Be honest: On any given morning, you’ve likely got time to apply a maximum of three products to your face. Mascara and lip color are non-negotiable, but what to use to protect and--just as important--perfect your complexion? We vote for an SPF that also makes your skin look better--and so do three SoCal companies whose products go above and beyond the call of beauty.
Like full coverage? Opt for Redondo Beach-based Suntegrity’s 5-in-1 tinted sunscreen ($45). It treats, hydrates, protects, primes and covers the skin. We swear by this miracle worker, which comes in five tones. Find a match for your skin at Beverly Boulevard’s The Detox Market and wear it instead of foundation.
Light coverage? San Diego’s Coola Face SPF 30 Unscented Face Tint ($36) has a line-smoothing matte finish. Its evening-primrose and flaxseed oils improve skin’s elasticity. The super-faint hue works alone or under foundation.
Imperceptible coverage? West L.A.-based brand Radical Skincare Skin Perfecting Screen SPF 30 ($55) uses encapsulated diamond powder to soften the look of wrinkles and blemishes. It’s colorless and won’t sting your eyes during even the sweatiest spin class.