by Alexandra Nicole Nuralam

9 Lightweight & Tinted Sunscreens To Wear Under Your Mask

Between maskne and dealing with un-breathable face masks, the last thing you probably want on your skin is another layer of product right now. But sunscreen should always top your list of essentials. And if you want more coverage but you don’t want to break out, why not look for one that comes with a tint?

Ahead, we’ve compiled our favourite lightweight and tinted sunscreens to keep on rotation while mask-wearing remains essential.

Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50 PA++++

This hydrating and lightweight pick from Kiehl’s has broad-spectrum SPF 50 PA++++, which helps defend against UV rays, pollution and free radicals. It’s also non-comedogenic, absorbs quickly and leaves a matte finish.

Versed Guards Up Daily Mineral Sunscreen

Although not touted as a tinted sunscreen, Versed Guards Up Daily Mineral Sunscreen (SGD30) does, in fact, have a peachy tint that blends into the skin nicely. It also promises to defend against free radicals and blue light, which is always a plus.

La Mer The Radiant SkinTint Broad Spectrum SPF 30

This tinted sunscreen from La Mer is as luxurious as you might imagine. The Radiant SkinTint Broad Spectrum SPF 30 (SGD114) helps reduce the look of fine lines with its hydrating hint of colour, waking up the skin for a natural, dewy glow.

Peter Thomas Roth Max Mineral Naked Broad Spectrum SPF 45

This one from Peter Thomas Roth is completely mineral-based and contains a nourishing blend of vitamins A, C, and E to leave skin feeling protected and soothed. And, did we mention it’s infused with diamond powder? It’ll definitely leave your skin with a gorgeous lit-from-within glow.

Shiseido Waso Color-Smart Day Moisturizer with SPF30

This one is more of a daytime moisturizer than sunscreen, but the Shiseido Waso Color-Smart Day Moisturizer with SPF30 (SGD55) not only protects your skin from UV rays and environmental stressors, but it also leaves long-lasting hydration for all skin types. Plus, it adapts to your skin tone, making it appear brighter, clearer and fresher.

Sigi Skin Morning Glow Physical Sunscreen

This lightweight sunscreen from local brand Sigi Skin is hydrating enough to double up as a moisturizer for those with oily skin. Not only does it provide sun protection, but superfood ingredients like avocado and acai extracts help fight free radical damage and soothe inflammation.

Supergoop Glowscreen Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Primer SPF 40 PA+++

Squeeze a blob of this Supergoop sunscreen and apply to your skin for a dewy, luminous glow while protecting it from the harmful effects of the sun. Bonus? It doubles as a makeup primer.

Clarins Sun Care Water Mist SPF50+

If you ever feel the need to reapply sunscreen but you’re unsure how with the layers of makeup on your face, go in with the Clarins Sun Care Water Mist SPF50+ (SGD50). The watery texture doesn’t feel heavy or greasy and it helps keep skin moisturized with ingredients like aloe vera, plane tree and olive tree extracts.

Everyday Humans Resting Beach Face Sunscreen Serum

This one from Everyday Humans is formulated to be lightweight, moisturizing, and plumping to help the skin appear radiant and smooth. Its invisible, fast-absorbing formula wards off pollution and leaves skin fresh and glowy, making it perfect as a base for makeup. Also? We’re loving its cheeky name and packaging.