Sunscreen formulas sure have come a long way. Gone are the days where you’d have to settle for uncomfortably thick, goopy sunscreens that leave a ghastly white cast (yikes). In other words, there’s no excuse to skip on sun care! Ahead, find 5 of the newest, most innovative sunscreens that you’ll want to add to your SPF stash right now.
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1. Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Skincare Base Makeup SPF 50+ PA+++, S$49.90
Yup, sunscreen cushions are a thing! Available in three shades Clear, Light and Natural, Anessa’s latest sunscreen invention comes in a sleek, handy cushion compact for easy breezy reapplications. Besides being supercharged by ingredients like Yellow Flower Extract, Collagen and Hyaluronic Acid, the sunscreen creates an impeccable, porcelain-like complexion for layering makeup.
2. Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Bubble Spray, S$32.90
Definitely one of the most interesting (and fun) sunscreens to use. What makes it special is the creamy, bubbly formula that tingles the skin (reminds me of popping candy) and leaves a cooling sensation when you spread it. It’s extremely sweat and water resistant, and half of it is made up of skincare ingredients so you’re giving your skin some extra nourishment while shielding it from the sun.
3. Caudalie Anti-Wrinkle Face Suncare, S$35
Safe for your skin and nature, Caudalie’s newest suncare formula is highly biodegradable and non-toxic for the marine ecosystem (hooray!). Housed in recyclable plastic tubes, the sunscreen is lightweight, water-resistant and absorbs quickly into the skin. Besides protecting your skin against harmful UV rays, the formula is also enriched with organic grape water to soothe and moisturise the skin, as well as an all-new Caudalie antioxidant complex which is a blend of wrinkle-banishing ingredients like Vitamin E and Grape Polyphenols.
4. Canmake Mermaid UV Skin Gel 01, S$18.90
This Japanese sunscreen checks all the boxes: broad-spectrum SPF 50, light-as-a-feather, unscented and doubles as a makeup primer. The clear, gel-like formula soaks right into the skin and leaves the skin with a pretty, dewy sheen without feeling tacky or greasy. It’s also pore-blurring and creates a smooth canvas ahead of makeup. For those looking to brighten up dull skin, opt for shade 02 for an added glow.
5. Skin Inc Serum UV Moisturizer, S$72
Can’t decide between a physical or chemical sunscreen? This one from Skin Inc is a smart blend of the two. Its texture is extremely lightweight and milky, melting into the skin without leaving a white cast or greasy film so it’s perfect for all skin types. In addition to broad-spectrum sun protection, this formula boasts skin-loving ingredients like Niacinamide, Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin E.
And that sums up the newest sunscreens that have recently joined the beauty scene. Remember, the best sunscreen is the one you actually use so pick your favourite and make sure to lather up on SPF frequently!