By Carlyn Soo

8 Sunscreens To Beat Singapore’s Heat Wave

Stay cool, protected, and glowing with these sunscreens
Photo: Clarins

Ask any dermatologist, and they’ll likely tell you that the key to maintaining youthful, radiant skin is to not leave out sunscreen from your daily skincare routine. With Singapore’s temperature rising steadily, there’s no better moment than now to invest in a reliable sunscreen to guard against harmful UV rays. Not only does sunscreen prevent premature ageing like wrinkles, it also reduces the risk of more serious conditions such as skin cancer. 

Below, GRAZIA Singapore shortlists our favourite sunscreens that will take you through Singapore’s sweltering heat. Beyond sun protection, these sunscreens have a number of skin benefits that your skin will thank you for.

1. Aesop Protective Facial Lotion SPF50

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If you find yourself under the blazing sun often, it’s best to opt for a high-protection sunscreen to safeguard your skin against harmful UV rays. The Aesop Protective Facial Lotion SPF50 not only provides enhanced sun protection but also deeply nourishes the skin. It is enriched with skin-saving ingredients such as niacinamide and saccharide isomerate that effectively retains the skin’s moisture. For optimal sun protection, apply the lotion at least 20 minutes before sun exposure and reapply it after every two hours. This high-powered formula may leave a faint white residue but the level of protection it provides makes it a worthwhile trade-off.

2. Supergoop Protec(tint) Daily SPF Tint SPF 50+++


For the skincare minimalists, Supergoop’s new tinted sunscreen is guaranteed to become your next holy-grail product. Protec(tint) simplifies your skincare routine by combining sunscreen and tinted moisturiser into a single product. Its light-weight and breathable formula evens skin tone and blur imperfections. It is infused with Ectoin that protects the skin from blue light and hyaluronic acid that controls sebum levels.

3. Shiseido Perfect Protector SPF 50++

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With 100 years of suncare technology research under its belt, Shiseido has cemented its status as Asia’s number one sunscreen brand. Shiseido’s Perfect Protector Sunscreen is perfect for beach days spent splashing in the water. Unlike any other sunscreens, its groundbreaking formula powered by SyncroShield technology provides powerful sun protection that strengthens further under the contact of heat, sweat or water. With more than 50% skincare ingredients, the sunscreen also repairs visible damage caused by UV rays such as dark spots and wrinkles.

4. Rationale Tinted Serum SPF50+

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After thirty years of intensive research and testing, Rationale has achieved the remarkable feat of perfecting a zinc-oxide sunscreen product that doesn’t leave a white cast. In fact, this tinted serum helps to boost the skin luminosity. This beige-coloured liquid functions as a multi-purpose product that visibly evens, brightens and smoothens skin complexion while offering SPF protection. Based on a 28 day trial with 20 participants, 75% noticed a marked improvement in their skin radiance.

5. Kosé INFINITY Multi-Protection Day Serum UV

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Kosé is a Japanese skincare brand that is at the forefront of anti-ageing and skin rejuvenation technology. Its latest launch, the INFINITY Multi-Protection Day Serum UV combines UV protection, wrinkle prevention and brightening effect, all in one product. The sunscreen is available in two shades: natural and two-tone. The former leaves the skin with a natural glow while the latter imbues vitality to the skin.

6. Cosrx Ultra-light Invisible Sunscreen

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For those who dislike the greasy feeling of a sunscreen that feels like an extra layer of skin, consider the Cosrx Ultra-light Invisible sunscreen. Its sheer and transparent formula promises a refreshing finish that sinks into the skin instantly without leaving any stickiness. It is formulated with key ingredients such as aloe vera, niacinamide and witch hazel to soothe the skin and prevent hyperpigmentation.

7. Kosas Dream Beam SPF 40++++

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For a flawless makeup base, prep your skin with the Kosas Dream Beam. This mineral sunscreen is enriched with peptides, ceramides and hyaluronic acid that leaves the skin feeling supple and glowy. Its clean, silicon-free and hypoallergenic formula doesn’t contain skin-harming ingredients and is suitable for sensitive skin. The sunscreen is available in two shades: the Original Dream Beam comes in a rosy-pink hue while the Sunlit Dream Beam comes in a soft golden-hue. If you need further persuasion to try this out, it has earned the seal of approval from none other than Hailey Bieber.

8. Clarins Revitalising UV Protector

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Clarins has unveiled a new sunscreen for its Clarins Precious collection. This sunscreen creates an invisible shield against environmental aggressors while counteracting signs of ageing. The key ingredient behind this luxurious range of skincare is its moonlight flower extract that restores skin barriers and promotes skin youthfulness. It also contains plant-based extracts such as mango leaf extract and cystoseira that promises a calming and hydrating effect to alleviate the heat.

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