5 Suncare skin saviours you never thought you needed

5 Suncare skin saviours you never thought you needed

Block 'em rays

Text: Wei Yeen Loh

These five SPF-infused saviours will ensure you don't come back from your island vacation with damaged skin/hair

For pool/seaside activities 

About to take a dive or dip in the pool? Don't forget to slap on sunscreen lest you emerge from the water with an unsightly burn. Shiseido Perfect UV Protector SPF 50+ PA+++ is super water resistant, thanks for its formula that reacts positively to sweat and water on contact, and it also reduces the appearance of photo-aging as well. The best part is that it has zero parabens, ethanol, and fragrance with no UV absorbers that might cause an allergic reaction—perfect for those with ultra-sensitive skin. 


For a lightweight, matte finish

Cushion compacts infused with SPF can't quite cut it when you're out and about with your skin exposed to the scorching sunrays. So layer on a mineral sunscreen that is lightweight but also able to protect and shield your skin from environmental stressors. Peter Thomas Roth Max 50 UV Milk Ultra-lite Sunscreen SPF 50 Pa+++ has vitamins A, C, and E to protect your skin against free radicals, and its sheer milky texture is great to layer over your daily moisturiser as it dries to an invisible matte finish. 


For your tresses

Perhaps the most overlooked aspect of your body to take care of, your hair needs all the TLC you can give as over-exposure to the sun can cause dry and brittle hair. What we love about Aveda's Sun Care Protective Hair Veil is its formula that's infused with anti-oxidants and UVA/UVB filters derived from wintergreen and cinnamon bark oils. Spritz this on your hair to protect your hair from sun damage, and its citrus aroma made of organic essences of neroli, ylang ylang and cistus is an added plus too.


For a pretty pout that isn't peeling

Along with your silky tresses, don't forget to take care of your lips as well with a nourishing lip balm. Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF15 is one cult favourite among celebs for good reason: It blends reparative oils (black currant), fatty acids and waxes with real sugar to moisturise and cushion your lips effectively. Antioxidant grapeseed polyphenols and vitamins A, C and E are also powerful active ingredients to ensure your lips are well-protected from UV rays.


For a post-sun treatment

For those of you who are already suffering from prolonged sun exposure but want to quench your skin real quick, Jurlique Sun Specialist After Sun Replenishing Moisturising Lotion is a nourishing treat to have. Its formula is enriched with natural shea butter, coriander and Licorice root extract that absorbs quickly into your skin for a post-sun moisturising salve. We can't get over how delectable it smells too, with a summery coconut and vanilla scent perfect for an island vacay.


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