One of the worst things you can do to your skin is neglect to protect it with a good SPF product. In case you hadn’t heard, constant exposure to the sun’s deadly UV rays can cause skin cancer, dryness, dark spots, and premature wrinkles (yikes!). So in our tropical region, where the sun rarely hides behind the clouds, sunscreen is crucial. They will make sure your skin doesn’t get damaged, with others even having extra-hydrating benefits. Below, the best sunscreens in Singapore for dry skin that can double as moisturisers.
A sunscreen that can double up as a moisturiser and foundation primer? Yes, please! Bioré UV Bright Face Milk SPF 50+++ (SGD12.90) mattifies, evens out, and protects your skin. And while it may give a strong white cast after initial application, don’t worry, it’ll adapt to your skin colour in a few minutes.
If you're a fan of multitasking products, you'll love this moisturising face and body sunscreen. Nivea Sun Triple Protect Anti Wrinkle SPF50 (SGD16) is a budget-friendly pick that's worth every cent. It protects against UVA and UVB and even has anti-pollution properties. What's more, this nourishing sunscreen is enriched with European Algae which help to reduce fine lines.
Touted as a "sun cream", Vichy Capital Soleil Velvety Face Sunscreen (SGD19.50) is infused with hyaluronic acid and the brand's signature Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water to deliver moisture and hydration to the skin on top of protecting it from harmful effects of the sun.
Safe even for babies, the Anessa Moisture UV Sunscreen Mild Gel for Face & Body SPF35+ PA+++ (SGD27.92) is extremely gentle on the skin but tough against UV rays. It's also boosted with moisturising ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and glycerin.
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Face Lotion (SGD28) uses the Helioplex XP™ technology which guards against various skin problems caused by too much sun exposure like wrinkles, sagginess and uneven skintone. You'll also love its lightweight but moisturising texture that's non-sticky.
Eucerin Sun Creme Face SPF 50+ (SGD29.90) is made especially to protect and soothe sensitive, dry skin. This sunscreen boasts glycyrrhetinic acid and licochalcone A, a powerful duo that supports skin repair and protects cells against free radical damage.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Cream SPF50+ (SGD33.21) features a fragrance-free minimalist formula that offers maximum sun protection. This broad-spectrum sunscreen effectively shields the skin from UVA and UVB rays so you can have fun in the sun with ease. Although it features a rich texture, the formula doesn't leave white marks on the face. It's also sweat-resistant and won't sting the eye.
HERA Sun Mate Protector SPF 50+ (SGD50) is a great product for those who love multitasking formulas with a rich, moisturising texture. Aside from protecting your skin from UV rays, it also helps with pigmentation concerns with the help of exfoliating AHAs and salicylic acid.
Soothe and calm your complexion while protecting it from harmful UV rays with Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily UV Defense (SGD56). This oil-free, fragrance-free, colourant-free, and non-comedogenic sunblock is formulated with vitamin E and a unique blend of soothing oils that will nourish your skin while you’re out and about.
SK-II Atmosphere Airy Light UV Emulsion SPF30 PA+++ Sunscreen (SGD99) is a luxurious option that your skin will truly love. It has a light texture that moisturises but won't leave your skin greasy. Another skincare-giving aspect is SK-II's Atmosphere Therapy Complex O, a blend of ingredients that guards against damage.
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