Senior Beauty Writer
Whether you’re lazy or just don’t have the time to apply an additional product, skipping SPF leaves our skin vulnerable to the harmful rays of the sun, known to cause skin cancer among other woes. The beauty benefits of sunscreen however are so much more than protecting us from skin cancer! Every little bit of SPF counts to fight discoloration, hyperpigmentation, sun spots and protect our skin from aging. These 8 potentially life saving beauty products come with a built-in SPF factor, making your life much, much easier!
For those of you who like skincare with SPF, a serum is a great way to kickstart your morning routine. Pat some onto your skin as soon as you’re out of a shower. Having an SPF in your very first step of skincare takes care of the ‘what if I forget to apply sunscreen’ problem we all have on a daily basis. The Juicy Chemistry Serum is made with ingredients that have a natural SPF, it is enriched with ingredients like saffron, rose and carrot seed oil that help your skin brighten, heal and glow.
POPxo Loves: This Juicy Chemistry Argan & Rose Day Serum. (Rs 1,300)
Give your morning routine a boost with this oil free moisturizer from Neutrogena, it’s non-comedogenic which means it won’t block your pores, it is oil free which means it won’t break you out! It has SPF 15 making it perfect to use daily, or under makeup.
POPxo Loves: This Neutrogena moisturizer for combination and problematic skin types. (Rs 399)
This Moisture Balm primes, illuminates and protects your skin with SPF 15. It is lightweight and won’t clog your pores. This product packs in a punch and effectively eliminates 3 others from your morning routine.A primer, a highlighter and a sunscreen all in one!
POPxo Loves: The Estée Lauder Genuine Glow Priming Balm is worth every penny! (Rs 2,800)
The M.A.C studio finish concealer is creamy and very pigmented, it will cover the darkest of dark circles without making you look cakey. It has a broad spectrum SPF of 35 ensuring your eye area is protected from the sun! It is long wearing, oil free and waterproof giving you a natural matte skin finish.
POPxo Loves: This M.A.C Concealer, seriously our beauty team swears by it! (Rs 1,850)
The BB Cream from Smashbox has an SPF 35 making it perfect for those days when you just can’t deal with the fuss of applying a SPF + moisturizer + foundation. This awesome BB cream is from Smashbox’s Camera Ready range making it *perfect* for photography. Ladies, this one’s a no brainer.
POPxo Loves: This BB Cream from Smashbox, we didn’t think we were going to love it THIS much! We think it is perfect for your next vacay. (Rs 2,900)
A compact with SPF is great for on-the-go touchups. This Maybelline Clear Glow compact has skin friendly additions giving you a boost of skincare benefits while blotting, setting and mattifying your face!
POPxo Loves: THIS Maybelline Clear Glow compact is perfect for an instant boost of SPF. Get it now! (Rs 284)
Don’t forget to protect your lips from the sun. This lip balm from has an inbuilt SPF of 15, making it perfect to be used daily, without and with make-up!
POPxo Loves: We trust only this Neutrogena balm to give us sun proof lips! (Rs 175)
A setting spray with SPF is great to refresh your makeup on-the-go without having to reapply sunscreen every 2-3 hours, as recommended. The Coola setting spray has a blend of green tea and aloe vera extracts to refresh and hydrate your skin while boosting the longevity of your make-up.
POPxo Loves: The Coola setting spray may be a little bit of a splurge, but it’s definitely worth your money! (Rs 2,904)
It is really important that you invest in at least one of these products. Remember ladies, better late than never!
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