Roundup: Find Your Perfect Sunscreen

PSA: Never, ever leave your house without putting sunscreen on!


( The heat we’ve all been feeling in the past few days is just the confirmation that it’s officially the summer season. Before you start planning your beach trips and basking under the sun, it’s best to have your skin protected from UV rays by stocking up on sunscreen. Well, you should always be wearing sunscreen anyway (yup, even when you’re just at home). Plus, even though they’re not advertised for it, sunscreen contains ingredients that fight acne and wrinkles! Check out our list of the best sunscreens to try out even if it’s not summer.


Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Complete UV Moisture SPF 50 (P460)

Best for: Days when there’s no time for makeup

Meant to be used for the face and neck, this sun-protecting product works best with normal to oily skin. Oil-free, it can be worn under makeup, or even on its own leaving a silky-matte finish.



Available at Watsons



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Vaseline Water-Based Whitening Serum with SPF 30 (P249/180 ml; P99/70 ml)

Best for: Whitening

Non-sticky and light, this water-based sunscreen is easily absorbed by your skin. Formulated with PA++ and Vitamin B3, it whitens and protects your skin from the harmful UV rays (as what sunscreen should do).


Available at all leading supermarkets and drugstores



Coppertone Oil Free Faces SPF 30 (P388)

Best for: Keeping your makeup on

Perfect for all skin types, this lightweight, oil-free sunscreen works well under your makeup. The oil-free formulation is non-comedogenic and doesn’t clog pores, while providing broad spectrum sun protection.


Available at Watsons


Nivea Whitening Immediate Sun Protection SPF 50 (P388)

Best for: Wrinkle-prevention

If you feel safer lathering on thicker products for sun protection, this sunscreen is for you. The lotion provides immediate sun protection and even prevents wrinkles because it’s formulated with SPF 50 and collagen.


Available at Watsons



L’Oreal UV Perfect Instant White SPF 50 (P599)

Best for: Clearer complexion

This product contains whitening agents that can help lighten dark spots and prevent premature skin aging. It’s non-greasy and goes on the skin smoothly while brightening your skin, giving a natural glow.


Available at Watsons

Daylong Gel SPF 50 (P625)

Best for: Sensitive skin

If you’re extremely sensitive to the sun, this oil-free sunscreen is for you. It’s non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic, and fragrance-free so even people with the most sensitive skin can use it on a daily basis. Formulated with Vitamin E, it regenerates and nurtures both the face and body, and leaves it feeling light and healthy.


Available at Watsons



Tony Moly Intense Care Snail Sun Cream SPF 47 (P1,298)

Best for: Moisturizing

You’re probably wondering why it’s called a "Snail Sun Cream"-well, this product does involve snails. It shouldn’t come as a surprise now that we know snail facials exist somewhere in the world. This sun cream is formulated with snail secretion combined with more hydrating ingredients that will leave your skin feeling smooth and silky.


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Philosophy Take Shelter SPF 50 (P1,840)

Best for: Anti-aging

Take Shelter contains a multi-tasking formula that protects the skin from the sun and has anti-aging properties and antioxidants. It goes smoothly and lightly on the skin, doesn’t leave it greasy, and leaves you feeling moisturized.


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Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50 (P1,995)

Best for: Moisturizing and makeup

Even with the high SPF, this product doesn’t leave white residue, doesn’t feel oily, and is lightweight. It can also act as a makeup base and a moisturizer all while keeping you protected from harmful UV rays.


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VMV Hypoallergenics Armada Sport 70 (P2,350)

Best for: Swimmers, and other activities that require extreme sun exposure

With SPF as high as 70 to 90, this sunscreen effectively screens out UV rays even in extreme outdoor conditions (like that hike up the mountain under the summer heat). Formulated to create a "barrier-film" which acts as a second skin, it keeps you protected even when exposed to water. Plus, the silicone-coating leaves the surface of the skin smooth and light.


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