If there’s one skincare product you should never, ever skip, it’s sunscreen. However, it’s not always fun to layer thick, goopy SPF on top of 1023508 other products. Or maybe, you just don’t have the time. Unfortunately, it’s no excuse not to wear sunscreen. But if this sounds like you, don’t worry. There’s a more convenient, simpler way to get sun protection, and it’s through moisturizer sunscreen.
But wait, is moisturizer sunscreen enough?
When it comes to SPF-infused products, most of them don’t give ample protection. Take your foundation with SPF, for example. While the additional SPF is a nice touch, make-up with SPF is nowhere near enough to prevent sun damage. You would have to wear it 15 times thicker than you normally would for it to be effective. Bless your pores, because ‘cakey’ would be an understatement.
So what about moisturizer with SPF then? The answer is yes! Moisturizing sunscreen does the job. But there’s a catch: you need to use enough of it. In general, you need about a nickel-sized dollop of face SPF, so the same goes for SPF moisturizer.
Doesn’t moisturizer dilute the SPF?
As you may have heard, there are strict FDA regulations surrounding SPF. For starters, a specific amount of SPF is required for it to be effective, so there isn’t a lot of room left to add other active ingredients in the formula. Fortunately, this isn’t the case with moisturizer SPF, and many daily sunscreen brands already add emollients, humectants, and occlusives to create creamier formulas. For those who don’t speak fluent skincare geek, these ingredients are typically used to help lock in moisture and boost skin barrier health.
So, no, moisturizers don’t dilute the SPF. As long as the face moisturizer with sunscreen is FDA-approved and clinically vetted, you can rest easy knowing it’s got your skin covered. Just remember to re-apply the moisturizer SPF every two hours (or immediately after swimming or sweating), like you would with a regular everyday sunscreen!
The best moisturizer sunscreen
At Everyday Humans, we’re all about that multi-use life, because we want our products to go a long way. That’s why we’ve come up with the best everyday sunscreen, which also happens to be a moisturizer sunscreen primer. Meet Resting Beach Face, an SPF serum that simultaneously hydrates and protects your skin, all in one easy step. There’s no confusion on what goes on first sunscreen or moisturizer.
Resting Beach Face is packed with moisture-boosting hyaluronic acid and Pentavitin®, making it the best sunscreen for dry skin (but really, it works for everyone!). Plus, it also contains spinach, green tea, and Kopara extract — all made to defend skin from pollutants and environmental aggressors. As it’s a lightweight, oil free sunscreen, you don’t have to worry about any white cast or greasy feel. It simply leaves the healthiest, most natural glow. Finally, a sunscreen you’ll actually want to apply!
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