Choosing the right sunscreens can be tricky. Either you choose the highest SPF (Sun Protection Factor) or go for the lightest texture—you also worry about how long it will last. (Pro tip: You actually need to re-apply every two hours, on and off the beach.)
Ultraviolet A (UVA) and Ultraviolet B (UVB) are not visible, but they are both harmful to your skin. UVA has longer penetration to the skin than UVB (which penetrates the surface or epidermis layer). UVA is the one that can advance the development of skin cancer. World Health Organization explains that UVA penetrates into the deeper skin layers, a.k.a dermis, where connective tissue and blood vessels are affected. It will cause your skin gradually loses its elasticity and starts to wrinkle.
So which SPF you should have? According to Skin Cancer Foundation, to make sure you’re getting effective UVA as well as UVB coverage, look for a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher. And, look for the + signs. It usually written in (SPF 50 PA +++). The PA means protection against UVA rays. The plus signs shows that it will protect your skin from UVA specifically. Based on the international standards, four plus are the highest quality.
Here are three of the best sunscreens today that will protect your skin. Plus, they feel comfortable too!
- Shiseido – Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion WetForce SPF50+
A lightweight SPF 50+ sunscreen in a clear formula that becomes more effective when exposed to water. It features WetForce technology which provides the skin a protective veil formula that becomes stronger when it comes into contact with water or perspiration! It’s water resistant for up to 80 minutes, blends well with your skin immediately, dermatologist-tested, and suits for all skin types.
2. Lancôme – UV Expert Tone Up Milk SPF 50+ PA++++
A real all-in-one product, the tone-up milk was inspired by Korean trends. It helps shield the UVA and UVB, and it revives and brightens the complexion. It’s all in a coloured pigment-free formula. Its ultra-sensory, milky and sweat-resistant formula–containing 9% emollient agents and enhanced with coconut milk from French Polynesia–moisturises the skin leaving it smoother and more transparent.
3. Valmont – Restoring Perfection SPF 50 PA++++
This Swiss-made SPF will not only help protect your skin from the sun, it also helps restore your skin condition with its cellulotherapy. Thanks to its pro-collagen action, it hydrates the skin for plumper features, nourishes the epidermis for unique comfort, strengthens the skin’s defences with its anti-oxidant action, repairs the epidermis after everyday attacks, protects the skin from sun exposure with a new SPF and enhances the skin with a silky texture and a subtle pigmentation.