The Best Face Moisturizers With SPF
For Oily Skin: Top Pick Under $25
C.O. Bigelow All-in-One Protective Day Lotion SPF 25
This lightweight fluid didn’t overwhelm oily skin with heavy moisturizers. “It doesn’t make my face feel slick or look shiny,” said a tester. And its vitamin C helps even out skin tone.
To buy: Unfortunately, this product is not currently available.
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For Oily Skin: Top Pick Over $25
DDF Ultra-Lite Oil-Free Moisturizing Dew SPF 15
This quick-drying lotion (one tester described it as “non-goopy”) won’t clog pores and leaves skin soft and evenly hydrated. Antioxidant vitamins increase its protection.
To buy: $42, ddfskincare.com.
For Normal Skin: Top Pick Under $25
Purpose Dual Treatment Moisture Lotion SPF 15
The water-based “nonslippery consistency” offered just the right amount of moisture and was undetectable under makeup. “A great all-around moisturizer,” said a tester.
To buy: $9, at drugstores.
For Normal Skin: Top Pick Over $25
Lancôme Aqua Fusion Lotion SPF 15
“This is nice and light,” said one tester. “I don’t feel like I’m wearing sunscreen.” The oil-free formula also contains minerals, including calcium, zinc, and manganese, to promote collagen growth and amino acids to prevent dehydration.
To buy: Unfortunately, this item is no longer available, but find a similar product at lancome-usa.com.
For Dry Skin: Top Pick Under $25
Sonia Kashuk Replenish Essential Face Crème SPF 15
Luxurious and pudding-thick, this cream sloughs away dry patches with gentle beta hydroxy acids. Rich moisturizers hydrate skin, while UVA and UVB blockers protect it.
To buy: $18, target.com for stores.
For Dry Skin: Top Pick Over $25
Laura Mercier Flawless Skin Day Crème SPF 15
This custardlike cream contains argan oil to solve the dry-skin issue and sunblocks and antioxidant green tea for added protection. Testers loved the “subtle scent.”
To buy: $98, Saks Fifth Avenue.
For Sensitive Skin: Top Pick Under $25
VMV Hypoallergenics Creammmy-Rich Intensive Moisture Milk SPF 15
Perfect for skin easily irritated by chemical sunblocks, dyes, or perfumes, this “quick-absorbing, silky” lotion contains none of the above and uses titanium dioxide to shield skin.
To buy: $29 (note: subsequent to our picking this product the price went up from $24), dermstore.com.
For Sensitive Skin: Top Pick Over $25
La Roche-Posay Anthelios SX Daily Moisturizing Cream SPF 15
The “creamy” formula left testers’ skin moisturized “but not greasy,” while the UVA-blocking Mexoryl SX protected skin without any incidence of irritation.
To buy: $34, laroche-posay.us.