With summer in full swing, the beauty closet is filled with countless new sun care products so we can test the latest and greatest formulas. While I love trying out new sunscreens for the beach, we really need to be talking about the ones to wear all year round (because let’s be honest, we’re not packing on Waterproof Sport SPF 60 to head to work). One formula in particular that comes to mind is the Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Sunscreen Lotion line—it’s a go-to product from a trusted brand and it’s still a must-have for beauty editors everywhere.
Think of the formula more as a daily moisturizer—not only does this sunscreen lotion provide effective broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection against pre-mature aging, burning and skin cancer, it also offers 24-hour hydration and comes in SPF 30, SPF 45 and SPF 60. SPF 60 feels a little more rich, but all of them are lightweight, absorb quickly and leave a pleasant scent behind (not the familiar beachy sunscreen smell). In case you need a little refresher, this post explains what SPF actually means (and just as importantly—what it doesn’t mean)!
Protect + Hydrate Sunscreen Lotion contains Aveeno’s signature Active Naturals colloidal oatmeal to soothe irritation and hydrate dry skin, just like their nourishing skincare products. It’s also oil-free and won’t clog pores, so you can use it on your face or your body!
This particular formula is great to keep in your purse all year round. The slim tube fits easily into most handbags or toiletry bags. I particularly like using it as a hand cream (hands need SPF protection too!) throughout the day, and it’s great to pop on your arms and shoulders if the sunny weather pulls you onto a patio in the afternoon. It’s a fabulous on-the-go formula for touch-ups, but also as a moisturizer before applying your makeup.
Don’t wait until it’s stifling hot and sunny outside to think about sun protection—you’ll be surprised how easy it is to wear sunscreen when it feels this great.
Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Sunscreen Lotion retails for $13.97 and can be purchased at drugstores and online at Walmart.shop this story