Pile up the SPF during this 'new normal'
Sun's out, bums out. It's been more than a month of Phase 2. Everyone's out doing the usual, getting adjusted to the 'new normal'. Many have skipped sunscreens in their daily skincare routine during the circuit breaker, but it's time to layer on some SPF when you're out and about even under that face mask.
Banana Boat Simply Protect Aqua Daily Moisture UV Protection Sunscreen Lotion
Banana Boat Simply Protect Aqua should be your go-to sunscreen as its texture is non-greasy and the best part— The watery lotion texture just makes it comfortable to apply and sits perfectly underneath makeup. Fun fact, there are no added oils, alcohol or parabens— Making it ideal for those with sensitive skin types. Daily Moisture has a hint of floral scent, so you don't have to worry about that typical sunblock smell.
Suitable for: Sensitive Skin, All skin types
Benefits: SPF50+, Water Resistant, Sweat Resistant
Free of: Alcohol, Oil, Oxybenzone, Parabens
Ingredients: Aqua, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butylene Glycol, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Silica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Pentylene Glycol, Polyglyceryl-10 Myristate, Phenoxyethanol, Carbomer, Potassium Hydroxide, Parfum, Xanthan Gum, Tocopherol, Benzyl Benzoate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Sodium Hyaluronate
Glossier Invisible Shield
No one does natural better than Glossier. Glossier Invisible Shield is one for those who appreciate no white cast when sunscreen is applied on the face. It contains SPF 35 with a lightweight water-gel formula filled with active microcapsules— Little spheres with UVA/UVB filters instantly absorbing into the skin. A quick mention is the size of the product— It's tiny for its price point, do expect to run out of it quickly.
Product: Glossier Invisible Shield
Suitable for: All skin types
Benefits: Aloe Leaf Extract, Broccoli, Vitamin E, Vitamin P
Free of: Cruelty
Ingredients: Water, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Dipropylene Glycol, Methyl Trimethicone, Biosaccharide Gum-4, Caprylyl Methicone, Propanediol, Bis-Ethylhexyl Hydroxydimethoxy Benzylmalonate, Betaine, Acrylates Copolymer, Ammonium AcryloyldimethyltaurateNP Copolymer, Hydroxyacetophenone, Phenoxyethanol, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/PVP Crosspolymer, Dibutyl Lauroyl Glutamide, Dibutyl Ethylhexanoyl Glutamide, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Carbomer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Aminomethyl Propanol, Butylene Glycol, Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract Disodium EDTA, Pentylene Glycol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Silica, Bioflavonoids, Potassium Sorbate, Hydroxyphenyl Propamidobenzoic Acid, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Ascorbyl Palmitate
Shiseido Urban Environment Oil-free UV Protector SPF 42 Sunscreen
Oil-free sunscreens like this one from Shiseido provides skin with a matte complexion and control excess sebum throughout the day. Especially when the new norm is to put on a mask when heading out, products you apply on the face will transfer onto your mask— Disposable and reusable ones.
Suitable for: Oily Skin, All skin types
Benefits: Paeonia Albiflora Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Extract
Free of: -
Ingredients: Water, Dimethicone, Isododecane, Sd Alcohol 40-b, Dipropylene Glycol, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Glycerin, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Vinyl Dimethicone/methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Polybutylene Glycol/ppg-9/1 Copolymer, Dimethicone/vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Xylitol, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Thiotaurine, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Paeonia Albiflora Root Extract, Ononis Spinosa Root Extract, Ectoin, Lauryl Peg-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Disodium Edta, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Alumina, Bht, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Syzygium Jambos Leaf Extract, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Fragrance, Titanium Dioxide, Mica
The Skin Pharmacy Silky Smooth Sunscreen SPF 30
Local brand, The Skin Pharmacy has a pretty neat light-textured sunscreen with SPF 30. Silky Smooth is its name— True enough, it really is. Easy to apply with no oily finish, this sunscreen leaves a smooth canvas before makeup and does not leave white cast too.
Suitable for: Sensitive Skin, All skin types
Benefits: SPF 30
Free of: Artificial preservatives, Colouring, Fragrances
Ingredients: Aqua, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, 4-methylbenzylidene Camphor, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Isoparaffin, Laureth 7, Silica, Polyacrylamide, Propanediol, Benzoic Acid
Original photo sources: Banana Boat, Glossier, Shiseido, The Skin Pharmacy