My favorite: Anthelios 50 Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid – Tinted

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I don’t like wearing sunscreen but I know I should to avoid (even more) signs of age and skin cancer. Because this one is micro-pulverized titanium dioxide, it’s incredibly lightweight, and it’s a physical sunscreen (not chemical, which can irritate my skin). It’s tinted so there’s no unsightly white mask; I use it instead of foundation.

How to Choose Yours:
Humphrey agrees that it’s essential to find a sunscreen you will put on every single day without fail, summer and winter. UVA rays are aging and are just as present in winter as in summer, so she recommends an SPF somewhere between 30 and 50. Though mineral sunscreens are all the rage (and I find them less stinging), she says both mineral and chemical formulas work really well. 

Alexiadies loves the Anthelios I use and also SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion SPF 50 because they’re tinted. When her clients see white in a sunscreen “they tend to back off and won’t use it,” explains Alexiades. Humphrey and Wagner both like the idea of layering SPF to get even more protection. Humphrey adds a mineral powder over her sunscreen and Wagner says a lot of her clients use Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 20 on top of theirs. On herself, Wagner applies SkinCeuticals Sport UV Defense SPF 50, then Oxygenetics foundation with SPF 26. “That’s cause I’m a little crazy about the sun,” she says.