Best Sunscreens To Beat the Summer Heat

From primers to waterproof sunscreens and oh-so-luxe formulas, these SPF guards will shield you from the blazing sun
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Singapore's relentless heat is a problem we face 24/7, 365 days in the year and with it comes a slew of skincare concerns. The first and foremost? Protecting your mien from the harsh UV rays. If you haven’t already been slathering on SPF all year round, it’s time to break away from old habits with these stellar sunscreen products for all your sun protection needs.

DrGL Sun Protection Mist SPF 29 PA++

The DrGL Sun Protection Mist ($80) is proof that applying sunscreen needn't be an arduous chore. The unique formula contains scutellaria baicalensis and paenoia suffruticosa root extracts to fight free radicals, plus the brightening properties of licorice and arbutin to diminish redness and pigmentation. With its quick-drying, colourless mist, this sunscreen spray is ideal for humid weather, sports, and oily, acne-prone skin. 

Available at Sephora, online at and

Laneige Sunblock Aqua+ SPF 35 PA++

This Korean skincare brand does not play when it comes to protecting the skin from the sun. Mineral water is one of the key ingredients in the Laneige Sunblock Aqua+’s ($34) – giving it non-sticky and lightweight formula with hydrating properties. In addition, it is also enriched with aloe, centella asisatic extract, lavender, marshmallow root and chamomile extract to help soothe the skin and protect it against external irritants.

Available at all Laneige stores, Sephora, and online at

Skin Inc Hydrating Shield+ SPF 30 PA++

Packed with antioxidants like Vitamin E, amurense bark extract and hyaluronic acide, the Skin Inc Hydrating Shield+ ($87) is a two-in-one hydrator and a sunscreen that feels lightweight, provides pro-longed hydration and licorice extract to soothe skin inflammation. The formula also protects the skin from external stresses while deeply nourishing it from within.

Available at Skin Inc. concept stores, Sephora and online at

Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50 PA+++

The cult favourite Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily UV Defense ($55) comes refreshed with new and improved formula that provides extended protection against long UVA rays. Infused with Rosa Gallica, it helps to soothe and calm the skin while exposed to the sun. The best part? Its oil-free, fragrance-free, colorant-free, and non-comedogenic formula assures no breakouts or clogged pores when using this product.

Available at all Kiehl’s stores and counters at Robinsons Raffles City and TANGS Orchard.

Supergoop! Super Power Sunscreen Mousse SPF 50

Supergoop! constantly raises the bar when it comes to game-changing sun care – and its Super Power Sunscreen Mousse is the proof. A sunscreen that melts into your skin and actually works? Consider us sold. This first-of-its-kind, quick-absorbing body mousse delivers broad spectrum SPF 50 with a blend of blue sea kale, shea butter, olive and avocado oils to leave the skin nourished and moisturized. 

Available at Sephora and online at

SK-II Whitening Source Derm-Definition UV Lotion SPF50 PA++

With SK-II, you won’t expect anything less than stellar – especially with its Whitening Source Derm-Definition UV Lotion. Imbued with thio-amino acid and the brand’s signature ingredient, Pitera, the anti-oxidant-rich formula improves the skin’s protective barrier, preventing it from further damage and enhances the condition of the skin. Additionally, its creamy, smooth and non-greasy texture makes it perfect under makeup.

Available at SK-II stores and counters, and online at

Origins Ginzing SPF 35 PA+++ Hydrating Prettifying Finisher

We all have those days when we need a helping hand to look alive. Origins Ginzing Hydrating Prettifying Finisher ($63) is here to give your skin that instant boost, thanks to its infusion of caffeine, guava, panax ginseng, and an essential oil blend of grapefuit and lemon. Its lightweight and oil-free formula is an added plus in our books.  

Available from July 2017 at all Origins stores and counters at Robinsons Raffles City, The Heeren and JEM, BHG Bugis, Metro Paragon, Tangs Vivocity and Isetan Scotts, Sephora and



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