Summer is right around the corner, and you know what that means—less clothing, colorful sunglasses, and more time in the sun. And with National Sunscreen Day upon us, we think it’s the perfect time to swap out your regular beauty products for ones that have built-in SPF. Using double-duty products with sunscreen is an essential part of our beauty editors’ routines as it cuts down on time, while still providing them with the right amount of sun protection. So we’re happy to share the exact products with built-in SPF our editors are using. Read on to find out what they’re stocking up on just in time for summer.
There is so much to love about stick foundations. They are chic, portable, and multifunctional—serving as a concealer and contouring tool. After trying out this longwear foundation shaping stick, I can positively say that this product will now be my foundation go-to. Its SPF 27 formula is specifically designed to correct, conceal, and contour, making my life easy, as I don’t have to worry about constantly reaching for different makeup products. It also has a creamy, workable consistency that is easy to blend out with a damp makeup blender. So if you’re looking for a lightweight summer foundation, this should be your pick. - Shauna, Associate Beauty Editor
Despite having oily skin, I absolutely love the radiant look of luminous foundations. The challenge for me is finding a formula that helps create a dewy and glowing look, rather than a greasy one. I’ve met my match with this tinted moisturizer. It provides gorgeous coverage while giving my complexion a natural, glowy, skin-like finish. I constantly get compliments on my skin when I wear this foundation alternative. And it has SPF 19 coverage to add on on top of my daily sunscreen. -Alyssa, Assistant Beauty Editor
For me, there’s nothing worse than feeling cute in the morning only to find my makeup running down my neck by the afternoon. So when it starts to heat up, I take off the layers—including the ones on my face. I like some coverage for my hyperpigmentation and dark circles, so this foundation is the perfect go-to. It has built-in SPF 50 and only requires one layer of product to get full coverage. The hydrating serum also helps the formula glide on smoothly and I find that I can even skip primer and not pay for it in the long run. It’s a must for a skinimalism-embracing beauty like myself. - Shalwah, Senior Beauty Editor
The biggest skin care regret I have is not applying sunscreen every single day in my early twenties, and I wish I would’ve put more effort into it. I’ve learned that sunscreen comes in all different formulas, including SPF moisturizers like this rosy tone option. It has completely changed the game for me because it combines color correction, hydration, and sun protection all in one. I like to use this all over my face after I cleanse and tone, and it leaves me with soft and moisturized skin that is ready for makeup. The best part is that no extra SPF step is required! -Alanna, Assistant Managing Beauty Editor
Full-coverage foundations and thick sunscreens make my oily, acne-prone skin break out, especially when paired with heat and humidity in the summer. In an effort to keep oiliness and blemishes at bay, I gravitate towards lightweight powder formulas in the warmer months. One of my all-time favorite foundations to use in the summer is this mineral powder pick because it gives me a flawless finish while, most importantly, protecting my skin from the sun with SPF 19. The powder also comes with an attached brush, perfect for tossing in your bag and reapplying on the go. -Caitlyn, Assistant Beauty Editor
Photo Credit: Shalwah Evans, Alyssa Kaplan, Shauna Beni, Caitlyn Martyn