Sun Protection Recommendations for 2021


April 27, 2021
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Make it a non-negotiable in your routine!



Being holed up at home 24/7 for another chapter of every alteration of quarantine possible doesn’t give us an excuse to skip sunscreen. Sun protection on the daily is as essential as it is to wear masksalthough with it, the dreaded, inevitable maskne. Wearing SPF religiously helps protect the skin from intense UV rays, delays skin aging and even decreases the appearance of hyperpigmentation. 


Sunscreen is easily the most essential step to your skincare routine. There’s really no point in following a daily regimen if you skip the step. A broad-spectrum sunscreen stops the sun’s UV rays from damaging your skin, which can further penetrate deeper into skin and wreak long-lasting havoc. Need more convincing? Applying product on the daily helps brighten dull skin (see: pesky hyperpigmentation) and evens out one’s skin tone. 


RELATED: Best Products to Brighten Hyperpigmentation 


Need some product recommendations you can easily add to cart? Read ahead!


Oxecure Acne Sunscreen SPF50+/PA++++ (P109/packet)

Whether you’re indoors having another hour-long Zoom meeting for work or outdoors for a safe, socially distant trip for essentials, you’ll never miss to wear sunscreen with Oxecure’s new Acne Sunscreen created in a convenient packet. It’s a physical sunscreen formulated with powerhouse UV filters, Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide, which doesn’t leave a white cast, making it friendly for all skin tones. Best of all, it’s lightweight, oil-free and fragrance-free!


Shop the Oxecure Acne Sunscreen on Shopee, Lazada and BeautyMNL.



SNAILWHITE CC Sunscreen SPF50+/PA+++ (P109/6ml, P995/50ml)

Protect your skin all-day long with SNAILWHITE’s sun-shielding glow duo! For the face, SNAILWHITE CC Sunscreen (available in packet size, too) features both chemical and physical UV filters to effectively protect skin from the sun’s UVA and UVB rays. Formulated with Snail Mucin and Alpine Edelweiss Flower extract, it targets premature fine lines and winkles, nourishes skin and prevents dark spots.  


Shop the SNAILWHITE CC Sunscreen on Shopee, Lazada, Zalora and BeautyMNL



SNAILWHITE Body Booster SPF30/PA+++ (P139/50ml, P449/350ml)

For a moisturizing body lotion-sunscreen duo, the SNAILWHITE Body Booster SPF30/PA+++ is a must-have. Its broad spectrum protection filters blue light and 97% of UVA and UVB rays to defend against long-term skin damage. It’s crafted with the signature SNAILWHITE Potion blended with actives such as Niacinamide, Ceramide, Astaxanthin and Centella Asiatica Extract to fade dark spots, strengthen moisture barrier and soothe irritated skin.


Shop the SNAILWHITE Body Booster on Shopee, Lazada, Zalora and BeautyMNL


Manyo Factory Our Vegan Sun Cream Cica (P744)

Press reset on your sensitive skin with the Manyo Factory Our Vegan Sun Cream Cica, a gentle yet effective mineral-based, vegan sunscreen formulated with centella asiatica that comforts and soothes stressed skin. It’s fast-absorbing and moist, relieving skin of dehydration. Best of all, it provides a matte finish, great for the warm weather. 


Shop the Manyo Factory Our Vegan Sun Cream Cica on Shopee.


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AXIS-Y Physical Sunscreen SPF50+ (P849)

Hate the feeling of greasy sunscreen and the look of white cast? The nourishing AXIS-Y Physical Sunscreen, available on Seek Space, is lightweight, non-sticky and doesn’t look like anything on skin. It’s non-comedogenic, fragrance-free and works well under makeup, too! Formulated with Mugwort, it calms acne with its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. 


Shop the AXIS-Y Physical Sunscreen SPF50+ on Shopee



Have any product recommendations for summer? Leave them in the comments below!



Art Matthew Ian Fetalver


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