Best in SPF: Our Favorite Sun Shields for Summer

By: Kim Visda from Beauty MNLBest-Sunscreens

Your AccuWeather app is telling you the truth: summer is in full,scorching force. And unless you’re planning to live in a cave this entire season, skipping SPF is no longer an option—now more than ever! Get your armor on with these 7 unbeatable sun shields.

1. Bioré UV Watery Essence, P420


True skin fanatics know that this Bioré bestseller has reached celebrity status. Its weightless, water-based formula is a godsend especially during the summer. Enriched with hyaluronic acid, this moisturizing sunscreen absorbs quickly so you can layer your makeup right on top of it.

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2. Lumiere Organiceuticals Sunscreen Gel SPF60, on sale at P980


For sensitive skin types that are prone to sunburn, Lumiere’s gel-based sun protection is here to ease your pain. Made with soothing aloe vera, this gel doubles as a sunscreen and after-sun lotion! Once applied, it instantly hydrates and cools the skin for comfortable, breathable wear. Have we mentioned that it’s vegan, hypoallergenic, paraben-free, gluten-free, and cruelty-free?

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3. VMV Hypoallergenics Armada Sport 70, P1,780


Planning a string of hiking trips and beach vacays? VMV’s high-performance shield is always ready to keep up. The water-resistant formula adheres to your skin even under water, harsh sun, and humidity. With its whopping SPF70 count, you’ll be extra protected against skin damage and hyper-pigmentation. Take this along with you for any rigorous outdoor adventures.

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4. Innisfree Perfect Waterproof Sunblock, P945


Sun protection and top-of-the-line skincare collide in Innisfree’s dual-purpose sunblock. Infused with sunflower oil and green tea extracts, this Korean staple whitens, brightens, and prevents wrinkles while blocking UV rays with SPF50. Top it all off with a waterproof formula, and you’ve got an indestructible yet gentle sunblock for every day. Perfect balance!

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5. Cetaphil UVA/UVB Defense SPF50, P1,422


When in doubt, reach for Cetaphil. Its daily facial sunblock delivers the same mild, no-nonsense effectiveness that has made Cetaphil facial wash a dermatologist fave. Using Mexoryl technology, the UVA/UVB Defense combines seven powerful filters. These physically protect your skin against the sun’s rays with a generous SPF50 count. The lotion is also non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic, and fragrance-free, so it’s safe for any skin type.

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6. Banila Co. It Radiant CC Sun Base SPF50+ PA+++, P1,195


Unless you don’t mind your makeup melting under the heat, wearing layers of product is an absolute no-no. The only solution: an all-in-one base. Banila Co.’s SPF-infused CC cream is a true summer staple that will have you addicted in a hot minute. It delivers high-level sun protection and natural coverage in one sweep. No icky, sticky feeling, either!

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7. Laneige Sun Block Aqua+ SPF35, P1,375


Low-maintenance kind of gal? Laneige’s oil-free sunblock covers all your basic needs in a simple, skin-soothing blend. With Water Drop Sun Technology and SPF35, this lightweight product sits comfortably on the skin while providing hydrating sun protection all day.

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