Light Sunscreens, Heavy Protection

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.

Neova: DNA Damage Control SILC Sheer SPF 45

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.


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