Summer Must-Have: Daily SPF Moisturizers

05/27/2007 at 02:30 PM ET

alex cao

Even if you’re a bit of a sunscreen slacker during the cooler months, everyone needs some sort of SPF in the summer — yes, even on those cloudy days. The easiest way to incorporate sun protection into your routine is by using a daily moisturizer with SPF. Olay Complete Defense SPF 30 Daily UV Moisturizer, $14 at drugstore.com, is one of our favorites for providing protection in a quick-absorbing sheer formula. For something with a bit more coverage, try Dr. Brandt Tinted Daily UV Protection SPF 30, $30 at sephora.com, which has a subtle bronze hue. Those who prefer sheer — but not totally bare — should go for Dove’s Energy Glow Skin Brightening Facial Moisturizer, $9 at drugstore.com, which has just a hint of radiance. La Roche-Posay Anthelios SX Daily Moisturizing Cream SPF 15, $29 at skinelite.com, is this season’s scientific favorite — the incredibly hydrating cream contains the super-potent (and newly U.S. approved) UVA filter Mexoryl.

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alia on

I love anything Dove…it’s so soft on my skin…and Dove’s energy glow is great if you want a little summer glow, but don’t want to be in the sun everyday…Love Dove!!:)

sophieb on

Does anyone know where you can get oil free daily spf moisturiser.

enigma on

Hey sophieb,

Have you ever tried Olay Complete SPF 15, light, non greasy, Antioxident Vit E, color and fragrance free (I use sensitive skin and normal), I started using Olay Complete about a year ago. It’s the best and I truly love it and highly recommend it to you!!!

Plus, you can always try any Aveeno product. Aveeno has a wonderful new sunscreen lotion too, Aveeno Active Naturals! SPF 30, this stuff is fabulous and it doesn’t stink like other sunscreens!!

Anyway, try Olay complete, I hope you like it!! It comes in a box and is roughly 10 bucks!

Cheers and Good Luck!

Elda on

Olay Complete!! i get compliments on my skin all the time and i even put a little dab on my chest, i’ve been using it for years!!

RachC on

I LOVE the Doves sunless tanning lotion! it does not smell bad and leaves my skin feeling soft and really smooth!

lindsey on

CAN’T BELIEVE HOW MUCH YOU ALL ARE HATIN’! KEEP ROCKIN VANESSA SHAKE THEM HATERS OFF!!

southerngirl on

Umm, what does that have to do w/ daily spf moisturizers?…just sayin’…

Chrissy on

Another fantastic oil-free moisturizer is made by Neutrogena. I use the tinted one with SPF 15 and it’s amazing! I put that on, brush on some translucent powder and bronzer and I’m good to go! P.S. Don’t forget the lip gloss, too!! :)

Bradley on

Thanks for the helpful information, I really love to spend time here going through these posts

jim on

This is such a informative post, thanks for the great info. and I am so excited to read more

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