Best Affordable Sunscreens in 2019


Sunkissed may be in, but protection from the sun's harmful UVA and UVB rays is still a total must! If you're looking for the best sunscreen for face, then you've come to the right place. Here, we listed some of the top sunscreens to choose from the market based on customer reviews, all priced below Php700!

But first, here's an important question—why should you use sunscreen? Many of you may already know this, but in case you're still wondering, here's why. The sun emits ultraviolet radiation which is harmful to the skin.  It damages the DNA of skin cells which promotes ageing, and thus, wrinkles will start showing up or get more noticeable. It is also found to be a contributing factor for skin cancer. In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes ultraviolet radiation as "carcinogenic" to humans.

Given this fact, with the right sunscreen, your skin can get protected from these harmful UV rays. Yes, you read that right! So without further ado, here are some of the best sunscreens in 2019.

Face Republic Sun Gel SPF 50+ (P499)

Need sunscreen for oily skin? Face Republic is an up-and-coming brand, and it takes pride on its "Korean brand made for Filipina skin" tagline. I have seen how it progresses in a one year span, and I admit it's impressive how it's already making noise in the beauty industry in such short period. Anyways, one of their bestsellers is the Face Republic Sun Gel SPF 50+.

A non-sticky, non-greasy, lightweight gel, it is formulated with SPF 50+ and PA+++ to effectively shield your skin from the harmful sun rays. It also claims to soothe the skin, leaving you feeling fresh and radiant. I have seen a lot of user reviews saying that the Face Republic sunscreen gives you the dewy, glass skin look and there's barely need for foundation when using this, so I guess it really gives you the Korean skin vibe.

Belo SunExpert Tinted Sunscreen (P450)

Belo has already established its name in the Philippines so it's not surprising that their products are raved about by many beauty enthusiasts. Among their lines though stands out the Belo SunExpert Tinted Sunscreen.

This Belo sunscreen is one of the first tinted sunscreens in the Philippines and it has a whopping SPF 50 and PA+++. It claims to provide extreme sun protection while giving a no-makeup makeup look. It is designed with Tone Adapt Technology that helps even out skin tone, conceal fine lines, wrinkles, and other imperfections. Plus, you can use this sunscreen as primer! It also defends the skin from premature ageing through Cell Protect®. Indeed, Belo has come a long way in the beauty industry that it's in the forefront of utilizing the most advanced technology when it comes to skincare in the Philippines.

COSRX Aloe Soothing Sun Cream SPF50 PA+++ (P690)

COSRX is a very popular Korean skincare brand. Many beauty enthusiasts and influencers have attested to the effectiveness of its products, and among the topnotch in the line is the COSRX Aloe Soothing Sun Cream.

Infused with  aloe vera leaf water, this sun cream claims to effectively soothe and hydrate the skin while giving intense sun protection from UV radiation and other environmental damages. I am actually intrigued by this product because I love aloe vera, and you just can't resist a product that hits two birds with one stone, right? I think it's definitely worth the hype!

Althea Petal Velvet Sunaway (P480)

Althea has established its name well in the K-beauty industry. With aesthetic so quintessential in the Millennial era, it's no wonder many have come to love its products.

The Petal Velvet is a rather popular line of Althea, but the Petal Velvet Sunaway blows away its users with its undeniably marvelous claims. Infused with SPF 50+, PA+++, and damask rose extracts, this lightweight sunscreen promises to protect the skin from the sun's harmful UV rays while ensuring that your complexion stays fresh and hydrated without any streakiness or white cast. Living up to its name, it contains micro-powder particles, leaving you with smooth, petal-like complexion.

Bath Junkies Sun Kissed Sunblock Gel (P170)

Bath Junkies is a locally-curated bath and body brand, and the good thing about it is it's organic! I just came across this brand actually while browsing through BeautyMNL, and the cheap price and lots of user reviews caught my attention.

Bath Junkies Sun Kissed Sunblock Gel has a non-sticky formula like most sunscreens do nowadays. It also has anti-aging agents that block out the sun's UVA and UVB rays. Probably the downside about this sunscreen is it only contains SPF 15 which is why you have to apply it from time to time throughout the day. One tub also contains 20g of the product which I guess will only last you a short time, but I heard a little of this product goes a long way. For its price, I guess it's totally worth the shot.

Lauren & Co. Beauty Bare Skin Facial Sun Mist with SPF 70 (P299 / P499)

If you're not a fan of cream and gel formulated sunscreen, this is probably your best shot. Lauren & Co. is an independent locally owned business developed specifically to suit the Filipina skin and the Philippine's weather. It is geared towards championing healthy skin habits among young women.

The Lauren & Co. Beauty Bare Skin Facial Sun Mist comes in a spray bottle container. It leaves a sheer, dewy finish and its SPF 70 provides potent sun protection. It's also lightweight, non-greasy, and doesn't leave a white cast which is why you can use this as substitute to your makeup setting spray.

Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel (P532)

Biore is one of the most trusted brands in the beauty and skincare industry, which originated from Japan. Since Japan is in the forefront of technology advancement in the whole world, it's obvious even its beauty products used top-notch technology.

This Biore sunscreen is one of the most talked about products under the brand. The Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel contains unique Aqua Mico Capsules with UV block ingredient to effectively provide SPF 50+ and PA++++ sun protection. It has grease-free, weightless finish that gives you a fresh and radiant skin without leaving a white cast. Indeed, Biore remains among the most competent brands in the global beauty scene.

So what are you waiting for? Slather than sunscreen on and never be afraid to get kissed by the sun!

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