A good sunscreen is essential to prevent premature ageing and the appearance of dark spots, amongst others. However, staying in a country like Singapore where humidity is often at a all time high, your sunscreen might feel thick and leave your skin oily. These sunscreens feel weightless and blend effortlessly so you barely feel as if you have anything at all, but still retain high protection levels so you don’t have to worry about sun damage or dark spots.
#1: shu uemura Blanc:Chroma Chroma4 UV Protector SPF50/PA++++, $68
This has a fresh, watery texture and offers a 4D brightening shield against deep-penetrating UV and helps to treat brown dark spots, yellow dullness, uneven redness and green pale tones. It is also water-resistant.
#2: Tom Ford Face Protect SPF 50/PA++++, $100
Fortified with powerful antioxidants and soothing anti-irritants, the lightweight and fast-absorbing formula not only protects against sun damage, it also primes and calms skin for effortless makeup application. You can wear it alone or under foundation.
#3: Estee Lauder Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening UV Protector SPF 50/PA++++, $86
Lightweight and fast-absorbing, this has powerful anti-oxidants and soothing anti-irritants to brighten skin and prevent the formation of dark spots. It has a smooth, lightweight texture that is easy to apply and even primes skin for makeup application.
#4: Lancome UV Expert Aqua Gel SPF50/PA++++, $75
This refreshing gel not only has hydrating ingredients to nourish skin, it also helps to protect skin from air pollution, control sebum and reduce oxidation damage.
#5: Astalift Perfect UV Protector SPF50/PA++++, $68
With an extremely smooth texture, this non-greasy suncare is light on the skin and doubles as a make-up base. It has Light Analyzing Powder to boost light reflection so skin appears brighter, while its deep UV guard technology helps protect skin against UV rays damage and prevents the formation of age spots and freckles.
#6: YSL Beauty Blanc Pur Couture UV Protection SPF50/PA+++, $92
This has a light veil that’s absorbed in seconds, instantly refreshes skin and leaves it silky soft. It also has a Glyco Bright complex and Tree Peony extract, which deflects external aggressors, prevents the appearance of dark spots and boosts luminosity. It also smooths the complexion so it is better able to reflect light.
#7: Laneige Light Fun Fluid SPF 50+/PA+++, $36
This watery lotion has a Water Screen technology that works as a shield to prevent moisture loss, so skin is kept hydrated and protected from harmful UV rays. Resistant to water and sweat, it is infused with oil powder and mint water to soothe skin and control sebum production.
#8: Elizabeth Arden Prevage City Smart Broad Spectrum SPF50 Hydrating Shield SPF50/PA++++, $99
This lightweight sunscreen not only forms an invisible barrier to prevent harmful toxins and pollution particles from coming into contact with skin, it also has amino acid and ferulic acid to neutralise free radical damage and enzymes from plankton and ocean bacteria extract to fight oxidative stress.
#9: Moonshot Multi Protection UV Bouncer SPF50+/PA+++, $47, Sephora
This ultra light hydrating sunscreen melts into skin to give a velvety smooth finish and doubles as a makeup base. Made with water from Harrogate, England and Jeju Island, Korea to give an instant cooling effect. It also helps to even out skin texture so makeup lasts longer.
#10: Sunplay Super Block Lotion SPF130/PA++++, $17.20
If SPF 50 is not enough for you, then you’re going to love this. This lotion sunscreen is sheer and has a barely-there texture. Its water- and sweat-resistant properties make it ideal for long hours of water and outdoor activities. Fragrance and colorant-free, it is also great for sensitive complexions.
Text: Moh Shuying, FEMALE / Additional text: Cheryl Lim