Cloudy, dreary winter days don’t mean you don’t need sunscreen: the sun’s rays often manage to penetrate the densest clouds, and with all that vitamin D bouncing off the snow, it’s important to stay protected. Some people fare better against the cold and survive on a single type of sunscreen the whole year round, but if your skin is particularly sensitive or dry, an upgrade is necessary to keep your natural moisture barrier intact. Here are widely loved heavy duty moisturizers that get the job done without skimping on the SPF.
Everyone knows First Aid Beauty’s forte is intense hydration, and its Ultra Repair Pure Mineral Sunscreen Moisturizer SPF 40 ($37) doesn’t disappoint. The cream is rich and satisfying thanks to the brand’s signature colloidal oatmeal base, and shea butter and avocado oil help condition the flakiest skin back into life. Surprisingly, despite its thicker consistency, it doesn’t take too long to sink into the skin.