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11 Lightweight, Tinted And Tone Up Sunscreens To Wear Under Your Mask

Get the coverage and protection you need with these lightweight tinted sunscreens.

Wearing a mask each time you step out of the house is the new norm. And while you can wear foundation under your mask, it could increase your chances of breaking out. Instead, why not apply a sunscreen that has tone up benefits or comes with a tint? This way you’re protected from the sun’s rays and can skip wearing foundation.

If you’re not looking for tone up benefits or coverage from a tinted sunscreen, you can pick one of the lightweight sunscreens in the list above which will feel like you’re wearing nothing at all.

This article first appeared in Cleo Singapore.

Shiseido The Perfect Protector SPF 50+ PA++++, $65
Protect your skin from UVA and UVB rays, pollutants, dust and soot with this lightweight sunscreen. Easily absorbed, it doesn’t leave a white cast and is ideal for hot and humid conditions thanks to a technology that strengthens the UV protective veil when it’s exposed to heat, water and perspiration. Nourishing skincare ingredients keep skin comfortable while it’s functional fragrance adapts to your body to create a personalised scent. Sigi Skin Morning Glow Physical Sunscreen, $58
This lightweight sunscreen is hydrating and can double as a moisturiser for those who have oily skin. Not only does it provide sun protection, ingredients like avocado and acai extracts, fight free radical damage and soothe inflammation while Ceramide CP helps strengthen the skin barrier. Supergoop! Glowscreen Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Primer SPF 40 PA+++, $55
A 20-cent sized blob of this sunscreen leaves skin with a dewy, luminous glow while keeping it safe from the harmful effects for the sun. Plus, it doubles (and triples) as a makeup primer and highlighter. Suncut Tone Up UV Essence, $23.90
Not only will this sunscreen protect you from UVA and UVB rays, the lavender tint in it will neutralise any sallowness for a brighter, even toned complexion. Sunplay Skin Aqua Tone Up UV Essence (Mint Green) SPF 50, PA++++, $27.90
The mint green tint in this sunscreen will not make you like the Hulk. Instead it will neutralise any redness due to inflammation, rosacea or acne. Microfine iridescent strobe pearl particles in the formula diffuse light the blur imperfections and ingredients like hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, fruit extracts keep skin nourished and hydrated. Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Skincare BB Foundation SPF 50+ PA++++, $29.90
This product will give you the coverage of a tinted-moisturiser along with the protection of a sunscreen. The Anessa Double Defence technology ensures the UV protection veil only gets stronger when it comes in contact with sweat and water, while the Time Control Powder ensures skin stays beautifully matte as the day goes on. Available in two shades. Skin Inc Serum UV Moisturizer SPF 50 PA +++, $72
A moisturiser-sunscreen hybrid, it provides protection from UVA and UVB rays as well as blue light. It has a blend of both chemical and physical sunscreen agents and skin nourishing ingredients like vitamins B3 and E, licorice extract and cica extract to ensure skin is protected and soothed. Clarins Sun Care Water Mist SPF50+, $50
Reapplication of sunscreen is a breeze with this mist. Plus the watery texture doesn’t feel heavy or greasy. Along with protection against UVA and UVB rays, it also helps keep skin healthy with ingredients like aloe vera, plane tree and olive tree extracts. Su:m37 Losec Summa Lumiere Sun Protector SPF50 PA++++, $88
Protect your skin from UV rays, blue light and fine dust with this luxurious sun cream. It also has ingredients that help inhibit melanin production to reduce pigmentation, soothe skin and boost collagen production. Plus, it acts as a weightless makeup base to ensure your makeup glides on smoothly. A little goes a long way. D Program Allerdefense BB Essence SPF 43 PA+++, $38.90
Especially formulated for sensitive skin this physical sunscreen conceals redness, hydrates and improves skin barrier function. It also forms a veil on the skin to protect it from dust, smoke and particles up to 2.5PM in size. Available in two shades. La Roche Posay Anthelios Invisible Spray Ultra Protection, SPF 50+, $46.90
This lightweight sunscreen makes it easy to reapply through the day—which is as important as applying sunscreen. It doesn’t leave a white cast, is absorbed quickly, has a non-greasy finish and is safe for corals and living organisms in the sea.