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The summer season is in. Time to bask in the sun, swim at the beach, and go for that daytime mountain hike. This is the perfect time to be religious in applying your sunscreen, too. It’s apparent, however, that sun protection use is not a habit for a lot of Filipinos.

Lucky for us, there are more options now available in the local market. We won’t have to order from abroad and have it shipped to the country. We won’t have to wait for our relatives from abroad to come home for all our beauty product pasabay, sunscreen included.

Here are some sunscreen options you would want (and need) to consider using this summer:

1. Biore UV Perfect Face Milk SPF50+ PA++++

Biore UV Perfect Face Milk, P397. Available at SM Store, Watsons, and BeautyMNL.

Home to cult-favorite sunscreens like the Watery Essence variant, Biore’s UV Perfect Face Milk is an ultra-light, non-sticky sunscreen with SPF50+/PA++++. It contains mattifying and sebum-absorbing powder to keep your skin shine-free. It’s perfect for all the oily-skinned gals out there (like us). This sunscreen also acts as a makeup base.

2. Celeteque Dermoscience Sun Care SPF 50 Face & Body Cream

Celeteque Dermoscience Sun Care SPF 50 Face & Body Cream, P449. Available at SM Store, Watsons, and BeautyMNL

 

Celeteque Dermoscience’s Face and Body Sun Defense Cream is not only a hydrating sunscreen with SPF 50, it also claims to improve skin moisture within a week. This is a broad spectrum sunscreen so you can be sure that you are protected from harmful UVA and UVB rays. It is formulated with Phospholipids that attract water from the surrounding air for increased levels of hydration. Cool, right?

3. Cosrx Aloe Soothing Sun Cream

Cosrx Aloe Soothing Sun Cream, P666 on sale. Available at the Skincare Curator and BeautyMNL.

 

From the brand known for its simple yet effective skincare products comes this Aloe Soothing Sun Cream. It’s an aloe-infused moisturizing sunscreen perfect for dehydrated skin. It protects the skin from ultraviolet rays with SPF50 PA+++ and harmful environmental factors. Korean-based Youtube personality Joan Kim swears by this!

4. Cetaphil UVA/UVB Defense SPF50

Cetaphil UVA/UVB Defense SPF50, P1,422. vailable at SM Store, Watsons and BeautyMNL.

Cetaphil’s UVA/UVB Defense SPF50 is a moisturizer with advanced sun protection of SPF 50 that shields skin-aging sun rays. It’s perfect for daily use and for people with sensitive skin (as with every Cetaphil product). This also leaves no white residue so your base makeup for the day will match your neck and body. If you’re the kind that’s bothered by strong scents, this product is fragrance-free.

5. Banila Co. It Radiant CC Sun Base SPF50+ PA+++

Banila Co. It Radiant CC Sun Base SPF50+ PA+++, P1,295. Available at BeautyMNL and Banila Co. online and in stores.

Banila Co.’s It Radiant CC Sun Base SPF50+ PA+++ is the multi-purpose sunscreen you need for your busy summer days. It works in three ways: as a makeup base, color corrector, and sun protector. It’s moisturizing and nourishing as it is formulated with lavender water, rosemary water, chamomile water, hibiscus extract, and more. It brightens the skin while protecting it from harmful UV rays. It even minimizes the appearance of wrinkles. It’s non-sticky, too. This might just be our new summer makeup must-have.

6. Klairs Midday Blue Sun Lotion

Klairs Midday Blue Sun Lotion, P880. Available at the Skincare Curator and BeautyMNL.

The Klairs Midday Blue Sun Lotion is another must-have for all the gals with sensitive skin. This lightweight sunscreen soothes irritation and inflammation caused by UV and infrared rays. It acts as a shield from the sun and a protector against heat damage. It eliminates redness and calms irritated skin with guaiazulene. It’s lightweight and gives that “glass skin” glow everyone’s raving about nowadays.

7. Happy Skin Catch The Sun On The Go Hydrating UV Mist SPF 35 PA++

Happy Skin Catch The Sun On The Go Hydrating UV Mist SPF 35 PA++, P699. Available at Happy Skin Cosmetics, SM Store, and BeautyMNL.

Happy Skin’s Catch The Sun On The Go Hydrating UV Mist SPF 35 PA++ is an innovative sunscreen in spray form that can be reapplied throughout the day. The best part: It wouldn’t budge your makeup. It’s a 3-in-1 formula that hydrates the skin, helps reduce oil and shine, and protects against UV rays. It delivers light matte finish, too, with oil-absorbing powders. You can use this over and under makeup, depends on what you feel like for the day.

Which sunscreen will be your go-to this summer?

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