Here’s a recap of several prior posts where I listed the Best AHA and BHA products, Best Concealers, Best Eye Moisturizers, Best Facial Serums, Best Facial Cleaners, Best Facial MasksBest Facial Moisturizers (without sunscreen), Best Makeup Removers, Best Retinols, and Best Self-Tanners, all  according to Paula Begoun (read her full reviews in her book Don’t Go To the Cosmetics Counter Without Me, 7th Edition by Paula Begoun and Bryan Barron [Publisher: Beginning Press] []).


Now, onto the BEST Facial Moisturizers WITH sunscreen (SPF 15+) according to Paula. All of the following moisturizers with SPF were rated the BEST by Paula’s for two important reasons:


One, each has an SPF 15 or greater and includes avobenzone, titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, Mexoryl SX, or Tinosorb (the latter approved for use outside the United States) as one or more of the active ingredients (if these are listed someplace else on the ingredient list, it does not count toward reliable sun protection). Avobenzone may be listed on an ingredient label by its chemical name, butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane, and Mexoryl SX may be listed as ecamsule.


Two, every sunscreen on the lists below contains a range of antioxidants and also includes other skin-beneficial ingredients such as those that mimic healthy skin’s structural components. Antioxidants are proving to be an incredibly helpful addition to sunscreens because they not only boost the efficacy of the active ingredients, but also help offset free-radical damage from sun exposure. Selecting a daytime moisturizer with sunscreen or “regular” sunscreen without antioxidants isn’t giving your skin as much of a fighting chance against the cascade of damage that sun exposure can cause (and that can be dramatically minimized with diligent, liberal application and, when needed, reapplication, of sunscreen rated SPF 15 or greater).


>Almay “Daily Moisturizer for Normal/Combo Skin” $11.99

>Almay “Sun Protector for Body SPF 30” $8.99

>Almay “Daily Moisturizer for Normal/Combo Skin” $11.99

>Almay “Sun Protector for Body SPF 30” $8.99

>Almay “Sun Protector for Face SPF 30” $8.99

>Aristry by Amway “Moisture Rich Protective Moisturizer SPF 15” $28.65

>Aveeno “Skin Brightening Daily Treatment SPF 15” $19.00

>Avon “Ageless Results Renewing Day Cream SPF 15” $14.50

>Avon “Anew Advanced All-in-One Max SPF 15 Lotion” $16.50

>Avon “Anew Retroactive+ Day Defense SPF 15” $25.00

>Avon “Hydra-Radiance Moisturizing Day Lotion SPF 15” $12.00


>BeautiControl “Cell Block-C New Cell Protection SPF 20” $28.50


>Clinique “City Block Sheer Oil-Free Daily Face Protector SPF 25” $16.50

>Clinique “Redness Solutions Daily Protective Base SPF 15” $16.50

>Clinique “Sun-Care Body SPF 25 Sun Block” $18.50

>Clinique “Sun-Care UV-Response Face Cream SPF 30” $15.50

>Clinique “Sun-Care UV-Response Face Cream SPF 50” $15.50

>Clinique “Repairwear Day SPF 15 Intensive Lotion” $48.50

>Coppertone “Ultra Sheer Faces Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30” $9.69

>Cosmedicine “Primary Care Multi-Tasking Moisturizer SPF 20” $48.00


>DDF “Moisturizing Photo-Age Protection SPF 30” $28.00

>DDF “Daily Organic SPF 15” $36.00

>DDF “Daily Protective Moisturizer SPF 15” $36.00

>Dove “Essential Nutrients Day Lotion SPF 15” $6.59


>Elizabeth Arden “Extreme Conditioning Cream SPF 15” $38.50

>Estee Lauder “DayWear Plus Lotion SPF 15” $38.00

>Estee Lauder “DayWear Plus Moisturizer Sheer Tint Release Formula SPF 15” $38.00

>Estee Lauder “Future Perfect Anti-Wrinkle Radiance Lotion SPF 15” $65.00

>Estee Lauder “Re-Nutriv Intensive Lifting Hand Creme SPF 15” $45.00

>Estee Lauder “Re-Nutriv Intensive Protective Base SPF 30” $65.00

>Estee Lauder “Resilience Lift Extreme Ultra Firming Lotion SPF 15” $70.00

>Estee Lauder “Multi-Protection Sun Lotion for Body and Face SPF 30” $22.00


>Good Skin “All Bright Hand Cream SPF 15” $16.00

>Good Skin “All Bright Moisturizing Sunscreen SPF 30” $12.00

>Good Skin “All Calm Gentle Sunscreen SPF 25” $12.00

>Good Skin “All Right Oil-Free Sunscreen SPF 30” $12.00

>Good Skin “Clean Skin Oil-Free Lotion SPF 15” $15.00


>Jan Marini “Bioglycolic Facial Lotion SPF 15” $45.00

>Jason Natural “Sunbrellas Active Sunblock SPF 40” $11.00

>Jason Natural “Sunbrellas Complete Sunblock SPF 26” $11.00

>Jason Natural “Sunbrellas Family Sunblock SPF 36” $11.00

>Jason Natural “Sunbrellas Kids Sunblock SPF 46” $11.00


>Kiss My Face “Face Factor Face + Neck SPF 30” $10.00

>Kiss My Face “Sun Screen SPF 18” $9.00


>M.A.C. “Studio Moisture Fix SPF 15” $28.00

>Mary Kay “SPF 30 Sunscreen” $14.00

>Mary Kay “TimeWise Day Solution Sunscreen SPF 25” $30.00

>MD Skincare “Powerful Sun Protection SPF 30″$42.00

>MD Skincare “Powerful Sun Protection SPF 30 Packettes” $42.00

>MD Skincare “Powerful Sun Protection SPF 45 Cream” $42.00


>NeoStrata “Daytime Protection Cream SPF 15, PHA 10” $33.00

>NeoStrata “Oil Free Lotion SPF 15, PHA 4” $30.00

>Neutrogena “Active Breathable Sunblock SPF 30” $9.99

>Neutrogena “Active Breathable Sunblock SPF 45” $9.99

>Neutrogena “Age Shield Sunblock SPF 30” $9.99

>Neutrogena ” Age Shield Sunblock SPF 45″ $9.99

>Neutrogena “Healthy Skin Visibly Even Daily SPF 15” $13.09

>Neutrogena “Pore Refining Cream SPF 15” $14.99

>Neutrogena “Sensitive Skin Sunblock Lotion SPF 30” $8.99

>Neutrogena “Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 30” $9.99

>Neutrogena “Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 45” $9.99

>Neutrogena “UVA/UVB Sunblock Lotion SPF 45” $8.99

>NuSkin “Sunright Body Block SPF 15” $13.97

>NuSkin “Sunright Body Block SPF 30” $13.97


>Obagi “Nu-Derm Physical UV Block SPF 32” $40.00

>Olay “Regenerist Enhancing Lotion with UV Protection SPF 15” $18.99

>Olay “Regenerist UV Defense Regenerating Lotion SPF 15” $18.99


>Paula’s Choice “Essential Non-Greasy Sunscreen SPF 15” $12.95

>Paula’s Choice “Extra Care Moisturizing Sunscreen SPF 30+” $12.95

>Paula’s Choice “Pure Mineral Sunscreen SPF 15” $14.95

>Paula’s Choice “Ultra-Light Weightless Finish SPF 30” $15.95

>Peter Thomas Roth “Uber-Dry Sunscreen Cream SPF 30″$26.00

>Peter Thomas Roth “Oil-Free Sunblock SPF 30” $26.00

>Peter Thomas Roth “Ultra-Lite Oil-Free Sunblock SPF 20” $26.00

>Peter Thomas Roth “Ultra-Lite Oil-Free Sunblock SPF 30” $26.00

>Physicians Formula “Sun Shield Extra Sensitive Skin SPF 25” $9.95

>Physicians Formula “Sun Shield For Faces Extra Sensitive Skin SPF 25” $8.95

>Prescriptives “All-Weather Friend Daily UVA/UVB Sun Protection SPF 40” $26.50

>Prescriptives “Anti-Age Advanced Protection Lotion SPF 25” $60.00


>Rodan + Fields “Step 3: Soothe UVA/UVB SPF 15” $36.00


>SkinCeuticals “Physical UV Defense SPF 30” $34.00

>SkinCeuticals “Sports UV Defense SPF 45” $34.00

>Skin Medica “Solar Care Environmental Defense Sunscreen SPF 30+” $39.00

>Stila “Petal Infusions Skin Visor SPF 30” $24.00