not necessarily. I prefer without, then you can use it morning and before bed. I prefer using a foundation or tinted moisturizer for my sunscreen.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Not necessarily. It's "strongly recommended" and pretty hyped-up, but really depends on if you are going to be outside in the sun at all without any protection other than your moisturizer. Personally, have a foundation with a moderate SPF, which covers that, and I do not see a great deal of sunlight during the work week in the winter. if I am going to be outdoors for any extended period of time, I'm going to wear real sunscreen with a higher SPF and longer-lasting formulation, anyway. If you read the bottles, most sunscreen says to reapply every two hours. I don't plan on lugging my good moisturizer around with me as sunscreen, and if I'm wearing makeup, I'm definitely not reapplying throughout the day.
Basically, it depends on your lifestyle. If you are going to be outside in the sun a lot during the day, you might want to choose a foundation or BB cream with an SPF, or just invest in a good facial sunscreen. SPF protection is definitely critical, but not necessarily in your daily moisturizer. One SPF product is enough, you don't need everything you apply to your skin in the morning to have one.
Again, the sunscreen protection wears off anyway, so it's not like putting it on in the morning is going to mean you're totally good sun-wise anyway. I don't know this for sure, but would make sense that long-wearing foundations (e.g., Tarte 12-hr Amazonian Clay, which I use) would also have longer-lasting UV protection, and there are definitely water-resistant sunscreens that do, but if you are dealing with continuous sun exposure you will still need to reapply.
This moisturizer is fantastic. It's worth giving it a shot if you don't mind finding your SPF elsewhere!
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
I would suggest to use this right after a cleansing daily ritual, and let it absorb for a minute and apply a spf 30 If using day time.
Not everyone is in the sun during the day. I constantly wear hats or use an umbrella. I don't like the consistency that SPF in face creams gives the lotion, makes it thick and sticky. Plus, I am allergic to SPF creams.
answered 10 months ago
For use day and night. Quite honestly, I find very few daytime moisturizers have enough SPF anyway. It is recommended to use at least SPF 30 daily but many come with just SPF 15 which really isn't enough. I always follow whatever moisturizer I'm using with a sunscreen closer to 40 or 50. I would also recommend looking for sunscreens with physical sun barriers instead of chemical. They last a lot longer at don't go into your bloodstream the way chemical alternatives do. These are easy to find online and include titanium dioxide. I love this moisturizer and use it night and day, I just follow up with sunscreen in the morning and a mineral setting powder with SPF 30 and everyone wins. Hope this helped!
That's kind of an existential question. Should they, sure. But some people like myself don't want an SPF day cream because my makeup has SPF, and titanium dioxide affects the texture and finish of a cream. Try perricone photo plasma- best of both.