In such hot days, protecting your face from photoaging is more important than ever. Wearing broad-spectrum sunblock is ideal, but if you find yourself missing that extra step there’s now a plethora of SPF makeup on the market. “At this point, there’s no excuse for not using a product with sunscreen—cosmetic companies have gotten so savvy, most formulas have at least SPF 15,” says dermatologist Elizabeth Tanzi, MD.Here, new and noteworthy makeup to keep you covered.
Skin Tone: Fair
“The less pigment you have in the skin, the higher your risk of getting skin cancer and prematurely aging,” says Tanzi, noting that “if a blond-haired, blue-eyed woman were to get burned in 10 minutes without any sunscreen, using SPF 15 will give her 15 times the protection; in theory, she would burn in 150 minutes instead of 10.”
“Powder sunscreens are water resistant and offer a little bit of coverage as well,” says Tanzi. One to try: Chantecaille Protection Naturelle SPF 46. The super high SPF will keep your creamy complexion from turning an unsightly red.
The eyes are the windows to the soul—and can also age you beyond your years. Put off crow’s feet and preserve the delicate skin around your peepers with Colorescience Sunforgettable Mineral Powder Eyescreen SPF 30.
Your lips can burn too! Keep your pucker kissable with Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25 in the new perfect-for-summer Grapefruit & Ginger flavor.
Keep fine, highlighted strands light and bright with Kérastase Soleil Huile Céleste spray, which debuted this month. The shimmery liquid is packed with UVA and UVB filters.
Skin Tone: Medium
Olive complexions are not as easily burned by the sun but “it’s still important to protect your skin, no matter what color it is,” says Chapas. “I find that my Asian and Hispanic patients are prone to freckling and the best way to avoid this is to use sunscreen regularly.”
Boscia B.B. Cream SPF 27 is big in Japan—and starting in May it will be available stateside at Sephora. Infused with licorice root to brighten dark spots, the moisturizing solution self-adjusts to your skin shade.
Smoothing and de-puffing,Dermalogica Total Eye Care SPF 15 also contains shimmery, optical light diffusers to obscure dark circles (score!).
The new Kiss of Hope Lip Treatment SPF 15 from Philosophy imparts the perfect sheer pink hue.
Apply TreSemmé’s newClimate Control Moussepost-shower and your hair will thank you: Besides UV blockers, it also contains olive oil and keratin.
Skin Tone: Dark
“Sun exposure through the years can cause those with darker complexions to develop uneven skin tone,” says Tanzi. “This discoloration over time is a big issue for women of color—once that blotchiness sets in, it’s really difficult to treat.”
“Alpha-hydroxy acid peels are great because they exfoliate the skin and help reduce excess pigmentation,” says Chapas, “but they also make skin more sensitive to the sun, which is another reason to wear SPF in your moisturizer and makeup.”
Clinique’s new Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 comes in a range of shades, including those on the darker side of the spectrum.
Botanical-based with soy and vitamin E, the new Sue Devitt Microquatic Bioluminescence SPF 20concealer gives eyes a youthful appearance. Bonus: Like Clinique’s moisturizer, it’s also available in deeper colors.
Fresh Sugar Honey Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15tastes as good as it sounds and leaves lips a sweet rosy-beige.
If your mane is thick and/or curly, this leave-in conditioner is for you!Macadamia Natural Oil Leave-In Cream gives natural UV protection and makes hair silky.