Best sunscreen moisturisers for the times you can’t summon the energy to put anything else on your face

Best sunscreen moisturisers for the times you can’t summon the energy to put anything else on your face

Sunshine nation

Text: Emily Heng

Editor: Jolene Khor

Image: Instagram | @prettyfrowns

Some mornings comprise of leisurely sips of smoothies, tresses that fall perfectly in place, and makeup that goes on like a dream (look ma, a decent brow arch!). Others involve eye bags that rival Edward Scissorhands, Medusa locks (that's fashion and beauty editor Jolene Khor for you), and dried drool for lipstick. Nice.

And while it may sometimes be worth the effort to salvage that pretty face, there are times when leaving it well alone is the best course of action for your sanity — and your already depleting energy levels. If you have to pare your routine down to the absolute, definite bare minimum with one and only one product that provides the essential, reach for a the sunscreen moisturiser.

It is exactly what it sounds like: a moisturiser with added SPF to protect skin from nasty UVs all while keeping your complexion hydrated and soothed. Makeup doesn't have to be an everyday commitment, though skincare does.

Ergo, we've curated the best sunscreen moisturisers in the market below. Add 'em to your shopping list should the Monday (makeup) blues strike once more.

Supergoop! Superscreen Daily Moisturiser
This star product contains a bouncy, lightweight texture that is ideal in Singapore's ruthless heat. Formulated with blue-green algae and cerium to nourish and shield skin respectively, a quarter-size amount is all you need to maintain that hard-earned complexion. Just make sure to avoid the eye area, unless you want the active ingredient avobenzone to make you cry before you even have your kopi.



La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL SPF50+ Ultra-Light Fluid
With a fragrance-free, paraben-free, and non-comedogenic formulation, there's no doubt that this sunscreen moisturiser by La Roche-Posay is a wet dream for those prone to sensitivity. The inclusion of thermal water — a soothing antioxidant — also ensures that dry, irritable skin is well taken care of.



Anessa Essence UV Sunscreen Aqua Booster
The inclusion of hyaluronic acid — the golden moisturising substance of skincare — and SPF50 is enticing enough, but what really seals the deal is Anessa's Aqua Booster Technology. It claims to enhance UV protection further when in contact with sweat or water — the former of which we'll probably be drenched in by noon.



Lancer Sheer Fluid Sun Shield Broad Spectrum SPF30 Sunscreen
Victoria Beckham is supposedly a fan of Lancer's protecting and anti-ageing formula, which is slated to smooth out fine lines, wrinkles, and dullness with a good ol' dose of moisture. Now, that's what we call a triple threat.



SK-II Cellumination Day Surge UV
This day moisturiser comes fitted with SPF30 as well as the brand's signature Pitera — containing skin-nourishing vitamins, amino acids, minerals and more — alongside Aura Bright Cocktail D to deliver luminosity. The end result? A protected, hydrated, and radiant complexion after sustained use.