Whatever your age, or the time of year, SPF is a must for both your appearance and (more importantly) your health. "Younger women haven't totally grasped the importance of sunscreen, and they'll regret that," warns Kristen Davis.
But, thankfully, it's never too late to start protecting your skin. Adds Sarah Jessica Parker, "[Sunscreen is] quite a recent discovery for me and now I can't live without it. It's also essential to drink lots of water and moisturize regularly."
Find your fix in one of these personal favorites:
20s: Juice Beauty Green Apple Moisturizer SPF 15
Guards the complexion against UV damage with a chemical-free, full-spectrum SPF shield. A brightening, hydroxy-acid complex of certified organic apple and lemon juices, age-defying peptides, DMAE, alpha lipoic acid, co-enzyme Q10, and vitamin antioxidants revitalize and restore skin. $38, Sephora.com.
30s: La Prairie Anti-Aging Day Cream with SPF 30
Protects against Free Radicals, stimulates collagen production while protecting skin against collagen and protein damage, helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and significantly increases hydration using intelligent moisturization materials. $200, ShopLaPrairie.com.
40s: Olay Professional Pro-X Age Repair Lotion with SPF 30
Designed to help shield your skin from harmful UVA & UVB exposure. This primary solution also hydrates to fight the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. $42, Drugstore.com.
50s+: CHANEL Ultra-Correction Lift Lifting Firming Day Cream with SPF 15
High-performing star ingredient elemi PFA (Polyfractioned Active) stimulates the production of tensin, improving the quality of skin's collagen and elastin fibers, and helping to improve their bonds within the skin to create a firm supportive network. May be paired with UV Essentiel Protective Care SPF 30 ($48) for increased sun protection. $150, Chanel.com.