6 sunscreens for the lazy girl

The easiest ways to wear sunscreen and stay protected daily

6 sunscreens for the lazy girl
6 sunscreens for the lazy girl
31 May 2019

6 sunscreens for the lazy girl

We’ve been told a million times that the one of the most important skincare item everyone should have is a sunscreen (there's even a song for it). Why? Because it is the one thing that protects our skin against harmful UV rays that can cause premature skin ageing and skin cancer.

But let’s be honest, how many of us actually diligently apply it every single day, even if we’re just heading into the office or lazing around at home?

The good news? Here are six super-easy ways to get your daily dose of sun protection, no matter how lazy you might get.

Chai Guardian Angel Gentle Face Wash and Bodyguard Body and Hair Wash, $85.60 each
Chai Guardian Angel Gentle Face Wash and Bodyguard Body and Hair Wash, $85.60 each
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Chai Guardian Angel Gentle Face Wash and Bodyguard Body and Hair Wash, $85.60 each

Sunscreen application doesn’t get any easier than this when you can get your daily UV protection in the shower. Besides gently cleaning the skin and hair, each product also consists of a unique Ionic Technology that delivers an invisible shield over the skin, protecting it against the sun’s UV rays while staying water-resistant for up to 90 minutes after rinsing. It contains SPF30 sun protection properties, which is ideal for everyday use. Available for face and body-and-hair. This is truly sun protection at the next level.

Available at SW1 Clinic, #13-03 Paragon, 6817-8888 and #02-19/20 OUE Gallery Downtown Tower 2, 6817-8882, or via sw1shop.com.

 The Body Shop Skin Defence Multi-Protection Face Mist SPF45/PA++, $35
The Body Shop Skin Defence Multi-Protection Face Mist SPF45/PA++, $35
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The Body Shop Skin Defence Multi-Protection Face Mist SPF45/PA++, $35

A 100 per cent vegan formula, this lightweight mist is enriched with Marula Oil, Red Algae and Vitamin C, together with sun protecting properties, to hydrate and brighten the skin, and shield it against damaging UVA and UVB rays at the same time. To use, spritz a layer and massage or pat into the skin as part of your regular skincare routine. Also can be used over makeup during the day to continually moisturise and protect the skin.

Available at The Body Shop stores.

Supergoop! Invincible Setting Powder SPF45, $45
Supergoop! Invincible Setting Powder SPF45, $45
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Supergoop! Invincible Setting Powder SPF45, $45

A loose powder that keeps you shine-free while protecting against harmful UV rays at all times. The powder also provides a soft-focus matte finish that blurs lines and imperfections for a flawless finish. Best bit? The handy brush slips easily into any makeup bag for fuss-free touch-ups and sunscreen top-ups anytime, anywhere. Comes in four shades - Translucent, Light, Medium and Deep.

Available at Sephora stores.

Shiseido Global Suncare BB for Sports and HydroBB Compact for Sports, $55 and $61 respectively
Shiseido Global Suncare BB for Sports and HydroBB Compact for Sports, $55 and $61 respectively
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Shiseido Global Suncare BB for Sports and HydroBB Compact for Sports, $55 and $61 respectively

If you’re one of those who cannot leave the house barefaced, even if you’re heading outdoors for a run or to the beach, this is for you. Combining some of Shiseido’s signature technologies - WetForce Technology that binds with water and sweat to create a powerful protection against UV rays, Quick Dry Technology that forms a hydrophilic film to diffuse sweat across the skin to keep you dry and cool, and Super-Veil-UV 360 Technology that adheres to the contours of the face for even better protection, together with skin-loving actives like an Amino Acid Derivative Complex, this easily protects the skin even when you’re out having fun in the sun.

The BB for Sports is akin to a lightweight liquid foundation and is able to cover and conceal flaws and imperfections while the HydroBB for Sports is great for touch-ups throughout the day to keep you continually protected. Each comes in five shades.

Available at Shiseido counters.

Drunk Elephant Umbra Tinte Physical Daily Defense SPF30, $52
Drunk Elephant Umbra Tinte Physical Daily Defense SPF30, $52
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Drunk Elephant Umbra Tinte Physical Daily Defense SPF30, $52

If a full face of makeup is not your style, this sunscreen combines a light colour tint so it protects the skin while evening out the skin tone for a flawless complexion at the same time. It’s also enriched with antioxidants like Astaxanthin, Grape Juice and Sunflower Shoot extracts to fight free radical damages, and Raspberry Seed and Marula oils to nourish the skin. With regular use, skin looks youthful and radiant too. But most of all, its lightweight texture is non-greasy so it leaves skin shine-free and comfortable in Singapore’s humidity. Perfect for the weekends.

Available at Sephora stores.

Kinohimitsu UV-Bright Drink, $39.90 (box of 10 bottles)
Kinohimitsu UV-Bright Drink, $39.90 (box of 10 bottles)
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Kinohimitsu UV-Bright Drink, $39.90 (box of 10 bottles)

Not only does this beauty drink deliver sun protection for up to nine hours, but it slowly evens out skin tone for a fairer and more radiant looking you over time from top to toe as it breaks down and inhibits excess melanin production too. Thanks to its rich formula infused with Grape Seed Extract, Grape and Apple Polyphenols and Vitamin C, this supplement protects, brightens and repairs the skin all at once. One bottle every morning is all you need.

But for added protection, it is advisable to top-up a physical sunscreen application daily too.

Available at Guardian Pharmacy stores and www.sg.kinohimitsu.com.

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