8 Sun Protection Products You Absolutely Need For Singapore’s Weather

by Claudia Tan
LIFESTYLE  |  June 19, 2018
  • The heat is getting real these days. Stock up on these sun protection skincare products to keep the UV rays at bay.
    1 / 9 The heat is getting real these days. Stock up on these sun protection skincare products to keep the UV rays at bay.

    Whether you’re going away for a summer vacation or staying in Singapore where it’s sunny all year round, it’s essential to equip yourself with the right skincare products to protect your skin from the sun. Can’t decide what works best? We’ve rounded up our latest favourites for you to try out. Trust us, they will make a big difference to your complexion years down the road.

    (Also read: These Beauty Boxes Offer Skincare Products At A Discounted Price)

     

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  • Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Skincare Milk SPF 50+ PA++++ ($39.90 for 60ml)
    2 / 9 Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Skincare Milk SPF 50+ PA++++ ($39.90 for 60ml)

    How do you reapply sunscreen when you’ve got makeup on? Thankfully, Anessa has a friction-resistant formula that ensures it adheres closely to your skin with minimal slippage. It doesn’t thin out when it comes in contact with sweat or water. We also love how it contains nourishing skincare ingredients to ensure your skin stays moisturised. The sunscreen comes in four variants, including one that doubles up as a makeup primer ($32.90) and another that comes in a spray bottle ($30.90) for fuss-free application.

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

    (Also read: Does Your Sunscreen Contain These 5 Properties?)

    Photo: Anessa 

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  • Nivea Repair & Protect Body Lotion ($13.90 for 400ml, $9.90 for 250ml)
    3 / 9 Nivea Repair & Protect Body Lotion ($13.90 for 400ml, $9.90 for 250ml)

    Other than applying sunscreen before you leave house, your night routine to soothe and repair your skin from daytime UV ray exposure is just as important. Nivea Repair & Protect Lotion is specially formulated for active girls who are constantly out and about in the sun. Bid uneven skin tone and sun spots goodbye with its special Deep White essence and Vitamin C. Pair it with the Extra White Night Nourish Serum ($10.55 for 200ml) to give your skin an even greater radiance boost.

    Available at Cold Storage, Guardian, Watsons, NTUC Fairprice outlets and other major retail stores.

    Photo: Nivea

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  • Aprilskin Magic Snow Sun Stick and Magic Snow Cushion 2.0 ($25 for 18g and $33 for 15g respectively)
    4 / 9 Aprilskin Magic Snow Sun Stick and Magic Snow Cushion 2.0 ($25 for 18g and $33 for 15g respectively)

    Applying sunblock just got a whole lot easier with these Aprilskin sun protection products. They come in a roll-on stick and cushion form for you to slip them right into your bag and reapply while you’re on the go. The pocket-sized Magic Snow Sun Stick can be used under or over your makeup without leaving any sticky residue. The Magic Snow Sun Cushion 2.0 leaves your skin looking brighter and more even. With SPF 50+ PA+++, they are sure to protect your skin from the scorching sun. Plus points for the minimalist packaging in millennial pink.

    Available at selected Guardian stores islandwide, including Takashimaya, VivoCity, NEX and Jurong Point.

    Photo: Aprilskin

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  • Biore UV Make-Up Base ($19.90 for 30g)
    5 / 9 Biore UV Make-Up Base ($19.90 for 30g)

    To streamline your beauty routine, Biore UV Makeup Base is a must-have when it comes to UV protection and coverage. With SPF 50+ PA++++, it effectively protects your skin from both UVA and UVB rays. This prevents common issues like sunburn, dark spots and freckles. It goes under your makeup nicely to give you flawless-looking complexion by concealing pores and absorbing excess sebum. It comes in three variants – oil control, brightening and coverage – to cater to different skin types.

    Available at selected Watsons, Guardian and Sasa outlets.

    (Also read: 6 Tinted Sunscreens That Don’t Feel Sticky in Singapore’s Weather)

    Photo: Biore

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  • Dr. Jart+ Every Sun Day - Tone-Up Sunscreen SP50+/PA+++ ($47 for 50ml)
    6 / 9 Dr. Jart+ Every Sun Day - Tone-Up Sunscreen SP50+/PA+++ ($47 for 50ml)

    This sunscreen is specially formulated to protect you from indoor UV rays that are emitted from your computer screens and smartphones on a daily basis. Plus, it contains calamine pink powder that brightens dull skin. The soft cream formula feels lightweight and gentle on the skin, and leaves it feeling hydrated all day.

    Available at www.sephora.sg

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

    Photo: Dr. Jart+

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  • La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL-Ultra Light Fluid SPF50+ ($48.90 for 30ml)
    7 / 9 La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL-Ultra Light Fluid SPF50+ ($48.90 for 30ml)

    The sticky and gooey feeling of thick sunscreens on your skin is a no-go, making it very tempting to skip your sun protection step altogether at times. That’s why La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL-Ultra Light Fluid SPF50+ is our all-time favourite. It has an ultra-lightweight consistency that allows it to be absorbed almost instantly. It doesn’t feel greasy or sticky at all – promise!

    Available at Guardian

    Photo: La Roche-Posay 

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  • Eve Lom Radiance Face Mist ($90 for 48ml)
    8 / 9 Eve Lom Radiance Face Mist ($90 for 48ml)

    Prolonged sun exposure damages the fibres in your skin (known as elastin), resulting in saggy skin. Other than using sunscreens, arm yourself with a hydrating facial mist that you can spritz on anytime throughout the day. Eve Lom Face Mist instantly hydrates and soothes skin. Over time, it improves the elasticity of your skin to give you a healthier and glowing complexion.

    Available at Escentials Paragon, Escentials Tangs Orchard, and www.sephora.sg

    (Also read: 7 Facial Mists to Keep Your Complexion Hydrated All Day)

    Photo: Eve Lom 

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  •  Pixi Glow Mist ($22 for 80ml)
    9 / 9 Pixi Glow Mist ($22 for 80ml)

    Soothe and hydrate your skin on a hot day with Pixi Glow Mist. It contains 13 essential oils including rose and lavender, giving it a lovely floral scent. One spritz is all you need to feel instantly refreshed. It also relieves redness and irritation from the heat. Use under your makeup or midday for a quick radiance boost. Pro tip: You can even spray some of into your palms and glide it through your hair to smooth frizz.

    Available at www.sephora.sg

    Photo: Pixi

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