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For SPF Lovers: How to Build the Perfect Sunscreen Routine


If you totally love SPF like us, then you’ll want to include sunscreen in every step of your morning skincare routine for the ultimate protection.

Thankfully, here at Supergoop!, we create serious multi-tasking products that give you the benefit of a moisturizer, a primer, a setting mist, and more, all with broad spectrum SPF in them. “We take SPF where it’s never gone before by slipping it into your favorite beauty and skincare essentials,” says our founder and CEO, Holly Thaggard.

Here’s how to build a complete SPF routine:

Step 1: Choose your moisturizer with SPF

You’ll want to start your routine with a nice hydrating base, and we have two beauty base layers that are perfect for all skin types. If you have dry or normal skin and are looking for deep hydration (or if you’re looking for something that will go on completely clear on all skin types, check out Superscreen Daily Moisturizer SPF 40. It’s a super moisturizing rich cream that blends in like a dream.

If you have combination or oily skin and/or want something completely mineral, look into Zincscreen 100% Mineral Lotion SPF 40. This lightly hydrating lotion contains a brightening pink tint that blends into most tones and protects skin with ultra-clean non-nano zinc oxide.

Step 2: Choose your primer with SPF

We have three phenomenal light lotions with sunscreen that act as both primers or can be worn alone as your sunscreen base, or on top of your SPF moisturizer for another layer of sunscreen (pro tip: you can really never have enough!)

The first is our best-selling Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40. This is a 100% invisible, 100% lightweight sunscreen base that goes on clear on every single skin tone. Next up, we have our 100% mineral Mattescreen. This is an ideal choice for those who have oily skin and want a smooth and poreless look. Last but not least, our newest member of the pack, Glowscreen SPF 40, is an ultra hydrating lotion that leaves skin with a pearlescent sheen. It’s super glowy and not glittery.

Step 3: Choose your reapplication method

Once you’ve applied your SPF-infused products in the morning, you’re not done with sunscreen for the day! You need to reapply your sunscreen every two hours because it naturally breaks down on your skin or you rub it off when you touch your face or sweat. Enter: our amazing reapplication products.

For those who want all of the benefits of an amazing makeup setting mist, but with SPF added in, look to our best-selling Defense Refresh (Re)Setting Mist SPF 40. This superfine mist sprays on like a dream, dries quickly and won’t disrupt makeup at all. Another great reapplication method for those who wear makeup? Our 100% Mineral Invincible Setting Powder SPF 45. Like the name implies, this powder is 100% mineral, making it a great choice for those with sensitive skin.

If you’d like to reapply and add a luminous glow to your complexion, check out our fan-favorite Glow Stick SPF 50. This dry oil stick gently glides over skin for an SPF fix, all while hydrating and adding major luminosity. Pro tip: Use it on your shoulders, too!

+More questions about the best way to build an SPF-obsessed routine? Leave them in the comments!