Sun Kissed: Broad spectrum Summer skincare essentials for a healthy glow

By Roberliza
Jun 13, 2021

With the cooler climes of spring firmly behind us and the sun’s rays intensifying, it’s now more critical than ever that your skincare routines encompass an array of UV-beating, moisturising boosters. To help, we’ve shortlisted some standout products that may enable you to beat the damaging summer heat.

gafencu magazine sun protection skincare essentials Aesop Skin Protective Facial Lotion SPF25 Asia EU 50mL NS_p

First to the table is Melbourne-headquartered Aesop’s Protective Facial Lotion SPF25, a lightweight solution that blocks harmful UVA and UVB rays, while ensuring optimal dermal hydration via its hero antioxidant ingredients of green tea and tocopherol (vitamin E).

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A more organic approach comes courtesy of Hourglass’s Equilibrium Broad Spectrum Day Fluid SPF30, which utilises four organic chemical compounds to create a shield against the elements and sundry sunrays. It comes with the side benefits of being vegan and cruelty-free.

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Then there’s US-based beauty brand Skin Inc, with Pure UV Protect⁺, an all-in-one makeup base, sunscreen, moisturiser and anti-ageing cream billed to protect against UV and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

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Kicking things up a notch is Watery Sun Cream SPF50+ PA++++ from South Korean cosmetics label Laneige, with its birch sap-infused formula made to provide all-day sun protection as well as resistance to sweat and water.

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The final entry on our list – German cosmetologist Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Sun Drops – gives your skin some much-needed tending courtesy of a hyper-condensed yet lightweight serum. Infused with cassia extract, vitamin E, hyaluronic acid and more, this SPF50 broad spectrum product is designed to protect against sun spots, skin discolouration and wrinkles, ensuring you maintain a youthful glow throughout the summer.