10 Moisturizers with SPF 30 Under $30
Protecting your skin from the sun shouldn’t have you dipping into your 401(k)—and if you want to enjoy retirement and look good doing it, you’re going to want to invest in solid SPF products. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: SPF 30 on a daily basis is a must. Lucky for you, we’ve rounded up the ten best moisturizers with SPF 30 under $30. You can now soak up the sun and save for your retirement home in Boca at the same damn time.
1. No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Day Cream SPF 30
If your skin is already on its way to maturity, this day cream is a thicker formula that’s ready to work hard to reduce deep and fine lines currently in place while protecting your skin from future damage. Plus, it has firming agents meant to improve skin’s elasticity. It’s basically working a double shift so you can leave the house without worrying about sunburn.
2. Olay Regenerist Whip Face Moisturizer SPF 40
Olay’s moisturizer game is strong, so it’s no wonder the brand also excels at sunscreen. This must-have offers that much-needed sun protection without weighing you down. The unique whip formula transforms from a cream to liquid on contact for quick (and breathable) absorption. Thanks to SolaSheer Technology, it’ll protect your skin from UVA/UVB rays while moisturizing and nourishing skin. Oh, and did we mention it’s non-greasy and oil-free?
3. Aveeno Positively Radiant Sheer Daily Moisturizer SPF 30
Breathability is Aveeno’s motto, and this is one of the only moisturizers on our list that boasts about healing dry winter skin. Yes, there’s sun in the winter, and yes, UVA and UVB rays penetrate clouds. Its total soy complex reduces dark spots and evens tone without getting greasy or clogging pores.
4. Mario Badescu Oil Free Moisturizer SPF 30
As one of the brand’s best sellers, Mario Badescu’s Oil Free Moisturizer with SPF 30 brings green tea extract to the table. Adding this product to your daily routine is said to increase skin hydration and decrease signs of aging—including acne marks, which is incredible because acne-prone skin can be extra sensitive to both sunshine and sunscreen.
5. RoC Multi-Correxion 5-in-1 Anti-Aging Cream SPF 30
This moisturizer touts the importance of also slathering SPF on your neck and chest (or your décolletage, if you’re fancy). As an anti-aging product, it uses “exclusive Hexinol technology” to shrink fine lines. As a moisturizer, it infuses dry skin with vitamin E to give you a healthy glow. After four weeks, RoC claims users see younger-looking skin.
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6. Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Ultra-Sheer Daily Defense SPF 30
Though this product works wonders on oily skin (it mattifies and keeps oil in check), it’s also well suited for combination or dry skin as it uses vitamin C, aloe, green tea and panthenol—a provitamin of B5—to deeply hydrate and restore skin.
7. Burt’s Bees Renewal Day Lotion SPF 30
This Burt’s Bees day lotion absorbs quickly so it can get all 98.9% of its natural ingredients into your skin for ultimate hydration and protection. Tell us when to stop: cell plumping, moisture-locking, skin firming, wrinkle smoothing…OK, we’re stopping ourselves so we can go buy some right now.
8. La Roche-Posay Toleriane Double Repair Face Moisturizer SPF 30
Formulated with prebiotic thermal water, ceramide-3, niacinamide (vitamin B3) and glycerin, this SPF 30 moisturizer works in two ways: First, it replenishes moisture for up to 48-hour hydration and secondly, it helps restore skin’s natural protective barrier. It’s oil-free and lightweight so you don’t have to worry about clogging your pores. Tip: It can also be used on your hands, which are prone to sun spots.
9. Acure Radically Rejuvenating SPF 30 Day Cream
A 100 percent vegan face cream with Reef-Safe zinc sun protection, and that’s full of nourishing botanicals like turmeric, ferulic acid and vitamin C, which are formulated to help your skin look its best at any age. We also love this cream because it’s free from parabens, sulfates, mineral oil, petrolatum and formaldehyde. What more could you ask for?
10. Elta MD UV Daily Facial Sunscreen Broad-Spectrum SPF 40
A broad-spectrum face sunscreen that’s made for anyone with normal or combination skin, and even post-procedure. The hyaluronic acid boosts moisture retention and helps to diminish fine lines. And antioxidant protection combats free radicals so you might want to stock up on a bottle...or three.