The Best Sunscreens for Summer

By Butterboom Writers  /  May 22, 2009

Choose from the best products to protect your face this summer.


Summer is officially a couple of weeks away, even though it feels like its already summer with the temperature hoovering at between  22-28 C and the high humidity we are experiencing. While we love summer for what it brings;  vacations, icy fruit cocktails, bikinis and cute summer dresses, it also time to change your beauty routine.

It is important to protect your skin from the harsh summer sun and the damage that it can cause your skin.Avoid this by investing in the right sunscreen. We recommend that you include sunscreen after you’ve put on your moisturizer as part of your make-up or at least choose a moisturizer with sunscreen protection.   Not sure of what to pick? We’ve narrowed down the best for you.


1.Guerlain-  Perfect White C Brightening High Protection SPF 50

Guerlain’s sunscreen provides one of the best coverages in the market, with a higher SPF of 50.Made from a light liquid formula, this product is easy to apply and instantly acts as an anti-UV shield. Another bonus is the perspiration resistant formulation which makes the product stay put, no matter how much you sweat.

How much? HK $380 (50 ml)

2. Clarins- UV Plus Protective Day Screen SPF 40

The great thing about Clarins’ sunscreen is that it not only protects from sun damage, but other environment pollutants as well. Packed with 100% mineral protection, UVA , UVB and IR protection and an SPF 40 PA+++, it’s certainly ideal for city dwellers. Clarins day screen can be used by all skin types, and can be used with other skin products as well.

How much? HK $

3. Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Face Cream SPF50/PA+++

For those looking for a product that multitasks, Shiseido’s face cream might be your best bet. Not only does it prevent sunburn, dryness, roughness, cell damage, and premature aging, it also serves as a hydration product to restore your face’s moisture levels. Shiseido’s face cream is formulated with Xylitol that keeps skin soft and healthy. This SPF 50 face cream is also water resistant- perfect if you’re planning to hit the beach.

How much? HK $232.52

4.Clinique Derma-White Brightening City Block SPF 40/PA+++ –

Clinique offers the first derma white product which also has PA+++ protection. Especially formulated for Asian skin, Clinique’s city block is also ideal for those who have oily skin, as it is oil-free and lightweight. It also provides protection against UVA and UVB rays.

How much? HK $300

5. Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer

Those in the market for a tinted moisturizer will be overjoyed to know that not only does Laura Mercier have that, but it comes with a SPF 20 sunscreen feature for anti-aging protection as well. The Laura Mercier moisturizer can also be used in place of foundation as it provides excellent coverage with its sheer, lightweight formula.

How much? HK $260



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