Protective Creams

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Protective creams play a vital role in shielding our skin from external aggressors and maintaining its health and vitality. These creams create a barrier that safeguards our skin against environmental factors like UV rays, pollution, and harsh weather conditions. By incorporating protective creams into our skincare routine, we can nourish and fortify our skin, ensuring its well-being for years to come.


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.


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.

IT CosmeticsCC+ Nude Glow Lightweight Foundation + Glow Serum with SPF 40 and Niacinamide

Size: 1.1 oz / 32 mL·ITEM: 2515724

Color: Fair Ivory - very fair complexion with warm yellow undertone

1.9K Reviews


Great CC cream! The covers age is very buildable for a CC cream. ...I love that it colour corrects, as well as has the protective benefits of an SPF. This doesn't dry out my already dry skin (thanks to the hyaluronic acid present in the formulation).

What it is: A color-correcting, medium-coverage skin tint formulated with brightening glow serum and SPF 40 that delivers an immediate, visibly healthy glow.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, and Combination

Coverage: Medium



SPF: SPF Over 30

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Niacinamide: Helps visibly brighten skin, smooths skin texture, and reduces the look of dark spots and large pores.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Immediately, visibly plumps and hydrates skin.
- Green Tea Extract: Protects against environmental aggressors for healthy-looking skin.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, and sulfates SLS & SLES.

LYS BeautyTriple Fix Serum Foundation

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2435626

Color: TG5 - golden beige - tan/olive skin with golden undertones

743 Reviews


Great for BB and CC cream lovers!...For someone who only wears BB and CC creams, this serum foundation is perfect for me. My main skin concerns are dryness and redness, and the Triple Fix Serum Foundation does a great job at evening out my skin tone, while still having my natural skin peak through. ...I also love that is a protective serum and foundation in one. This is also the first product with HA that doesn’t cause my face to burn or breakout.

What it is: A luxuriously clean, skincare-infused serum foundation with buildable, light-to-medium coverage in an array of shades.




Highlighted Ingredients:
- Ashwagandha (Indian Ginseng): A powerful herb that combats skin stress and visible signs of aging.
- Turmeric: Provides antioxidant protection and visibly brightens, evens, and soothes skin.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Infuses the skin with intensive hydration.

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

What Else You Need to Know: This formula will satisfy your skincare and foundation fix at the same time.

ILIASuper Serum Skin Tint SPF 40 Foundation

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2546992

Color: Porto Covo ST15 - deep with neutral cool undertones

1.2K Reviews


Glowy and protective!...Excellent, Protective & Glowy

What it is: A clean, tinted serum that provides light, dewy coverage with mineral SPF and active levels of skincare ingredients—now available in a range of flexible shades.

Coverage: Light



SPF: 40

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Plant-based Squalane: Hydrates and visibly improves elasticity without clogging pores.
- Niacinamide: Visibly smooths texture, minimizes the appearance of pores, softens lines, and promotes even tone.
- Hyaluronic Acids (Macro and Micro): Penetrate at different levels to visibly plump and boost skin’s moisture levels.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free,and cruelty-free.

NARSNatural Radiant Longwear Foundation

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2031003

Color: Fiji - Light 5 - L5 - light to medium with warm undertones

4K Reviews


I’ve tried a LOT of different high end foundations/ B.B./cc creams over the years but nothing even comes close to this! ...I use the Tatcha Silk Protective Canvas Primer and paired with this foundation is absolutely stunning.

What it is: A buildable, full-coverage foundation with up to 16 hours of lightweight, natural, fade-resistant wear.

Coverage: Full

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Liquid

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, and Combination

Highlighted Ingredients: 

- Blend of Fruit Extracts (Raspberry, Apple, and Watermelon): Helps support skin’s elastic fibers to smooth the look of skin’s texture over time for optimal radiance.


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.

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