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Top 10 Best Sunscreens in Malaysia 2022 (For All Skin Types)

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Do you know the 3 basic steps in skincare? Clean, moisturize and protect. Many don’t usually skip the clean and moisturize steps but they skip the protect step. One of the ways to protect your skin is of course by using the right Sunscreen. So let’s look at 10 of the Best Sunscreens you can get at Watsons or Guardians stores on Shopee & Lazada.

Sunscreen Vs Sunblock

Sunblock, which often is confused with sunscreen, acts as a protection layer for the skin by reflecting the harmful UVB (short wave ultraviolet B) rays, thus avoiding the rays from penetrating your skin. UVB is a radiation that can make your skin burnt and increase the risk of cancer.

Sunscreen, on the other hand, absorbs sun rays before they can get to the dermis layers of the skin, thereby protecting you from UVA (long wave ultraviolet A) that can make your skin wrinkle and age faster.

However, today’s Sunscreen and Sunblock products often do the same job of protecting against both UVA and UVB – protecting your skin from sunburn and wrinkling. The difference is in how it does it and whether the ingredients suit your skin concerns. Sunscreens can be great for people with normal-oily or not sensitive skin but it ultimately comes down to just trying out and seeing the result.

If you wish to get a Sunblock, see here our recommendations for Best Sunblocks in Malaysia.

What Is SPF?

SPF, which stands for Sun Protector Factor, is a measurement to indicate how long the cream can stay protective from UVA or UVB rays. There is no ‘perfect’ SPF nor is it better if it’s higher. Choosing SPF ultimately depends on your skin and skin conditions. It’s always a good idea to read a guide on SPF to understand more.

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Best Sunscreens in Malaysia

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L'Oreal Paris UV Defender Serum Protector Sunscreen SPF50+

Best Sunscreen For Uneven Skin
Suitable for all skin types
Will not leave whitecast (no residue), non-shine and also non-sticky
Choose between Bright & Clear, Correct & Pro, Matte & Fresh & Moist & Fresh
One of the best Sunscreens that is very popular right now is L’Oreal Paris UV Defender. There are 4 types of UV Defenders that you can choose depending on the suitability of the skin: Bright & Clear with Niacinamide to brighten the skin, Correct & Protect with antioxidant Vitamin CG for uneven skin, Matte & Fresh with Airlicium to control oil, and Moist & Fresh with Hyaluronic Acid to moisturize the skin. All of these types will not leave whitecast (no residue), non-shine and also non-sticky. Its SPF level is SPF 50+. The price is not too expensive and not too cheap, worth every penny!
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La Roche-Posay Anthelios SPF50+ Sunscreen

Best Sunscreen for all skin types
Suitable for all skin types
Fluid-cream textured, leaves no white cast
No fragrance

Are you one of those who don’t mind spending more on your skin care? Nothing wrong with spending a little bit of your money on yourself, right? The best Sunscreen from the La Roche-Posay brand, although expensive compared to others, it is indeed a popular choice among the sunscreens available on the market. Anthelios Invisible Fluid SPF50+ Non-Perfumed Sunscreen is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin types. This Sunscreen has an ultra fluid texture, it is not sticky and oily, leaving your skin feeling light after use, like there’s nothing on your skin even!

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Sunplay Skin Aqua Super Moisture Gel SPF50 Sunscreen

Best Sunscreen For Oily Skin
Suitable for normal-oily skin type
Lightweight watery texture, absorbs fast, and non-greasy
Contains Vitamin C, Cocoa Seed extract to protect skin from damaging blue light radiation

This brand Sunplay is very well known for its Sunscreen products and is a dominant authority in the sunscreen market. One of their products is this Sunplay Skin Aqua Super Moisture Gel SPF50 which is quite suitable for those with normal to oily skin. The texture feels light and weightless, so when you apply it, you will barely notice the weight. Not just moisturizing your skin - it also contains Vitamin C, Cocoa Seed extract and Anti-aging peptide Carnosine which may help in protectin skin from blue light radiation and damages induced by infrared light. Affordable price and one of the best Sunscreens around.

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Clinelle UV Defense SPF50 PA+++ Sunscreen

Suitable for all skin types
Creamy-lotion textured
Non-greasy, wide spectrum sunscreen

This Sunscreen from Clinelle UV Defense SPF50 PA +++ is free from 6 items which are; wanigan, artificial coloring, comedogenic substances, mineral oil, SD-alcohol and lanolin, making it the best sunscreen for people with sensitive skin. Apart from protecting the skin from UVA and UVB rays, this sunscreen may also treat the skin because it has Hydrolyzed Silk extract which is able to repair facial skin by increasing the production of Hyaluronic Acid in our skin. It truly is a 2in1 product that can protect and treat skin at the same time which is great value!

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Wardah UV Shield SPF50 PA++++ Sunscreen

Best affordable Sunscreen cream
Suitable for all skin types
Non-comedogenic
Lightweight, moisturizes skin and no alcohol

Wardah UV Shield Aqua Fresh Essence Sunscreen is among popular Sunscreen choice in our local pharmacies. This Sunscreen does not contain alcohol and can also moisturize the skin. The texture of the cream is more like a lotion but when applied, you will notice how light it feels and that there is no white cast. Although the texture is like a lotion, it does not clog your pores, because this sunscreen is non-comedogenic. It is SPF50 PA++++ and very cost effective. This may be a good start for those who are beginners to sunscreens. As with any skincare, it’s about trying out little by little and see which one is for you!

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Missha Aqua Sun Gel SPF+ PA++++ Sunscreen

Best Sunscreen for normal skin
Suitable for normal-oily skin type
Lightweight texture, absorbs fast, and matte finish
Based on organic ingredients

Missha Aqua Sun Gel SPF+PA ++++ which is a gel-textured sunscreen that is very suitable for people with oily skin. What differentiates this sunscreen from other sunscreens is that it is made from organic materials like ice plant, glacial water, antozone-rose and thanaka extract that will make your skin feel fresh and moist. In addition, this sunscreen bottle is also small and easy to carry anywhere, making it not just pocket-friendly, but travel-friendly! A great choice if you’re out travelling all the time.

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Grafen Daily Sun Essence SPF50+ PA++++ (50ml)
Shopee

Grafen Daily Sun Essence SPF50+ PA++++ (50ml)

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen SPF50 (88ml)
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Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen SPF50 (88ml)

Somebymi Truecica Mineral Calming Tone Up Sunscreen (50ml)
Best Selling
Lazada

Somebymi Truecica Mineral Calming Tone Up Sunscreen (50ml)

Biotherm UV Supreme Ever-Bright Protective Silky Fluid SPF50+ PA+++ (50ml)
High Ratings
Lazada

Biotherm UV Supreme Ever-Bright SPF50+/PA+++ (50ml)

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F.A.Q

Sunblock acts as a protection layer for the skin by reflecting the harmful sun rays, thus avoiding the rays from penetrating your skin. Sunscreen, on the other hand, absorbs sun rays before they can get to the dermis layers of the skin. Practically, it may come down to which ingredients work better with your skin.
Depending on your daily routine and lifestyle, 30 minutes before you leave your home daily. Adjust to fit the product and your lifestyle.
The best sunscreen brands in Malaysia as chosen by Shoptrack are Wardah, Sunplay, Missha, Clinelle and La Roche-Posay.
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