We can’t stress enough the importance of incorporating sunscreen into your skincare routine. Need suggestions on the best sun-blocking products? Here are the top picks from Teenage Beauty Awards 2017!
For the Sporty Ones
Sunplay Ultra Shield UV Body Mist SPF 130/PA++++, $21.90
Not only does it have the highest SPF and PA values, Sunplay Ultra Shield UV Body Mist sunscreen boasts a non-greasy residue with anti-aging properties and an ability to retain moisture for your skin! It’s packaging is just as impressive – an aerosol can for a spray-on application that will achieve an even layer of protection without getting your hands dirty. Effective and practical, it’s no wonder this trooper won our Reader’s Choice!
Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Aqua Booster SPF 50+/PA+++++, $39.90
Packed with a blend of beauty essences, the Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Aqua Booster does more than its fair share of reflecting UV rays. It contains Bulgarian rose essence to correct uneven skin tone, turmeric to reduce acne and scars and hyaluronic acid for a moisturising boost.
ORBIS Sunscreen Super SPF 50+/PA++++, $25
Surfactant free and tested to minimise allergies, the ORBIS Sunscreen Super works exactly like how it’s named; made of super fine particles for a super water-, sweat- and sand-proof, coverage for any outdoor activities.
Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel SPF 50+ / PA++++, $18.90
The Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel formula recently got an even better upgrade, with improved water- and sweat-proof properties that’ll absorb easily and stay on all day sans any stickiness. Having a day out in the sun? You know which sunscreen to grab!
Neutrogena Beach Defense SPF 70/PA++++, $28.90
Head to the beach and emerge unscathed from tan lines and sun burns with the Neutrogena Beach Defence, which offers you up to 80 minutes of worry-free fun under the sun! The oil-free formula caters to outdoor elements and holds up well against sea water.
For The Beauty Lovers
ASTALIFT White Perfect Clear UV Solution SPF 50+/PA++++, $72
A lightweight cream bursting with Vitamin C that helps rejuvenate the skin while doubling as a make-up base, the ASTALIFT White Perfect Clear UV Solution even has a colour-changing UV sensor attached to its cap that’ll tell you when it’s time to reapply a fresh coat of sunscreen!
Su:m37 Sun Away Multi-Effect Sun Block EX SPF50+/PA+++, $61
Does sunscreen ruin your usual make-up routine? The Su:m37 Sun Away Multi-Effect Sun Block EX doesn’t just protect you from a bad tan, it corrects uneven skin tone with a whitening effect and doubles up as a primer that helps make-up adhere to your skin longer sans any white cast. Which is why it’s hands down our winner for the Teenage Beauty Awards 2017!
Sugargoop! Defense Refresh Setting Mist SPF 50, $42
Offering SPF50 sunscreen, shine control and a makeup setting spray all in one bottle, the Supergoop! Defence Refresh Setting Mist makes it way easier to reapply sunblock without ruining your makeup. Just spritz on and you’re ready to go!
For the Traveller
LANEIGE Marshmallow Sun Cushion SPF50+ / PA+++, $36
UV protection has never been so convenient and travel-friendly! The Laneige Marshmallow Sun Cushion is packaged like a compact cushion so you can fortify your UV defence anywhere throughout the day with a gentle dab to the face. Their formula is soothing and mild, so even those with sensitive skin can enjoy this fuss-free product.
Nature Republic Provenence Calendula Ice Puff Sun SPF 50+/PA+++, $27
A sunscreen that can literally cool you off, Nature Republic Provenence Calendula Ice Puff Sun pumps out a watery gel that is icy to the touch, which helps soothe skin, and reduce midday puffiness. It’s also extremely portable, with a bottle packaging that comes with a locking mechanism to prevent spillage and a simple pump for a hassle-free application on-the-go.
IDS Non-Tinted Sunscreen SPF50 / PA +++, $69
For Everyday Use
The Body Shop Skin Defence Multi Protection Essence SPF 50/PA++++, $34.90
UV rays aren’t the only aggressors that can damage our skin; environmental pollution from our urban lifestyle can also trigger redness and cause dullness. The Body Shop Skin Defence Multi Protection Essence forms a protective layer on your skin against harmful sun rays and external pollutants.
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