Since we’re experiencing a major heatwave across the country right now, it seems only apropos to bring you our 2012 edition of the best sunscreens for face! Below, our favorite products to keep your face glowing and protected even when it’s 105 degrees. Just don’t forget to reapply every couple hours for maximum protection!
BB Creams and Tinted Moisturizers
What is a BB cream, you may ask? Only one of the most ingenious product inventions on the market right now! Part moisturizer, part primer, part foundation and part sunblock, they do everything from cover blemishes to–duh–protect your skin from the sun. These two, plus a fab tinted moisturizer, really do the job.
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30 Sunscreen/PA+++
This tinted moisturizer comes in a ton of colors perfect for every skin tone, smells divine, blends easily and quickly into the skin, and contains seawater to restore hydration to the skin.
$42 at lordandtaylor.com
Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector B.B. Cream
From the SPF 15 protection to the gorgeous finish left on the skin, this BB cream really does the trick.
$11.04 at ulta.com
Maybelline Dream Fresh BB 8-in-1- Beauty Balm Skin Perfector
Creamy, lush and makes your skin look radiant. What more could you want?
$6.99 at target.com
True Facial Sunscreens
Available in a wide array of price points and SPF levels, these sunblocks really get the job done no matter what kind of protection you’re after.
Chanel UV Essentiel Multi-Protection Daily UV Care SPF 50
If you really want to make sure your skin stays pristine, SPF 50 is the way to go. And Chanel? It doesn’t get more luxurious than that.
$52 at chanel.com
Lather Daily Defense Facial Sunscreen
A little definitely goes a long way with this sunscreen, which is formulated with botanical extracts and protects the skin from UVA and UVB rays.
$24 at lather.com
Arcona Reozone 40
This sunscreen’s light tint adds a gorgeous subtle glow to the skin after applying, while the SPF 40 keeps it from burning in the most harmful of rays.
$28 at beauty.com
La Prairie Sun Protection Emulsion Face
Not only does this sunscreen sink into skin without looking or feeling greasy, it leaves behind a subtle shimmer. So pretty.
$95 at bergdorfgoodman.com
Bioelements Sun Diffusing Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Sunscreen
The SPF 15 protection is just enough to keep your skin safe, but enough to let you get a little color. Safely, of course.
$39 at bioelements.com
Moisturizers with SPF
For days when your skin needs a little extra hydration–and you don’t want to wear both moisturizer and sunscreen–these moisturizers are the way to go, because they’re all formulated with SPF!
Dermalogica Solar Defense Booster SPF 50
Vitamins C and E combine with green tea and grapeseed extracts to make skin feel conditioned, soft and smooth.
$48 at dermalogica.com
Fresh Soy Moisturizing Cream SPF 20
This moisturizer makes the skin glisten and smells absolutely divine, thanks to jojoba seed oils and sea lavender extract.
$42 at beauty.com
CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion AM
Apply this moisturizer every morning and not only will it be protected with SPF 30, it will hydrate your skin with hyaluronic acid and ceramides.
$13.99 at dermstore.com
Kaplan MD Daily Moisture SPF 30 Concentrate
Everything about this moisturizer is luxuriously divine, from the ombre glass bottle to the rich formula.
$185 at neimanmarcus.com