Sunscreen has been one of the more overlooked parts of a skincare routine for far too long. So it’s a good thing that more and more people are now becoming not only aware of it but also advocates for it because it’s truly incredible.
Benefits of wearing sunscreen
Aside from keeping your skin protected against harmful UV rays and helping prevent skin cancer, a sunscreen is also great for brightening and anti-aging. So many sunscreens these days have extra skin-caring benefits too.
It’s no secret that sunscreens are not as affordable as, say, a cleanser. This may be one of the reasons why other people overlook it. The good news is there are sun protection products that you can use not just on your face but also all over your body. So you can stay protected from top to toe without the need to buy two different products.
If you’re on the hunt for the best face and body sunscreens in the Philippines, here are some you should check out.
Best face and body sunscreens in the Philippines
ANESSA Perfect UV Sunscreen Skincare Milk
Japanese sunscreens are on another level. They’re often regarded the best of the bunch. If you haven’t tried one yet, ANESSA is a good place to start. The Perfect UV Sunscreen is the brand’s hero product and has all the good things you can expect from an ANESSA sunscreen — water-resistance, friction-resistance and good UV protection.
Beach Hut Max Clear Spray Sunblock Extreme
If you’ve forgotten to bring sunscreen to a beach trip and thought to buy one at the last minute, you most probably picked a Beach Hut one (I’ve done so a few times myself). While the brand is known for its body sunscreens, this particular variant can be used on the face too. The best part? It’s in spray form!
Belo Sunexpert Mist
Belo Sunexpert products have proven to be reliable. (Check out my review on the Belo SunExpert Face Cover SPF40.) This one is on exception. The only con is that the brand actually recommends you putting the product on your palm first instead of spritzing away.
Bioderma Photoderm Max Spray
Got sensitive skin? This is the one to pick up. It also claims to activate the skin’s natural defences against harmful UV rays so your skin is protected not just on the surface.
Celeteque Skin Defense Face & Body Daily Protection Cream
On top of keeping your face and body’s skin protected against the sun’s rays, this sunscreen also has butterfly bush extract and thyme extract that’s packed with antioxidants (that protect the skin against free radicals) and moisturizing benefits.
Dermplus Invisilite Sunscreen Spray SPF50++
This sunscreen promises to offer ‘Triple Protection’ in the form of SPF, antioxidants and moisturizers. It also doesn’t leave a white cast and is light on the skin.
Magwai Reef-Safe Sunscreen
While there’s no conclusive evidence showing that sunscreens harm corals, there’s nothing wrong about picking a sun protector that promises it as an added benefit. This one does and also claims to be water- and sweat-resistant. (Plus point that it’s made by a Filipino brand.)
NIVEA Sun Protect & Moisture
The beauty of this one is its accessibility. It’s carried in most convenience stores and grocery stores, so you won’t need to worry about stocking up once you run out. But that’s just a bonus for its sun-protecting and moisturizing benefits, of course.
Supergoop PLAY Everyday Lotion
Supergoop! is serious about sun protection — all of the brand’s products are made for it. There’s bound to be a Supergoop! sunscreen for just about any of your needs. This one, in particular, is meant for everyday use. Hot tip: The brand also sells this in an 18 fl.oz. variant — perfect for your year-round stock or for the entire family to use.
Want more sunscreen picks? Check out our reviews of locally available ones below.
Jorj is an editor by profession, a b/vlogger on weekends, and a wife to Yop and mom to Cadence always. She's powered by curiosity and is in the process of becoming her best self.