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The 5 Best Sunscreens for the Face in the Philippines

Fairy Skin Sunscreen

Fairy Skin Sunscreen

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Luxe Organix Aqua Daily Sunscreen

Luxe Organix Aqua Daily Sunscreen

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Buy it on Watsons
Belo SunExpert Face Cover

Belo SunExpert Face Cover

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Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence

Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence

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Buy it on Shopee
Canmake Mermaid Skin Gel UV

Canmake Mermaid Skin Gel UV

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How we picked

Price

We selected face sunscreens below Php 1000 that give you the best value for money.

Accessibility

The sunscreens on our list are either available in-store or online.

Compatibility under makeup

We only chose the face sunscreens that do not pill and work well under makeup.

Effectiveness

With sunscreens becoming more and more popular, we selected the ones that are proven to be effective and really protect you from the sun.

 1. Fairy Skin Sunscreen

Fairy Skin Sunscreen
PriceP190
SPFSPF 50 PA+++
ScentFaint smell
Sunscreen typeChemical sunscreen

Buy it on Shopee

Lazada reviews score 5/5
Shopee reviews score 4.9/5
Total reviews4.95/5
Score consistency 5/5
Price5/5
Accessibility4/5
Compatibility under makeup4.5/5
Effectiveness4.5/5

Pros

  • Alcohol-free
  • Has skin-brightening and soothing ingredients
  • Good for kids, pregnant women, breastfeeding moms and teens

Cons

  • Weird scent
  • Fake imitations are in existence

Fairy Skin is a new independent brand in the Philippine beauty scene. They offer other skincare like rejuvenating sets and whitening lotions.

The famous oval-shaped packaging and soft pink color has become iconic in the TikTok world, and for good reasons. Not only is this sunscreen affordable, it’s also packed with SPF 50 PA+++ which is the ideal SPF content you want.

This sunscreen is a chemical type of sunscreen, which means it will not leave a white cast unlike traditional sunscreens. It’s perfect to put under makeup and act as a primer.

Many users enjoy the hydrating feeling that it gives, which also helps plump up the skin.

It is also great under makeup as it leaves a little bit of tackiness that strengthens the grip on the makeup. Even if you layer products on top of this sunscreen, it will not slip and slide.

We can recommend this sunscreen to people with sensitive skin since it contains no alcohol and skin-soothing ingredients such as centella asiatica extract. It’s also good for people who want to brighten their skin because of the licorice extract.

The brand claims that it’s safe for all people including kids, teens, pregnant women, and breastfeeding moms. They also passed the quality test for sunscreens, which is required by the Food and Drug Administration.

You get 50g of product for only P190 which makes it the cheapest sunscreen on our list! Despite the very affordable price point, a lot of users can testify to its effectiveness. Some people have added it to their everyday morning routine.

A downside that people experience from the Fairy Skin Sunscreen is that it has a weird paste-like scent. It might be bothersome to people who are sensitive to smell.

It’s pretty accessible since you can buy it on both Shopee and Lazada. However, you also have to be extra careful since there are a lot of imitations in the market.

 2. Luxe Organix Aqua Daily Sunscreen

Luxe Organix Aqua Daily Sunscreen
PriceP349
SPFSPF 50 PA+++
ScentNo scent
Sunscreen typeChemical sunscreen

Buy it on Watsons

Watsons reviews score 4.9/5
Shopee reviews score 5/5
Total reviews4.95/5
Score consistency 5/5
Price4.5/5
Accessibility5/5
Compatibility under makeup4.5/5
Effectiveness4.5/5

Pros

  • Fast-absorbing
  • Packed with added skincare ingredients
  • Alcohol- and paraben-free

Cons

  • Pump gets broken over time
  • Stinging effect for certain users

Luxe Organix is a Filipino brand that offers Korean-grade products. They offer a variety of products, from hair care to skin care, at a very reasonable price.

The Luxe Organix Aqua Daily Sunscreen has been a cult favorite for many reasons. For the price at Php 349, you get 50 ml of product, which we think is a good amount of product. 

It’s pretty affordable considering there are not many options in the market.

Luxe Organix is available in stores like Watsons or SM department stores. You can also get them online from either Shopee and Lazada which makes them very accessible.

This is a chemical sunscreen, which means it will not leave your skin with a white cast. It is a great base for makeup as it absorbs easily onto the skin. 

Even if you rub it vigorously on your skin, it will not bunch up and pill.

Not only is it an SPF product, but it is also packed with different skin loving ingredients such as aloe extract and centella asiatica which are known for soothing the skin. 

It’s a good option for when you are basking in the sun all day as it protects and soothes your skin.

It’s also alcohol- and paraben-free, which is great for sensitive skin. A lot of users have repeatedly repurchased this product because even if it is lightweight, it is very effective in terms of skin protection.

But, you’ll should take note that some users experienced their product pumps breaking over time after repeated use. We hope they will improve their packaging so that customers can use up the product without the hassle.

A small percentage of users also noted that they felt a slight stinging sensation that usually goes away within a few seconds. If you have extremely sensitive skin, we would recommend trying the other products on our list instead.

 3. Belo SunExpert Face Cover

Belo SunExpert Face Cover
PriceP385
SPFSPF 40 PA+++
ScentFaint
Sunscreen typeChemical sunscreen

Buy it on Watsons

Watsons reviews score 4.9/5
Lazada reviews score 5/5
Total reviews4.95/5
Score consistency 5/5
Price4.5/5
Accessibility4.5/5
Compatibility under makeup4.5/5
Effectiveness4.5/5

Pros

  • Lightweight on the skin
  • Non-comedogenic, paraben-free and hypoallergenic
  • Cell Protect® formula

Cons

  • Poor customer service
  • Inconsistent volume of product

The Belo SunExpert Face Cover is one of the sunscreens that doesn’t leave a strong white cast and is extremely lightweight, which is perfect for Filipino skin. 

Also, compared to the old sunscreen formulations, it does not have a strong sunscreen scent that will linger.

Since the formula is very lightweight, it hydrates your skin without the greasy feeling. It will work great under makeup since it leaves a bit of dewy finish for that natural look.

We think that this sunscreen is reasonably-priced considering the amount that you get. It’s best to snag them during sales because they usually do buy-one, take-one promos.

It is very accessible as they are available in supermarkets and in Watsons stores. You can also purchase them online through Lazada and Shopee. 

We can recommend this for any skin, type since it is non-comedogenic – meaning it will not clog your pores. It is also paraben-free and hypoallergenic, which is perfect for people with sensitive skin.

It is the only sunscreen that has anti-aging properties since the Belo SunExpert Face Cover has Cell Protect® formula. This will prevent the skin from aging fast and strengthen the skin’s barrier. 

Many users repurchased this sunscreen because they found it very effective. 

Unfortunately, there are users who are not satisfied with Belo’s customer service, particularly their slow responses. We hope they improve it with a better system to be able to answer to customer’s inquiries in a timely manner.

We were also quite disappointed that some people reported inconsistency of volume in the product. Some customers have noted that almost half of the content is not filled.

 4. Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence

Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence
PriceP488
SPFSPF 50 PA++++
ScentNone
Sunscreen typeChemical sunscreen

Buy it on Shopee

Shopee reviews score 5/5
Lazada reviews score 4.8/5
Total reviews4.9/5
Score consistency 5/5
Price4.5/5
Accessibility4/5
Compatibility under makeup5/5
Effectiveness5/5

Pros

  • Maximum protection
  • World’s First Micro Defense UV Formula
  • Has Unique Aqua Micro Capsule

Cons

  • Contains citrus extracts that can irritate sensitive skin
  • Always sold out

The Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence is one of the two sunscreens on this list that has PA ++++, which provides the maximum protection from the sun. PA (Protection Grade of UVA) measures the protection from UVA which is associated with skin aging. 

Biore is proud to say that the UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence is the world’s first micro defense UV formula. This sunscreen has a gel formula that quickly absorbs into the skin and does not leave your face with a white cast because it uses a chemical sunscreen.

It has an Aqua Micro Capsule that leaves the skin feeling hydrated. This feature made it a cult classic not only locally but also internationally due to its effectiveness. 

This is also perfect as a makeup base since it has a lightweight gel formula that plumps the skin. It leaves the skin with a bit of sheen, which makes it look healthier.

We have to warn you that if you have extremely sensitive skin, you might not enjoy this product as it contains citrus extracts that can irritate people with sensitive skin.

This product is not the cheapest sunscreen as it costs P488 for a 50 mL bottle. But, If you want to invest in a good sunscreen that is loved by many beauty lovers, then the Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence is for you.

One of the downsides of being a very popular product is that it is always sold out. On the brighter side, there are many resellers that you can buy from through Shopee and Lazada. 

That said, read the reviews first to make sure you are getting an authentic product.

 5. Canmake Mermaid Skin Gel UV

Canmake Mermaid Skin Gel UV
PriceP749
SPFSPF 50 PA++++
ScentNone
Sunscreen typeChemical sunscreen

Buy it on Shopee

Shopee reviews score 5/5
Lazada reviews score 4.9/5
Total reviews4.5/5
Score consistency 5/5
Price4/5
Accessibility4/5
Compatibility under makeup5/5
Effectiveness4/5

Pros

  • A primer with SPF
  • Very lightweight and easily absorbs
  • Alcohol- and fragrance-free

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Not for long sun exposure

The Canmake Mermaid Skin Gel UV is the only SPF product on our list that is primer-based. Your base makeup will have something to adhere, to which makes it long-lasting.

You can skip moisturizer when using this sunscreen because it is already hydrating but is not greasy and it easily absorbs into the skin. If you want to simplify your morning routine, this is the perfect product for that.

This product does not leave a white cast and has a clear color that helps blur the skin. It is also alcohol- and fragrance-free, which works well with people who have sensitive skin.

Canmake is available in Watsons and SM Department stores. They also have an official store in Shopee and Lazada which makes this very accessible. 

We recommend getting them during double-digit sales because Canmake apparently offers good deals.

Do note, though, that all these great benefits come at a steep price. For 40 grams of product, you will be paying P749 – which is in the more expensive price range.

You also need to reapply this product constantly to make sure that it is effective. This means that you will be going through this product quickly. 

Due to its light consistency, we do not recommend this for long exposures to the sun like when you are on a beach trip.

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