You enjoy being under the sun? Don’t hold back! Go run outside, take the kids to soccer practice, or enjoy a family beach vacation and get your sunkissed skin — just don’t forget to apply sunscreen, and your skin will be doing just fine.
Sunscreen is a very crucial tool, yet so many people ignore to add it in their morning skin care routine.
Premature wrinkles, sun spots, and skin discolorations are not the only harsh effects you’ll get if you ignore to apply sunscreen regularly. If we insist to keep this habit, there’s a chance that we also might have skin cancer in the future since sun damage is cumulative and can’t be reversed, especially if we are exposed to direct sunlight on a daily basis. Just remember, 90% of skin aging is caused by the sun.
Be a hero and save your own skin by wearing sunscreen!
Here’s our 3 favorites products that you should give a try;
1. Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence
SPF 50+ PA++++
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Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence comes with a 50g plastic tube, it’s very convenient to carry around.
It is non-sticky & non-greasy essence so it’s very easy to spread, and dries down to a semi-matte until matte finish without drying the skin out.
It’s invisible on the skin, so no worries, it leaves no whitecast even though it appears white when squeezed out. Even in the pictures with a flash on, you won’t see the flash reflecting on your face like most of the sunscreen with high SPF do.
It also won’t interfere our makeup as in changing the shade of our foundation. Plus, it’s very lightweight, we didn’t feel a thing while wearing it which is very okay for us to put layers of makeup afterwards.
We also like that it dries very quickly. So if we’re in a rush, there’s no excuse to skip this one as we don’t need to wait for a long time for the essence to absorb.
It smells like alcohol and citrus. So if you are more into the fragrance-free beauty products, maybe you should reconsider using this product.
It’s not waterproof or sweatproof, it melts fairly quickly especially for the type that sweat easily and only suitable for daily use, not for sport activities.
Also, it contains alcohol and paraben, so we don’t really recommend this product if you have sensitive skin.
People with combination to oily skin
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2. Sunkiller Sunscreen Perfect Strong Plus
SPF 50+ PA++++
photo source: Salon by Houzcall Store
With its 30 ml bottle, it’s very handy for traveling or simply just to carry it around in your handbag.
It keeps our skin moisturized due to its moisturizing ingredients like hyaluronic acid (HA), collagen, and hibiscus extract.
Considering its broad spectrum with high SPF and PA ranking, it has a very watery light texture and absorbs very quickly.
At first it applies shiny but it gives a very nice matte finish and pretty much transparent.
It also feels invisible in terms of feel and appearance. It won’t feel like you are wearing something on your face. We find it suitable for makeup base too, as it doesn’t affect the texture of our foundie!
Moreover, it is resistant to water, sweat and sebum so it’s suitable both for daily use or sport activities.
It contains alcohol and considered as a chemical sunscreen. And because it is water resistant, we need to do double cleansing to wash if off properly.
Dry to combination skin
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3. Glossier Invisible Shield Sunscreen
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Everyone’s favorite sunscreen is on our favorite list too!
It comes in a hardshell bottle with a dispenser that doesn’t pour out too much product. No worries, you can place it in your cosmetic bags and the sunscreen won’t ended up messy (and wasted) in the cap area.
What’s unique from Glossier Invisible Shield is that it doesn’t only protect our skin from UVA and UVB rays, but also prevents pollution from getting in with fermented yeast and vegetal extracts that it contains. And don’t forget the antioxidant complex in this formula, which was made with a mix of Vitamin E, Vitamin P, Broccoli, and Aloe Leaf extracts that helps neutralize free radicals inside skin. It offers a preventive action from the things that will harm your skin and at the same time nurturing your skin from the inside.
It’s free from drying alcohol or thick heavy ingredients so it is very easy to absorb.
Glossier Invisible Shield Sunscreen is water-based so it’s very light and refreshing. It doesn’t dry to a greasy or matte finish — it just feels like a serum.
After we applied it onto our skin, it’s entirely unnoticeable and we can say that it’s called Invisible Shield for a reason.
It feels silky upon application but still absorbs quickly. Plus, it still works beautifully to layers of makeup on top.
Too bad, it only offers SPF 35 which means you need to reapply it more often since the SPF indicates the length of time your skin is protected.
It’s not waterproof or sweatproof and only for daily use only.
It also comes with a citrusy scent, it doesn’t smell unpleasant but still, it’s noticeable.
All skin types
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