6 Best Sunscreens For Every Type of Vacation

by Claudia Tan
LIFESTYLE  |  December 09, 2018
  • All packed for your end of year getaway? Don’t forget your sunscreen. You wouldn’t want a bad sunburn to stand in the way of your insta-worthy vacation photos.
    1 / 7 All packed for your end of year getaway? Don’t forget your sunscreen. You wouldn’t want a bad sunburn to stand in the way of your insta-worthy vacation photos.

    Aside from your holiday outfits and beauty essentials, don’t miss out the most important skincare product – sunscreen. Whether you’re travelling to tropical Maldives for a chill vacation, Switzerland for a white Christmas, or planning to busk in the city lights of New York, sun protection is of essence. That’s why we have rounded up some of the best sunscreens for each type vacation.

    (Also read: 8 Sunscreens With Skincare Benefits That Are Perfect For Singapore’s Weather)

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  • This Works In Transit Skin Defence SPF45 ($59 for 40ml)
    2 / 7 This Works In Transit Skin Defence SPF45 ($59 for 40ml)

    Best for: A city tour

    If you’re planning to spend the day exploring the bustling city, you should be concerned about environmental aggressors like air pollution that can do some serious damage to your skin. This multi-tasking moisturiser doubles up as a sunscreen to protect your skin from UVA and UVB rays as well as pollutants. It is formulated with hyaluronic acid and vitamin E to moisturise and calm skin. 

    Available at www.sephora.sg 

    Photo: This Works

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  • Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40 ($48 for 50ml)
    3 / 7 Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40 ($48 for 50ml)

    Best for: A cruise

    This oil-free and water-resistant sunscreen is perfect for everyday use all over your face and body. Its lightweight and fast-absorbing formula also doubles up as a great makeup primer that minimises the appearance of pores and grips your makeup in place. Your makeup will stay on point for all your holiday selfies. Infused with botanical ingredients like citrus and basil, it comes with a subtle and invigorating fragrance.

    Available at www.sephora.sg 

    Photo: Supergoop!

    (Also read: 5 Legit Reasons Why You Need To Wear Sunscreen Every Day)

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  • Sunplay Watery Cool Body Mist SPF75 ($21.90 for 165ml)
    4 / 7 Sunplay Watery Cool Body Mist SPF75 ($21.90 for 165ml)

    Best for: Backpacking

    This sunscreen is perfect for solo backpackers. You can now get to all the hard-to-reach areas like your back with a quick spritz. We love the sleek and slim packaging that slips nicely into the side pockets of any backpack. And good news if you’re spending long hours outdoors: the lightweight and non-greasy formula is water and sweat resistant for minimal reapplication. It also comes with an icy cool sensation that instantly refreshes your skin. 

    Available at Guardian

    Photo: Sunplay

    (Also read: 9 Best Sunscreen Sprays Perfect For Reapplication On The Go)

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  • Theia Sunscreen Shower SPF30 ($56 for 236ml)
    5 / 7 Theia Sunscreen Shower SPF30 ($56 for 236ml)

    Best for: A family vacation

    Having trouble getting the young ones to stay still for sunscreen application? Streamline the process with Theia’s sunscreen body wash. The sunscreen adheres to your skin after a rinse with the body wash to provide your skin with protection from UVA and UVB rays. Plus, it is infused with botanical ingredients like green tea and pomegranate seed oils to leave your skin feeling soft and moisturised. 

    Available at www.sg.fitlion.com

    Photo: Theia

     

     

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  • Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Skincare Milk SPF 50+ PA++++ ($39.90 for 60ml)
    6 / 7 Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Skincare Milk SPF 50+ PA++++ ($39.90 for 60ml)

    Best for: A beach holiday

    If you’re planning to go for a dip in the ocean, the Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen is a great option for minimal reapplication. Anessa’s patented Aqua Booster EX technology is said to “redistribute” the sunscreen on your skin for stronger UV protection when it comes into contact with sweat or water. Infused with skincare ingredients like hyaluronic acid to keep your skin hydrated, you can spend your day at the beach with zero worries about getting unsightly sunburns.

    Available at selected Watsons, Welcia-BHG, BHG and Don Don Donki

    Photo: Anessa

    (Also read: How to Remove Waterproof Sunscreen From Your Face & Body Effectively)

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  • Troiareuke H+ Cushion ($52 for 15g)
    7 / 7 Troiareuke H+ Cushion ($52 for 15g)

    Best for: A wintery escape

    While it may be snowing out there, UVA and UVB rays are ever present. Plus, the cold conditions and low humidity are also likely culprits behind dry, flaky skin. With an emphasis on both coverage and sun protection,  the Troiareuke H+ Cushion conceals blemishes and pores and comes with SPF50+/PA+++. Its unique Water Wrapping System forms a thin layer of moisture on the skin’s surface to keep dry skin woes away. Plus, the formula of the foundation doesn’t oxidise so you can look fresh all day. 

    Available at www.thecultculture.com

    Photo: Troiareuke

    (Also read: 10 Lightweight Sunscreens You Can Wear Under Your Makeup)

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