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Yes, we want healthy skin, but let’s just admit it—wearing sunscreen isn’t our favorite. Sunscreen is especially annoying when it doesn’t rub in well, and we get a white cast all over our faces. Not to mention it makes our faces super red and sticky. But all that to say, we still need it. Sunscreen prevents early aging, wrinkles, and sun spots. Perhaps most important of all, sunscreen prevents skin damage, particularly cancer—which we definitely don’t want.

Unseen Sunscreen $32

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The best kind of sunscreen is the kind you can’t feel. Unseen Sunscreen is totally invisible, weightless, scentless, and makeup-gripping. Apply this sunscreen daily under your makeup for SPF 40. The antioxidant-rich, oil-free formula smoothes and preps with a velvety matte finish—perfect for underneath your makeup. Made with red algae, Unseen Sunscreen protects against blue light emitted by electronic devices such as smartphones or your computer. Make this sunscreen the last step in your morning skincare routine, right before applying makeup. Basically, use it as a primer.

Raw Elements Tinted Face Moisturizer $17.99

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The secret to picking out a great sunscreen for underneath your makeup is to find a tinted sunscreen. You’ll automatically eliminate any white residue, and the sunscreen will blend naturally with your skintone. Raw Elements’ Tinted Face Moisturizer also moisturizes the skin allowing your makeup to apply nice and smooth. The all-natural ingredients include biologically active antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and extracts. This long-lasting treatment will protect your skin long after sun exposure.

Tarteguard 30 Vegan Sunscreen Lotion $32

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This vegan, hypoallergenic, and non-chemical sunscreen is for all skin types. It’s infused with antioxidants to protect against UV-induced free radical damage, and the sunscreen doesn’t leave a greasy residue or ghostly cast. In addition to sun protection, this sunscreen lotion combats dryness and prevents fine lines and wrinkles. Apply this product to a clean face, before applying makeup.

Mineral SPF 40 Face Moisturizer $24.99

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Easily layer this age-defense cream underneath your primer and foundation. The natural antioxidants and wrinkle-fighting, clinically tested, elasticity-promoting peptide firms and restores skin for a youthful glow. Shea butter and mineral water deliver daily moisture. If you want to protect your skin from sun damage and prevent premature signs of aging, this sunscreen is for you.

Mineral Face SPF 30 Cucumber Matte Finish Moisturizer $36

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Daytime moisturizer, antioxidants, and SPF all-in-one. This powerful sunscreen leaves a sheer, mattifying finish that delivers lightweight hydration and helps reduce shine. This SPF 30 moisturizer wears beautifully underneath makeup and doesn’t leave any nasty residue!

Neogen Dermalogy Day-Light Protection Sunscreen $30 

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This SPF 50 sunscreen provides ultimate protection. The ultra-lightweight formula is quick-absorbing and nourishes the skin while promoting anti-aging, all with natural ingredients. Nourishing hydration comes from rose and raspberry extracts, and the quick-absorbing formula leaves no white cast or greasy feeling.

Tatcha Silken Pore Perfecting Sunscreen $65

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For the perfect formula for sun protection underneath your makeup, you can’t go wrong with this high quality sunscreen. This weightless, anti-aging mineral sunscreen has broad spectrum SPF 35 that blends effortlessly and invisibly for matte, poreless-looking skin. This formula evens out skin tone and acts flawlessly as a primer.