When you do decide to venture out of your apartment this winter, you’ll still need to save your skin from the elements. And while we’ve written about lots of ways to keep your skin moisturized and protected from the sun — including the best moisturizers for dry skin and the best natural sunscreens — here, we’ve rounded up the best moisturizers with SPF, as praised by the most enthusiastic reviewers on Amazon.
Best-rated moisturizer with SPF
Over 18,000 reviewers give this daily moisturizer a five-star rating thanks to its brightening, hydrating, and gentle formula. In addition to being “not too greasy yet very moisturizing,” this Aveeno moisturizer has also reduced the appearance of dark spots for dozens of reviewers, including one who has reported seeing results “in just a couple weeks’ time,” without any “reaction to it; no redness, irritation or pain, or drying or peeling skin.” This moisturizer even worked its magic on one reviewer who has had large brown patches around their face and ears for years; they were so bad that “my husband always thinks I have dirt on my face.” The results? “No visible age spots or sun damage. I can’t believe it. I completely forgot about them.” It can also help reduce redness and blotchy skin. “It has a way of calming the redness and blotches on my face, and I don’t think I’ll ever stop using it.” And because it contains SPF 15, it’ll stop brown spots from showing up in the first place, too. “Love that it moisturizes and protects my skin from the sun,” another writes. “It absorbs quickly, never leaves my face oily, and I have never had a breakout using this product … I am outside in the pool a lot, and while the rest of my body gets tan, or on some occasions sunburned, my face is protected. And that’s just with one application in the morning.”
Best-rated (less expensive) moisturizer with SPF
“Oh my goodness, this is the stuff right here,” writes one reviewer who is very impressed by this budget-friendly, do-it-all moisturizer. And many reviewers love that it’s both a sunscreen and a moisturizer. “I’m a man who’s lazy to put on both lotion and sunscreen when I go to work, so I sometimes just apply lotion only,” one says, adding, “Other times I forget to apply the sunscreen. I think this product is helpful as it’s two-in-one (lotion and sunscreen). It’s odorless, and easy to apply.” Reviewers also describe it as lightweight, and many even wear it under makeup, like one reviewer who writes, “It has never left a greasy feeling on my skin.” As for its anti-aging benefits, reviewers say they saw some improvements in that category. “Eucerin is excellent at moisturizing without heavy oils and it did diminish some areas that were looking ‘wrinkly and aged,’” one says, while another reports, “The few wrinkles I had under my eyes and on top of my forehead just disappeared.” The only gripe some reviewers have with this product is that the actual sunscreen part of this all-in-one product is a little low, at just SPF 15, but ultimately, it’s a “nice weight, smooth and perfect for face, neck and anywhere on your body.”