We admit that having several steps in a skincare routine can be quite tedious, but that doesn't mean we can be lax at delivering what our skin needs. We know you skincare-obsessed Preview girls would never dare skip your day and night routines no matter how tired and groggy you get! That said, there are definitely ways to make your routine easier while still maintaining the same, flawless results.
Not to invalidate how effective a lengthy skincare routine can be, but the most basic regimen we recommend would have at least four steps. It starts with cleansing, toning, moisturizing, and then sealing all three with sun protection. But what if we told you that we can trim this down further to just three steps by using a moisturizer with SPF? Because yes, while it's always better to wear separate sunblock, you can survive without your usual SPF if you won't be spending all day out in the sun. Below, we list down some of the best hydrating sunscreens to try:
1.Pond's Age Miracle Firm and Lift Day Cream SPF 30
Pond's never fails to innovate its products, and with the Age Miracle Firm and Lift Day Cream, you're not only moisturized, but your skin is well-protected from the sun during the day. This is highly concentrated with anti-aging agents that help lift sagging skin and smooth out unwanted wrinkles. Despite the fact that this is easy on the budget, you still get that luxurious feeling with this cream because it's packed with ingredients such as polyimide and lipodipeptide that hydrate and plump the skin. Did we mention that this has SPF 30, too?
POND'S Age Miracle Firm and Lift Day Cream SPF 30, P1009, Watsons
2. Erno Laszlo Firmarine Moisturizer SPF 30
This day cream is definitely luxurious, but know that your every cent will not go to waste since it provides maximum skin nourishment and broad spectrum protection. It also contains Spirulina Maxima, a blue-green algae ingredient that saves you from breakouts, keeps redness at bay, and boosts your collagen production to make your face and neck look firmer and smoother. The cherry on top of this luxurious caviar cake? The SPF 30 that'll block those damaging UV rays. Your money is never wasted with high-performing skincare products like this one!
ERNO LASZLO Firmarine Moisturizer SPF 30, P11,558, Sephora.ph
3. L’Oreal Revitalift Dermalift Day Cream
Don't let those annoying sun spots get in the way of your time outdoors, because this day cream can repair damage and protect your skin from pigmentation all at once. It fights against premature skin aging caused by sun exposure, heat, and pollution from the city with ingredients such as Pro-Retinol A that reduces the appearance of wrinkles and Centella Asiatica that soothes redness and improves skin density. Its packed ingredients list aside, this cream has an ultra lightweight feel you can wear every day!
L'OREAL Revitalift Dermalift Day Cream, P1499, Lazada
4. Celeteque Dermoscience Brightening Tri-Benefit Power Cream
Local beauty brand Celeteque Dermoscience exceeds expectations with this triple threat cream, because it assures you of anti-aging, brightening and sun-protecting components in one convenient jar. In fact, it promises to deliver results after just one week of usage! With its ascorbyl glucoside component, this works to stimulate collagen production; and with SPF 15, it gives you enough sun protection for a day indoors. Although this cream may be recommended for skin that is prone to dark spots and premature aging, you can still consider trying it if you need a brightening boost.
CELETEQUE DERMOSCIENCE Brightening Tri-Benefit Power Cream, P599, Watsons
5. Supergoop! SuperScreen Daily Moisturizer SPF 40
If we're going to talk about sunscreen, Supergoop has made its mark for producing some of the best out there. However, this product is an exception from their line, because it's not just sunscreen—it's a moisturizer, too! It provides enough hydration while giving you a generous broad spectrum sun protection of SPF 40! Besides the usual ingredients for sun protection, this also contains cerium, which helps block blue light emitted from electronic devices that also damages your skin overtime.
SUPERGOOP SuperScreen Daily Moisturizer SPF 40, P2265, Sephora.ph
6. Olay Regenerist Day Cream SPF 15
This age-defying day cream is a cult-favorite. It doesn't just help reduce the appearance of unwanted fine lines and wrinkles from your face and neck using skin-renewing peptides; it also helps even out your skin tone with a dose of vitamin B3. Don't forget about that SPF 15, which will have you covered for a few hours.
OLAY Regenerist Day Cream SPF 15, P1199, Lazada
7. This Works In Transit Skin Defence SPF 45
Our skin is very vulnerable to stress and pollution brought upon by our daily activities, and one way to protect it is with your skincare. This award-winning daily moisturizer, for one, is packed with antioxidants and broad spectrum SPF 45. Its hyaluronic acid content will keep your skin moisturized and plump all day long while withstanding the harsh environment of a fast-paced city. Despite the high SPF, it does not leave a white cast on your face, which means you're always ready for a selfie! From the name of the brand alone, you can definitely trust that This Works.
THIS WORKS In Transit Skin Defence SPF 45, P2365, Sephora.ph
8. Bioderma Hydrabio Perfecteur SPF 30 Smoothing Moisturising Care Radiance Booster
This French drugstore brand is best known for its micellar water, but this moisturizer will make you want to add more Bioderma to your routine. Formulated for dehydrated dry and sensitive skin, it promises to give intense hydration that lasts all day, while smoothening, brightening, and protecting your complexion against UVA and UVB rays with SPF 30.
BIODERMA Hydrabio Perfecteur SPF 30 Smoothing Moisturising Care Radiance Booster, P1838, Watsons
9. Kiehl's Facial Fuel SPF 20
Although originally formulated for men, this non-oily moisturizer can work for absolutely anyone who wants to tone down dullness and revitalize their sun damaged skin. It's enriched with vitamins C and E for antioxidant protection and SPF 20 as well. In fact, this could very well be a product you can share with your significant other!
KIEHL'S Facial Fuel SPF 15, P1725, Greenbelt 5
10. Physiogel Hypoallergenic Daily Defence Protective Day Cream Light SPF 15
If you're looking for a moisturizer that promises total environmental protection, then this one from Physiogel is just what you need. This hypoallergenic formula has SPF 15 and promises to moisturize sensitive skin and make it more resilient the more you use it.
PHYSIOGEL Hypoallergenic Daily Defence Protective Day Cream Light SPF 15, price uanvailable, Mercury Drug