Sunscreen is one of the most important steps of skincare that is commonly disregarded by the general public. SPF is the final step in your skincare routine that you truly should not be skipping out on no matter what season it is. As 90% + of skin ageing is caused by the sun, the correct use of sunscreen is the best way you can keep your skin looking younger, longer. But don’t despair, if you love having that natural summer tan, you can still get a tan through SPF slowly but surely, all while staying safe! If you don’t want to get a summer tan, make sure you also wear a hat alongside your sunscreen to shield yourself from the sun. Now that we have cleared that up, it’s time to share the top 10 sunscreen brands we love and feel everyone needs to know about this summer season!


#1 Klairs Mid-Day Blue Sun Lotion SPF 40 PA++

Of course, we have to choose Klairs as our top favorite as it is our very own household brand! Aside from a little personal love, the Klairs Mid-day Blue Sun Lotion has proven it’s worth in the top 10 sunscreen brands as the ultimate best selling sunscreen on Wishtrend! Carefully formulated to suit our customers’ needs, the Klairs sunscreen was designed for sensitive skin types who want a Korean SPF that goes above and beyond sun protection! Providing, skin healing ingredients, calming effects, redness reduction, illuminating effects with dual function physical and chemical broadspectrum protection with a light layer of moisture.


#2 Laroche Posay Athelios 60 Melt-in Sunscreen Milk

Coming in from the western & french markets, Laroche Posay is one of the top-selling brands for sunscreens. Focusing on providing gentle protection for those with extremely sensitive skin, this lightweight formula provides high sun protection with dual physical and chemical effects. As well as the added boost of advanced UVA & UVB protection on the western market alongside antioxidant care. Making it a top choice western luxury drugstore brand! On top of that, it’s water-resistant and sweat-resistant for up to 80 minutes.


#3 COSRX Aloe Soothing Sunscreen SPF 50+ PA+++

There is no wonder why this Korean SPF is another best seller on Wishtrend as it has been globally loved by Korean skincare lovers for years! Formulated to provide dual protection with a high SPF coverage, the COSRX sunscreen not only protects but also calms and soothes. Featuring a strong presence of aloe and moisturizing properties, this sunscreen is a great choice for those with sensitive skin who are seeking an SPF that will not only act as protection but also be a day cream replacement!


#4 Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Aqua Booster SPF 50 PA++++

Coming in all the way from Japan, the Anessa sunscreen has been ranked the best on the Japanese market both in Japan and globally. Known for their sunscreens, Asian skincare lovers will already be aware of this sunscreen as it has been ranked as the most loved for years. Formulated to glide smoothly over the skin with a strong hydration effect, this SPF not only has strong protection but is also moisturizing with skincare ingredients making it a great summer light-weight option to replace your day cream even year round!  Plus it’s waterproof and sweat-proof!


#5 Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Lotion Sunscreen SPF 30

When it comes to affordable sunscreens, the Aveeno lotion has consistently been a top favorite on the western market, specifically because this SPF is the best affordable option for sensitive skin types! Formulated strictly as a physical SPF, this sunscreen completely utilizes minerals to protect the skin, making it the most gentle. Since it is the Aveeno brand, this SPF features calming effects from Oatmeal to sooth any existing irritation and redness. Plus it’s also water-resistant and sweat-resistant for up to 80 minutes. Do note, because this SPF is all physical, the minerals will leave a “white cast” on the skin and can “cling” to male facial hair, making it a no-go for men.


#6 Nivea Sun Protect Water Gel Extreme Light SPF50+ PA++++

Another Japan favorite and best global seller! The Nivea Water Gel is another leading competitor in both the Japanese market and global market! If you’re looking for an affordable sunscreen that is light-weight on the skin, hydrating and absorbs to leave a smooth cooling finish, then look no further than this Japanese favorite! Formulated with dual protection and high broadspectrum coverage, this SPF is a must have in any Asian skincare lovers collection.


#7 Avene Ultra Light Mineral Lotion SPF 50+

Another award-winning sunscreen from the western & french markets, the Avene Ultra Light Mineral Lotion! This SPF is completely designed for those with severely sensitive skin types as the complete Avene brand is. Made completely from Mineral SPF ingredients, this sunscreen will protect the skin in the gentlest way possible. It’s formulated to have “no white cast” even though it is pure mineral protection, is light-weight, hydrating, non-comedogenic, fragrance-free, paraben free, oil free and transparent. Making this SPF the ideal choice for those with completely intolerant skin.


#8 Biore UV Aqua Watery Essence SPF 50+ PA++++

Of course, we have another Japanese and globally loved SPF on the charts! The Biore UV Aqua Watery SPF. This SPF is not new on the market as this one has been another viral sensation to Asian skincare lovers both from the western market and even in the Japanese Market. Aside from it’s previously mentioned Japanese competitors, this SPF can also be seen lining the shelves of Japanese drugstore in abundance! Featuring advanced light-weight hydrating and fast absorbing protection, this SPF provides broadspectrum protection that has been known to work well even on sensitive skin types as an advanced non-comedogenic option that is light, refreshing and totally transparent for all skin colors!


#9 Skin & Lab Fre C Sun Lotion SPF 50+ PA++++

Our 3rd best selling SPF on Wishtrend, the Fre C Lotion is the best day cream alternative for those seeking high SPF dual broadspectrum protection that will not only protect but hydrate, nourish and provide advanced skincare all at the same time! Formulated to deliver essential vitamins, skin repairing benefits, skin tone brightening and anti-ageing care, it’s no wonder this Korean SPF is a day cream and SPF all in one! It’s light-weight yet rich formula works to prevent ageing from harsh UV rays all whilst making the skin look and feel healthier at the same time!


#10 SuperGoop Unseen Sunscreen SPF 30

New on the market and ranked a MUST HAVE by Sephora, this up and coming SPF just might be the one for you. This weight-less, scent-free, makeup-priming, totally transparent SPF is the western ideal version for all skin types and colors! This is a makeup and skincare junkies ideal SPF as it is boosted with anti-oxidants, provides a great base to hold onto makeup and leaves a matte finish on the skin. If you have oily skin, this is an excellent day cream alternative that will give you the skincare you deserve without the heaviness. I mean, that’s good reason enough as to why this newbie is a top pick by Sephora!


So tell us, are any of the above top 10 sunscreen brands ones that you have tried before and love?

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