The Best Daytime Moisturizer to Keep Wrinkles Away

I use a zillion different moisturizers. It’s not that I’m fickle as much as I’m searching (like you) to find the best moisturizer that will somehow give me perfect skin. Though I’m not going to have perfect skin anytime soon, I’m certainly not going to be accumulating anymore damage either. The one moisturizer you should use every single day to ensure you have beautiful, sun spot and wrinkle-free skin is one with a good sunscreen.

If you’re normal to dry:

I used La Roche-Posay Anthelios SPF 15 for years in the past and really liked it, but now I’m pumping up my protection by using this one with a big dose of SPF 40. It’s the ideal cream because it isn’t greasy or cause breakouts, it absorbs quickly and fully without any color or scent. Best of all, it contains Mexoryl, a known sunscreen effectiveness enhancer so your protection lasts all day long.

If you’re normal to oily or have sensitive or troubled skin:

Obagi is a medical grade skin care line sold mostly by physicians. I love their Healthy Skin Protection SPF 35. It’s an approved sunscreen of the Skin Cancer Foundation because of its effectiveness that’s meant to be used on compromised skin. I love the feel of this sunscreen and can wear it daily under makeup and not even notice it’s on.

It may not seem like much, but wearing sunscreen daily will hands down keep wrinkles and spotting away longer than if you didn’t use anything at all. It’s a rare product that’s a guaranteed home run.

La Roche Posay Anthelios

Obagi Healthy Skin Protection SPF 35

Priori Perfecting Minerals; A Truly Smart Mineral Makeup

We use antioxidants to protect our skin from aging, sunscreen to keep cancer away, and makeup to, well, not scare people. Priori magically worked everything we already use daily to make one of the prettiest mineral foundations I’ve ever tried with some great skin benefits.

Besides the airbrush quality finish and coverage of the makeup, I’m obsessed with CoffeeBerry, the most potent of the natural antioxidants (3x more powerful than green tea), it protects skin from environmental damage in a safe and complete way. You’ll also love the Zinc Oxide based SPF 25 which helped earn the makeup a coveted Skin Cancer Foundation seal of recommendation.

It’s a skin care best-of meets quick makeup at its finest. An all-in-one mash-up of skin nourishment and refinement.  Can you tell I love it? Check it out.

You get a really generous amount of product.

The twist off lid is really deep so you can take the makeup straight from there mess-free.

Priori Perfecting Minerals

Sunscreen Safety

If you’re as confused as the rest of us when it comes to choosing the best sunscreen for you and your kids, has a must-read about which ones are the safest and offer the best protection according the the Environmental Working Group’s latest findings. All sunscreens are not created equal which is why the EWG only recommends 8% of all sunscreens out there.


Click HERE to read Alexa’s thoughts on finding a sunscreen which includes links to the EWG’s information.

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Sunscreen to Go; Dr. Dennis Gross Powerful Sun Protection SPF 30 Wipes

It looks like we’re all out of excuses for why we don’t wear sunscreen. Smells too strong? Nope. It’s too messy? Nah. I forgot it at home.. Not anymore.

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare just released their version of take-along sunscreen wipes that you can just toss in your bag to have on those occasions where you end up out in the sun for longer than you thought. They’re SPF 30 and use Vitamin C and Green Tea to soothe the skin so they can even be used on the face.

Dr. Dennis Gross Powerful Sun Protection SPF 30 Wipes

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CellCeuticals PhotoDefense Anti-Photo Aging Daily Skin Protector SPF 55

I’m a total freak about using sunscreen. If you can coax me into going in or around a pool, I basically show up in a space suit. Yeah, it’s that bad. Even in the dead of winter here in Colorado the sun usually shines so I’m still doing my daily SPF routine (which you should be doing in any climate’s winter too). My tan-phobia has a fun little history, I was once attacked by a sun lamp when I was 14 and by ‘attacked’ I mean I held it right up to my face for 15 minutes when I was supposed to set it 10 feet away for 5.  Blistery, oozing burns and a swollen face were my immediate reward, but now my badge of honor is sun spotting in the form of freckles on my chest and formerly my face (IPL has zapped most of it).  Lesson learned.

So whether I’m just kicking around town running errands, or vacationing on the sun itself, CellCeuticals PhotoDefense SPF 55 has everything I need. It’s a daily moisturizer with a blend of antioxidants and anti-aging ingredients to keep all sorts of damage away. Don’t let the tube fool you, it’s not a lotion, it’s a rich and creamy moisturizer that feels really good on the skin, it’s also free of parabens, animal products, artificial colorings, and fragrance.

If serious sun protection is what you’re looking for, this rich cream has you covered.


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Doctor T’s Supergoop SPF 30

We all know how important sunscreen is, but which one is the right one for you? Are they all created equally?

Supergoop has a formula that stands out from the crowd- it’s a water-resistant, weightless (it’s so lightweight you can’t tell it’s there), chemical free formula that’s meant for daily use on the whole family. It’s so easy to wear daily in fact, that it’s commonly purchased in the big 15 oz size (shown above.)

What’s the difference between this and other sunscreens? Simple, it doesn’t breakdown as easily when exposed to sunlight so the effectiveness surpasses most other brands. You’re also fully covered from both UVA and UVB rays.

SPF ratings are based on UVB rays (think of the B for burning), so with an SPF 30 you’ll be 97% protected from sun burns. Supergoop isn’t available in a higher SPF because they’ve found that even an SPF 50 only increases your coverage to a 98%, but the added chemicals can irritate sensitive and children’s skin.

UVA (think of the A for aging) rays are more deeply penetrated into the skin, and do the most visible damage like wrinkling, discolorations, and an overall aging effect from the collagen breakdown. You’ll always want to make sure your sunscreen specifies UVA/UVB protection.

My verdict? Supergoop is very light and undetectable on the skin- even my face- so applying it daily to my neck, arms, and declote on my way out the door was easy since I couldn’t feel or smell it.

$11 for 1.6oz, available online.


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