protective creams

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for protective creams.

The best way to protect your skin from the sun is to avoid it. But if you're going to be out in the sun, you might as well apply a protective cream that will help prevent wrinkles and skin damage. Here are some great options of protective creams on the market today.


This is a pretty standard face cream with spf, feels a little thicker than most face creams....This is one of the few facial creams that doesn't break me out! A little bit goes a long way. ...My go to facial cream

Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
A 24-hour, light-textured daily hydrator with SPF 30.

Solutions for:
- Dryness
- Loss of firmness and elasticity

If you want to know more…
Inspired by their beloved "Greenland First Ascent" Ultra Facial Cream, Kiehl’s created this daily, light-textured, 24-hour, moisturizer that leaves skin feeling balanced, comfortable, and hydrated.


Burning when I put different creams on and nothing worked. Even overnight cream masks. ...Naturally serious skin warrior moisture rescue cream has improved my skin dryness helps combat aging with oatmeal and shea butter helps provide a protective layer of moisture

What it is: A powerful daily cream that supports your moisture barrier to defend against the aging effects of pollutants while saving skin from dryness.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Dryness, and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Magnolia and Mangosteen: Visibly reduce signs of aging from environmental damage.
- Hyaluronic Acid and Squalane: Boost hydration and prevent dryness.
- Colloidal Oatmeal, Ceramide, and Shea Butter: Provide a protective layer of moisture and lock in hydration.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is cruelty-free and comes in recyclable packaging.


Best Cream Ever!!!...After trying many expensive creams; including LaMer I was still not getting the type of moisture I needed for my dry, aging skin. ...This facial cream truly transformed my skin. Hands-down one of the best facial creams I’ve ever used (and I’ve used many) and well worth the money.

What it is: A cream that supports skin’s protective barrier within the first five minutes of use.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Loss of Firmness and Elasticity, Fine Lines and Wrinkles, and Dryness

Formulation: Rich Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Natural Cholesterol: Helps skin hold hydration.
- Lactic Acid: Helps to firm skin’s appearance.
- Sunflower Seed Oil: Hydrates and helps prevent moister loss.


I have used this styling cream for years, as it works better than any other gel/cream/pomade to give body/volume and light lift. ...Great light weight styling cream. Gives enough lift and doesn’t weigh hair down.

What it is: A heat-protective cream that infuses hair with major volume.

Hair Type: Fine and Medium

Hair Texture: Straight and Wavy

Hair Concerns:

- Volumizing


Unlike traditional moisturizers, the Delikate Recovery Cream doesn't really sink into your skin - it sits on top of your face like a protective coat. ...I expected more out of a cream of this price.

What it is: A calming cream designed to soothe skin, relieve tightness, and reduce the appearance of redness while supporting skin’s protective barrier.

Skin Type: Normal and Dry

Skincare Concerns: Redness and Dryness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Peptide Complex and Ceramides: Relieve the look of redness and irritation while working to support skin’s protective barrier.
- Ginger Root Extract: Helps reduce the appearance of redness.
- Tasmannia Lanceolata Fruit Extract: Works to calm skin.


Finally, a cream my hair loves...Normally my hair will NOT accept a cream/butter. Normally creams/butters sit on top of my hair giving me that oh-so-bedraggled "She forgot to rinse out the conditioner" look. ...This definitely stands out as one of the best, if not the best styling/curl-cream/leave-in that I've ever tried. I have 4C hair, so I use creams like this to soften my hair when I'm twisting or braiding it to stretch it out for my afro.

What it is: A silky-soft styling cream that contains conditioning and repairing agents for a semi-defined, soft hold with elasticity and pliability.

Hair Type: FIne, Medium, and Thick

Hair Texture: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Concerns:
- Curl-Enhancing
- Hold and Style Extending
- Damage/Split Ends/Breakage


The cool Biotic Prebiotic Redness relief cream smells nice. I have a dry patch on my chin and most of the creams make it oily. ...I have dry skin so this is a great cream to use under my more moisturizing creams. My only complaint with the product is that the packaging is not ideal.

What it is: A luxurious cream that cools on contact and helps to alleviate discomfort due to redness and irritation.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness and Redness

Formulation: Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil: Calms, soothes, and relieves distressed skin.
- Biotic Balancing Complex™: Replenishes the skin‘s surface microenvironment for a soothed, even, and healthy appearance.
- Colloidal Oatmeal: Attracts and seals in moisture while visibly calming signs of distress.


A Great Moisturizer For Protective Styles...This hair cream was really easy to use for my thick 3c/4a hair type a little goes along way and it’s not greasy it smells really good like strawberries. ...I wear my hair more than protective styles, and this cream was the perfect finish to my wash days for moisture locking.

What it is: A silky-soft styling cream that contains conditioning and repairing agents for a semi-defined, soft hold with elasticity and pliability.

Hair Type: FIne, Medium, and Thick

Hair Texture: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Concerns:
- Curl-Enhancing
- Hold & Style Extending
- Damage/Split Ends/Breakage


The smell is amazing and I followed the instructions of putting a small amount per section. The cream protected my hair from the heat and my hair feels bouncy, shiny and thick. 10/10 for this blowout cream Oribe!...Holy grail blowout cream

What it is: A powerful, heat-protective blowout cream to coax waves, curls, and coils into sleek, straight styles that last.

Hair Type: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Texture: Coily, Curly, Straight, and Wavy

Hair Concerns:
- Frizz
- Heat Protection
- Straightening and Smoothing

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“This smells so good and works very well but is way overpriced- I don't think it works any better than other lotions I've used”
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“Been using this cleanser 2-3 times a week for a gentle exfoliant too and my sensitive skin has been loving it”
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“If you struggle with redness, this is the be-all, end-all of cc creams. I have used every foundation, cc/bb cream, tinted moisturizer, color corrector out there and this is the only thing that cancels out my redness”
calming creams
“very underrated product. this cream is loaded with high quality ingredients to sooth and heal the skin. worked great for me. no fragrance whatsoever. love it”
natural creams
“I needed some good hydrating repair cream after my laser skin treatment, and this was far better than any other creams”
mineral creams
“I put a little bit of concealer and Pur mineral foundation powder on top and it was perfect”
protective hair products
“I have had really good experiences with Oribe products, but this is by far my favorite! It does not weigh down my hair and it makes it really easy to style my hair”
inflammation creams
“It like a skin rash/inflammation around my mouth, can also be on side of nose and eyes, but mines just chin/mouth area”
illuminating creams
“People should know more about erborian and this cream in particular. It easily lasts for 10 hours, it has an amazing texture that blends in with your skin, giving you that light natural glow form the inside that we all crave”
retinoid creams
“This is my favourite retinol. I still try other retinols but compared to few I have tried this one works well for my skin”