It’s not just the scorching hot sun that we have to worry about, UVA, UVB rays, and pollutants are travelling in the air even though you can’t see them. That’s why applying daily sunscreen is a must when it comes to skin protection. As long as you are stepping out from your home, sunscreen must be applied no matter your age, gender and colour.

Daily sunscreens on the market now are more than just skin protectors. Many of them include moisturising properties while more advanced sunscreens even have anti-ageing properties. The choices are indeed endless (there’s practically one for everyone out there) and finding a sunscreen that doesn’t leave a white cast on your face seems to be quite a challenge.

Physical sunscreens are the ones behind the white finish (it’s not the same effect that brightening skincare products give). Ingredients like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are great against UVA and UVB rays and they don’t get absorbed by the skin — hence the white layer on the skin. However, even though physical sunscreens are proven to be safer, both types of sunscreens should also be applied correctly to be safe.

From gels to milky-like sunscreens, these daily sunscreens definitely will not leave a white cast on your skin after application. You won’t have to worry about looking ‘white’ in your photos anymore.

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KOSÉ's Sekkisei White UV Milk

Your daily sunscreen should not only have UV protection but also moisturising benefits like this one. This daily sunscreen works great on its own or underneath makeup as it contains quick-absorbing ingredients that penetrate deep into the skin.

KOSÉ Sekkisei White UV Milk, RM109

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Dr. Jart+'s Every Sun Day UV Sun Fluid SPF 50+/PA+++

This lightweight gel sunscreen powerfully blocks UV rays with its maximum SPF50+/PA+++ protection. Its gel-like texture can be used in any weather condition, even hot and humid ones as the texture has a non-sticky but fresh finish as if nothing is applied. It also contains anti-dust shield ingredients to prevent dust from adhering onto the skin.

Dr. Jart+ Every Sun Day UV Sun Fluid SPF 50+/PA+++, RM145

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Shiseido's Global Suncare Perfect UV Perfector

With this waterproof sunscreen, you can play under the sun or soak in the pool with ease knowing that it’s still intact and protecting your skin. Thanks to the WetForce technology, the sunscreen becomes more effective once it comes in contact with water, and also prevents skin dryness and oxidation.

Shiseido Global Suncare Perfect UV Perfector, RM160

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Lancôme's UV Expert Youth Shield Tone Up Milk SPF 50 PA ++++

On top of protecting your skin, this milky sunscreen also revives and brightens your complexion while reducing coloured and textural blemishes. It also adds subtle touches of light — all in a coloured pigment-free formula.

Lancôme UV Expert Youth Shield Tone Up Milk SPF 50 PA ++++, price unavailable

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Pixi's Sun Mist

Shield your skin from harmful sun rays with this sun mist, which goes on evenly with a non-greasy finish. The formula consists of calming chamomile, soothing aloe leaf, and anti-ageing bamboo extracts — all of which helps to reduce irritation while improving elasticity and reducing the appearance of fine lines.

Pixi Sun Mist, RM118

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Kiehl's Dermatologist Solutions Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50 PA++++

Kiehl’s best-selling sunscreen is back with an improved version. This rendition protects your skin beyond UVA and UVB rays — also defending your skin against environmental pollutants. Baicalin is also present in its formula to protect against the appearance of premature skin ageing.

Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50 PA++++, RM165 (Launching in April)

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THREE's Balancing UV Protector

This sunscreen protects and soothes the skin from damage caused by the sun. The formula consists of 94% naturally derived ingredients, which goes on the skin comfortably without any greasiness. This organic sunscreen can be used between makeup and skincare as the texture clings to the skin firmly without disrupting your makeup.

THREE Balancing UV Protector, price unavailable

Jolin Lee
Senior Writer
Unlike most modern-day millennials, Jolin does not need caffeine or alcohol to power through the day (and night). Her eye for beauty is as sharp as her eyeliner flick, and she can spot your unblended eye makeup from a mile away.