Talking about Summertime Sadness (the one that can be persistently lingering on your skin, not the one that has been ringing in your ears for the last few years), sometimes it feels like it’s impossible to get through a summer without at least one sun-induced damage no matter how careful you try to be, especially in Thailand, a country famous for its sultry climate and scorching sunlight. Exposing the skin to the heat, humidity, and UV irradiation for a certain period of time can cause a diverse array of skin problems, whether it be dullness, freckles, blemishes, dark spots, sunburn, excess oil, or pigmentation. However, everyone’s daily schedule nowadays is packed with different kinds of activities, and it is safe to say that not a single one of us can stay in an air-conditioned room all day long and do all that stuff without going outside. While being outside, it’s impossible to avoid exposure to sunlight and pollutions that drain your face’s radiance, and not to end up having unknowingly damaged your skin, resulting in tired complexion full of full-blown imperfections. Therefore, sunscreen needs to be incorporated into our daily skincare routine and applied both on facial skin and body skin, especially on areas frequently and directly exposed to sunlight, before going outside to protect skin against sun damage and maintain naturally supple and flawless skin. For those who are looking for a high-performance sunscreen, you can check our round-up of “10 Top-Rated Sunscreens To Help You Be Summer Beauty Queen”. With these sunscreens, you can have a fun and safe summer no matter how harsh the sunlight may be!
1. Shiseido Perfect UV Protector SPF 50+/PA++++ WetForce 50 ml
Formulated with its exclusive SuperVeil-UV 360 Technology and WetForce Technology, activating additional strength within the protective veil upon contact with water and sweat, a water- and sweat- resistant sunscreen with a milky-like texture that instantly soothes skin, effectively protects skin from UV rays, reduces the appearance of photo-aging and provides a weightless clean-skin feel throughout the day without feeling greasy and leaving any white streaks on the skin. It is formulated to be easy to wash off by typical soap and cleanser. Ideal for those who love water sports, working out, and outdoor activities.
2. ESTEE LAUDER Crescent White Ultra-Light UV Protector SPF45/PA++++ 30 ml
Containing multiple naturally derived botanicals and antioxidants, a refreshing oil-free brightening sunscreen with an ultralight, fast-absorbing water-like texture instantly calms and soothes skin, effectively protects skin from UV rays, prevents skin from free radical damage, minimizes the appearance of sun-induced premature aging, and provides a weightless feel throughout the day without feeling greasy, while brightening skin and keeping skin well-hydrated for all day long.
3. KIEHL’S Limited Edition Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50 PA++++ Anti-Pollution
Formulated with advanced UVA/UVB protection technology and pollution protection technology, a paraben-free sunscreen fluid with an ultralight, fast-absorbing texture and broad spectrum SPF50 PA++++ helps protect skin from UV rays, pollution, and free radical damage, prevent skin from early signs of skin withering, including dark spots and dullness, providing all-day hydration and leaving a weightless matte finish. Dermatologist-tested and suitable for sensitive skin.
4. LANCOME UV Expert Youth Shield Tone Up Milk SPF50 PA++++ 50 ml
Enhanced with coconut milk with nourishing properties and Fairy Powder with light diffusing effect, a high-performance sweat-resistant sunscreen with a weightless, milky-like texture instantly nourishes and brightens skin, effectively provides optimal protection from all sources of hyperpigmentation and photo-aging, including UV rays, pollution and oxidants, while revitalizing and improving skin complexion and ensuring hydration for up to 8 hours without causing excess oil. Suitable for all skin types.
5. LA MER The SPF50 UV Protecting Fluid+++ 50 ml
A sunscreen fluid with a weightless, fast-absorbing water-like texture effectively provides daily powerful protection from damaging UV rays, instantly evens out skin tone, prevent the appearance of early signs of photo-aging and future discolorations, while hydrating and soothing the skin, leaving a weightless matte finish throughout the day without feeling greasy and leaving any white streaks on the skin. Recommended for those with dry skin concerns.
6. SULWHASOO Snowise Ex Whitening UV Protection Cream SPF47/PA+++
Formulated with White Ginseng Saponin (Ginsenoside F1), a brightening sunscreen cream instantly nourishes and brightens skin, effectively protects skin from damaging UV rays, prevents the appearance of early signs of photo-aging, while inhibiting melanin generation and inflammation and promoting skin clarity.
7. LANEIGE La Anti-Pollution Defensor 40 ml
Formulated with Dust Block Technology, a sunscreen with an ultralight, fast-absorbing silky texture instantly transforms into a protective film that strengthens skin barrier upon contact with skin, helps protect skin from environmental aggressors, namely, UV rays, pollution, and free radicals, prevent skin from sun-induced early signs of skin withering, keeping skin fresh, plumped, well-hydrated and leaving a weightless matte finish throughout the day. Suitable for all skin types.
8. CLARINS UV Plus Anti-pollution SPF50 PA++++ 30 ml
Containing its newly-introduced Alpine Sanicle extract with brightening properties, a water-and sweat-resistant sunscreen with an ultra-fine, oil-free texture instantly energizes and soothes skin, effectively provides powerful protection against UV rays, pollution, and oxidants for up to 10 hours, prevents sun-induced premature aging, eliminates shine and excess oil without leaving any white streaks on the skin.
9. ORIGINS Mega-Defense SPF45 Advanced Daily UV Defender 30 ml
Formulated with Opuntia Cactus Extract with skin-strengthening properties and naturally-sourced Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide, a 100% non-chemical featherweight sunscreen gently yet effectively protects skin from UV rays, prevents sun-induced premature aging, improves skin’s resilience and strengthens skin’s natural barrier. Suitable for all skin types.
10. THE BODY SHOP Skin Defence Multi-Protection SPF 50 PA++++
Formulated with red algae extract and vitamin C with antioxidant properties, a sunscreen essence with a featherlight, milky-like texture transforms into water droplets upon application, instantly hydrates, calms and soothes skin, helps combat environmental aggressors, including UV rays, pollution, and free radicals, prevents the appearance of photo-aging, while keeping skin fresh, plumped, well-hydrated and leaving a weightless matte finish throughout the day.
Apart from these ten sunscreens, there still is a wide selection of products available at every Central Department Store and www.central.co.th.
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