6 moisturisers with SPF that work twice as hard

So you can have more time to chill

Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / February 12 2024

As far as skin care is concerned, in 2024 we're taking a more minimalist approach.

This means that we're nixing superfluous serums for a streamlined routine that prioritises efficiency and lets our skin breath. 

We're also considering moisturisers with SPF.

Shocked? Don't get us wrong, SPF is one aspect of a skin care routine that cannot be skimped on; it's an important part of sun protection after all.

We're simply suggesting that a moisturiser with SPF built-in makes for an extra protective layer made to back up our first coat of SPF.

Need help hunting down a moisturiser with SPF that boasts the best of both worlds? Ahead, BEAUTYcrew breaks down the category...

2024's top 3 moisturisers with SPF

Ultraceuticals Ultra UV Protective Daily Moisturiser SPF 50 Hydrating, $92, Ultraceuticals
Alpha-H Daily Essential Moisturiser SPF50+, $58.46, Adore Beauty
Bondi Sands Sunny Daze SPF 50 Moisturiser, $19.49, Chemist Warehouse

Ultraceuticals Ultra UV Protective Daily Moisturiser SPF 50 Hydrating
from $92 at Ultraceuticals

Aussie brand Ultraceuticals has combined a nourishing moisturiser formula of shea butter, hyaluronic acid, panthenol and niacinamide with SPF50 in this luxuriously lightweight hybrid formula. It's fast-absorbing too, doesn't have a white cast and plays well under makeup.

Key features: 

Contains shea butter, hyaluronic acid, panthenol and niacinamide
SPF50 sun protection
No white cast

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Alpha-H Daily Essential Moisturiser SPF50+
from $58.46 at Adore Beauty

Don't like the greasy feeling of traditional sunscreen? This hybrid formula is lightweight with a matte finish. It contains vitamin B and vitamin E to moisturise skin as well as SPF50 sun protection. Bonus: it's non-comedogenic, fast-absorbing and doesn't leave a white cast.

Key features:

Contains vitamin B and E
SPF50 sun protection
Matte finish
Lightweight and fast-absorbing
Doesn't leave a white cast

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Bondi Sands Sunny Daze SPF 50 Moisturiser
from $19.49 at Chemist Warehouse

After a budget-friendly moisturiser with SPF that doesn't compromise on skin loving ingredients or sun protection? This pick from Bondi Sands partners SPF50 with hibiscus flower extract and vitamin E to aid in long-lasting hydration.

Key features:

Contains hibiscus flower extract and vitamin E
SPF50 sun protection
Formulated with dry skin in mind

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Olay Regenerist Whip UV Active Moisturiser SPF 30
from $29.99 at Priceline

Made with combination and oily skin types in mind, this oil-free, lightweight, whipped moisturiser boasts eight hour shine control, is non-greasy, and won't clog pores. It's also enriched with advanced amino-peptide complex and carob fruit extract, and includes SPF30 sun protection.

Key features:

Made for combination and oily skin
68 hour shine control
Oil-free, non-greasy and won't clog pores
Lightweight whipped texture
Enriched with amino-peptide complex and carob fruit extract
SPF30 sun protection

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Ego QV Face Moisturising Day Cream SPF30
from $15.99 at Chemist Warehouse

Got dry or sensitive skin? Try this budget-friendly moisturiser with SPF that's been formulated to be gentle on skin. It's fragrance-free, non-comedogenic and enriched with hydrating and nourishing niacinamide. To top it all off, it contains SPF 30 sun protection. 

Key features:

For dry or sensitive skin
Contains niacinamide
SPF30 sun protection

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DermaVeen Ultra Light Day Lotion SPF 50+
from $16.69 at Chemist Warehouse

Enriched with soothing and hydrating natural colloidal oatmeal and aloe vera, this lightweight, lotion-textured moisturiser with SPF 50 was formulated specifically for dry and sensitive skin. Plus, it's fragrance-free, non-greasy, wears well under makeup and is budget-friendly too.

Key features:

Made for dry and sensitive skin
SPF50 sun protection
Contains colloidal oatmeal and aloe vera
Lightweight and non-greasy

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Always read the label and follow the directions for use. Sunscreens are only one component of sun protection. Avoid high risk sun exposure. Re-apply as per directions.

Main image credit: @hoskelsa

Briar is the Beauty Editor at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Refinery29, Girlfriend and beautyheaven.