sephora, Nordstrom, Space NK and others. Their new Save Face Serum is perhaps their most elegant offering to date – the pump dispenser distributes the perfect amount of super lightweight sun protection that gives even the driest skin a big drink of vitamins and moisture.
I use at least an SPF 30 every single day, no matter what the weather yields. Using a light sunscreen ensures that your SPF routine is easy and feels more like skincare and less like an extra, messy step.