10 Good Sunscreens for the City
It's not just for the beach, after all.
(SPOT.ph) Just because the rainy season is starting to make itself felt doesn't mean you can stow away your sunscreen just yet...wait, don't stow it away ever. Sunscreen is something you should use on a daily basis, regardless of the weather or the location. Do you want healthy and young-looking skin? Trust us on this one: Never, ever skip the sunscreen—even when you're just staying indoors.
Safe Protect SPF 30 (P299.75) from Human Nature
This sunscreen is equipped with SPF 30 and PA++++ a.k.a. the highest rating a sunscreen can get when it comes to preventing your skin from photoaging caused by UVA rays—the evil rays that penetrate through windows. It also promises to block skin-burning UVB rays without leaving a white cast on your skin!
Ultra Sheer Complete UV WaterLight Lotion SPF 50 (P474) from Neutrogena
Hate sticky sunscreens? Neutrogena's Ultra Sheer Waterlight Lotion boasts SPF 50 and PA+++ plus a weightless feel and matte touch, perfect for people who hate a sticky and shiny finish. It's formulated with Helioplex technology which works like an invisible shield for the skin by blocking the rays of the sun and helps neutralize free radical damage.
Ultra Light Daily UV Defense Sunscreen SPF 50 (P1,995/30mL) from Kiehl's
Perfect for daily use, the ultra light formula not only protects the skin from UV rays, it's also formulated with Vitamin E which reinforces skin's natural protection against damaging free radicals. This oil-free lotion promises to moisturize skin even under the sun and prevent appearance of dark spots, wrinkles, and sun spots.
SunExpert Body Shield SPF 60 (P459.75) from Belo
While providing broad spectrum protection, this lightweight sunblock feels like water (and smells like water—if water had a smell) on the skin without leaving a sticky feeling or a white cast. It's water-resistant, too, so you can take comfort in the fact that you're still protected even after taking a dip in the pool. But remember: It's always recommended that you reapply sunblock every few hours!
Protect + Hydrate Lotion Sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 70 (P925) from Aveeno
This sunscreen is formulated with broad spectrum UV protection while keeping skin soft and supple even after sun exposure. Perfect for sensitive skin, it promises to be gentle on the face and body with all its oil-free, non-comedogenic, fast-absorbing, sweat- and water-resistant glory. It also gives off a fresh, delicate scent!
Armada Sport 70 (P516) from VMV Hypoallergenics
Perfect for gals who spend lots of times outdoors, this ultra-lightweight sunscreen with SPF 70 to 90 protects skin from sun-induced skin cancer, photoaging, and hyperpigmentation. It has a defensive line formula that creates a "barrier-film" and an invisible virtual "second skin" which stays on whether you're in and out of water, protecting you from the harmful rays of the sun.
Sun Block Sensitive SPF 30 PA++ (P1,375) from Laneige
If you're suffering from sensitive skin, go for a sunblock with a mild formula like this non-chemical sunscreen from Laneige. It uses a 10-Free formula which contains lavender, chamomile, lemon verbena, and aloe, helping skin feel smooth, supple, and shine-free—all while providing ample sun protection.
Even Better City Block Anti-Pollution SPF40/PA+++ (P2,050) from Clinique
This tinted sunscreen blends well with any skin tone while providing broad spectrum SPF 40, protecting skin from environmental irritants, pollution, and of course, the sun. It also has a whitening complex which reduces the appearance of skin discolouration and prevents excessive production of melanin, speeding up the skin's renewal process. The best part? You don't have to use foundation anymore if you only need light to medium coverage!
UVA/UVB Defense SPF 50 (P1,422) from Cetaphil
If you have dry skin, you need something that's emollient and provides ample sun protection. This one from Cetaphil is perfect for people who suffer from dry, flaky skin because it is a gentle moisturizer and sunscreen, perfect for daily use. It's non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic, and fragrance-free with SPF 50 which shields skin from UV rays.
Take Shelter SPF 50 (P1,840) from Philosophy
Everybody loves a lightweight sunscreen formula, and Take Shelter promises you that and more. It combats harmful UV rays (and environmental irritants) thanks to SPF 50 plus, a multi-tasking formula, and complex antioxidant blend which helps prevent photoaging and also neutralizes free radicals. It promises to go on smoothly, keeping it moisturized without a hint of greasy feeling.