This Vitamin C-Infused SPF Simultaneously Brightens and Protects Your Skin—And It Has a Near-Perfect Rating

Photo: Getty Images/ Milan Markovic
With the Well+Good SHOP, our editors put their years of know-how to work in order to pick products (from skin care to self care and beyond) they’re betting you’ll love. While our editors independently select these products, making a purchase through our links may earn Well+Good a commission. Happy shopping! Explore the SHOP

A good skin-care regimen isn’t necessarily one that incorporates over a dozen products and steps—it’s one that consists of high-quality formulas with potent ingredients to target and treat concerns while protecting and elevating the complexion. The products we use should work smarter, not harder, condensing extraneous steps into products that pull double-duty (sometimes triple or quadruple) and get the job done in one fell swoop. Case in point: Iris&Romeo's Weekend Skin SPF 50 ($50).

This sunscreen hybrid is a triple threat—one with near-perfect reviews from satisfied shoppers around the globe for its lightweight feel, glow-enhancing effects, and smooth, seamless texture. Designed to brighten, moisturize, and protect in a few swipes, Weekend Skin SPF is the ultimate multitasker that's well-worth its 4.8-star rating.

Iris&Romeo, Weekend Skin SPF 50 + Vitamin C — $50.00

Key ingredients: vitamin C, zinc-oxide, niacinamide

While we love that the formula is multi-tasking, its ingredients list as a whole is what leaves a lasting impression on the complexion long after its first applied. First and foremost, the vitamin C included isn’t just any vitamin C—it’s a stabilized and time-released vitamin C that works long after application to support the sunscreen element and further bolster skin against the sun’s harmful UV rays.

Experts In This Article

"Antioxidants, like vitamin C, are a great addition to sunscreen, as they are known to prevent further UV damage by pairing with free radical scavengers in search of a missing electron, thus neutralizing the damage," Dendy Engleman, MD, a board-certified cosmetic dermatologist and Mohs surgeon in New York City, previously told us.  "This is especially important as we move into warmer, sunnier months, and expose our skin to the sun’s damaging rays."

Vitamin C also has some impressive anti-aging benefits, too, that contribute to glowing, more supple-looking skin. “Vitamin C is critical for producing collagen, a protein that helps keep your skin firm,” explains Aanand Geria, MD, a board-certified dermatologist based in Rutherford, New Jersey. “As we age, collagen production is reduced, leading to fine lines and wrinkles,” he adds. Weekend Skin is also formulated with niacinamide—which is beloved for its gentle, complexion-evening superpowers—as well as vitamin E, jojoba oil, and alltoin, which all help hydrate and soothe the skin.

All of this comes together in one, buttery blend shoppers say can used as a daily face cream, a sunscreen, or even as a tinted moisturizer when you don't want to apply a full face of foundation. However you use it, the reviews all say the same thing: It leaves skin looking radiant, not chalky or matte like other mineral sunscreens.

One Credo shopper, Dawn F., says that it offers incredible protection and glow. "Can't say enough about this," she writes. "It is fantastic and I use it all the time. On the days when I just wavy to protect my skin it gives a very natural look and glow to it."

Another customer, Alexandria W., says it's gotten her to replace her foundation and makeup: "Great summer sunscreen! I'm always on the hunt for SPF 50+ face products that I can wear in the summer months because my complexion is quite fair and I sunburn very easily. Because Weekend Skin is a mineral sunscreen, it does have a little weight to it, but the tint-level is great - just enough to leave zero white residue, but not so tinted that it contrasts with my skin. (It's not orange or fake-tan looking). It works great as a make-up primer too. I'm a make-up-every-day-kind of girl, but I think I'll be comfortable enough to wear Weekend Skin without foundation on more casual days. It doesn't conceal, bur rather sort of blurs. I do recommend."

As Alexandria mentions, Weekend Skin is a bit thick. Since it is zinc-based, you have to rub it in with some oomph. Once you do, it'll be completely invisible, but you'll definitely want to apply some pressure to get it all in. But other than that, it'll leave you good to glow.

Whittle down that 12-step skin-care routine with a product that protects, brightens, and hydrates in one fell swoop, long after you put it on in the morning. Get your bottle of Iris&Romero Weekend Skin SPF 50 here.

Our editors independently select these products. Making a purchase through our links may earn Well+Good a commission.

Loading More Posts...