Tried & Tested: Sunscreens You Need

Our favourite social media influencers put these lightweight and long-lasting formulas to the test

Shiseido Perfect UV Protector Wet Force, $59.
12 Aug 2015

Shiseido Perfect UV Protector Wet Force, $59.

“Shiseido should make a bigger bottle for this! It’s got a light, watery texture that made it easy to apply on my face and body. I love that it didn’t feel sticky at all, and like its packaging states, the sunscreen is VERY water resistant. I used it when I went for a swim and I didn’t have to re-apply after that. A bonus: It doesn’t smell like your regular sunblock.” – Jayne Tham

Lancôme UV Expert XL-Shield Fresh UV Aqua Gel, $75.
12 Aug 2015

Lancôme UV Expert XL-Shield Fresh UV Aqua Gel, $75.

Though the texture of this product is light, it leaves a slightly sticky film that can be easily solved by dusting a thin layer of loose powder over. It moisturised my dry skin, which helped with makeup application after. It lasted the entire day and even after 12 hours, my skin still felt hydrated.” – Lian Mei Ting

DrGL Sun Protection Mist SPF29/PA++ (Hair/Face/Body), $88.
12 Aug 2015

DrGL Sun Protection Mist SPF29/PA++ (Hair/Face/Body), $88.

“I love how light and refreshing this feels on my hair! It doesn’t feel like I have anything on, yet I know my hair is protected from the harmful UV rays (that can cause strands to become weak and brassy). I’ve always had dry and frizzy hair, so now I bring this around with me for fuss-free re-application whenever I’m outdoors.” – Limaran Agustina

Clarins UV Plus Anti-Pollution Day Sunscreen Multi Protection, $74.
12 Aug 2015

Clarins UV Plus Anti-Pollution Day Sunscreen Multi Protection, $74.

“I’ve been searching for a sunscreen with a non-greasy matte texture for my combination skin and I’ve finally found it! This comes in a watery texture, which is easy to apply and feels light on the skin. With its SPF50/PA++++, I felt comfortable enough to spend the day out in the sun. The only down side: It took a while to be completely absorbed into my skin.” – Jessica Tham

Bioré Aqua Rich Watery Gel, $18.90.
12 Aug 2015

Bioré Aqua Rich Watery Gel, $18.90.

“It’s very sheer and blends well into skin without leaving any greasy residue. Even after a run in the sun, the sunscreen stayed put. This also makes a great base as its lightweight and gives my complexion a healthy glow.” – Jasmine Danker