This story was first published on May 17, 2021, and updated on June 17, 2021.

It’s been more than a year since the wearing of face masks became mandatory in Singapore. As most of us have become accustomed to this guideline, our skincare routines have also changed to suit our skin’s needs. With Singapore’s tropical climate, it’s not always the best feeling to be wearing a face-covering all the time so it’s even more important to use lightweight skincare.

Sunscreen is quite possibly one of the most important steps in our skincare routines. It’s therefore essential to find one that suits you and is weightless enough to wear comfortably in this heat—and under our masks. According to The Skin Cancer Foundation, the best sunscreen is the one you are most likely to use, as long as it provides safe and effective protection, and is broad spectrum with an SPF 15 or higher. The use of sunscreen also helps prevent premature skin ageing caused by the sun, including wrinkles, sagging and age spots.

Inspired to switch up your sun protection strategy? Click through the gallery for our comprehensive list of non-greasy and lightweight sunscreens, with various textures and consistencies, that you need to try now.

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Photo 1 of 11 Supergoop Mineral Sheerscreen SPF 30 is a sheer, weightless, 100% mineral daily sunscreen lotion that also helps shield skin from blue light. <a href="">SHOP HERE</a>
Photo 2 of 11 Two L(i)ps Screen contains niacinamide which provides pore-refining and antioxidant properties as well as sodium hyaluronate which acts as a moisturising agent that ensures comfortable wear throughout the day. <a href="">SHOP HERE</a>
Photo 3 of 11 The Fenty Skin Hydra Vizor Moisturiser is perfect if you want a multi-tasking sunscreen. It is a lightweight, oil-free SPF-moisturiser that works to prevent dehydration, discolouration, and dark spots. <a href="">SHOP HERE</a>
Photo 4 of 11 Drunk Elephant's Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense SPF 30 is a hot favourite among fans for good reason. It's a sheer physical sunscreen that delivers broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection and helps aid in the prevention of free radical and oxidative damage. <a href="">SHOP HERE</a>
Photo 5 of 11 La Roche Posay's cult favourite Anthelios Ultra Cream 50+ is so comfortable to wear even in Singapore's weather. It offers broad-spectrum protection shields skin from UVA and UVB rays and helps to prevent damage caused by Infrared-A and pollution. One of the product's major plus points is that it is anti-eye stinging. Plus, it doesn't leave a white cast. <a href="">SHOP HERE</a>
Photo 6 of 11 Kiehl's Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50 PA++++ is an ultra-lightweight formula that is gentle on the skin and employs a unique blend of sunscreen filters and pollution-deflecting technology that extends protection beyond UVA and UBV rays. This helps to provide skin with effective defense against environmental pollutants. <a href="">SHOP HERE</a>
Photo 7 of 11 IDS Skincare's S2 Non-Tinted Sunscreen provides blue light protection so this is especially useful now since most of us are working from home. The product is also fragrance-free, paraben-free and cruelty-free. <a href="">SHOP HERE</a>
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Photo 9 of 11 Grail's all-new Got-It-Covered sunscreen is a mineral sunscreen that is also reef-friendly. Don't worry about this potentially leaving a white cast, that won't happen with this product. <a href="">SHOP HERE</a>
Photo 10 of 11 Clarins’ new UV Plus Anti-Pollution SPF50 PA+++ is its most innovation sunscreen yet. The plant-powered formula with Organic Mango Leaf Extract enhances the skin self-defence system by preventing UV and pollution damage. We also love the rosy glow that this gives us. <a href="">SHOP HERE</a>
Photo 11 of 11 The new L'Oréal UV Defender Matte and Fresh is a lightweight, anti-ageing sunscreen that mattifies acne-prone or oily skin. It also includes skin-loving active ingredients that help tackle skin concerns caused by UV rays such as fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, dullness, and more. <a href="">SHOP HERE</a>
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