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Two Women On Why These Sunscreens Are Not Like The Rest

Insta-ready complexion must-haves from Sunplay

There’s no denying that we’re all mad about beauty here. Hands up if you’re proud of the contents of your vanity! Beauty enthusiasts and entrepreneurs ​Juliana Stryker​ and ​Sheryl Ho can definitely do so. So, like them, we’re always on the lookout for products that give us exactly what we need. Bonus points, of course, if they do more. A single product that offers multiple benefits? Sounds like a must-have. Our sunscreen choice is no exemption. So Juliana and Sheryl took two multitasking sunscreens from the ​Sunplay Skin Aqua Tone Up UV range, which ranked no. 1 on @Cosme Japan* in 2018, for a whirl. Here’s what they have to say.

Skin Aqua Tone Up UV Essence in Mint and Lavender

(Left) The multitasking Sunplay Skin Aqua Tone Up UV range. (Right) Swatches of the sunscreens — look at the difference in tone.

Sunplay Skin Aqua Tone Up UV Essence Mint Green

“I have the dreaded combination skin type, which means it’s always challenging to meet all my skincare needs,” Juliana shared. With her erratic schedule running a 24/7 mobile clinic, Juliana likes to keep her routine short and sweet so a multitasking product like the Skin Aqua Tone Up UV Essence Mint Green is a must. Aside from giving sun protection of SPF50, it offers skin-caring benefits courtesy of vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and pure nuance complex made up of passion fruit, hydrolysed prune and chestnut rose extract.

Juliana Stryker trying out Sunplay Skin Aqua Tone Up UV Essence Mint

Juliana applying her pick

This lightweight sunscreen’s fresh mint tint is also great for colour-correcting and reducing redness, which makes it great for brightening up dullness — perfect for Insta-ready complexion. “As of late, even after sleeping well, I find myself receiving more and more comments about my tired and gaunt appearance,” Juliana said. “So it was definitely a pleasant surprise hearing this less and less the longer I used the Sunplay Skin Aqua Tone Up UV Essence Mint Green.” Juliana was also pleased to share that she enjoyed using the sunscreen because it concealed the broken capillaries around her nose and laugh lines. “I’ve never enjoyed this benefit from a sunscreen before but it’s something I’m definitely going to be looking out for.”

Sunplay Skin Aqua Tone Up UV Essence Lavender

Sherbabes enjoying the Sunplay Skin Aqua Tone Up Essence in Lavender

Sheryl staying calm as she stays protected under the sun

Sheryl, who has sensitive, dry skin, keeps her routine to a minimum. But one part of her routine she’s particular about? Sunscreen. “I always look for something that’s lightweight, non-sticky and has good SPF coverage,” she shared. The Sunplay Skin Aqua Tone Up UV Essence Lavender has SPF50 for optimal sun protection and has a lightweight texture that gets easily absorbed by the skin, which makes it great as a primer before makeup — no pilling. “I really love how it has a lavender tint to help reduce yellow undertones,” Sheryl said, adding that the sunscreen brings out her skin’s translucency. “It has helped to brighten and colour-correct my complexion on top of UV protection.” Aside from that, this sunscreen is also infused with vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and Pure Nuance Complex that promote clear, supple skin — a hardworking skincare staple.

*The Sunplay Skin Aqua Tone Up UV Essence Lavender was ranked 2018's no. 1 sunscreen on @Cosme, Japan's largest beauty review portal.

Get mad about beauty with Sunplay Skin Aqua Tone Up UV range here.