8 game-changing sunscreens you need now

Sunscreens are all alike right? Wrong! Sunscreens come in all shapes, textures and sun protection levels to suit different lifestyle needs and lazy factors. So there’s no excuse for not wearing sunscreen everyday, nada

8 game-changing sunscreens you need now
8 game-changing sunscreens you need now
16 May 2016

8 game-changing sunscreens you need now

Soak up the sun while staying sun-safe, à la Liv Lo at her recent Bintan beach jaunt, with these innovative new sunscreens.

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1. Bioderma Hydrabio Perfecteur SPF 30/ PA+++, $49.90
1. Bioderma Hydrabio Perfecteur SPF 30/ PA+++, $49.90
16 May 2016

1. Bioderma Hydrabio Perfecteur SPF 30/ PA+++, $49.90

This multitasking crème is a sunscreen, makeup base and skin moisturiser in one. Soft-focus powders and pearls of mica lends skin a velvety finish and blurs out wrinkles and blemishes. Plus, it kept our fine lines at bay all day. 

2. Orbis Sunscreen Freence SPF 30/ PA+++, $22
2. Orbis Sunscreen Freence SPF 30/ PA+++, $22
16 May 2016

2. Orbis Sunscreen Freence SPF 30/ PA+++, $22

This 100 per cent oil-free formulation is perfect for those who fear the greasy-skin effect of sunscreens of old. Not only is it non-shiny, the milky texture sinks immediately into the skin so you’ll even forget that you’ve got sunscreen on. 

3. Biore UV Mild Milk (for kids) SPF 50+/PA++++, $13.90
3. Biore UV Mild Milk (for kids) SPF 50+/PA++++, $13.90
16 May 2016

3. Biore UV Mild Milk (for kids) SPF 50+/PA++++, $13.90

Kids really hate the sticky, icky feel of most kid-friendly sunscreens as they contain physical sunblocking ingredients, but this ultra-mild milky formula is not only weightless but also contains very high sun protection. What’s more, it’s also sweat, water and friction-resistant for more fun in the sun.

4. Fresh Sugar Sport Treatment Sunscreen SPF 30, $36
4. Fresh Sugar Sport Treatment Sunscreen SPF 30, $36
16 May 2016

4. Fresh Sugar Sport Treatment Sunscreen SPF 30, $36

Ultra-portable and super convenient, this dinky little push-up stick is an additional insurance against UV damage, gliding over lips, eye contours, tops of the cheeks and, yes, bald spots, to guard against sunburn in those oft-neglected areas. 

5. Biore UV Perfect Spray SPF50+/PA++++, $9.90
5. Biore UV Perfect Spray SPF50+/PA++++, $9.90
16 May 2016

5. Biore UV Perfect Spray SPF50+/PA++++, $9.90

Those too lazy or forgetful to slather on sunscreen before your makeup (yes, there are those) can opt to simply spritz it on afterwards with this mist sunscreen that also helps to set your makeup for the day. 

6. Kose Sekkisei Sun Protect Essence Milk SPF 50+/PA+++, $50
6. Kose Sekkisei Sun Protect Essence Milk SPF 50+/PA+++, $50
16 May 2016

6. Kose Sekkisei Sun Protect Essence Milk SPF 50+/PA+++, $50

The Sekkisei sunscreens have a cult following for their ultra-lightweight feel, and this limited-edition set that includes the cooling Sun Protect Essence Milk is top of our beach holiday wish list. 

7. Origins Mega-Defense SPF 45 Advanced Daily UV Defender, $70
7. Origins Mega-Defense SPF 45 Advanced Daily UV Defender, $70
16 May 2016

7. Origins Mega-Defense SPF 45 Advanced Daily UV Defender, $70

Sensitive-skin sufferers, rejoice! Origins’ new sunscreen is 100 per-cent chemical-and oil-free (to minimise risks of irritation), and contains a new ingredient derived from a desert plant that acts as a skin barrier against pollution and moisture loss. The gorgeous essential oil-blend that scents the sunscreen also makes it a pleasure to use. 

8. Biore UV Aqua Rich Gel Refreshing Gel SPF 33/PA+++, $18.90
8. Biore UV Aqua Rich Gel Refreshing Gel SPF 33/PA+++, $18.90
16 May 2016

8. Biore UV Aqua Rich Gel Refreshing Gel SPF 33/PA+++, $18.90

Those combating the shiny T-zone woes will love the mattifying effect of this refreshing milky-gel, which dries to a powdery finish on the skin that also works well as a makeup base. 

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