The Best Lightweight Sunscreens That Don’t Feel Greasy

by Arissa Ha
LIFESTYLE  |  April 30, 2020
  • PSA: You should be wearing sunscreen even when you're indoors during the day
    1 / 10 PSA: You should be wearing sunscreen even when you're indoors during the day

    If you hate the oily texture or white cast from sunscreens, then you’ll love these lightweight sunscreens that don’t feel greasy on skin.

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  • Skin Aqua Tone Up UV Essence SPF 50 PA++++, $27.90, Sunplay
    2 / 10 Skin Aqua Tone Up UV Essence SPF 50 PA++++, $27.90, Sunplay

    The Skin Aqua Tone Up UV Essence from Sunplay in lightly tinted with lilac pigments which blurs dullness and imparts a soft radiance to skin. Perfect for wearing under makeup!

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  • Oil Free Facial Sunscreen SPF 30, $49, Thann
    3 / 10 Oil Free Facial Sunscreen SPF 30, $49, Thann

    This oil-free sunscreen is ideal for those with oilier skin types, and does not feel greasy when absorbed. White tea extract rich within its formula acts as an antioxidant to defend against free radical damage.

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  • Ultra Sun Protection SPF 45, $155, Chantecaille
    4 / 10 Ultra Sun Protection SPF 45, $155, Chantecaille

    This lightweight, oil-free sunscreen contains botanical ingredients chocked with antioxidants to protect skin against free radical damage. It also helps to mattify skin, so any makeup that goes on top of it remains fresh-looking for longer.

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  • Dermatologist Solutions Ultra Light Daily UV Defense Aqua Gel SPF50 PA++++, $56, Kiehl's
    5 / 10 Dermatologist Solutions Ultra Light Daily UV Defense Aqua Gel SPF50 PA++++, $56, Kiehl's

    This sunscreen from Kiehl’s is great for sunscreen beginners, or anyone who hates the white cast which some sunscreens leave behind. It goes on almost like moisturiser, and doesn’t feel sticky even in our humid weather.

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  • Perfect UV Sunscreen Skincare Gel SPF 50+ PA++++, $32.90, Anessa
    6 / 10 Perfect UV Sunscreen Skincare Gel SPF 50+ PA++++, $32.90, Anessa

    Another sunscreen with a good gel texture, the Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Skincare Gel is also waterproof and resists friction. The Aqua Booster Technology forms powerful bonds when it comes in contact with water or sweat, making it water-resistant for up to 80 minutes.

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  • Sun Mate Protector SPF50+ PA+++, $50, Hera
    7 / 10 Sun Mate Protector SPF50+ PA+++, $50, Hera

    A sunscreen that works great on its own or as a makeup base, the HERA Sun Mate Protector not only prevents UVA and UVB from damaging skin. It contains anti-oxidant Anti-R Complex, to protect skin against environmental aggressors and pollution.

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  • Marshmallow Sun Cushion SPF50+ PA+++, $36, Laniege
    8 / 10 Marshmallow Sun Cushion SPF50+ PA+++, $36, Laniege

    The Marshmallow Sun Cushion from LANEIGE, comes in a handy cushion form so you can even use it for touch-ups. The LANIEGE Water Screen technology also forms a moisture veil to prevent skin from drying out.

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  • Global Suncare The Perfect Protector SPF 50+ PA++++, $65, Shiseido
    9 / 10 Global Suncare The Perfect Protector SPF 50+ PA++++, $65, Shiseido

    The latest iteration of the Global Suncare The Perfect Protector uses SynchroShield technology (similar to their Synchro Skin foundation series), which responds to changes in the environment. Essentially, it’s able to adjust itself based on the heat and moisture in the environment and skin, to form the ideal sun protection veil.

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  • Morning Glow Sunscreen, $58, Sigi Skin
    10 / 10 Morning Glow Sunscreen, $58, Sigi Skin

    Local skincare company SIGI started their brand with only three products, and this was one of it. The Morning Glow Sunscreen has an exceptionally lightweight texture that absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave any greasy feeling behind. It’s a good everyday sunscreen that hydrates and protect skin.

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    A version of this article first appeared on www.harpersbazaar.com.sg.

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