is it ok to use a moisturizer with no SPF?
i'm thinking about buying this moisturizer, but i'm a bit pit off by the fact that it doesn't contain SPF. However, i never leave home without wearing Clinique make-up (SPF 20). So...I guess my q is, is it ok to to use a moisturizer with no SPF if you are always wearing a SPF containing make up over it?
asked 7 years, 3 months ago
on Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
As long as your makeup has SPF youre still getting the protection.
I always choose moisturizer without SPF mixed in it and then use a separate spf cream. this is the way the Asian market sell their products (yes even for Euro brands, etc). Many beneficial ingredients are "ruined" once mixed with SPF therefore it's better to apply separate products. Plus, most moisturizer with spf have a sticky feel. However, used separately, i have never encountered that problem, as long as you choose the right skin type (dry/oily/ etc).
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
Yes, for a variety of reasons. Some people with sensitive skin have detrimental reactions to some forms of sunblock that appear in moisturizer + sunblock combo products. Additionally, if you are a person that re-applies heavier makeup in the evening and want to apply moisturizer again before makeup application, you would not need SPF at night. During the day, you can also get better sun protection from a separate sunblock product in terms of SPF strength than the SPF strengths found in most moisturizer + sunblock products.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
mcr29 is correct! I cannot emphasize this enough. Powder or even liquid foundation that has SPF 20 is not reliable on its own because you would never use enough to actually obtain that coverage (especially with a powder!). If you love a moisturizer without SPF, it's fine to use it, but use a sunscreen / sunblock as well. There are many available that are sheer and are meant to be worn daily, under makeup - like Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Daily Sunblock (SPF 70) or La Roche-Posay Anthelios.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
(San Francisco, CA)
Don't read the above posts. They are all wrong. It is ok to use a moisturizer w/o sunscreen as long as use use a sunscreen on top of it. The spf in your makeup is not enough to protect your skin.
answered 6 years, 5 months ago
Yes of course, especially since most makeup contains SPF anyway.
answered 6 years, 6 months ago
I never used a face moisturizer with spf until recently. I am 24 and my dermatologist gave me a lecture on how I need to where it every day. She said that is the most important aspect in keeping your skin young looking. She has convinced me!
answered 6 years, 8 months ago
If your makeup contains SPF15 or higher, than it's ok to use a moisturizer without it. Just as, it's ok to use a makeup w/out SPF if you use an SPF beneath it. You are still getting the sun protection either way. Clinique makes an great SPF primer in their Redness Solutions line you could use if you want more protection.
answered 7 years, 1 month ago
not everyone can wear SPF, especially people with dry sensitive skin from eczema... like me. . i look for products that don't contain SPF because it upsets my skin
answered 7 years, 2 months ago
I think it's okay if you have spf make-up over it, but if you live somewhere the sun is strong you should definetely stick to something more protective.
You should try the Clinique spf 40 city block is amazing! protects and has a little shade in it so you don't get that white mask some sunscreen do.
answered 7 years, 3 months ago