Suncare Products You Can Use For Your Next Outdoor Adventure

1. VMV Hypoallergenics’ Armada Sport 70, a full-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen, protects the face and body even in extreme sun and heat (P1,950 for 85g);

2. Skinlab Naturals’ Skin Invisible Defense SPF 75 Featherweight is a game-changing plant-based sunscreen that, when applied, seeps into the skin with no trace — a perfect addition to even a minimal routine (P1,500 for 30ml);

3. Beach Born’s Sun Balm protects the skin with SPF 15 and hydrates with beeswax, virgin coconut oil and shea butter (P128);

4. Beach Born’s Aloeha! Universal Balm nourishes lips, cuticles and other dry spots with all-natural ingredients including beeswax, shea butter, virgin coconut oil, castor oil, aloe vera and vitamin E (P150);

5. Belo SunExpert’s Hair and Scalp Shield is packed with UV filters and vitamin E — spritz on to tame frizz and nourish brittle hair (P349.75 for 100ml); available on, as well as at leading local supermarkets and drugstores

6. EchoStore’s Body Basics Cooling Spray (Green Tea), with distilled water, essential oils and liquid menthol, is great as a refreshing mist on a road trip or boat ride, or even during the sweltering heat of a summer music festival (P125 for 100ml);

7. Phina’s Little Factory’s Ultimate Balm, formulated with unrefined shea butter and premium essential oils, soothes sunburns, dried-out skin, cracked heels and insect bites, and helps promote collagen production in the skin (P950 for 70g);

8. The Face Shop’s Jeju Aloe Fresh Soothing Gel, which consists of 99% aloe barbadensis leaf extract (from Jeju Island, South Korea), soothes, moisturizes and hydrates parched or sunburned skin without leaving sticky residue (P250 for 300ml); available at the Face Shop boutiques or on

9. Little Big Help’s Mesh Bag gathers your suncare essentials in style (P339); available at Common Room at Power Plant Mall, Alabang Town Center and 325 F Dela Rosa St, Quezon City

Ask the expert: How do I protect my skin from sun damage?

1. Make it a point to apply sunblock every day. If you’re out in the sun, reapply every two to three hours

2. Use broad-spectrum sunblock that protects from both UVB (which causes burning) and UVA (which causes aging) rays

3. Find a lip balm with SPF, so that your lips are protected as well

4. Choose a daily sunblock that suits your skin type — go with lighter ones, with a matte or velvety finish, for oily skin, and choose thicker, moisturizing ones for dry skin

5. For sunburn relief, use a cold compress or mild, fragrance-free moisturizer to help soothe the skin. Pro hack: Store your lotion in the refrigerator! But for more severe cases, be sure to consult a board-certified dermatologist

– Anna Palabyab-Rufino, MD, FDPS, of BeautiqueMD

This article first appeared in the May 2019 issue of Smile magazine.

Written by

Pierra Calasanz Labrador

Photographed by

Toto Labrador

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