You already know sunscreen is important – the challenge is finding the right formula for your skin type. If you have sensitive skin, you may break out from very strong chemicals.
If you have oily skin, a very thick cream can make you feel like you’ve added another layer of grease on your face. If you have dry skin, some sunscreens can end up feeling a little waxy.
The good news is that there are many kinds of sunscreen, and beauty reviews from people who share your skin type can point you to the product that worked for them and may work for you. Here’s a short list to get you started.
OILY SKIN: THE SKIN PHARMACY SILKY SMOOTH SUNSCREEN SPF 30
This sunscreen is perfect for the hot, humid Singapore weather. It spreads easily, doesn’t feel sticky, and is absorbed so quickly you can apply makeup right after. Its gel formula is ideal for oily or combination skin, and it doesn’t have the white cast or chemical smell that many sunscreens do.
SENSITIVE SKIN: NOV UV STICK EX SPF 50+ PA++++
Designed for sensitive skin, this product is free of fragrances, dyes, or irritating chemicals. You can use it on your face and body, and its very high sun protection and that fact that it’s sweat- and water-resistant make it one of the best sunscreens if you’re swimming or exercising. Going on a family outing? It’s gentle enough for kids!
DRY SKIN: KOSÉ SEKKISEI SUN PROTECT ESSENCE GEL N SPF50+/PA++++
Do you have dry skin? You’ll love the milky, hydrating formula of the Sekkisei sunscreen. It actually feels like a very light lotion and can replace your morning moisturiser. It takes a while to absorb, so you will need to wait a few minutes before applying makeup.
DULL SKIN: L’OCCITANE REINE BLANCHE ILLUMINATING UV SHIELD SPF50
This multi-tasking sunscreen doesn’t just give really sun protection — over time, it can help even out your skin tone! It’s infused with Reine des Prés, a white flower that naturally contains salicylic acid, which can help cell renewal. This is the perfect if your skin looks dull or if you already have some discoloration from previous sun damage.
Still looking for the perfect sunscreen? Our beauty editors found 9 tried and tested sunscreens.
Do you have any product recommendations for people who share your skin type? Leave a comment below – your beauty review and experiences may help someone find their perfect sunscreen! For more information on skincare, sun protection and the best products for your skin type, visit our sister site Aesthetics and Beauty.