8 Of The Best Sunscreens To Combat The Heatwave

The hot and sunny weather in Singapore is going to last a while. Here are some sunscreen recommendations to keep you protected from UV damage.

If you’re sporty…

Shiseido Perfect UV Protector

Lightweight, spreads easily and leaves no sticky feeling — basically none of the yucky things we hate about sunscreen.

Formulated with the unique WetForce technology, the Shiseido Perfect UV Protector S SPF 50+ / PA++++ (S$63) forms an even stronger barrier against the sun when its wet, making it perfect for outdoor sports.

Fresh Sugar Sport

Drop this in your purse for easy access to UV protection for your lips and face.

The Fresh Sugar Sport Treatment Sunscreen SPF 30 (S$36) goes wherever you go. Packaged in a handy stick, you can easily swipe it on your lips and face (even on the under-eye area) to protect yourself against UV damage. It’s also water-resistant, making it the ideal companion for those who lead an active lifestyle.

If you have sensitive skin…

Kiehls Ultra Light UV Defense Mineral_50ml

Mineral sunscreens are great for those with sensitive or acne-prone skin.

Unlike chemical sunscreen which protects UV rays by absorbing it, mineral sunscreens like the Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions Ultra Light Daily UV Defense Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 PA+++ (S$72) reflects them, making it more comfortable for those with sensitive skin.

 

Daylong Light Gel For Face and Body 01

The Daylong Light Gel for Face and Body leaves a cooling sensation after application.

The Daylong Light Gel for Face and Body (S$32.90) offers a cooling sensation when applied and dries to a comfortable matte finish. Formulated without parabens and fragrance also means it’s suitable for sensitive and oily skin.

If you’re lazy…

DrGLSun Protection Mist SPF29 PA 01

Just spritz this on face, body or hair before you head out for lunch!

It’s advisable to reapply sunscreen every two hours, but that can be hard when you have makeup on. The DrGL Sun Protection Mist SPF29 PA++ (S$88) allows you to reapply sunscreen without ruining your makeup. Just hold it about 20 centimetres away from your face, and spritz away.

If you share sunscreen with your kids…

Biore UV Mild Milk 01

Kids hate the sensation that most sunscreens leave behind, but the Biore UV Mild Milk is gentle and doesn’t feel sticky after application.

Children have more sensitive skin compared to adults so ensure that the sunscreen they use is suitable for their skin. The Biore UV Mild Milk SPF 50 / PA++++ (S$13.90) protects children from getting sunburnt, and has a light milky texture that doesn’t leave behind any stickiness.

If you prefer lightweight texture…

Philosophy ultimate miracle worker multi-rejuvenating lightweight emulsion

Protect your skin from the full light spectrum with this lightweight emulsion.

Although this product is not strictly a sunscreen, the Philosophy Ultimate Miracle Worker Multi-Rejuvenating Lightweight Emulsion SPF 25 (S$100) stimulates skin regeneration and protects the skin against the full light spectrum including UV, visible light and infrared. This means that skin is not just shielded from the sun, but also your computer and mobile phone screens.

Kenzoki White Blossom Delicate UV Shield SPF50PA $65

Lightens pigmentation while preventing the formation of new spots.

The Kenzoki White Blossom Delicate UV Shield SPF50 / PA+++ (S$65) hydrates dry skin and leaves behind a dewy finish. Its plum blossom essence inhibits melanin production, which prevents the formation of dark spots and pigmentation.

 

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