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Facial Sunscreens That Do Their Job Without You Noticing

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Sunscreen is an integral part of the ritual of summer, but it’s something that should have a place in your routine even in the depths of winter. It’s for your own good. There are a lot of facial sunscreens on the market, but only a few can give you the sun protection without leaving you with a white cast, greasy skin, or clogged pores.

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And please, wear sunscreen every day. If you don’t wear it as an additional step, at least get a moisturizer that has an SPF in it. You’ll thank me later.

I wear this moisturizer with SPF every day and if I could buy a Costco-sized tub of it, I would. It leaves your skin feeling soft and radiant, doesn’t have the typical sunscreen smell (coconut is for the birds), and because of that it’s my unicorn.

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Lipscreen SPF 50 | Paula’s Choice
Lipscreen SPF 50 | Paula’s Choice
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Look, lips needs SPF too. And if you don’t want any tint or fragrance, just straight sun protection, Paula’s Choice is your answer. This stuff is potent without feeling like you slathered vaseline on your lips. And obviously because it’s fragrance and flavor-free, it’s something you can tell everyone to invest it.


UV Daily Broad-Spectrum SPF 40 | Elta MD
UV Daily Broad-Spectrum SPF 40 | Elta MD
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This Elta MD sunscreen is an office favorite, with most of my female coworkers swearing by it. It’s mattefying but doesn’t dry out your skin, and can be layered under makeup incredibly easy. It also comes in a tinted and un-tinted version so you can easily just wear it alone.

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Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40 | Sephora
Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40 | Sephora
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You’ve probably seen the Facebook and Instagram ads for the Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen. It really is lovely because it’s invisible, weightless, and acts like a primer under makeup.

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Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen | Amazon
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen | Amazon
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This stuff has been at the top of our readers’ lists for a while, and for good reason. It’s light and refreshing, without feeling overly greasy or tacky. And, the line goes all the way up to a 100+ SPF for those of us that want to feel like we’re enjoying the sun, but can’t afford to get any type of exposure.

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