In fact, one of Twice’s makeup artists has said in an interview that Dahyun hardly uses foundation, just sunscreen and blush. Former Girls Generation member Jessica Jung ensures she always wears sunscreen with at least SPF30, even if she’s heading out just for a bit. And there’s Crash Landing On You’s Son Ye-Jin who not only uses sunscreen when she’s outdoors but also when she’s staying indoors – something we should all be doing because UV rays can still filter through glass windows. Yup.
If you’re looking for a new sunscreen, here are ten lightweight ones that are perfect for all-day protection.
And when it comes to sunscreen application, don’t forget to apply it liberally, at least half a teaspoon, over your entire face and neck. More importantly, please, do not do as Hollywood actress and Goop founder, Gwyneth Paltrow does, and only apply sunscreen to the bridge of your nose and cheekbones.
A true multi-tasker. This not only prevents adhesion of fine particles such as debris and dust, it also helps to brighten dull-looking skin tones while protecting against damaging UV rays at the same time. It’s also resistant to sweat, water and friction, so you don’t have to worry about it slipping away especially if you’re breaking a sweat.
This lightweight sunscreen is well-loved by many for its amazing benefits. Unlike your usual sunscreens in the market, the UV protection veil in this sunscreen increases with sweat and water and even heat – which makes it perfect especially if you’re living in a tropical climate like Singapore.
Besides blocking out damaging UVA and UVB rays, this lightweight sunscreen also protects against not one, but five different types of pollutants — blue light, pollen, atmospheric, indoor and photo-pollution. The secret lies in its plant-powered formula of organic mango leaf extract and the organic leaf of life, together with the brand’s advanced Anti-Pollution Complex.
Comes in two shades – Translucent and Rose.
A 100 per cent mineral sunscreen that uses zinc oxide, bush clover extract, aloe leaf juice and squalene to keep out UV rays, protect against free radicals and oxidative stresses, and also hydrate the skin at the same time. And thanks to its unique SheerMatrix technology, you get a sheer satin finish so you won’t need to worry about that pesky white or grey cast.
Packed with 80 per cent natural extracts, this light and silky sunscreen protects against damaging UVA and UVB rays as well as external pollution while keeping skin feeling fresh and looking youthful.
A lightweight sunscreen that not only shields the skin from UV rays but also doubles up as a makeup base before foundation application. Contains pentavin and fullerenes – 172 times more powerful than vitamin C, to keep skin well-hydrated and protected against free radical damage.
Packed with zinc oxide to shield against UVA and UVB rays, along with antioxidant-rich bearberry, sea buckthorn, lingonberry and ferulic acid to keep signs of ageing and blue light damage at bay.
Enriched with nano titanium dioxide and patented Arabian cotton stem cells, it not only protects the skin against damaging UV rays as it boosts your skin’s own defence mechanism, but also provides a synergistic photo-repairing effect to keep skin healthy.
A lightweight sunscreen that protects the skin against UV, blue light, pollution and free radical damage. The secret lies in the use of cerium oxide, a more effective alternative to the common titanium dioxide, that is skin-friendly and able to accelerate wound healing and address the effects of photo-ageing at the source. Other skin-loving ingredients include platinum, orange peel oil and bamboo leaf extract.
Infused with edelweiss and a plankton extract, it not only shields against UV rays and free radicals but also protects against blue and infrared light damage. Plus, its highly breathable texture ensures skin stays comfortable throughout the day, and its tone-up properties instantly gives your complexion a delicate rosy glow.