When it comes to the daily skincare routine, we often overlook sunscreens. However, the harmful UV rays have a bigger impact on our skin than we think, especially to those of us who live in this Bangkok’s high temperatures. Exposure to sunlight can cause annoying freckles and premature wrinkles, which is why sun care is an essential step in our morning regimen. From Lancôme to Shiseido, we’ve rounded up the best sunscreens that will give you the protection you need without leaving unflattering residue and chalking feelings on our face. Check out our top choices to help you freshen up your skincare routine.
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If you’re looking for a sunscreen that multitasks, pick this Lancôme UV Expert Youth Shield Tone up (THB 2,100). Not only does it block strong sun’s rays, but it also revives your complexion. Enriched with nourishing coconut milk ingredients, this sunscreen is an overachiever that brightens, smoothens and retextures your skin all at the same time, giving it a natural radiance. The non-coloured pigment will allow you to apply the formula without any sort of creasing.
Searching for a waterproof sunscreen? Consider adding this Laneige Light Sun Fluid (THB 950) to your skincare collection. Resistant to water and sweat as well as controlling excess oils on your skin, it is a great product for active individuals. With its indulgent emulsion extracted from mint leaves, the mineral-based sunscreen offers a generous amount of fluid formula that blends into the skin flawlessly, leaving you a dewy but not too sticky finish.
Shield your skin from harmful sunlight and air pollution with this Urban Environment UV Protection Cream from Shiseido. Most suitable for those with dry skin, this sunscreen is soaked with skin-soothing agents that keep your skin moisturised and help maintain elasticity. With its lightweight texture, it will glide on your skin smoothly and incredibly, acting as a sheer base that won’t leave a visible white cast on your face.
Level up your facial skincare routine with this Benefit Cosmetics Dream Screen (THB 1,350). Refined with vital antioxidants, the sunblock effectively fights free radical damages that accelerates the process of ageing. With the silky matte formula, it also gives protection from the sun while still letting your skin ‘breathe’. Without additional oils and fragrances, this sunscreen works best for those with sensitive skin.
Achieve a youthful-looking skin with this Fresh Peony Brightening UV Shield Sunscreen (THB 2,150). Its shea extract provides an antioxidant protection against detrimental UV rays. With the botanical ingredients of peony and licorice root, the sunscreen is designed to improve skin imperfections and even out your facial complexion. It is also packed with a high dose of vitamin C glucoside, leaving your skin with a smooth and supple finish.