10 Best Sunscreens in Singapore For Beach Days [2023]

Today we'll be sharing the 10 Best Sunscreens in Singapore so stay tuned to see if your favourite brands are up!

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If you have been listening to your dermatologist or reading up on skincare tips, you would know that Sunscreen is the most important part of your skincare routine.

Skincare professionals all agree that sun protection is priority #1, regardless of skin type or concerns. That’s because the sun is the number one cause of ageing skin.

Hence, using high-quality sunscreen plays a vital role in the maintenance of good skin health and anti-ageing by protecting the skin from the damaging rays of the sun.

By skipping sunscreen, the skin is not getting the full benefits from facial treatments and skin care products being used.

Can you tell where I’m leading to? Yup, that’s right! Today we’ll be sharing the 10 Best Sunscreens in Singapore so stay tuned to see if your favourite brands are up!

1. L’Oreal Paris UV Perfect Aqua Essence

best sunscreen in singapore_l’orealparis
Type of Information Details
Highlight Features & Other DetailsAdvanced Watery Gel 12h UV Protector

1. SPF50 | PA++++ with Long UVA Filters
2. 12 Hours UV Shield*
3. Light-weight watery texture
4. Hydrates skin + Anti-oxidant Power
5. Non-sticky, Non-greasy

Ultra-light fresh texture breaks into water upon contact with skin. Glides on easily, absorbed quickly. Non-greasy and non-sticky.
Price$14.90 (Shopee)
$19.50 (Lazada)
Where to getShopee
Online Reviews8 Shopee reviews (Average rating: 4.9 / 5.0 stars)

Because we only have one skin, L’Oréal Paris has developed a range of skincare products that meet the individual needs of your skin daily. Their high-performance face care products are designed to cleanse, nourish, protect and enhance your skin.

Try out L’Oreal Paris UV Perfect Aqua Essence! It protects your skin against signs of photo-ageing: brown spots, darkening, loss of elasticity and firmness, wrinkles and external stress. Day after day, your skin would stay visibly fair and young.  It also contains SPF 50 UVB and UVA filters to give you long-lasting sun protection for 12 hours. Now there’s no need of shying away from the sun~

2. Face Republic Purity Sun Essence SPF50+ PA ++++ Sunscreen

best sunscreen in singapore_facerepublic
Type of Information Details
Highlight Features & Other DetailsProduct Description:
– Intensive sun protection with SPF50+ PA++++
– Vegan-certified, Cruelty-free, and Reef-safe
– Water and sweat proof
– Formulated-clean without artificial fragrance
– Extra lightweight with zero white cast
– Dermatologically tested

Direction to use:
Gently apply a generous amount onto clean face and neck. Reapply as needed.
Where to getLazada
Online Reviews55 Lazada reviews (Average rating: 4.8 / 5.0 stars)

Face Republic is a Korean skincare brand that curates products depending on each country’s needs and wants. They have a close consumer relationship which allows them to tweak their products accordingly. For Singapore, Face Republic creates products that are lightweight to suit the tropical weather. Therefore, consumers can feel fresh without the sticky or heavy feeling. Besides helping to bring your inner beauty to light, they also strive to develop products that cater to everyone.

We recommend their Purity Sun Essence SPF50+ PA++++ as your solution to a clean & mild daily sun protection! Formulated in the purest form, it contains no ingredient that could harm your skin or the ocean. It is also water and sweatproof, so you won’t have to worry about Singapore’s weather!

3. Laneige Light Sun Cream

best sunscreen in singapore_laneige
Type of Information Details
Highlight Features & Other DetailsHow to use:
– Shake before use.
– At the last step of basic care, evenly apply an appropriate amount.
– Tap it lightly to absorb.
Price$25.50 (Shopee)
$36 (Sephora)
Where to getShopee
Online Reviews6 Shopee reviews (Average rating: 4.5 / 5.0 stars)

In the Laneige labs, they’ve spent over 25 years studying Water Science™. Why water, you ask? Because the secret to great skin is hydrated skin! As the true Hydration Experts, they created Advanced Water Complexes dedicated to create smarter skincare solutions for you.

Their specially formulated Watery Light Sun Cream is a moisture sun cream with a watery texture that recharges skin’s moisture level that powerfully blocks UV rays. It contains moisture- and nourishment-rich Birch sap and skin moisturizing factors and are resistant to sweat and water as well as having a strong UV protection function. Keeps skin moisturised all day long even under the hot sunlight!

4. Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel SPF 50+ PA++++

best sunscreen in singapore_biore
Type of Information Details
Highlight Features & Other DetailsWhat it is:
World’s First Micro Defense formula provides even UV coverage at a micro-level.
– SPF50+ PA++++
– For Face & Body
– Light watery texture spreads easily and absorbs instantly without leaving a white cast
– Suitable for use as a makeup base
– Unique Aqua Mico Capsule releases moisture
– Contains Butylene Glycol, Hyaluronic Acid & Royal Jelly extract for moisturization
– Very water-resistant formula – water resistant for 80 minutes.
– Can be easily removed with a cleanser
– No colour was added
– Non-comedogenic, allergy tested

– Apply evenly on the face after moisturizer and before applying makeup. Avoid the eye area.
– For best results, reapply at frequent intervals, especially after perspiring, swimming or towel drying.
– As with all sunscreens, cleanse thoroughly using a makeup remover or cleanser.
Where to getWatsons
Online Reviews7 Watsons reviews (Average rating: 4.7 / 5.0 stars)

“We are a passionate tribe of pore obsessed risk takers and trailblazers. We proudly create products that uniquely care for pores with proof you can see & feel.”

The Biore brand specializes in deep cleansing products and operates globally in the personal care market, sold in more than 70 countries worldwide. Within the product range, there are cleansers, make-up removers, UV protection, pore packs and shower creams. Today, we’ll be touching on its UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel, which is an improved version. It gives you longer lasting UV protection with its new waterproof and sweatproof formula!

5. Mamonde Everyday Sun Stick

best sunscreen in singapore_mamonde
Type of Information Details
Highlight Features & Other DetailsFeature:
– Smooth and non-sticky sun stick
– Protects skin from UV rays and fine dust
– With Madecassoside of special calendula complex
– SPF50+ PA++++
– For body & face

– After the basic skincare routine, turn the dial at the bottom of the container
– Apply gently on the skin
Price$12.80 (Shopee)
$13.60 (Lazada)
Where to getShopee
Online Reviews4 Shopee reviews (Average rating: 5.0 / 5.0 stars)

Mamonde is a brand that conveys the values of confident women in pursuit of a world of their own, with its name indicating MA (my) + MONDE (world). It is a brand that accentuates a woman’s beauty. Inspired by flowers and devoted to studying them for 28 years, Mamonde sincerely conveys the amazing vitality and flowering energy of flowers in its products.

Before creating even a single product, Mamonde has grown and observed flowers elaborately for a long time to discover their vitality and hidden benefits for the skin. They studied the optimum natural conditions for healthy and beautiful flowers to blossom and focused on their hidden energy and the secrets of ecology that can only be discovered with affection and care.

Their Everyday Sun Stick is an anti-pollution sun stick that is applied smoothly without any stickiness and protects skin from both UV rays and fine dust. Its well-designed handy, curved sun stick makes it easy to apply on shaped parts of the skin, such as the cheekbones. Try it out for yourself now!

6. MKUP Mineral Moisturizing Sunscreen

best sunscreen in singapore_MKUP
Type of Information Details
Highlight Features & Other DetailsFeature:
– Protect skin against UVA & UVB
– Even out skin tone, blur blemishes and as makeup base substitute.
– Pure mineral formulation (Titanium & zinc oxide) effectively control and absorbs excess oil to create a natural and wonderful glow on the skin.
– Oil free
– Non-Comedogenic formulation
– Weightless
– Suitable for kids, pregnant women & sensitive skin
Price$6.90 (Shopee)
$3.90 (MKUP)
Where to getShopee
Online Reviews261 Shopee reviews (Average rating: 4.8 / 5.0 stars)

“Understand the Consumer’s Needs, Putting in Efforts to Improve, Resolve Customer Need and Questions. We continue to Strive, Trying our Best, without Expensive Star Studded Endorsements, Delivering Realistic Perfect Products!”

Let’s check out the MKUP Mineral Moisturizing Sunscreen! It is an oil-free, non-comedogenic formulation and weightless sunscreen that is suitable for kids, pregnant women and sensitive skin. No chemical, fragrance, alcohol or paraben. Its pure mineral formulation effectively controls and absorbs excess oil to create a natural and wonderful glow on the skin.

7. Cetaphil Sun SPF50+ Light Gel Sunscreen

best sunscreen in singapore_cetaphil
Type of Information Details
Highlight Features & Other DetailsHow to use:
Approximately 20min before sun exposure, apply generously and allow to absorb into the skin. Avoid contact with eyes. Apply several times in order to maintain sun protection.

About Product:
– Cetaphil Sun SPF50+ UVA/UVB Light Gel is formulated for very high UV protection for sensitive skin.
– Photostable UV filters offer highly effective UVA and UVB protection.
Price$25.10 (Lazada)
$25.13 (Watsons)
Where to getLazada
Online Reviews28 Lazada reviews (Average rating: 4.8 / 5.0 stars)

Cetaphil is a skincare brand that is recommended by dermatologists and is today used by millions of people with sensitive skin from all over the world.

Cetaphil today offers a product line that includes face and body moisturizers, cleansers, baby care, sun care and products for common skin issues. Across its different offerings, Cetaphil is committed to providing users with effective and gentle skincare formulas that help strengthen and protect even sensitive skin.

Understanding that great skincare leads to glowing, beautiful, healthy skin, Cetaphil introduced their Sun SPF50+ Light Gel Sunscreen. The light gel makes it possible to evenly spread the UV filters across the skin. As the light gel formulation is easily applied, it feels pleasant whilst evenly distributing the gel over uneven skin surfaces providing very high UV protection. The light gel is also quickly absorbed and nourishes delicate skin with Vitamin E.

8. Innisfree Intensive Long Lasting Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++

best sunscreen in singapore_innisfree
Type of Information Details
Highlight Features & Other DetailsProduct Description:
1. Contains sunflower oil and green tea extract Sunflower oil and Jeju green tea extract help to protect the skin against UV rays
2. Strong UV protection It is a long-lasting UV protection cream against sweat and sebum and recommended for outdoor activities (long-lasting waterproof formula)
3. Contains blueweed seed oil and balloon vine extract Help to relieve skin stress and leave the skin feeling refreshed

How to Use:
At the last stage of your skincare routine, evenly apply onto easily exposed areas of face.
Price$13.90 (Lazada)
$12.67 (Shopee)
Where to getLazada
Online Reviews157 Shopee reviews (Average rating: 5.0 / 5.0 stars)

Innisfree is a natural brand that shares the benefits of nature from the pristine island of Jeju for healthy beauty and pursues an eco-friendly green life to preserve the balance of nature. Using the wisdom of nature, the eco-conscious brand aims to deliver truly healthy beauty to customers.

Their Intensive Long-Lasting Sunscreen has a tenacious waterproof formula that is great for use during water activities and other outdoor events. It is perfect for Singapore’s humidity which frequently renders us sweaty. If you’re looking for a waterproof sunscreen, you’re on the right product!

9. Shiseido Global Suncare The Perfect Protector SPF 50+ PA++++

best sunscreen in singapore_shiseido
Type of Information Details
Highlight Features & Other DetailsWhat it is:
A SPF50+ PA++++ sunscreen that offers protection against UVA and UVB rays, urban pollutants like dust and soot, and dryness.

How to Use:
1. Shake well before use.
2. For the face and neck, apply as the last step of your skincare routine.
3. Apply an appropriate amount into your palm, then smooth it evenly over each area.
4. For the body, apply an appropriate amount directly onto the skin, in a line.
5. Use your palm to spread it evenly in large, circular motions.
This sunscreen can be easily removed with regular soap or facial cleanser.
Price$65 (Shopee)
$55.25 (Metro)
Where to getShopee
Online Reviews68 Shopee reviews (Average rating: 5.0 / 5.0 stars)

For over 145 years, Shiseido has defined the concept of beauty and spread its knowledge and power onto the world. Heralding an army of devoted followers, they believe that by inspiring empathy, beauty can become a positive force in the world, and guide the next generation boldly into the future.

Shiseido Global Suncare The Perfect Protector is lightweight and quickly absorbed by the skin. It is very water-resistant and does not leave a white residue. Enriched with skincare ingredients, it helps to prevent fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots caused by UV rays. Its functional fragrance synchronizes with sweat, to create an appealing and personalized scent.

10. MAYCREATE Moisturizing Whitening Sunscreen Isolation Protection Spray 150g

best sunscreen in singapore_maycreate
Type of Information Details
Highlight Features & Other DetailsProduct efficacy:
1. Whitening skin
2. Water resistant with Broad Spectrum protection against sunburn, skin cancer and premature signs of aging
3. Protects longer in the sun, keep moisture & prevent sweat
4. Convenient size travels with you for protection touch-ups during the day
5. Can be used on wet skin, complete don’t hinder the prevent bask in effect
6. Use more calm makeup the effect after makeup
7. Fully transparent, refreshing, skin zero burden
8. Spray on the hair/clothes are completely not a trace (completely no white dots)

How to use:
Shake well, after about 20 cm away from the skin around the location of the spray, spray after take a shot with the hand, absorption is good.
Price$6.90 (Shopee)
$7.90 (Qoo10)
Where to getShopee
Online Reviews181 Shopee reviews (Average rating: 4.8 / 5.0 stars)

Maycreate is a brand with the best products to take care of your skin and they believe that skincare is something that everyone should indulge in if they want to keep their skin in a good condition for a long time.

The products of the brand are formulated with ingredients that are meant to hydrate and nourish your skin and create a protective barrier against the harmful agents of the environment. The brand has some of the best toners and mists that you can use daily. The best part is that the products of the brand can be used on all skin types equally. They are known to be effective for sensitive skin as well.

Today, we’ll be introducing their Moisturizing Whitening Sunscreen Isolation Protection Spray. Their spray is light feeling, not oily and has gloss. The dry and refreshing spray has a defence against ultraviolet (UV) and is not affected by sweat and sebum, making makeup last longer.


We hope that this article is useful for improving your skincare routine and do let us know if you have any feedback or would like to share your favourite sunscreen with us!

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