4 Lightweight Sunscreens That You Won’t Even Feel - By Felicia Yeo
Its common knowledge that everyone should wear sun protection all year round no matter if the sun is shining or not because the harmful UVA/UVB still exists and this causes premature aging. Sunscreen formulas have gotten lighter and here are 4 lightweight sunscreens that are worth trying!
Shiseido Perfect UV Protector S
Shiseido Perfect UV Protector S is probably the one of the more renowned sunscreen in the skincare industry. If you have sensitive skin, this SPF is perfect for you. Specially formulated for sensitive skin and children, the sunscreen is neither greasy nor heavy on the skin, it feels really light and not tacky. The sunscreen is really runny, which can create a bit of mess when applying. Another downside is that it leaves somewhat of a white cast to your face and takes time to go away. The white cast is not that obvious on my fair skin tone, however it can be obvious for users with darker skin tone. What I love most about this sunscreen is the WetForce technology that reacts positively to sweat and water on contact, activating additional strength within the protective veil. As most sunscreen slip off the skin when you get sweaty, to have a sunscreen that reinforces the protection barrier on your skin when exposed to either water or sweat, is simply genius! This innovation is exceptionally great for us who living in a humid climate.
Overall Rating: 3.5/5 Stars | Retailing at $63 (50ml)
SUPERGOOP! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40
The SUPERGOOP! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40 is my favourite of the lot. As the name suggests, this sunscreen is in a form of a transparent gel instead of the usual white runny liquid. This makes application so much easier and fuss-free. The sunscreen doesn’t irritate my skin, neither it leave a white cast, nor leave my skin feeling oily or greasy! Upon application, it melts into my skin quickly and leaves it perfectly protected. It just felt like I had not apply anything! I love how the sunscreen smoothens the appearance of pores and leaving a velvety soft, matt finish like a primer. It makes a great foundation for makeup! Great for those who have combination and oily skin.
Overall Rating: 4.2/5 Stars | Retailing at $48 (50ml)
Dr. Jart+ UV Every Sun Day
If you’re looking for a SPF to add into your skincare routine that is lightweight, works well with your other products and brightens your skin a little so that you don’t have to use any BB Cream or foundation, this sunscreen from Dr. Jart+ is a pretty good choice! The sunscreen doesn’t feel heavy on the skin, is fast absorbing and doesn’t have any scent. I love how it gives me a fresh and glowy look after application, perfect for lazy days when I just want to head out without putting on any makeup. The only downside of this product is that it uses chemical sunscreen ingredients instead of minerals so it might not be suitable for those with sensitive skin.
Overall Rating: 3.8/5 Stars | Retailing at $47 (50ml)
Lancôme UV Expert Youth-Shield™ Aqua Gel SPF50 PA++++
With the Lancôme UV Expert Youth-Shield™ Aqua Gel SPF50 PA++++, you get high protection against UV rays and air pollutants and intense hydration. The aqueous gel melts into my skin upon application and it is very light and my makeup goes on smooth. It doesn’t irritate my combination skin, doesn’t leave a white cast, or leave my skin feeling greasy. I love the high SPF and how the sunscreen leave my skin feeling soft and supple. But I must say that the price is pretty steep for this sunscreen for its size.
Overall Rating: 3.8/5 Stars | Retailing at $75 (30ml)