The thought of Summer transports us back to days in the sun. Imagine, basking in the afternoon sun at the beach with our friends, or even a simple picnic at the park with our loved ones. But going out in the day could only mean one thing, especially for us skincare junkies. You guessed it — it’s time to double up on the SPF.
Navigating through the sunscreen aisle can be a tough feat especially with the plethora of options to choose from. But that’s where we come in. In this article, we’re listing out some of the latest formulas to hit the shelves as well as some highly anticipated releases from cult beauty brands including Fenty Beauty (or shall we say Fenty Skin).
1. Fenty Skin Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturiser Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen
You can place your best bet that Riri has got your back, or in this case, your face, with her latest launch of Fenty Skin. Putting your best face forward, the line just launched their new lineup which features basic skincare essentials like her Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturiser Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen. With an ingredient list that’s clean, vegan and gluten-free, the formula is said to help defend and brighten the skin while reducing the look of pores. Besides protecting your skin from the sun, the moisturiser-sunscreen hybrid delivers a lightweight formula that blends in seamlessly into the skin no matter your skin tone and it doesn’t leave a white cast behind too.
Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturiser Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen, USD$35. Available at FENTYBEAUTY.COM.
2. Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Skincare Milk
If you think Anessa’s original Perfect UV Sunscreen Skincare Milk is great, then it’s about to get better. Housed in its iconic gold bottle, the sunscreen now comes with triple defence technology which includes a new Thermo Booster technology that reacts with the heat to stabilise UV protection at a more micro-level, to form a more uniform veil of protection. Alongside its Aqua Booster technology and water-resistant formula, the sunscreen is also able to withstand sweat and water with its long-wearing formula that can even hold up to 80 minutes in a water bath!
Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Skincare Milk, ($14.90 for 20ml and $41.90 for 60ml). Available at Watsons, Don Don Donki, Welcia-BHG, Metro, Robinsons, and online at WATSONS.COM, SHOPEE, LAZADA, REDMART, and Qoo10.
3. Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Skincare Base Makeup SPF 50+ PA+++
Adding on to their list of new launches, Anessa has also unveiled their Perfect UV Sunscreen Skincare Base Makeup SPF 50+ PA+++. Otherwise known as a multitasking primer sunscreen, the newcomer boasts a myriad of benefits to your skin including preventing photoageing and boosting your skin’s hydration levels. Besides its smooth lasting finish, the primer sunscreen also promises strong UV protection and a sheer veil, so your skin shines through.
Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Skincare Base Makeup SPF 50+ PA+++, $49.90. Available at Cold Storage, Don Don Donki, Metro, Raffles Health Pharmacy, Robinsons, Watsons, Welcia-BHG and online at Lazada, Qoo10, SHOPEE and WATSONS.COM.
4. The Body Shop Skin Defence Multi-Protection Lotion SPF 50+
Non-greasy and lightweight moisturisers with built-in SPF are becoming more common in the beauty market, and evidently, The Body Shop offers the perfection option for those days when you’re out in the day. Protecting skin against daily aggressors and pollution, the 2-in-1 moisturiser and sunscreen claps back at dehydration and discolouration thanks to its brightening and radiant-boosting properties and ingredients such as red algae extract and vitamin C.
Skin Defence Multi-Protection Lotion SPF 50+, $45. Available at The Body Shop.
5. Caudalie Anti-Wrinkle Face Sun Care SPF 50
Keeping your skin protected while you have fun in the sun is imperative — but what about keeping the oceans safe too? For a reef-safe alternative, enter Caudalie’s new Anti-Wrinkle Face Sun Care SPF 50. Housing 4 best grade filters, the no-nasties sunscreen not only cares for your skin but also the marine life, thanks to its biodegradable formula that’s reef-friendly. Infused with an antioxidant complex and Vitamin E, the formula has also been said to prevent the loss of collagen and reducing UV damage to the skin. To put the cherry on top, its sustainable packaging is also made of 100% recyclable plant-based plastic!
Caudalie Anti-Wrinkle Face Sun Care SPF 50, $35. Available at Sephora from 20 Aug.
6. L’Oreal Paris UV Perfect Matte and Fresh Sunscreen
Oil-free options are a must if you’re constantly avoiding that unsightly oil-slick in the day. In this case, meet the L’Oreal Paris UV Perfect Matte and Fresh Sunscreen. Known as the ultimate summer essential, the matte sunscreen keeps you looking fresh and matte while staying protected from the harmful UV rays. Not to mention, it’s also humidity-proof and provides advanced oil control with a long-lasting anti-shine effect that’s great for combination/oily skin types. With its lightweight formula, the sunscreen also blends in seamlessly without leaving that unflattering white cast!
L’Oreal Paris UV Perfect Matte and Fresh Sunscreen, $20.90. Available at WATSONS.
7. Sisley Sunleÿa G.E. Age Minimising Global Sun Care SPF 50+
With a unique and potent blend of anti-ageing ingredients such as Einkorn Wheat extract, Dill extract and White Willow leaf extract, the Sunleÿa G.E. Age Minimising Global Sun Care SPF 50+ by Sisley delivers the right amount of protection against the harmful UV rays. Upon application, the tinted sunscreen adds a nice dewy, golden glow to your complexion which blends seamlessly into the skin without weighing it down.
Sunleÿa G.E. Age Minimising Global Sun Care SPF 50+, $330. Available at all Sisley counters and Metro.
8. Supergoop PLAY Everyday Lotion With Sunflower Extract Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 50 PA++++
You may be familiar with one of Supergoop!’s bestsellers, the Everyday Sunscreen SPF 50, but what you may have not known is that the iconic bestseller now features a new and improved design. Adding a splash of yellow to its look, the new packaging sees a bright spunk of yellow, alongside bigger and bolder iconography — spotlighting the key benefits of each product. Meanwhile, the product also features a new reformulation that sees the removal of octinoxate — making it a reef-safe formula so you can wear it in the ocean without any worries about the environmental impact!