If you haven’t gotten into the habit of applying sunscreen daily, now’s the best time to start. Here are 8 affordable sunscreens that’ll help you weather through the heat and humidity in Singapore!
Formulated with titanium dioxide to deliver powerful UVA and UVB protection, this mineral-based sunscreen is infused with antioxidant-powered vitamin E to combat pre-mature skin aging caused by free radical and sun damage. Suitable for sensitive and acne-prone skin, it has a light tint that will help even out your overall skin tone and provide a lightweight base for the rest of your makeup routine. It’s the priciest on the list, but definitely worth shelling out the big bucks for.
2. Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Aqua Booster SPF 50+/PA++++, $39.90
Recently launched in Singapore, Anessa prides itself on being Japan’s top UV brand – a mean feat considering its stiff competition. The Perfect UV Sunscreen Aqua Booster has a very water-resistant formula that holds up well throughout the day sans any stickiness, and its blend of beauty essences (Bulgarian Rose Essence, Hyaluronic Acid, Angelica, Turmeric and Vitamin C) helps to improve skin’s moisture levels for a plump and bright complexion.
Available exclusively at Watsons.
Saving you the hassle of reapplying sunscreen every few hours, the new and improved Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence is a highly absorbent, long-wearing sunscreen that is ideal for doubling up as a makeup base thanks to its hydrating properties that’ll brighten up skin without leaving a white cast.
Another tinted sunscreen that’s suitable for Asian skin tones, the newly repackaged Orbis UV Cut Sunscreen On Face Light boasts “triple threat protection” – a Damage Block Veil that shields skin from not only harmful UV rays, but also infrared rays and air pollutants. And it’s further formulated with Hybrid Airy Powder, which helps to resist water and perspiration while providing light and soft coverage.
Wanna stay protected while still keeping your skin hydrated under the glaring sun? Reach for NIVEA Sun Protect & Moisture Sun Lotion – this sunscreen has hydrating ingredients that support the skin’s protective barrier like vitamin B5, glycerin and advanced collagen protect to ensures skin stays deeply moisturised for up to 24 hours!
6. DHC Suncut Q10 EX Milk SPF50+/PA++++, 29.90
An underrated gem that does the job of shielding your skin from the sun while boosting skin nutrients, the DHC Suncut Q1o EX Milk contains coenzyme Q10, virgin olive oil and hyaluronic acid to keep skin hydrated and protected against sun damage. And you won’t have to worry about it leaving a sticky feeling after application as its serum-like texture absorbs pretty quickly and leaves a powdery finish to keep you fresh throughout the day.
Available for purchase at Watsons.
The first of Neutrogena sunscreens to be tested and proven to be suitable for those with eczema or sensitive skin, the Sheer Zinc Dry Touch has a hypoallergenic, PABA and oil-free formula that effectively shields skin from damaging UVA-UVB rays. If you have an acne-prone complexion, this is a sunscreen to consider as its formula doesn’t clog pores with prolonged usage.
A multitasking sunscreen that provides 16 times the protection against UVA rays, this lightweight sun trooper can be used as a makeup primer as it has a non-sticky, matte finish thanks to its Double Silky Powder Technology. You’ll feel comfy and well-protected all day long!
Most of you already know the importance of putting on sunscreen to shield skin from sun damage, but do you really know why you’re doing so? Here’s our comprehensive 2-part guide on all you need to know about sunscreen! Click here to decode the confusing sunscreen jargon (UVA, UVB, SPF, PA?????) and here for a better understanding of which sunscreens are better for your skin type.