Multifunction Sun Protection
Moisturizers with SPF are sun care products that are typically designed for daily use in order to protect skin from sunburn. Products with broad-spectrum protection can also shield the skin from the form of ultraviolet (UV) radiation that causes the skin to age and is responsible for the development of many forms of skin cancer.
An SPF moisturizer can be applied after the cleansing and treatment steps of your daily regimen just like a conventional moisturizer, eliminating the need for you to use an extra product to get the benefits of sun protection. Like all moisturizers, SPF products provide hydration to the skin to promote healthy tissue and help the complexion remain supple and smooth.
SPF Levels for Every Need
One of the main differences between moisturizers with SPF is the Sun Protection Factor ratings of the products. The higher the SPF rating is, the more of the sun's UVB rays a product reflects or absorbs. Doctors typically recommend that people with fairer complexions choose products with higher SPF levels, while those with darker skin can often receive adequate protection from formulas with lower SPF levels.
If you have a history of skin cancer or use any type of product or medication that makes you more likely to develop sunburn, you may require more SPF protection regardless of your skin tone. Your doctor can help you decide which SPF level is right for your needs.
Matching Solutions to Your Skin Type
Facial moisturizers with SPF are made to meet the needs of different skin types. You can find products that are non-comedogenic and oil free for oily, acne-prone and combination skin and formulas that provide extra hydration for drier complexions.
Some moisturizers with SPF have therapeutic ingredients that address skin imperfections while they hydrate and protect the complexion. There are anti-aging moisturizers that minimize fine lines, brightening moisturizers that boost radiance and other options available to help you get added benefits from your moisturizer. back to top »