Best Moisturizers with Sunscreen

(Last Updated On: September 27, 2018)

This could be a sensitive proposition. You will have to find the right moisturizer that will hydrate the skin and at the same time keep it protected from the damaging rays of the sun. The sun can dry out the skin, burn the skin, and with too much exposure cause the ultimate negative skin condition-skin cancer. The product must, repeat must have a strong SPF rating to protect the skin from the sun’s rays. It should be able to reflect the sun rays off the face not allowing the damaging rays to absorb into the skin. If the sun rays are allowed to absorb into the skin the skin will become damaged at the deepest levels. Age spots, sunspots, and early signs of aging will begin to develop. On the flip side, if you do find a moisturizer that has a weak SPF rating about the only thing it will do is moisturize the skin but it will not protect the skin from the damaging rays of the sun.

Any moisture weak-rated SPF-rated moisturizer retains will be negated by the skin absorbing the heat and radiation from the sun. We don’t want to pound skin cancer too much in this article but we all know what happens to skin that has been exposed to the UVA and UVB rays of the sun for years-skin cancer. If one does develop skin cancer then all types of extensive and expensive treatments will follow to cure the skin cancer. It may come down to having the cancer cells surgically removed which means scars will be left on the skin. Next, plastic surgery will be performed to correct the scarring tissue. This will end up costing a person a lot of money. So, this is why the article was written to help people find the best moisturizers with powerful sunscreen properties. We don’t want anyone to damage their skin or develop skin cancer from overexposure to the sun. At the same time, we want people to be able to go out and safely have fun under the sun.

DRMTLGY Facial Moisturizer with Clear Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 45 ir?t=balancemebeau 20&l=li3&o=1&a=B077MVGNXP - Best Moisturizers with Sunscreen

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Benefits and Uses: The product type can be safely used on all skin types. The formula is free of scent, oil, and paraben-free. It will leave no residue on the skin. The product offers broad-spectrum protection against the UVA and UVB rays of the sun and it provides long-lasting hydration without the skin feeling like cement. The product will not leave an oily film or residue on the skin either. The ingredients in the product are supposed to hydrate the skin, make the skin look supple, and fade thin lines and wrinkles. The product is said to be favored by dermatologists and the company has a 60-day money back guarantee. The product has a strong rating of SPF 45 which is good protection against the sun.

protection against the sun

Feedback: The company claims that they have thousands of satisfied customers but there were only 55 reviews written about the product. I would not say this is thousands of customers though. Someone is not facing the reality that 55 reviews doesn’t equate to thousands of reviews. The first official customer says the product hydrates the skin extremely well. They need sunscreen because of Epiduo (which is supposed to be a treatment for severe acne.) The customer has extremely dry skin but this product doesn’t dry out the skin. The product is $19.00 which the customer thinks is a decent deal. The customer rated the product at 5-stars. They will keep buying the product as long ass it is marketed. The customer says they are an albino and they know sunscreens well.

This sunscreen went on easily for the customer and it did not smell bad like others have. The customer says in the Southern California sun the product prevents even the slightest of burns. The customer has to use a sunscreen that really works hard because of their albino-colored skin. They like the ease of application and the product package is efficient. The fact it has no harsh chemicals the customer likes. They say that harsh chemicals are as bad as sunburn as far as damaging the skin. I do not know that those harsh chemicals can really damage the skin like sunburn can. This seems unrealistic that harmful chemicals can damage the skin like sunburn. I have never heard of harmful chemicals damaging skin like this customer says it can.

The client claims they apply the product once and the sunscreen lasts all day to protect the skin. It applies easily and does not have a bad scent. The customer says it has has a 2-1 function because it functions as a moisturizer and a sunscreen. The customer says it does not smell like the dumped a whole bottle on the face and they say a little bit goes a long way. Their skin feels as soft as velvet. The customer rated the product at 5-stars. I find it hard to conceive that the customer applied the product only once and t lasted all day.

Usually, you have to re-apply the product a few times throughout the day. The customer says the product has met all of their needs. It is a large-sized bottle 2 ounces for $20.00 which you will find in the drugstore. It has all the ingredients the customer wanted in her product. It works very well under her makeup which is a must for her. She will buy the product again. She really did not say why the product worked well for her. It is good she can wear it under her makeup but what else is the product doing that is benefitting her skin. She will buy it again and she gave the product a 5-star rating which is the highest rating a product will receive. But why did she like the product so much?

The client bought the product because of the healthy reviews it received but the product did not work for the customer. The client says when applying the product it leaves a white film on the skin. The customer says the product is a sunscreen, not a moisturizer. But the customer is wrong because it is a moisturizer/sunscreen it says so right on the product description that it is a moisturizer and a sunscreen. It could be the customer applied the product wrong like they applied too much product to the skin. I believe there was no mention of the product leaving a white film in any of the other reviews. Typically, if you rub the sunscreen into the skin it will not leave a white film.

La Roche-Posay Anthelios SX Daily Face Sunscreen Moisturizer with SPF 15

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Benefits and Uses: The product is supposed to be award-winning according to the company. But the awards are not listed in the product description. It offers protection from the UVA/UVB rays from the sun. It really works well on short rays of the sun. It offers 24-hour hydration which seems like an exaggeration. It may be applied under makeup and it is recommended it be applied 15 minutes before you go outdoors. It can be used on the face on a daily basis.

Feedback: The customer has extremely fair skin and red hair. She jokes if she looks at indoor lighting she will burn. She applies the product before she puts her makeup on. The skin burns mainly around the ears and the face. She did some research on the product and decided to use this one. She says a little bit covers a lot of skin. She says she uses it only on her face because it is the prime burn area as we mentioned before.

Also, the product is expensive and she wants to make it last. She speculates the product will last her all summer. On a Sunday she says she went to a baseball game outside in the morning, she mowed the lawn in the afternoon, and then she barbequed in the early evening. She applied the product in the morning and she did not touch-up for the rest of the day. The product lasted all day and she did not experience any burns on the face or ears. She does concede the SPF rating of 15 is weak. It is very weak to protect the skin from the sun. She says the product doubles as a moisturizer as well.

The client is very medium-skinned as far as sensitivity is concerned. She always uses sunscreen and has a specific beauty regimen she uses daily. This product allows her to use many other products with it. The product has a weak SPF rating as she mentions. She says the price is high ($35.00 per tube) but the product is worth the higher price. The price is not justified because the SPF rating is so weak. The product applies lightly and quickly and it absorbs into the skin which allows the product not to leave a white film. At first, the product does not leave a greasy film on the skin and it allows you to still carry on with your beauty routine.

This is an odd review for sure. The client claims they can taste the product and it does not taste very good. The client purposely kept the product from the mouth on the second application. The client writes she washed the hands thoroughly after she rubbed the product into her skin. She says that she could taste the product again which means it had to be absorbed into the cheeks and through the face to the mouth. She was wondering if this was the case and if the product was toxic. This is very bizarre because, in all honesty, it is physically impossible for the moisturizer to absorb through the cheeks into the mouth. It sounds like the customer is extremely fearful. There is just no way that the product would absorb into the cheeks and travel into the mouth. She has never experienced this with another moisturizer and she did not experience this with this moisturizer. This review has no selling value for potential customers. This may be a fake review besides this is the weirdest review I have ever read. I put absolutely no stock in this review. Obviously, the company did not pay this customer to write this review because this review puts the company and its product in a very bad light.

Neutrogena Healthy Defense Daily Moisturizer With Broad Spectrum Spf 50

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Benefits and Uses: The product contains 1.7 ounces of product. This is not very much product for $24.00 a tube. It hydrates all day and protects against aging signs caused by the sun. It has an SPF rating of 50 which is very good protection from the sun’s rays.

Feedback: The customer works outside and soaks in a lot of sun. The customer is hoping the product will help her acne because she does have the acne-prone skin. She would like some help with hyperpigmentation. The customer uses the sunscreen instead of usual sunscreen because it applies lighter and feels less greasy on the face. It washes off easy when the customer has to go to class. It always gets into the customer’s eyes so she rated it at 4-stars. It gets in her eyes a lot when she is not careful. This sounds like user error and not product error that the lotion is always getting in her eyes.

The customer has sensitive skin and was looking for a moisturizer that would not irritate the skin. The customer tried this product twice and it burned the skin. The customer thought she was buying a product for “sensitive” skin. She realized the three pack was for sensitive skin and the one she bought was not for sensitive skin. She says she was deceived into the thinking it was for sensitive skin. She ordered it online because it says it said it was for sensitive skin. She tried the product and it burned her skin so she took a closer look at the product label. She could not find the word sensitive anywhere on the label. She tells customers to read the labels carefully to make sure they are getting what they ordered.

The customer says the package was listed as 2 units but he only received one unit. He gave the product a 3-star rating. This is the second time a customer has complained about false or misleading advertising. The company needs to address these advertising issues as they are very blatant errors. These errors could cost the company customers. These are not minor issues but major advertising miscues.

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Block Island Organics – Natural Face Moisturizer SPF 30 with Clear Zinc 

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Benefits and Uses: The product won the “best moisturizer” award three years in a row from 2016-2018. This is what the company claims. The sunscreen contains no chemical filters but the filters are all natural. Therefore your skin will be protected from the sun naturally. It is safe to be used by men and women. The SPF rating is supposed to decrease the risk of skin cancer and sunburn. But still, SPF rating of 30 is not that strong. It will decrease the risk of aging as well. It can be worn under makeup and it is safe to use on all skin types even sensitive skin. It is American made and it has not been tested on animals. The animals complained that the SPF rating of the product which is 30 was too weak for the animals. They were concerned they may get a sunburn because the protection was too weak.

Feedback: The customer had tried other natural sunscreens but they did not work. She tried this product in the morning knowing she would be sitting in the sun all day at a baseball game. After the game, she had no sunburn and she really likes the product. It washes off easy and it applies to the skin easily.

Vidi Skin Care Intense Face Moisturizer with SPF 30

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Benefits and Uses: The product will treat age spots, wrinkles, freckles, and dark spots. It will protect against aging and it is a non-oily and non-greasy formula. It sets up an invisible barrier to protect the skin all day. It is made in America in an FDA approved facility.

Feedback: The product has worked very well for the customer’s skin. The customer has very sensitive skin and she has used moisturizers in the past that have made her skin break out in bumps. This moisturizer has not reacted with her skin at all and she applies it before she puts on her makeup. She says she will definitely use the product again. Another customer says she has been using it but so far it has done nothing for her skin.


We have investigated some quality moisturizers with sunscreen elements in them. Some had weak SPF ratings while others had strong SPF ratings that offered good protection from the harmful rays of the sun. Some of the products offered very low SPF ratings as was mentioned before. One moisturizer, in particular, had an SPF rating of only 15 which is hardly any protection against the UVA and UVB rays of the sun. But there is surely a product in the list that will meet your needs.


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Written by Irina Radosevic MD
Irina graduated from the University of Belgrade, School of Medicine as a Doctor of Medicine (MD) and spent over 3 years working in the Clinical Hospital Center Zvezdara, in the Department of Emergency Medicine. She also undertook a postgraduate in Cardiology from the same University and had previously worked for over a year as a Physician and Nutritionist Dietitian for the Fitness club Green Zone. She eventually left her chaotic but fulfilling job in the ER to pursue her passion of writing, travelling and mountain climbing which has included writing a first aid course for the alpine club of Belgrade. Irina currently works as a VA for PintMedia focusing on medical and travel writing. Feel free to connect with Irina on LinkedIn and FaceBook. Her CV can be seen here.