12 Best Day Creams With SPF Protection

by Joyce Cheo
LIFESTYLE  |  August 02, 2018
  • Shiseido, Essential Energy Day Emulsion, $80
    1 / 12 Shiseido, Essential Energy Day Emulsion, $80

    Going beyond conventional skincare, the Essential Energy product range features ReNeura Technology, which improves skin responsiveness to everyday skincare products. In addition to SPF 30, a powerful blend of botanical extracts work in synergy to improve cellular energy, deliver hydration and strengthen skin’s barrier function for healthier, smoother, more radiant skin.

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  • Supergoop, Everyday Sunscreen, $28
    2 / 12 Supergoop, Everyday Sunscreen, $28

    Although this is an oil-free, water-resistant sunscreen, its moisturising properties boasts a high number of SPF 50. Unlike most sunscreens that depend on hyaluronic acid for hydration, this super-smart formula boasts a unique beta-glucan that continually rehydrates skin, even when its moisture reserves are depleted. Reapply every two hours if you’re outdoors to keep skin adequately protected. 

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  • L’oréal Paris, Revitalift Dermalift Day Cream, $35.90
    3 / 12 L’oréal Paris, Revitalift Dermalift Day Cream, $35.90

    Designed for skin with multiple signs of ageing, this all-in-one cream with SPF 23 targets wrinkles, dullness and loss of elasticity. It fights the effects of gravity on skin as it plumps and tightens the epidermis for firmer facial contours. Pro-Retinol A stimulates cellular turnover to improve skin’s texture and radiance.

    Photo: L’oréal 

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  • Elizabeth Arden, Flawless Future Moisture Cream, $89
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    Think of this day cream as an insurance plan for your skin in the future. Fortified with a concoction of ceramides, protein complex, pore refiners and potent skin brighteners, this multi-tasking moisturiser keeps the effects of stress and fatigue on your skin in check. With continued use, expect a reduction in uneven skin tone, dullness and fine lines.

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  • Olay, Regenerist Micro-Sculpting UV Cream, $49.90
    5 / 12 Olay, Regenerist Micro-Sculpting UV Cream, $49.90

    If your skin is prone to dryness, layer on this cream that is rich in glycerin to instantly plump skin texture for a smooth canvas before makeup application. It also contains Amino-peptide Complex to aid cellular renewal, Hydra-Firming Complex to keep skin supple, and has a broad spectrum SPF 30 protection to stave off premature skin ageing.

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  • Clinique, Pep-Start HydroRush Moisturizer, $50
    6 / 12 Clinique, Pep-Start HydroRush Moisturizer, $50

    Designed for young women who lead an active lifestyle, this daytime moisturiser packs intense hydration benefits while strengthening skin for protection against UV rays with SPF 20. It’s easy to maintain healthy and youthful skin with this product that is proven to be suitable for all skin types.

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  • Avène, Hydrance Optimale Rich Hydrating Cream, $50.90
    7 / 12 Avène, Hydrance Optimale Rich Hydrating Cream, $50.90

    Gentle on all skin types, this moisturiser is a heaven-sent for delicate and sensitive skin. Lightweight, yet ultra-moisturising and soothing, this  SPF 20 cream keeps skin well-hydrated and comfortable while shielding it from harmful elements like UV rays and urban pollution.

    Photo: Avène

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  • Origins, Ginzing Hydrating Prettifying Finisher, $63
    8 / 12 Origins, Ginzing Hydrating Prettifying Finisher, $63

    With SPF 35, your skin could benefit from an energising dose of caffeine too. A powerful combination of caffeine and Panax ginseng acts like a vitality shot for tired and dull skin, instantly optimising cellular energy for a healthy glow. Suitable for all skin types, it also douses the skin with a hydrating layer so makeup goes on smoothly and evenly.

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  • Natio, Daily Defence Face Moisturiser, $25.90
    9 / 12 Natio, Daily Defence Face Moisturiser, $25.90

    Hailing from Australia, Natio is one of the countries’ leading natural beauty brands which prides itself on offering quality products that are simple, effective and affordable. Case in point: this lightweight face moisturiser with SPF 50+ combines both hydrating properties and broad spectrum UV protection. Perfect for humid, tropical climates, it has a non-greasy emulsion and disappears into skin when applied. Vitamin E and aloe vera extract are also added to keep inflammation and premature ageing at bay.

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  • Laura Mercier, Tinted Moisturizer, $66
    10 / 12 Laura Mercier, Tinted Moisturizer, $66

    One of the brand’s cult classics, it remains one of its best-selling products all over the world. A perfect combination of skincare and makeup, this lightweight formula is a blend of sodium hyaluronate (to hydrate), UV filters (to protect) and vitamins (to nourish). It also offers sheer coverage and can be used in place of foundation if you are looking for a natural, no-makeup makeup look with SPF 20 protection.

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  • Chanel, Les Beiges Sheer Healthy Glow Tinted Moisturizer, $87
    11 / 12 Chanel, Les Beiges Sheer Healthy Glow Tinted Moisturizer, $87

    Synonymous with that enviable post-vacation glow, the Les Beiges collection is made up of products that instantly add warmth to the complexion softly and naturally. This is no exception, as its barely-there formula goes on smoothly to even out skin tone and impart a healthy radiance. A hyaluronic acid derivative also locks in moisture to keep skin dewy and supple, while antioxidants and UV filters protect the skin against environmental aggressors.

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  • Murad, Anti-Aging Moisturizer Broad Spectrum, $102
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    Battling adult acne is a constant tug-of-war between controlling sebum production and ensuring adequate hydration and protection without over-burdening your skin. This special cream is developed specifically to handle all the challenges of adult acne, as it unclogs pores, shields skin from the sun and reduces the appearance of fine lines, thanks to a carefully calibrated blend of antioxidants, hydrators and anti-inflammation actives. Over time, blemishes are reduced, skin looks brighter and skin texture is improved.

    Photo: Murad

    (Also read: How to Choose the Right Moisturiser)

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