5 high-performance sunscreens for a carefree summer

Not only do these sunscreens have high SPF and PA ratings, they also have lightweight formulas with skin-loving ingredients.

With the abundant choices of sunscreens available, choosing the best one for your needs can sometimes be a hit or miss. Thus, we recently took it upon ourselves to uncover the best tips to finding the right sunscreen from one of the top suncare brands in Malaysia.

Based on that guideline, we have rounded up 5 high-performance sunscreens for you to consider so you can have a carefree summer under the sun. Not only do these sunscreens have high SPF and PA ratings, but they also have a lightweight formula with skin-loving ingredients.

La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Melt-in Sunscreen Milk

Named one of the best sunscreens of 2017 according to Consumer Reports, this fast-absorbing formula provides broad spectrum protection with SPF 60, one of the highest SPFs in the market. Users have said they like its non-greasy formula that works well for all skin types, including sensitive skin. laroche-posay.us (also available in selected local pharmacies/drugstores)

Shiseido Perfect UV Protector Hydrofresh


The new sunscreen by Shiseido has a water-based formula that works great for reapplications throughout the day, even after you sweat or come in contact with water. It has SPF50 and PA++++ ratings as well as innovative water-resistant technology to protect your skin from the sun, no matter what activities you have planned for summer. shiseido.com.my

La Mer Blanc de La Mer SPF50 Protecting Fluid PA+++

This lightweight sunscreen by La Mer blends super easily onto the skin and leaves no white residue, making it a great base before applying makeup. On top of providing SPF50 and PA+++ protection against both UVA and UVB rays, it also contains gemstones photonic spheres & smart seaweeds to enhance your skin’s radiance. lamer.com

Supergoop! Everyday Sunscreen SPF 50 with Cellular Response Technology


For an everyday full-body application, you’ll definitely want a sunscreen that doesn’t feel sticky and still lets your skin breathe, like this one from Supergoop! It’s made with beta-glucan in place of hyaluronic acid, which supposedly delivers better moisture to your skin, while its citrus and rose extracts leave a gentle, pleasing scent. sephora.com

Clarins UV Plus Anti-Pollution SPF50 Neutral

Specifically developed for Asian skin, this anti-polution Clarins sunscreen is formulated with extra skin-loving ingredients to battle harmful environmental substances that can cause aging and dull skin. Made with high SPF 50 and PA++++, the formula leaves your skin feeling fresh and youthful with no greasy texture. clarins.com

Images: Courtesy of respective brands

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