Sharing my best sunscreens for Winter protection today! Remember that time Rihanna dropped a picture of herself wearing some sunscreen in winter? A fan commented, “It’s Winter now!”
Her reply? “It’s the ignorance for me!”
But we can’t blame her fan, can we? Most of us started our skincare journey the same way. We failed to realize that using sunscreens is not just about the times the sun is high up in the sky. It’s an all-year journey.
As the adage goes, never skip sunscreen, whether you’re going out or just staying indoors. With the sunny days in California in full swing all year round, sun care products are my beauty non-negotiables. Most of us are working from home, but did you know that every day we’re being exposed to UVA light—the culprit for premature aging signs, spots, and skin cancer?
Now that I’ve learned, it’s my greatest pleasure to reveal to you my top 5 best sunscreens for Winter Protection… If you have not already, also check out my post about my Winter skin routine using ELEMIS:
If you’re all about that healthy, glowing winter look, then this Fenty Skin Sunscreen is the best product for you. Made by Rihanna herself, the sunscreen is packed with skin-loving ingredients that will help to keep your skin 100% hydrated and protected from the sun’s UV rays.
Aside from the IG-worthy packaging, this multitasking sunscreen is also perfect under makeup. A product that Rihanna can’t live without, this refillable non-comedogenic sunscreen glides invisible and is hydrating as it is protective. Say hello to smooth, glowing, and even-toned skin!
On a grey and cold winter’s day, you should be more worried about UV rays from your phones and other mobile devices. What better way to shield yourself than with your EltaMD Sunscreen. This particular sunscreen provides the perfect protection for normal and acne prone skins.
Some sunscreens would leave an ashy residue when applied, so I usually go for sheer, untinted sunscreen formulas. Aside from that, this oil-free sunscreen also offers broad protection to shield sensitive skin from harmful UVA & UVB rays and is infused with non-comedogenic ingredients that don’t clog your pores nor cause acne.
This mineral sunscreen from Biossance works perfectly on even the most sensitive skin. It not only calms sun-stressed skin. It also leaves it deeply hydrated and fresh. The best part is that it tones the skin fast without leaving any white cast.
If you want glowing skin sans the shine, this is one of your best bets. Thanks to its vegan ingredients like zinc oxide, water lily, and sugarcane-derived squalene, this sunscreen easily blends to the skin and leaves a healthy dewy finish.
With Dr. Jart, you can only wish the bottle was bigger. This sunscreen is suitable for every day and every weather. With a mix of nine essential oils, your skin is sure to remain hydrated in all season.
Hands down, my favorite everyday sunscreen! The Dr. Jart+ Every Sun Day Mineral Sunscreen features a well-rounded layer of SPF that’s weightless, waterproof, and keeps redness at bay. It also includes a porous powder ingredient that absorbs oil and sebum—delivering a mattifying effect with each application.
This particular sunscreen flies straight from Japan– home of some of the most potent ingredients in the world. Its lightweight layer leaves no sunscreen cast and keeps your skin moisturized all day long.
This Japanese staple is a mainstay in editors’ and bloggers’ favorite sunscreen lists. I mean, what’s not to love? Its lightweight yet ocean-friendly formula is strong enough to be used at the beach, yet comfortable enough for daily use. Bonus points that it protects our skin from air pollutants and it has a Profense CEL ingredient that prevents oxidation and damage to skin cells.
There you have it- my list of the best sunscreens for Winter protection. Do you have any sunscreens you love and swear by?