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These 6 Sunscreens You Can Get Online Won't Burn A Hole In Your Wallet

Prevents you from burning your skin and your wallet!

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By far one of the most important steps in your daytime skin care routine is to put on some sunscreen before you head out and brace the unforgiving Malaysian heat

The most significant point of wearing a sunscreen before going out is to protect yourself from ultraviolet (UV) rays which the sun gives off during the day.

Even if you plan to stay indoors, you still need to apply sunscreen as you can be exposed to UV rays since it can filter in through open windows or doors.

But why are UV rays so harmful to the skin and why do you need to protect yourself with sunscreen? Well, exposure to UV rays is one of the most significant contributors to premature aging of the skin. It can cause leathery skin, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, etc. 

UV rays from solar radiation are also considered to be carcinogenic to humans. So, there is a very real possibility of getting skin melanoma, which is a form of skin cancer, if you are exposed to UV rays too much. 

Here are six affordable sunscreens you can get online:

The Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF50+ is at the top of the list and quite possibly the first in my heart. After trying it recently, I really enjoyed wearing this sunscreen as it leaves no white cast on the skin and feels very moisturising.

Not surprising that it feels great on the skin as it is infused with skin-loving ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and royal jelly extract. Best of all, a little goes a long way with this formula. So this tube is going to last me quite a while. 

Price:
RM35 (50g)

You can get it here.

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A long time favourite of mine, the Sunplay Skin Aqua Super Moisture Gel SPF50 makes the process of putting on sunscreen so easy! It feels like there's nothing on the skin but it also helps my skin feel hydrated.

Formulated with snow fungus extract and nano hyaluronic acid, this sunscreen is lightweight and great for everyone, including those with sensitive skin.

Price:
RM45.90 (80g)

You can get it here.

The Beauty of Joseon Relief Sun: Rice + Probiotics (SPF50+ PA++++) has been making waves on TikTok recently and everyone is loving it!

This viral sunscreen isn't all talk and no action. Not only does it have a lightweight and comfortable formula, but it also contains grain fermenting lysate ingredients which helps in strengthening the skin barrier while providing skin calming and brightening benefits.

Price:

RM57.47 (50ml)

You can get it here.

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The Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch SPF50 provides you with ultra-protection and ultra-comfort, even for those with sensitive skin.

It boasts broad-spectrum protection against ultraviolet A (UVA) rays which causes skin-aging and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays which burns the skin.

So rest assured, your skin is protected in all aspects with this sunscreen.

Price:
RM47.90 (88ml)

You can get it here.

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It wouldn't be an affordable sunscreen list without including the COSRX Aloe Soothing Sun Cream SPF 50 PA+++. This sunscreen was launched into the skincare spotlight for its amazing formula and affordable price.

Formulated with aloe vera as its main ingredient, this sunscreen soothes the skin whilst protecting it from those harmful UVA and UVB rays. It also absorbs into the skin quickly which leaves you with fresh and dewy skin. No wonder all the Korean celebrities love this stuff!

Price:
RM65 (50ml)

You can get it here.

If you're looking for a sunscreen that protects your skin and brightens it, the Bioré UV Perfect Milk SPF50 PA++++ might be the sunscreen for you.

This sunscreen offers a milk-like formula (hence the name) which makes applying it easy and hassle-free. Not only that, upon application, the formula absorbs into the skin within seconds and leaves a powder-like finish and has your skin feeling baby smooth.

I have been using this sunscreen for years and find myself reaching for it every now and again.

Price:
RM32 (40ml)

You can get it here.

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