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Should you apply sunscreen or moisturizer first?

 If you stumble on this post, you must be questioning this question, whether it is better to apply sunscreen before or after moisturizer. You are correct that one of the most important factors in skin care is to follow the right steps, and that a day-time skincare routine is different from a night-time skincare routine.

Why should I apply sunscreen?

You might or might not know the importance and the tremendous benefits applying sunscreen daily can bring. But here is a brief explanation:

UV rays and sun exposure can wreak havoc on your skin, causing sunburn, premature aging, and even increasing the risk of skin cancer. UVB rays lead to painful sunburns and tanning, while UVA rays penetrate deeper, causing wrinkles, age spots, and sagging skin. Prolonged exposure can accelerate aging, resulting in rough, leathery skin with dark spots. Moreover, UV radiation weakens the skin’s immune response, making it vulnerable to infections.
You can protect your skin by wearing broad-spectrum sunscreen, seeking shade, and avoiding tanning beds.

UV Rays and their effect on skin

Moisturizer or Sunscreen first?

According to dermatologists and skincare experts, the order of application matters more than you might think. The general rule of thumb is to apply sunscreen as the final step in your skincare routine, ensuring maximum protection from UV radiation. Why? Because sunscreen forms a protective barrier on the skin’s surface, shielding it from the sun’s harmful rays. Applying moisturizer first may dilute the effectiveness of sunscreen, compromising its ability to adhere to the skin and provide adequate protection.

Break down the process of morning skincare routine:
  1. Cleanse the face with face wash: clean the wash, unclog pores and get rid of dead skin (exfoliating cleanser) or excessive oil, helping skincare’s products to work better.
  2. (Optional) Serum: some people might like adding special serum treatment to their routine (like Vitamin C or Hyaluronic Acid).
  3. Moisturizer: essential for hydrating and nourishing the skin, providing a smooth canvas for makeup application, and maintaining skin health.
  4. Sunscreen: sunscreen is non-negotiable for shielding your skin from harmful UV rays, preventing premature aging, and reducing the risk of skin cancer.
  5. (Optional) Make-up

Do you need moisturizer?

The answer is yes, oil skin doesn’t need a moisturizer is a myth. In fact, dehydrated skin leads skin to produce more excess oil, giving you a “shine” effect. Moisturizer is essential for all skin types; without it, you may encounter dullness, excess oiliness, and irritation.

But, it is too much of an effort. Some people just barely don’t have time for too many steps in skincare, or they have sensitive or acne-prone skin – so they cannot apply too many layers as it will clog the pores. And, let’s be real, purchasing too many skincare products at one can be a lot, so why haven’t you tried our solution, the DT Collagen Anti-Aging Day Cream SPF-50.

How about combining moisturizer and sunscreen in one step?

This innovative skincare solution combines the benefits of moisturizer and sunscreen in one powerful formula. Enriched with collagen-boosting ingredients and SPF-50 protection, it’s designed to nourish your skin while providing unparalleled defense against broad-spectrum UV rays.

Here's why DT Collagen Anti-Aging SPF-50 is a game-changer for your skincare routine:
  1. Moisture and Nourishment: DT Collagen Anti-Aging SPF-50’s advanced formula deeply hydrates and nourishes the skin, leaving it feeling soft, supple, and rejuvenated. Say goodbye to dryness and hello to a radiant complexion.
  2. SPF-50 Protection: Being a broad-spectrum sunscreen, DT Collagen shields your skin against UVA and UVB rays, preventing sunburn, premature aging, and sun-induced damage. It’s like wearing a protective shield against the elements, keeping your skin safe and healthy throughout the day.
  3. Lightweight and Non-Greasy: Unlike traditional sunscreens that can feel heavy and greasy on the skin, DT Collagen Anti-Aging SPF-50’s lightweight formula absorbs quickly, leaving behind a smooth, matte finish. It’s perfect for everyday wear, whether you’re heading to the office or enjoying outdoor activities.

When it comes to the age-old debate of whether to apply moisturizer or sunscreen first, DT Collagen Anti-Aging Day Cream SPF-50 offers the perfect solution. By combining the benefits of moisturizer and sunscreen into one convenient product, DT Collagen streamlines your skincare routine without compromising on effectiveness. So, say goodbye to confusion and hello to radiant, protected skin with DT Collagen.

Reviews from Beauty Experts & Customers:

Based on 52 reviews
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  1. MB

    Dt Collagen created a day cream/moisturizer that is safe and non pore clogging. It is light and gentle enough for everyday use and perfect for layering under makeup. SPF moisturizers are something I can only ever find in SPF 30, and they are ALWAYS tinted for whatever reason! I am not a big makeup wearer, so sometimes I’d rather not even have my moisturizer/SPF necessity be tinted. To my surprise, this ANTI-AGING (talk about a BONUS!) has little to no scent! Is SPF 50! And has NO TINT! That is hard to come by. The scent is a clean, yet barely there smell, similar to a regular sunscreen but much, much lighter. It goes on very light and absorbs quickly into the skin. The scent does not linger or last, and it is not oily or sticky like most sunscreen. It is a very lightweight formula which I really like about it because it allow you to layer it on multiple times throughout the day is need be. It is hydrating but not over powwering or heavy adn creamy like some moisturizers. This specific type of product is hard to come by and I love it. I have very few complaints, however, it is not perfect. I don’t think it is strong enough on its own, as just a stand alone moisturizer, but it is definitely one to layer over a very light day time moisturizer following your original morning skincare routine. The consistency is similar to that of a light moisturizer. Not too thick and creamy and not too heavy, but it is also not too watery. It is just light and loose enough that it doesn’t have that sticky, thick sunscreen residue feeling that most sunscreen’s do. My only complaint about the packaging is that I have to bang the bottom on the counter a few times before every use to get the product to come out. I am not sure if mine is just a faulty bottle, or if it is like that with every bottle and is a packaging fault. When it comes to product amount, I’d say abut 2 full pumps is pretty good for full coverage of the face and neck; three pumps if you’re including your decloté. So far this is my favorite light weight facial sunscreen! SPF 50 and no tint, plus it is unscented… that is hard to beat in my books! Thank you DT COLLAGEN!
    **This review was created through an educational promotional event hosted between the brand and beauty experts.**

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  2. ED

    The Anti-Aging Day Cream Spf 50 is a great daily moisturizer! First it contains an spf 50 sunscreen that protects the skin from UVB and UVA rays, preventing burns, premature aging, lines, and wrinkles. Personally I prefer to use an spf that is already in my day cream as I hate the feeling of too many layers on my skin. This cream is not thick or heavy and doesn’t leave any weird cast like some sun products do. In addition to the spf, this lightweight moisturizing cream also contains collagen, ceramides, and hyaluronic acid for hydrated, moisturized and plump skin. The texture of this cream is light enough for use under makeup and doesn’t feel greasy at all. The cocktail of hydrating and nourishing ingredients help my skin to feel plump and healthy throughout the day
    **This review was created through an educational promotional event hosted between the brand and beauty experts.**

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  3. KB

    As a 30-year-old cosmetologist, Makeup Artist and skincare enthusiast I love finding new and innovative brands that are changing the game in the beauty and cosmetic industry that I can recommend to clients, friends and family. I was astonished by this moisturizer on how well it worked on my skin and how much I loved it. First off this moisturizer laid so beautifully under my foundation. It’s soaked in the skin and the fact that it has SPF in it is amazing. I am definitely going to keep it in my daily rotation that’s how much I love it. I do like the scent of this product as well. It’s very light and not overpowering. It’s just all around a great SPF and moisturizer. Honestly I don’t know how I lived without this in my skin care routine. Definitely will be recommending to anyone and everyone.
    **This review was created through an educational promotional event hosted between the brand and beauty experts.**

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In the battle between moisturizer and sunscreen, why choose when you can have both?

With DT Collagen Anti-Aging Day Cream SPF-50, you can enjoy the best of both worlds: moisture-rich hydration and broad-spectrum UV protection. Elevate your skincare routine to new heights and experience the transformative power of DT Collagen today. Your skin will thank you for it.

Remember, healthy skin is beautiful skin, and DT Collagen is here to help you achieve your skincare goals with ease and confidence. Embrace the power of science-backed skincare and unlock the secret to radiant, youthful-looking skin.

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