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SPF Beauty Bonanza, Part I: Facial Moisturizers

In honor of Sun Safety Week (June 8th-14th), I've decided to bring you a five-post series on beauty products that contain SPF. And I'm not talking SPF 4, 6, or 8, I'm talking the big numbers to keep your looks preserved, your skin protected and your body healthy and happy. Today's topic is facial moisturizers and below are three great products that have piqued my interest. What's your favorite SPF lotion?


I haven't tried anything from Ahava except for their Purifying Dead Sea Mask and I loved it, so when I heard that they launched a line of Mineral Sun Care products I was intrigued, especially with the Anti-Aging Moisturizer with SPF 50 ($25). It claims to guard your skin from both UVA and UVB rays and it's formulated for sensitive skin.


Last Summer, Kiehl's launched the UV Protective Face and Body Sunscreens with SPF 20 ($32.50), which I love. The big news is that they've already released the same version but with SPF 50 overseas and plan to launch it in the US next year — how's that for early buzz!

The sun creams are formulated with Mexoryl technology to ensure that UVA and UVB rays are blocked from penetrating your skin. They are photostable, non-greasy, fragrance-free and sweat resistant, however, they are lightweight in texture so they won't clog your pores.

For one more facial moisturizer with SPF, read more.


This Protect & Glow Sun Kit from Lancome ($55) is all you'll need for gorgeous and sun-safe skin this summer. Inside of the plastic beach-friendly bag you'll find three products — an SPF 50 Sunscreen for Face and Body, an illuminating body butter (great for after sun) and best of all, a Sôleil Ultra Expert Sun Care SPF 50 Sunscreen for the Face. This gentle moisturizer hydrates, firms, soothes and protects skin for up to eight hours. Also, you're getting a great value since the products actually add up to $75 if you were to buy them separately.

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