8 Sunscreens With Skincare Benefits That Are Perfect For Singapore’s Weather

by Claudia Tan
LIFESTYLE  |  October 16, 2018
  • These sunscreens come with an added advantage - they contain ingredients that will enhance your skincare routine.
    1 / 9 These sunscreens come with an added advantage - they contain ingredients that will enhance your skincare routine.

    Other than sun burns, regular exposure to the sun may lead to skin problems like premature ageing, dehydrated skin and in more serious cases, even skin cancer.

    The UV rays damage the elastin in our skin, causing saggy and droopy skin – not a look we are going after. Even if the effects of the sun are not showing now, it is best to take the necessary precautions to ensure that it doesn’t show later in life.

    We have rounded up some of our favourite sunscreens that do more than protect your skin from UVA and UVB rays; they contain skincare ingredients that ensure your skin stays radiant and supple.

    (Also read: Is There a Difference Between Sunscreen and Sunblock?)

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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)

    Each time you dab or touch your face, your sunscreen is going to slide off and lose its effectiveness gradually. Thankfully, the Anessa Perfect UV sunscreen comes with a friction-resistant formula, ensuring that it stays in place all day. And when it comes into contact with sweat or water, Anessa’s patented Aqua Booster EX technology is said to “redistribute” the sunscreen on your skin for stronger UV protection. Plus, it is formulated with 50 per cent skincare ingredients like hyaluronic acid and rosehip to protect your skin from environmental aggressors and to keep your skin hydrated.

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

    Photo: Anessa

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  • Aprilskin Magic Snow Fun Sunstick SPF 50+ / PA+++ ($25 for 18g)
    3 / 9 Aprilskin Magic Snow Fun Sunstick SPF 50+ / PA+++ ($25 for 18g)

    We are always keeping our eyes peeled for travel-friendly beauty products and this one definitely caught our attention. The pocket-sized sun stick comes with a non-sticky finish that allows you to use it under or over your makeup. This solves the dilemma of reapplying your sunscreen after putting on your makeup. Just a few quick swipes would do the trick. It also contains aloe vera and green tea extract to reenergise and refresh your skin after sun exposure.

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

    Available at selected Guardian stores

    Photo: Aprilskin

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  • Eau Thermale Avene Cleanance Sunscreen SPF 50+ ($49.90 for 50ml)
    4 / 9 Eau Thermale Avene Cleanance Sunscreen SPF 50+ ($49.90 for 50ml)

    This non-greasy sunscreen is best for those with sensitive, oily and acne-prone skin. It is formulated with Avene’s patented thermal spring water that soothes irritated skin. It also contains Monolaurin, a sebum-regulating ingredient that keeps the grease off your face without drying your skin out.

    Available at leading pharmacies

    Photo: Eau Thermale Avene

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  • Estee Lauder Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening UV Protector SPF 50/PA++++ ($90 for 30ml)
    5 / 9 Estee Lauder Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening UV Protector SPF 50/PA++++ ($90 for 30ml)

    The sticky after-feeling of applying sunscreen is a huge no-no, especially under Singapore’s hot and humid weather. That’s why we are loving the lightweight consistency of this sunscreen from Estee Lauder. And good news for those whose skin is susceptible to sun spots, this sunscreen is jam-packed with antioxidants to prevent sun damage. 

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

    Available at www.sephora.sg

    Photo: Estee Lauder

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  • Kenzoki White Blossom Delicate UV Shield SPF 50 PA+++ (Plum Blossom) ($65 for 30ml)
    6 / 9 Kenzoki White Blossom Delicate UV Shield SPF 50 PA+++ (Plum Blossom) ($65 for 30ml)

    This sunscreen comes in a pearly pink hue that brightens your skin instantly. It is formulated with sunflower extract to maintain your skin’s natural radiance and moringa to protect your skin from environmental aggressors. This is a great everyday sunscreen that gives your skin a boost of radiance on days you skip makeup.

    Available at www.sephora.sg

    Photo: Kenzoki

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  • Sofina Whitening Moisturizing UV Cut Emulsion (Refreshing) SPF 50+ PA++++ ($53 for 30ml)
    7 / 9 Sofina Whitening Moisturizing UV Cut Emulsion (Refreshing) SPF 50+ PA++++ ($53 for 30ml)

    This multi-tasking sunscreen from Sofina doubles up as a day moisturiser and a makeup base. It is formulated with ceramide to keep saggy skin at bay. It also contains tuberose petals that form a barrier on your skin to prevent any moisture loss from UV rays or air conditioning. We love how it leaves our skin feeling soft and supple upon application. Plus points for its invigorating floral scent.  

    (Also read: How to Reapply Sunscreen While Wearing Makeup)

    Available at Isetan Scotts Level 1

    Photo: Sofina

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  • Supergoop! Everyday Sunscreen SPF 50 ($28 for 71ml)
    8 / 9 Supergoop! Everyday Sunscreen SPF 50 ($28 for 71ml)

    This oil-free and water-resistant sunscreen is perfect for everyday use all over your face and body. It’s also great for mornings where you’re pressed for time, thanks to its lightweight and fast-absorbing formula that leaves absolutely no trace of stickiness behind. It contains a unique beta-glucan (a form of dietary fibre) that is said to retain moisture more effectively to give you long-lasting smooth and supple skin. Infused with botanical ingredients like citrus and basil, it comes with a subtle fragrance.

    Available at www.sephora.sg

    Photo: Supergoop!

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  •  Tatcha Silken Pore Perfecting Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 35 PA+++ ($92 for 60ml)
    9 / 9 Tatcha Silken Pore Perfecting Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 35 PA+++ ($92 for 60ml)

    This sunscreen minimises the appearance of pores and gives you a nice matte finish – perfect for days you are going makeup-free. It is formulated with vitamins and minerals like Japanese wild rose to protect your skin from the sun’s harsh rays. We love how it blends out effortlessly and come with anti-ageing properties as well.

    (Also read: Sunscreen Mistakes You Need to Stop Making)

    Available at www.sephora.sg

    Photo: Tatcha

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