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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.

$21.00

I combine this with another product for hold when I'm working with a protective style. The next day, use damp hands or a rewetting spray to reactivate the product. ...I tried using it on a twist out, and the result was not what I wanted due to the weight of the product. It is definitely good for protective styling and for use in cold weather.

What it is: A thick, rich, leave-in moisturizer that keeps the thickest, driest hair soft and supple for days without the need to re-moisturize.

Hair Type: Coily

Hair Texture: Medium and Thick

Hair Concerns:
- Dryness
- Frizz
- Damage, Split Ends, and Breakage

Key Benefits:
- Softens and hydrates extremely dry, high-porosity, and 4C hair
- Strengthens hair and nourishes scalp
- Supports healthy hair growth

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Castor Oil: Deeply penetrates hair to infuse and lock in moisture.
- Olive Oil: Nourishes and strengthens hair.
- Amla: Nourishes and strengthens follicles and supports growth.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes.

$33.00

I love this product! I have dry skin and this cream is great for it, while giving me sun protection I need. ...Perfect Balance of Moisture and Protection...I finally found a moisturizer that protects and keeps me skin clear and smooth!

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.

$69.00

All the protection w/o the grease for brown girls...I got this originally in a sample and just loved the hydration and glow this cream gave me. I’m a brown girl, so I love having SPF in products when it doesn’t leave a greasy residue. ...Excellent cream! Hydrated my dry dull skin during the winter months very well.

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

What it is:
A multi-targeted anti-aging moisturizer with SPF 30.

Solutions for:
- Dryness
- Dullness and uneven texture

If you want to know more…
This moisturizing cream visually lifts, smooths, and sculpts the appearance of skin. It moisturizes while providing SPF 30 broad-spectrum UV protection that helps combat early signs of aging caused by the sun.

$265.00

TBH when you compare this to the other face creams from Shiseido, there IS a difference.

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

What it is:
An exquisitely rich daytime moisturizer that protects skin from UV rays, dryness, and oxidation.

Solutions for:
- Loss of firmness and elasticity
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Pores

If you want to know more…
This velvety daytime moisturizer is created to refine skin’s texture while reducing the look of wrinkles and visible pores. It provides long-lasting moisture and assists with smooth, flawless makeup application.

What else you need to know:
This product is noncomedogenic and dermatologist tested.

$32.00

I love the jar but there should be a safety seal so precious product doesn't leak out during shipping....It fights the fight to keep your skin healthy and protected!

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.

$125.00

I am very glad I found this cream....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.

MAKE UP FOR EVERReboot Active Care Revitalizing Foundation

Size: 1.01 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2308393

Color: Y328 - Nude Sand - for lighter medium skin with slightly pink undertones

848 Reviews

$40.00

In all the years and products I’ve tried at Sephora I’ve never written a review, so safe to safe I’m in love. This is perfect for people who want a little bit of coverage to even skin tone but don’t like something too heavy. ...I set mine with a light dusting of powder though to be safe. I will repurchase this.

What it is: A skin revitalizing foundation that adds a radiant, satin finish while hydrating, smoothing, and firming the skin for up to 24 hours.

Coverage: Light

Finish: Radiant

Formulation: Liquid

Skin Type: Normal and Dry

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Ginseng: Supports natural collagen.
- Camellia Japonica: Helps to support skin’s natural glow.
- Mondo Grass: Helps to support the skin’s protective barrier.

What Else You Need to Know: This foundation is ideal for normal to dry skin types and nurtures tired-looking skin over time by reducing the appearance of wrinkles and increasing hydration for up to 24 hours.

SEPHORA COLLECTIONBest Skin Ever Liquid Foundation

Size: 0.84 oz/ 25 mL·ITEM: 2326957

Color: 33 N - for medium skin with neutral undertones

927 Reviews

$20.00

I loved the way this foundation looked on my skin it’s perfect and the price point I was shocked this is the first product that isn’t high end I actually liked but unfortunately I had to return does to it making my eyes burn severely i thought I had the flu for a week until I realized it was this causing it for something going on your face it should be safe near your eyes.... * It lasts the whole day (at least on me) * It has good ingredients to keep skin hydrated and protected from pollution. * It comes in a large selection of shades. * It comes with a pump * Beautiful packaging. * Great price for the quality CONS: * I haven’t found any!

What it is: A medium-coverage, natural-finish foundation with a long-wearing, anti-pollution formula that hydrates skin for up to 12 hours and is infused with skincare benefits.

Coverage:
Medium

Finish:
Natural

Formulation:
Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Hyaluronic Acid: Hydrates.
- Red Algae Extract: Hydrates.
- Brown Algae Extract: Provides an anti-pollution protective shield.

What Else You Need to Know: Best Skin Ever Liquid Foundation delivers a second-skin effect and provides lasting hydration, while covering imperfections. Its formula is clinically shown to reduce signs of stress/fatigue, and usage over time is proven to make skin smoother, more even, and more radiant.

ROSE INCBlush Divine Clean Dewy Cream Blush

Size: 0.15 oz/ 4.5 g·ITEM: 2488401

Color: Heliotrope - apricot

279 Reviews

$30.00

Didn't last too long as is normal for creams. Will try in a different color when I can see them in store!...super easy to work with as someone who is new to creams. I'm looking forward to the next shade I buy.

What it is: A cream blush infused with squalane and ceramides to visibly brighten, blur, and hydrate skin with a buildable flush of radiant color.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Squalane: A pure, sustainable plant-derived moisturizer for weightless hydration.
- Sodium Hyaluronate: Smooths visible imperfections.
- Ceramides: Support a strong skin barrier.

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

ROSE INCBlush Divine Clean Dewy Cream Blush Refill

Size: 0.15 oz/ 4.5 g Refill·ITEM: 2488492

Color: Anemone Refill - coral

20 Reviews

$18.00

Beautiful cream blush...Very nice cream blush, I bought the heliotrope shade. ...The Blush Divine Clean Dewy Cream Blush was easy to apply, and my skin felt smoother, moisturized, hydrated, soft, and glowing for several hours.

What it is: A cream blush infused with squalane and ceramides to visibly brighten, blur, and hydrate skin with a buildable flush of radiant color.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Squalane: A pure, sustainable plant-derived moisturizer for weightless hydration.
- Sodium Hyaluronate: Smooths visible imperfections.
- Ceramides: Support a strong skin barrier.

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

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