IDS Skincare has launched two new reef-safe and sweat-proof sunscreens... with coverage

IDS Skincare has launched two new reef-safe and sweat-proof sunscreens... with coverage

SPF up

Text: Azrin Tan

Editor: Emily Heng

We've said it once, and now we'll say it again: you should always wear sunscreen — yes, even indoors, and moreso if you have sensitive skin. Of course, there are precautions you should take if your complexion is of the latter category: first and foremost, aim for gentler formulas; look out for derm-approved options; and, last but certainly not least, opt for sun-shields of the physical variant rather than chemical.

Lucky for you, IDS Skincare's latest offerings ticks all the boxes. The new series comprises the S2 Non-Tinted Sunscreen and S3 Tinted Sunscreen — both of which are one and the same except that S3 comes with an added matte coverage for those of you looking to skip out on foundation. Other than that, though they're both broad spectrum SPF 50 PA+++ options with additional blue light protection. The formula is minimalist; think zero fragrance or harmful chemicals while being cruelty-free.

Another plus point: IDS Skincare's patented Zinc Oxide coating technology. You see, when our skin absorbs UV rays, we produce harmful reactive oxygen species and free radicals at our skin surface —resulting in wrinkles, fine lines, skin thinning...and all the bad stuff. With the S2 and S3's Zinc Oxide formula, however, a silicon coating is used to prevent the generation of these radicals, hence reducing the ricochet impact on the overall condition of our skin. With its ultra lightweight and sweat-resistant formula, it's not too much of a stretch to declare it essential for the mask-wearing season.

Scoop it up now at all IDS Skincare Outlets. They retail for $73.83 each and are also available for purchase online.