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Derm- and editor-approved moisturizers with SPF to keep your skin safe and hydrated

These non-greasy formulas are the sun protection products your skin needs — trust us.
We asked the experts on which SPF moisturizers they'd recommend to their patients.
We asked the experts on which SPF moisturizers they'd recommend to their patients.Sydney Shaffer / Getty Images

While it may feel like we're always being told to add a new product to our skin care routine, everyone should be using at least three basics: cleanser, moisturizer and sunscreen. We add more depending on the issues we are tacking and the skin goals we'd like to achieve. The skin care market is a massive place with thousands of products, so it's no surprise that there are products that do double duty.

A moisturizer with SPF is one of those products. There are a plethora of them on the market, but a SPF hydrator might be one of the most important products to include in your routine. After all, using sun protection is vital for preventing premature aging.

It can be overwhelming to sift through all the options available, so we decided to ask the experts for some help. Here, we’ve rounded up all the SPF moisturizers that top dermatologists actually recommend to their patients.

Expert-recommended SPF moisturizers | Editor picks | How we chose | Meet the experts

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Best moisturizers with SPF

Dermatologist-recommended SPF moisturizers

CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion

What we like
  • Hydrates skin
  • Lightweight
Something to note
  • May leave white cast

Size: 3.0 fl oz. | Notable ingredients: Hyaluronic acid, zinc oxide, homosalate, meradimate, octinoxate, octocrylene

If you know about CeraVe, then you already know that it’s a brand you can trust when it comes to gentle lotions and creams.

“This one in particular is tried-and-true, affordable and effective,” says Chicago dermatologist, Dr. Omer Ibrahim. “It offers a SPF of 30, and with its ceramides — the skin’s natural lipids that help moisturize and repair the skin barrier — and hyaluronic acid, it stands out as a great emollient for the skin.”

Additionally, a low level of niacinamide functions as an antioxidant.

Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer SPF 30

What we like
  • Helps soften skin
  • Great coverage
Something to note
  • Reviewers mixed on scent

Size: 2.3 fl oz. | Notable ingredients: Octocrylene, homosalate, octisalate, avobenzone

People with hyperpigmentation should try this moisturizer. “The soy helps with the pigment and the SPF is a must,” explains New York City dermatologist Dr. Dhaval Bhanusali. It’s also a favorite of Shop TODAY production coordinator Camryn Privette.

As a bonus, this formula is oil-free, hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic, meaning it won’t clog pores.

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Double Repair Face Moisturizer UV SPF 30

What we like
  • Not greasy
  • Lightweight
Something to note
  • Reviews are mixed on smell

Size: 3.38 fl oz. | Notable ingredients: Avobenzone, homosalate, octisalate, octocrylene

According to Ibrahim, this La Roche-Posay SPF moisturizer is oil-free, non-comedogenic and good for all skin types.

“The product combines niacinamide, glycerin, ceramide and prebiotic thermal water to adequately hydrate the skin and restore its natural barrier, while providing the SPF protection you need,” he notes.

Unsun Mineral Tinted Face Sunscreen

What we like
  • Lightweight
  • Provides nice glow
Something to note
  • May leave white cast

Size: 1.7 fl oz. | Notable ingredients: Zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, vitamin C, olive oil, aloe vera

Mineral sunscreens are a better alternative to chemical sunscreens, especially if you have sensitive skin,” says Obioha. “I recommend the Unsun Mineral Tinted Face Sunscreen if you’re looking for a product that will provide some light coverage while also offering SPF protection.”

Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40

What we like
  • No white cast
  • Smooth on skin
  • Nice smell
Something to note
  • May make skin oily

Size: 1.7 fl oz. | Notable ingredients: Red algae, frankincense, meadowfoam seed complex, avobenzone, homosalate, octisalate, octocrylene

For those who hate feeling like they have sunscreen on, Bhanusali recommends this option by Supergoop. “It truly absorbs right into the skin,” he says. Plus, it’s completely invisible and scentless — unlike most SPF options out there.

EltaMD UV Daily Broad-Spectrum SPF 40

What we like
  • Gives skin nice glow
  • Good for sensitive skin
Something to note
  • May smell strong

Size: 1.7 fl oz. | Notable ingredients: Zinc oxide, octinoxate

“This product is sheer, lightweight and with its healthy dose hyaluronic acid, boosts skin hydration,” Ibrahim says. “It also contains vitamin E, which acts as an antioxidant that, over time, helps reduce signs of aging.”

It's also a shopper favorite with a near-perfect average rating from almost 800 Dermstore reviewers and over 1,200 LovelySkin reviewers.

Colorescience Sunforgettable Total Protection Face

What we like
  • Provides great coverage
  • Not greasy
Something to note
  • May be heavy

Size: 1.8 fl oz. | Notable ingredients: Zinc oxide

For a sheer sunscreen that works on all skin types and tones, this is a great option.

"This sunscreen will give your skin a really beautiful lit-from-within glow, while still providing the essential SPF protection,” says Los Angeles-based dermatologist Dr. Onyeka Obioha. “It is also great to use under foundation."'

Editor-favorite SPF moisturizers

Olay Complete UV365 Daily Moisturizer with Sunscreen

What we like
  • Lightweight
  • Absorbs quickly
Something to note
  • May make skin oily

Size: 6.0 fl oz. | Notable ingredients: Glycerin, polyethylene, homosalate, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene

Branded commerce senior editor Francesca Cocchi says she's been using this moisturizer with SPF for years and loves it. It offers broad-spectrum protection with SPF 15 and contains antioxidants alongside vitamins E, B3 and C. This formula is designed for normal skin types and the brand says it's oil-free, non-greasy and non-comedogenic.

Biore UV Aqua Rich SPF 30

What we like
  • No white cast
  • Not greasy
  • Absorbs quickly
Something to note
  • Runny when dispensed

Size: 1.7 fl oz. | Notable ingredients: Homosalate, octisalate, octocrylene, avobenzone

"Just like its name describes, this SPF moisturizer practically feels weightless on my skin," says senior editor Jess Bender. "I’ve been trying this out since I grabbed a sample from work and I’ve been extremely pleased by how hydrating it is (thanks, hyaluronic acid!) without feeling greasy and how easy it is to layer with the rest of my morning skin care and daytime makeup," she explains.

Commerce editor Amanda Fama can't get enough of Biore's weightless moisturizer with SPF 50. "The formula is so lightweight and hydrating that it feels like high-quality moisturizer, but the added SPF 50 sets it apart. It smells amazing, too," she says.

How we chose the best moisturizers with SPF

The Shop TODAY team rounded up the best moisturizers with SPF by enlisting the product recommendations of three board-certified dermatologists. We also filtered our searches for top-rated products and read through hundreds of verified shopper reviews on multiple retailer websites.

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