Your comprehensive guide to sunscreens and nutrient-rich skincare.
Shiseido Perfect UV Protector SPF50+/PA++++ ($63, Tangs)
The beach babe
Relish the sun, sea and sand without having your skin turn leathery and dry. The winning combo: waterresistant sunscreen and antioxidant-rich skincare.
Many sunscreens get washed off once you jump into the sea or pool, but this does just the opposite. The product’s sun protection properties become enhanced upon contact with water, thanks to its Wetforce technology.
The Body Shop Skin Defence Multi- Protection Essence SPF50/PA++++ ($34.90)
This feather-light sunscreen has a unique milk-to-water formula that melts into skin. Ingredients include red algae extracts and vitamin C to prevent dullness for a luminescent complexion.
Nivea Sun Water Sport SPF50/PA+++ ($19.90, leading pharmacies)
This won’t budge even if you spend hours in the water, so apply this generously before your swim sesh. It’s formulated with panthenol to strengthen skin’s natural barrier, making it more resistant against the drying eff ects of sea salt and chlorine.
Etude House Toning White C Ampoule Hydrogel Mask ($7.90 per sheet)
Brighten and hydrate skin in just 30 minutes with this antioxidant-infused hydrogel mask. It’s made with 70 per cent of the brand’s signature berry C toning water that’s derived from acai berries and Barbados cherries.
For Beloved One Melasleep Brightening Lumi’s Key Jelly ($85, Sephora)
Halt the formation of age spots and calm fatigued skin with this sleeping mask. While you snooze, it works at curbing melanin production so that you wake up to a luminous visage the next morning.
Laneige All Day Anti-Pollution Defensor SPF30/PA++ ($50)
The city slicker
Your skin faces a barrage of environmental assaults even when you’re nestled away in your air-conditioned office. Be sure to dutifully slap on sunscreen even if you’re just darting out to grab lunch – those UV rays are present even when it’s overcast!
This refreshing serum contains negative ions that are said to repel dust and pollutants so that they don’t damage your skin.
Astalift White Perfect UV Clear Solution SPF50+/PA++++ ($72)
Use this on its own as a moisturising sunscreen, or under foundation as a makeup base. The packaging also has a special UV censor cap that turns purplish when exposed to deep, invisible UVA rays – a reminder to reapply!
Bioderma Hydrabio Perfecteur SPF30/ PA+++ ($49.90, leading pharmacies)
This moisturiser works as a hydrator, makeup base and sunscreen all-inone, and has soft-focus powder to blur the look of imperfections and give your complexion a silky, velvety finish.
Belif Almighty Sun Powder SPF50+/ PA+++ ($43)
Powered by the molokhia herb, this translucent powder is enriched with antioxidant polyphenols to protect skin. Use it under or over makeup to give your mien a velvety, matte finish.
Lancome Juicy Shaker ($36 each)
Give your pout a pop of colour hit with these lip glosses. The pigments are mixed with a blend of peach kernel, sweet almond, cranberry and musk rose oils for deep hydration that will leave lips smooth and kissable. Available in 20 shades.
Orbis =U White Day Moisture ($52)
The ports enthusiast
When you go hard at your game, caring for your complexion is likely your last priority. Prep your skin before heading outdoors with these sun protection heroes. Then mitigate the day’s damage at night with hydrating skin soothers.
You’ll have no qualms slathering on this moisturiser with sunscreen – it’s oil-, fragrance- and alcohol-free, and feels extra light when you smooth it on. It works to inhibit melanin production while strengthening skin’s natural barriers to resist dryness and UV damage.
Clarins UV Plus Anti-Pollution Translucent Day Screen Multi-Protection SPF50/ PA++++ ($74)
Fend off an onslaught of external aggressors with this lightweight yet hydrating formula, which is created with plant extracts to strengthen skin’s barrier against UV rays and pollution.
Fresh Sugar Sport Treatment SPF30/ PA++ ($36)
Care for delicate areas like your lips and eyes with this convenient stick sunscreen. Think of it as the older sister of the brand’s famous Sugar Lip Treatment – same benefits, but with added sun protection.
Biotherm Life Plankton Mask ($72, Tangs)
Dehydrated skin will drink up this nourishing mask. Boasting the brand’s signature Life Plankton ingredient to soothe and repair parched complexions, leave this on overnight to wake up to bouncier, healthier skin.
Arcona The Solution Pads ($70, Sephora)
These gentle exfoliating pads help decongest clogged pores and boost skin’s repair. The secret lies in its rich antioxidant complex that combats free-radical damage and strengthens skin while you snooze.
Lancaster Sun Control Oil-Free Soothing Emulsion SPF50/PA+++ ($55, Sephora Ion Orchard)
No matter where you’re headed for your next adventure, be sure to pack along these gentle and travelfriendly skin savers. After all, you want to look your most gorgeous for all those holiday snaps!
Adapting to different environments can be hard work for your skin. Don’t stress it out with harsh products when you’re holidaying. A gentle formula like this one won’t aggravate or irritate sensitive skin.
Biore UV Perfect Spray SPF50+/PA++++ ($9.90, leading pharmacies)
Reapplying sunscreen doesn’t have to be a hassle anymore. For quick touch-ups, spray this onto your face, hair and body for protection against harsh UV rays.
Suu Balm Itch Relieving Moisturising Cream ($19.90, www.suubalm.com)
Headed to a drier climate? Soothe itchy, dehydrated skin with this moisturiser. Created by National Skin Centre consultant dermatologist Dr Tey Hong Liang, it boasts a high level of ceramides to hydrate, protect and repair the skin, and menthol to calm flare-ups. It’s gentle enough for eczema and psoriasis sufferers too.
See more www.suubalm.com.
Origins By All Greens Foaming Deep Cleansing Mask ($69)
Three super greens – spirulina, spinach and green tea – form the key actives in this detoxifying mask. The clayto- foam texture draws out impurities without drying skin.
Allies Of Skin Molecular Saviour Toner Mist ($69, www.alliesofskin.com)
Spritz this on whenever you want to refresh tired skin. This alcohol-free facial mist is infused with botanical oils, rose water and probiotics to balance skin and quell inflammation.
See more www.alliesofskin.com.