If you were one of the many American teens who made regular visits to tanning beds or convinced yourself that a little sunburn couldn’t cause harm, you’ve probably changed your tune. Awareness for sun-related diseases, particularly skin cancer, has never been higher. The Skin Cancer Foundation touts the disease as the most common form of cancer in young adults.
Bottom line: Protecting your skin is not simply a precaution, it’s a necessity. Thankfully, makeup and skin care companies are keeping up with consumer demand for multitasking products that can enhance their appearance and protect against the sun’s harmful rays. To find out which ones are the cream of the crop, we asked top beauty experts to share their faves.
1. Sonia Kashuk Satin Luxe Lip Color SPF 16
This budget-friendly, weightless formula contains soothing, hydrating and UV-protecting ingredients. It comes in a selection of 13 different hues, is paraben- and fragrance-free and contains brown seaweed extract, which is rich in fatty acids and excellent for aging skin. “This product helps visibly reduce the appearance of wrinkles and contains SPF 16 to protect the lips from UV rays,” Hillary Kline, Minneapolis-based makeup artist and beauty blogger said in an interview with The Cheat Sheet. “Try Blushing 85 — it’s a gorgeous color for all skin types!”
Where to buy it: $10, Target