The Best Non-Sticky Sunscreen Sprays To Have At Your Desk
Forget all your excuses for not wearing sunscreen on your body — these spray-on sunscreens set instantly with zero drying time so you never have to worry about sunscreen sticking to your body or staining your clothes.
If you’ve loved Bioderma’s refreshing cleansing micellar water, you’ll love this anti-UV mist. Feeling like absolutely nothing at all on the skin, this face mist packs hydration and SPF 30 UV protection in one handy bottle. Plus, the mist that it emits is ultra-fine so it spreads evenly on the face and requires no manual spreading. We also love that it doesn’t leave any residue and doesn’t stain clothes so you can apply liberally with ease.
Touted as the number one UV sunscreen brand in Japan for over a decade, you can expect nothing short of perfection when it comes to their sunscreens. Not only is it non-sticky and provides even coverage for your face, body and hair, the formula is also dermatologically tested to be waterproof and sand resistant. And that’s not all, thanks to its Aqua Booster Technology, its UV protection actually becomes stronger when it comes in contact with sweat or water. It also features the UV Stamina Technology, which intensifies its protection against UV rays after prolonged UV exposure.
Pixi Sun Mist, $34
If you’re looking for something that also soothes your skin while protecting it, try this one from Pixi. Infused with botanical extracts like chamomile, aloe leaf and bamboo extracts, it replenishes skin with moisture, reduces inflammation and also maintains skin elasticity while offering SPF 30 protection.
Banana Boat BB SunComfort Spray SPF50+, $22.90
If you hate the feeling of your clothes sticking to the sunscreen you just applied on your skin, try this non-sticky formula from Banana Boat. This lightweight spray can be applied upside down as well, so there’s absolutely no need for extra hands. It is water-resistant for up to four hours, repels sand and keeps skin hydrated, making it perfect even for outdoors sports.
KOSE Cosmeport Super Waterproof Super Perfect UV Protect Spray SPF 50+ PA++++, $19.90
With an impressive SPF 50+ PA++++ protection, this sunscreen spray ensures maximum defense against UVA and UVB rays (which are responsible for breaking down collagen fibres and inducing cellular inflammation and the subsequent proliferation of dark spots). This formula is also specially tested for water resistance and repels moisture, sweat and sebum for weatherproof protection. Its lightweight texture means it’s perfect for use over makeup and even your hair.
Nivea Sun Protect & Refresh Invisible Cooling Sun Spray SPF50, $25.90
Just as the name suggests, this sun spray delivers a cooling sensation, instantly calming and soothing skin while providing invisible broad-spectrum protection against harmful UV rays. It is also infused with moisturising ingredients to keep skin soft and supple without any sticky residue.
SUNPLAY Watery Cool Body Mist SPF75, $21.90
At the heart of this sunscreen formula is the Solarex-3 technology, which combines intense hydration, anti-ageing actives as well as outstanding photostability. This means that not only is your skin cared for, the formula doesn’t break down when exposed to sun so it remains gentle and non-irritating on the skin. And since spray sunscreens are perfect for reapplication, especially when you’re outdoors, this menthol-infused one provides a cooling sensation that is perfect for prepping your skin before you head out for lunch.
Coola Sunscreen Eco-Lux Body Spray SPF50, $65
A favourite amongst mothers to use on themselves and for their young children, this sheer, organic body spray contains a water- and sweat- resistant formula that absorbs quickly so there’s no sticky or greasy residue. Moreover, it is packed with cucumber, algae and strawberry extracts that hydrate, calm and protect the skin. Bonus points goes to its unscented formula, which further minimises chances of irritation, making it suitable for those with sensitive skin as well.
Supergoop! Antioxidant-Infused Sunscreen Mist with Vitamin C SPF 50, $28
Just like you and your best friend, sunscreen and antioxidants go hand in hand — they support each other and make each other better. Infused with vitamin C, this sunscreen mist not only provides 80-minutes water-resistance, it also douses skin with antioxidants to further protect skin against free radicals. Those who find typical sunscreens slightly dehydrating will be glad to know that it is formulated with 35 per cent less alcohol and contains moisturising ingredients to keep skin hydrated. It doesn’t leave behind any residue either. We also love that it has a leak-proof twist lock closure so we can pop this in our beach tote and never worry about spillage.