The ultimate sunscreen guide

Your perfect sunscreen isn’t out there, somewhere. It’s right here.

Best sunscreen for swimming
Best sunscreen for swimming
26 Jun 2015

Best sunscreen for swimming

Sun Water Sport SPF 50 PA+++, $19.90, by Nivea
Perfect for swimming, this is water-resistant and enriched with panthenol, which not only moisturises skin, it also shields against sea salt and chlorine irritation.

Brightens dull skin
Brightens dull skin
26 Jun 2015

Brightens dull skin

Forever Light Creator UV Protection SPF50 PA++++, $72, by Yves Saint Laurent Beauté
This boasts the line’s Glycanactif WT complex, which visibly reduces hyperpigmentation, pores and redness for a brighter, more radiant complexion.

Best all-rounder
Best all-rounder
26 Jun 2015

Best all-rounder

All Day All Year, $450, by Sisley
This has encapsulated UV filters so the sunblock effects last up to eight hours without re-application. It also has botanical antioxidant ingredients to fight pollution and damage.

Best for combination skin
Best for combination skin
26 Jun 2015

Best for combination skin

UV Expert XL-Shield Fresh UV Aqua Gel, $75, by Lancôme
Has a cooling gel texture that hydrates and balances skin’s moisture levels, plus it leaves skin velvety smooth with a soft-matte finish.

Most convenient application
Most convenient application
26 Jun 2015

Most convenient application

Sun Protection Mist SPF29 PA++ (Hair/Face/Body), $88, by DrGL
A quick-drying formula in a spray bottle, this colourless sunscreen is dispensed in a fine mist for the most even coverage, so you don’t have to rub it in with your hands.

Best sports sunscreen
Best sports sunscreen
26 Jun 2015

Best sports sunscreen

Global Suncare Perfect UV Protector, $59, by Shiseido
This has a groundbreaking WetForce Technology that boosts the sunscreen’s SPF levels by up to 24 percent when it gets wet.

Doubles as a makeup base
Doubles as a makeup base
26 Jun 2015

Doubles as a makeup base

Non-Tinted Sunscreen SPF50, $73, by IDS
This white fluid becomes transparent on contact with skin. It spreads easily and leaves skin even and smooth, ideal for foundation application.

Most rejuvenating sunblock
Most rejuvenating sunblock
26 Jun 2015

Most rejuvenating sunblock

Sublimage La Protection UV SPF50, $170, by Chanel
Formulated with Vanilla planifolia extract and a botanical oligopeptide, this sunscreen not only prevents UV damage, it also fights dehydration, wrinkles and sagging.

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