Best Sunblock Picks

1. Bobbi Brown BB CreamSPF 35 PA+++ Price: $50Features: Skincare and makeup all in one tube with three shades available. It also helps tighten up pores and reduces wrinkles and the red bruises caused by acne.We feel: We like how it’s oilfree and works like a BB cream or makeup foundation. Although the skin initially shines with a celeb aura, a follow-up application may be needed since the sheen dims after a couple of hours. 2. Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream for FaceSPF 50 PA+++ Price: $46 Features: Oil-free broad spectrum protection, applicable even on sensitive skin. Helps moisturize for up to 8 hours.We feel: The texture is watery smooth and we like the relaxing aromatic scent. The skin feels a little oily at the application stage and complete absorbtion takes about 10 minutes but it leaves no residue or streaks. 3. Jurlique Sun LotionSPF 30+ Price: $50-101Features: Applicable on both face and body, the product goes beyond SPF and PA (see Lotion Lowdown), and also filters UVC rays as well. Containing vitamin C, anti-oxidants, avocado, and jojoba oil, the cream promises to sustain your skin’s youthful appearance and prevent moisture loss during the day.We feel: Requires several rubs to get the cream in fully and might turn your skin a little bit oily. The lotion gives off a gentle floral smell and is a good skin moisturizer. 4. Laura Mercier Flawless Skin Daily Face ShieldSPF 40+ Price: $72 for 30mlFeatures: “Adaptogens” allow the skin to adapt to extreme heat or cold. The cream combines the preservative paraben, a fragrance, and is oil free.We feel: Due to its light and milky texture, the lotion absorbs easily and helps smooth the skin just a few minutes after application. 5. Anessa Perfect UV sunscreenSPF 50+ PA+++ Price: $57Features: Powerful sun blocking system with skin rejuvenating ability that helps reduce the wrinkles caused by sun exposure, while the Hyaluronic acid works to moisturize the skin. The product is water-resistant so good for outdoor sporty types.We feel: Very watery and great instant absorption. The skin feels a tiny bit oilier and powder-coated, but also a bit brighter, which gives the face a nice shine. 6. H2O+ Face Oasis hydrating lotionSPF 30 Price: $62.10 Features: Water-based and oil-free sun protection with the brand’s signature seaweed extracts that help moisturize the skin.We feel: The texture is very watery adding plenty of moisture to the skin. The gel might make your face feel a little sticky at first but it vanishes as it’s absorbed, leaving a soft and oilfree skin. 7. Burt’s Bees Radiance Day LotionSPF 15 Price: $38Features: Contains royal jelly and eight other essential ingredients: amino acids, vitamins A, B1, B6, C, D and E along with niacin and folic acid which help nuture and maintain young looking skin.We feel: We love the smell and how it’s easily absorbed, but it may leave a slightly oily and sticky sensation after application for a few minutes. Get it from:BHG Bugis Junction, 230 Victoria St., 6223-2222.Bobbi Brown, #B2-45 ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, 6509-6575.Isetan Orchard Wisma Atria Shopping Centre, 435 Orchard Rd., 6235-8177.Robinsons Raffles City Shopping Centre, 252 North Bridge Rd., 6216-8388.Tangs Orchard, 310 & 320 Orchard Rd., 6737-5500.True Colours, #B1-13A Ngee Ann City Tower B, 391B Orchard Rd., 6736-2973.