I’ve been asked many times what moisturizers with SPF I recommend and use. I will say, I don’t test SPF for its effectiveness on my own, I let the Environmental Working Group do that professional lab testing stuff. Every year they release their list of the BEST, clean, stable, and highly protective sunscreens, I recommend it as the SPF reference for all.
The EWG just released their 2014 Guide to Sunscreens this month, so here is a selection from their list of THE BEST SPF MOISTURIZERS that are worth us giving a spin.
1/Safe Harbor Natural Suncare Face & Neck Cream SPF 40 2/Desert Essence Gentle Nourishing Day Cream SPF 15 3/Avalon Organics Vitamin C Renewal Moisture Plus Lotion SPF 15 4/Yes To Carrots Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF 15 5/Andalou Naturals BB All In One Beauty Balm SPF 30
1/ COOLA Suncare Plant UV Sunscreen SPF 30 2/Consonant The Perfect Sunscreen SPF 30 3/Marie Veronique Organics Everyday Coverage SPF 30 4/Suntegrity Skincare Natural Moisturizing Sunscreen & Primer SPF 30 5/MDSolarSciences Daily Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF 30
Find out what other sunscreens made the EWG best list for 2014 HERE.
And as always, stay the hell away from sunscreen ingredients oxybenzone and retinyl palmitate, they can mutate into carcinogens in sunlight.
Practice safe sun, everyone!
*Please note these sunscreens are pictured because they made the EWG Best Sunscreens List. There may be some ingredients that some may deem controversial in any of these formulas, please read ingredient lists and chose accordingly to your temperament. I am slightly more lenient when it comes to SPF, I chose high-level, stable UV protection as my priority because of my father’s melanoma history and am willing to let a couple not-so-clean ingredients slip by (only a couple, no more than that).