Multitasking SPF products you’ll actually want to wear

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I’ll be the first to admit that I haven’t always taken SPF as seriously as I should. Let’s just say that I ignored my mom’s many recommendations to put on sunblock as a teenager. But, after fine lines and dark spots suddenly started to become more prominent on my face *insert horror movie scream,* I knew I had to start incorporating SPF into just about every product possible (and I also knew that I had to call my mom to tell her she was right).

If you haven’t already jumped on the SPF train, it’s time to dive into products that have some serious multitasking power while also delivering much-needed sun protection.

Here are multitasking sunscreen products that you’ll actually want to wear!

Supergoop! Invincible Setting Powder, $30

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This next-level translucent mineral setting powder is everything. It provides 100% mineral broad-spectrum UV protection with a gorgeous satin finish, all while setting your makeup, reducing shine and providing SPF in one easy step. I have one in my purse at all times just in case, and it has come in handy more times than I can count.

Vacation Chardonnay Oil SPF 30, $22

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I have one word for you: luxury. That’s what Vacation’s transparent SPF oil is to me (and about 1,700 other people who have been on the waitlist). This indulgent, chemical-based SPF 30 oil helps keep skin protected as it glistens. Made with healthy ingredients like marula and passion fruit seed oil, this lightweight oil feels so good on your skin that you’ll want to reapply again and again (especially when you realize that your glow could rival J.Lo’s).

Dr. GIO Cosmetics ULTRA 7 Brightening Foundation Cushion, $34.99

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This cushion foundation has landed a permanent place in my makeup bag because it combines the magic of K-beauty skin care with a natural-looking finish specifically for darker skin tones that never looks caky or overdone. This buildable liquid formula is brightening, anti-aging and SPF 50+. Made with serious skin care ingredients like vitamin C and hyaluronic acid, Dr. GIO’s foundation helps improve the look of your skin each and every time you wear it. This, my friends, is what dreams are made of.

EltaMD UV Glow Broad-Spectrum SPF 36, $36.50

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Instantly leaves skin with a dewy finish? Check. Hydrates skin? Check. Protects skin from premature aging? Check. Broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays? Check. This Elta MD facial sunscreen checks all of the boxes and more. Plus, it has ingredients like hyaluronic acid and coconut fruit extract that just make your skin feel happier and healthier. You 1000% need this SPF in your life.

eos The Guardian 100% Natural SPF 30 Lip Balm, $3.69

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I’m one of those people who consistently has a bunch of different lip balms in their bag at any given time. The fear of being without one is real. I’d like to say that said fear has gone away over the past year, but it’s 100% become even more pronounced thanks to this perfect lip balm from eos. This reef-safe sunscreen balm provides SPF 30 protection, keeps your lips ultra-moisturized and also tastes a little like a fruity drink (this last fact alone makes this balm sheer perfection).

URBAN SKIN Rx – ShineBlock Oil Control Moisturizer SPF 30, $22

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Moisturizing? Check. Control shine? Check. SPF 30 with no white residue? Check. This lightweight SPF moisturizer from Urban Skin Rx definitely checks all the boxes and is perfect for oily skin types. My skin tends to get shiny during the summer months, and this oil control moisturizer leaves a velvety matte finish that makes me feel like the best version of myself, all while protecting my skin from harmful UVA/UVB damage. #NoFilterNeeded

Tatcha Pore Perfecting Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 35, $68

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This baby from Tatcha is pure magic. The lightweight sunscreen with broad-spectrum SPF 35 is the perfect base for makeup (or to wear alone) and smooths the look of pores while helping your makeup really last. You absolutely need this in your makeup bag.

Everyday Humans Resting Beach Face SPF30 Sunscreen Serum, $24.49

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I don’t go anywhere without this in my purse or backpack. It’s that good. This sunscreen serum from Everyday Humans is a game-changer for anyone who hates the greasy, oily feel of traditional sunscreens. Made with a serum-like formula, Resting Beach Face is lightweight, hydrating and invisible on all skin tones. You can’t lose with this sunscreen serum by your side!

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