When it comes to curating your skincare routine, you might already know how important having a sunscreen is.And especially with Singapore’s hot and humid weather, it’s even more crucial for you to avoid having too much exposure to the sun’s UV rays that can lead to sun spots, fine lines or worse, skin cancer.
Nowadays, there are innovative formulas that make greasy, ashy-looking sunscreens a thing of the past – the next generation of sun protection offers extra benefits like hydration, luminosity and a matte finish to suit different skin types! And to ensure maximum coverage, squeeze out three fingers’ worth of sunscreen for your face.
Time to start upping your SPF game – take a look below at our picks for the 7 best face sunscreens in Singapore!
Note: This list is strictly not in order.
1. Australian Gold® Botanical SPF 50 Tinted Face Mineral Lotion
This 100% mineral sunscreen doubles up as a BB cream to provide light coverage and sufficient sun protection. Made with Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide, we also love it for its vegan, cruelty-free and eco conscious formulation that is Oxybenzone-free which won’t harm coral reefs.
It is also rich in Australian Botanicals such as Red Algae, Kakadu Plum, and Eucalyptus to provide antioxidant benefits to your skin. For those with oily skin, you will also love its mattifying finish!
Available on: Amazon & others
2. A’PIEU – Pure Block Aqua Sun Gel
With high UV protection factor, this light gel contains more than 60% moisture to refresh dry, flaky skin and keeps the skin moisturised all day long. It will adhere to the skin without leaving any white cast marks behind, and provide a dewy finish to your look.
The clear, non-sticky formula leaves a lightweight feeling on your face and dries down fast, so you can wear it under makeup without the heaviness. Enjoy its SPF50+ PA+++ sun protection from the harmful effects of UV rays!
Available on: YesStyle & others
3. Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen Broad Spectrum Sunscreen
With a unique oil-free formula, this sunscreen glides onto the skin and provides shine control with a velvety finish. It also plays well with your makeup so you can use it as a primer under foundation when you want that extra coverage. Supergoop! also reformulated its products to be reef-safe – but you won’t even feel a difference in texture and performance!
It provides broad spectrum SPF 40 as well as protection from blue light emitted from computers and phones, which is great for all that constant social media scrolling and internet browsing.
Available on: Sephora & others
4. Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Skincare Milk
This sunscreen brand is hailed as the number 1 in Japan for almost 20 years – and not without good reason. It offers the world’s first ingredient approach, with triple defense technology to provide strong UV protection even in intense heat, resistance to friction, and protects skin from dryness.
Pack this in your bag for your beach and swimming activities! It is highly waterproof and water-resistant, proven by an 80-min test in the pool. Once applied, it will leave a light, airy touch without any white spots on the skin. We love that it is also easily removable with soap so it won’t clog up your pores!
Available on: Watsons & others
5. Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily UV Defense
Formulated with advanced UVA/UVB technology and pollution protection, this lightweight SPF 50 PA++++ facial sunscreen provides optimum defence against Singapore’s tropical climate. It is also lightweight and non-comedogenic, which makes it an everyday essential for your morning skincare routine.
Suitable for all skin types, the formula absorbs quickly and provides all-day hydration to protect the skin from early signs of ageing. Key ingredients include Baicalin and Vitamin E to defend against free radicals and provide antioxidant protection.
Available on: Kiehl’s & others
6. Senka Perfect UV Milk
Amp up your daily UV protection with this sunscreen lotion by Japanese brand, Senka. Suitable for face and body, it has a non-sticky milk formula that will leave a comfortable, smooth and powder finish. If you’re going to be spending time outdoors with plenty of sun, you can benefit from its SPF50+ PA++++ protection that prevent harmful UV rays to cause sun spots and pigmentation.
Formulated with Natural Silk Essence Complex and Double Hyaluronic Acids, it also helps your skin to keep dryness at bay. Plus, you can also wear it as a makeup base before applying foundation which helps to resist smearing!
Available on: Guardian & others
7. PURITO Centella Green Level Safe Sun
If you can’t get enough of K-beauty products, we’ve got you covered with this sunscreen by Purito, a Korean brand that focuses on natural skincare. It is a mild, lightweight sun cream that offers broad spectrum SPF50+ PA++++ to protect against free radical rays. During application, it glides on smoothly without leaving a white cast or feeling greasy.
Free from artificial preservatives, it is infused with 70% moisturizing agents including hyaluronic acid and centella asiatica extract which provide antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits to keep your skin supple and moisturised.
Available on: YesStyle & others
The sun is present all year round in Singapore. So, whether you’re heading to the beach or staying indoors, wearing sunscreen remains crucial as harmful rays can penetrate windows and clouds. With our list, we hope you can find the right sunscreen that suits your skin type and needs!