We can't stress this enough: Sunscreen is your skin's best friend! After all, protecting yourself from the harsh UVB/UVA rays should be your utmost priority. But, being stuck at home likely means that we forget to slather on our daily dose of SPF. Remember that even if you're just at home, your skin still gets exposed to harmful UV rays. Yes, we're talking about the blue light coming off your gadgets' screens! Not to mention, I think we can all relate to the struggles of finding the perfect sunscreen that won’t melt off amidst the Manila heat.
Well lucky for you, we’ve made it our priority to round up some of the best non-sticky options out there, and we’re glad to tell you that the search is now over. You're welcome!
Biore Aqua Rich UV Watery Essence
There are many reasons why this Japanese sunscreen has now become a cult-favourite. First off, this product actually serves as both a hydrating essence and protective sunblock. As it's backed with hyaluronic acid and SPF 50, this will actively work to nourish and protect your skin. Among other things, its cooling technology and water-light formula makes it especially suitable for those with combination and oily skin types. Oh and lastly, did we tell you that it's got an affordable price tag, too?
UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF50+ PA++++, P488, BIORE, beautymnl.com
Shiseido Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Milk
Crowned as Japan’s number one sunscreen brand, Anessa’s products are guaranteed to never let you down. However, it comes to no surprise that this sunscreen milk still remains to be their top seller. Boasting a unique Aqua Booster technology, this water-resistant product can endure almost any sweaty situation, while effectively shielding you from the rays. Beyond that, you’ll be happy to know that its light powdery finish can also double as your make-up base.
Perfect UV Sunscreen Skincare Milk SPF 50+ PA++++ (20ml), P1071, ANESSA, beautymnl.com
First Aid Beauty Weightless Liquid Mineral Sunscreen
For those girls who prefer to have a little bit more tint and coverage, First Aid Beauty’s mineral sunscreen should be perfect for that no-makeup makeup look. Although it comes in one shade, it promises to universally blend in and cater to all skin tones. Its non-comedogenic oil free formula is also packed with Vitamin E, so it can effectively hydrate and smooth without clogging your pores. And as if it doesn’t get any better, this product is 100% vegan too!
Weightless Liquid Mineral Sunscreen, 34USD (approximately P1668), FIRST AID BEAUTY, firstaidbeauty.com
Glossier Invisible Shield
By now, we’ve all likely fallen in love with Glossier’s tasteful aesthetics and cute product packaging. But apart from its distinctive brand identity and popular tubes of colour, their bottled up sunscreen has also garnered quite a lot of attention. Formulated with a sheer gel-like consistency, it glides easily over your skin and absorbs rather quickly. And staying true to its namesake, it leaves no traces of white cast making it perfect for any skin color!
Invisible Shield, 25 USD (approximately P1226), GLOSSIER, glossier.com
Purito Centella Green Level Safe Sun
You can always leave it to K-beauty to once again save the day. Sensitive and acne prone skin types can now rejoice as Purito’s SPF 50 sunscreen is exceptionally made for you. Developed with Centella Asiatica, this key ingredient helps to soothe your skin, build collagen and improve skin elasticity. Moreover, with its oil-free and 70% water-based formula, it’s safe to say that there will be no pore clogging and excessive sun damage occurring throughout the day.
Centella Green Level Safe Sun, P1100, PURITO, beautymnl.com