Proof In The SPF

Out comes the sun and on goes your sunblock (ideally). Here are some of our favourite sunscreens!

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Lunasol UV Protector

This sunscreen contains a skin-refining complex of sage, watercress and aquaserine to apply generously and often when undertaking vigorous activity.
(SPF 50, $59, all Lunasol counters)

VMV Armada Sport Sunscreen

 This preservative-free sunscreen is light and comfortable even in extreme heat and humidity, with a barrier-film that counters photo-ageing, hyperpigmentation even with profuse sweating and contact with water.
(SPF 70, $53, at

The Blanc de la Mer UV Protection Fluid

This weightless formula is packed with a blend of photonic spheres, gemstones and smart seaweed to create a comfortable emollient barrier for the skin.

(SPF 50, $150, all La Mer's counters)

Supergoop! City Sunscreen Serum

Vitamins E and B5 in this super lightweight serum smooth fine lines and wrinkles and assists in skin renewal while priming your skin for makeup.

(SPF 30, $59, at

Vichy Ideal White Anti-Sun Spots Daily Ultra Block

Specifically formulated for combination to oily skin, this oil-free sunscreen leaves your complexion with a fresh, matte appearance with zinc to help reduce sebum production.

(SPF 40, $49 for 30ml, at Derma Center (Westgate #02-03), selected Watsons, Guardian and Unity stores.)

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Targeted Sun Defense Stick

The optimal way to shield skin from burning and ageing effects of UV rays from over-exposed areas such as lips, nose, earlobes and even scars. The stick glides on for easy one-handed application.

(SPF 50, $38, all Elizabeth Arden counters)

L'OCCITANE Illuminating UV Shield

Developed and tested for Asian skin under dermatological supervision, this formula is enriched with salicylic acid to help with epidermal renewal and Vitamin C and white mulberry extracts to counter pigmentation and regulate melanin production.

(SPF 50, $65 for 30ml , all L'OCCITANE outlets)

Dr Belter Sun Protection

Highly recommended for those with sensitive skin for maximum skin protection for the face, shoulders and even décolleté.

(SPF 50, $128, Annabelle Skin)

RMK UV Face Protector

This light, water-based formulation blends into the skin without leaving white residue and is packed with moisturising peach extracts to reduce dehydration caused by the sun.

(SPF 50, $48, RMK counters)

Kiehl's Dermatologist Solutions Ultra Light Daily UV Defense

The ultra-lightweight formula seeps into the skin upon application; it's also packed with antioxidant Vitamin E to further protect skin from damaging UV rays.

(SPF 50, $52 for 30ml, all Kiehl's outlets)


Nanny Eliana has a day job as a public relations consultant and is married to a cat and a former major from the British Parachute Regiment. Her objective in life is to retire in Bali and publish her first novel, not necessarily in that order.

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