The Best Suncreens that go Under Makeup

Let’s face it, we all love the sun, but once you’ve reached a certain age, you start thinking about the negative side effects too many rays have. Long gone are the teen years spent carefree basking in the summer sun with, what’s that, baby OIL!?! If you’re in your 20’s or 30’s it’s time to trade in the oil and lather on the sunscreen. With more than 90% of premature wrinkles caused by the sun’s harmful rays, today’s tan could be tomorrows crow’s feet. Even scarier, the American Academy of Dermatology estimates one in five Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime.

Getting into the habit of wearing sunscreen every day can be tough, especially because sunscreen on your face can make it hard to apply your daily makeup.

The beauty desk at Tyzen put together a list of the top 8 best face sunscreen brands to use as part of your daily routine. These products are designed to be worn under makeup and offer UV protection with a light, non-sticky finish. The key to your makeup and sunscreen playing nice—allow the SPF to soak completely in before applying makeup.

1. Eucerin Anti-Wrinkle Sunscreen ($9)

This long time dermatologist brand does not disappoint. It’s moisturizing without feeling greasy so it’s good for every day use, but the special formula targets your irritated skin as well.

2. Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Non-Greasy Sunscreen Stick for Face & Body ($9)

This product actually feels dry on your skin, virtually weightless. If you are someone who never feels like making the effort to rub sunscreen completely in, this product is for you. The convenient stick is easy to apply and great when traveling.

3. Aveeno Natural Protection ($9)

Natural and effective, this sunscreen has quality ingredients with an under $10 price tag. Plus it’s waterproof and sweatproof, it’s the best choice for those who love to be active in the great outdoors.

4. Estee Lauder Day Wear Advanced Multiprotection ($50)

For those with normal to oily skin, this product is a great choice. It goes on like a moisturizer but has a great sunscreen in it. Plus, it boasts a formula rich in antioxidants, so it’s good for your skin.

5. Clinique City Block ($25)

This tube is a bit small, so to use on your entire face, you’ll be reordering a lot.  It’s great to target those special areas, like under eyes or your nose.

6. CerVe Mineral Sunscreen for your Face ($15)

Easy to apply and finishes clear. The formula is water resistant so good for days when your active or just sweating a lot.

7. First Aid Beauty Pure Mineral Sunscreen ($30)

This formula is just plain easy. It’s thick texture repairs well but is sensitive enough on irritated skin. It’s good for just about anyone.

8. L’Oreal Silky Sheer Sunscreen ($12)

This waterproof formula has just the right amount of moisture to keep your skin protected and soft throughout the day. The bottle is good size, so it will last you longer than others.


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