9 Lightweight Moisturisers with SPF That Are Perfect for Singapore‘s Weather

by Mona Teo
LIFESTYLE  |  June 17, 2018
  • You’ll never forget sunscreen again with these products
    1 / 10 You’ll never forget sunscreen again with these products

    In Singapore, where the UV index can soar to a score of 8-10 during 12-3pm, which is incidentally when you’re most likely to be out and about seeking lunch, sunscreen is not optional – it’s mandatory. A lack of protection from harmful UV rays causes sunburn, premature signs of ageing, deep tissue damage and at worst, cancer.

    Despite knowing this, many of us are guilty of skipping this crucial step. We get it, sunscreens can feel sticky, leave a white cast and make you look shinier than a new coin – not necessarily the best look. Which is why we’ve come up with this list of lightweight moisturisers that already include SPF30 protection and higher, so you’ll never have an excuse to skip the ‘block again.

    A version of this article first appeared on www.herworld.com.

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  • The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow-Protect Lotion SPF30 ($42.90 for 50ml)
    2 / 10 The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow-Protect Lotion SPF30 ($42.90 for 50ml)

    Get soft, radiant skin with this vitamin C-infused moisturiser that naturally enhances your skin tone, and contains UVA and UVB SPF30 protection. The lightweight formula sinks comfortably into your skin and helps to restore dull complexions without leaving that dreaded white cast.

    Available at The Body Shop

    Photo: The Body Shop

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  • First Aid Beauty 5-in-1 Face Cream with SPF30 ($74 for 50ml)
    3 / 10 First Aid Beauty 5-in-1 Face Cream with SPF30 ($74 for 50ml)

    We know, you’re probably baulking at the price, but hear us out. This amazing face cream does more than just moisturise and provide SPF protection. It also contains Alpha Arbutin to even out and brighten your skin tone over time, Bisabolol to soothe irritated skin, Homeostatine to smoothen and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles and an antioxidant booster complex to protect and combat against environmental stressors.

    Available at Sephora.

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  • SK II Cellumination Day Surge UV ($139 for 50g)
    4 / 10 SK II Cellumination Day Surge UV ($139 for 50g)

    This ultra lightweight, daytime moisturiser contains a powerful cocktail of ingredients that not only shields skin from harmful UV rays, but also helps to brighten skin and reduce the appearance of spots. Formulated with SPF30PA+++ protection and SK II’s star ingredient, Pitera, skin is left luminous, hydrated, protected and translucent.

    (Also read: 10 Lightweight Moisturisers To Give You Softer, Glowier Skin)

    Available at SK II counters

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  • Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 ($159 for 50ml)
    5 / 10 Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 ($159 for 50ml)

    Designed for more mature or prematurely-ageing skin, this medium weight moisturiser contains broad spectrum SPF50 protection and a unique polypeptide that actually encourages collagen production. Over time, skin is firmer, more elastic and deeply hydrated, and properly equipped to defend against primary triggers of skin ageing.

    Available at Dermologica stores

    Photo: Dermologica

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  • Alpha-H Daily Essential Moisturiser SPF50+ ($49 for 50ml)
    6 / 10 Alpha-H Daily Essential Moisturiser SPF50+ ($49 for 50ml)

    Prevent premature wrinkles and keep your skin in optimal health with this moisturiser and sunscreen combo that doesn’t feel greasy after application. It contains an impressive 5 different protection filter ingredients to ensure those UVA/UVB rays don’t damage your skin, and also encourages collagen production.

    Available at Sephora.

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  • Murad Essential-C Day Moisture SPF30 PA+++ ($129 for 50ml)
    7 / 10 Murad Essential-C Day Moisture SPF30 PA+++ ($129 for 50ml)

    This powerful antioxidant-rich moisturiser helps to shield skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays while revitalising dull and stressed out skin thanks to its potent cocktail of antioxidants and vitamin C infusion. It also helps to protect skin from free radical damage while increasing radiance, firmness and elasticity.

    (Also read: 6 Ways Stress is Damaging Your Hair)

    Available at www.murad.com.sg.

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  • Algenist Sublime Defense Anti-Aging Blurring Moisturiser ($105 for 60ml)
    8 / 10 Algenist Sublime Defense Anti-Aging Blurring Moisturiser ($105 for 60ml)

    Featuring a luxurious whipped texture, this moisturiser provides SPF30 protection while creating a blurring effect on your skin thanks to optical diffusers that rest on the surface of your skin. The appearance of imperfections, lines, pores and wrinkles are softened, making you look as though you have a filter on. The formula also includes yeast extract, which not only protects skin from UV damage, but also air pollution.

    Available at Sephora.

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  • Cetaphil Dermacontrol Oil Control Moisturiser ($27.90 for 118ml)
    9 / 10 Cetaphil Dermacontrol Oil Control Moisturiser ($27.90 for 118ml)

    This wallet-friendly moisturiser and sunscreen hybrid provides broad spectrum SPF 30 protection in a non-greasy lotion formulated for those suffering from oilier skin or acne. It contains ceramide to nourish acne-prone skin without causing further breakouts, and is clinically proven to help manage oiliness throughout the day.

    Available at major personal care stores.

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  • This Works In Transit Skin Defence SPF30 ($59 for 40ml)
    10 / 10 This Works In Transit Skin Defence SPF30 ($59 for 40ml)

    Suitable for sensitive skin, this lightweight lotion contains a powerful antioxidant blend to fight and minimise signs of skin ageing, while keeping skin hydrated throughout the day with hyaluronic acid. Vitamin E helps to repair skin damage caused by environmental factors over time, and its UVA/UVB broad-spectrum formula means you don’t need to worry about sun damage.

    (Also read: Easy Tips To Reduce Redness If You Have Sensitive Skin)

    Available at Sephora

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