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What’s the Best Sunscreen for Dry Skin?

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You may have given up on your quest to find a sunscreen for dry skin that doesn’t leave your skin feeling even drier, but please don’t! We have some really great options up ahead…

Traditional sunscreens usually don’t play well with dry skin. That’s because a lot of the SPF out there isn’t formulated with skincare goals in mind…but here at Supergoop!, we make our sunscreens work as hard as a great moisturizer or serum, with the added benefit of sun protection. Just keep reading to discover the best options for dry skin.

The SPF moisturizer that does it all: Superscreen SPF 40

Superscreen Daily Moisturizer is the ultimate SPF-spiked cream for those with dry, dehydrated skin. We created this moisturizer to provide a huge dose of hydration and broad spectrum SPF 40 protection to boot. The texture resembles a whipped, silky cream that seeps quickly into skin, infusing it with intense moisture, thanks to a formula that contains blue-green algae, which contains naturally-occurring moisturizing properties. Superscreen is an awesome everyday sunscreen because it acts as the best base to start off your day — while also protecting your skin from UVA and UVB rays, as well as infrared radiation and pollution.

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The makeup-gripping primer that won’t dry out skin: Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40

If you’re wondering how you can slip SPF into your makeup-heavy routine, Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40 is the answer. This is our best-selling SPF primer for good reason. It works on all skin types, and also works particularly well for dry skin because it’s not drying. Instead of leaving a matte finish like many traditional primers, Unseen leaves a natural, slightly glowy finish that also acts as a hydration barrier…meaning it locks your moisturizer in, while also gripping onto the makeup that you apply directly after.

An amazing sunscreen for an active lifestyle: Everyday Sunscreen SPF 50

Everyday Sunscreen was our very first SPF formula, and it’s a tried-and-true option for dry skin. It manages to be both lightweight and ultra moisturizing, thanks to a thinner texture that’s packed with hydrating ingredients, like glycerin, which is a humectant that helps attract moisture. And if you need a sunscreen for your outdoor activities, then this is the one. It’s sweat-resistant for up to 80 minutes and the formula is super gentle so it won’t sting your eyes.

The dewy highlighter of your dreams: Glow Stick SPF 50

When you want to touch up your SPF through the day and add a boost of hydration, you should reach for Glow Stick SPF 50. This is a dry oil stick that instantly provides moisture without making you look greasy. It has broad spectrum SPF 50 and a blend of oils, including buriti oil and tamanu oil for a super glowy look. We love using Glow Stick as a highlighter on our cheeks and even on our collarbone.

The reapplication method that won’t suck the moisture out of your skin: Defense Refresh Setting Mist SPF 50:

Once you’ve established your core hydrating SPF wardrobe, you’ll need to add on a reapplication product that works seamlessly on top of your products, because you always need to reapply your sunscreen about every two hours to stay protected throughout the day. And for those with dry skin types, you need one that won’t take your dewiness away.

Enter Defense Refresh Setting Mist with SPF 50. This is a ultra fine mist that you can spray on for a refreshing layer of SPF protection. It dries quickly and helps lock in makeup. Plus, it smells amazing, like rosemary and peppermint…!

+ Want more suggestions for the best sunscreen for dry skin? Ask away in the comments!