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12 Best Sunscreen Malaysia To Protect Your Skin From Harmful Rays

by Liyana Salleh

Best Sunscreen Malaysia

Living in sunny Malaysia, it is important that we protect our skin from the harsh Sun. While we need our vitamin D, UV rays can be harmful to our skin.

If you’re not sure which sunscreen to get, we at The Kind Helper rounded up some of the best sunscreen in Malaysia options to help you decide!

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The Importance of Sunscreen

Sunscreen is used to protect your skin from the sun. Easy as that. Prolonged exposure to the Sun can lead to hyperpigmentation, sunburn, heat rash if you are allergic and can even lead to skin cancer.

Hyperpigmentation happens when patches of skin become darker than the surrounding area of skin. This happens because of the increase of melanin production due to sun exposure and inflammation.

Other than that, when your skin has no protection against the Sun, it can be burnt. You may experience redness, itchiness and if the burn is severe, you may even get swellings and blisters. That is why it is important that you slather an ample amount of sunscreen before you head out under the sun.

The most serious effect of sun exposure is skin cancer. The type of cancer that you can get due to prolonged sun exposure is basal cell and squamous cell skin cancer. Other than that, if you’ve had episodes of severe blistering sunburns, you are at risk of getting melanoma.

What To Look Out For In A Sunscreen

When you are buying sunscreen, look out for the words “broad spectrum”. This means that it will protect you from both UVA and UVB. In addition, look for the SPF level of the sunscreen. Be sure to choose the ones that have SPF30 and above.

What you should also look out for are oxybenzone and octinoxate. These chemicals can cause irritation, are an allergen that may cause skin allergies and are also hazardous. Not only that, they are harmful to coral as they cause coral bleaching and is hazardous to marine life as well.

Best Sunscreens in Malaysia

1. Axis-Y Complete No Stress Physical Sunscreen

best sunscreen malaysia

Price: RM15.00 – RM49.00
SPF: SPF50+

Pros

Cons

The Garnier Light Complete Vitamin C Serum will give you brighter and moisturized skin. It also helps in reducing acne scars and the visibility of dark spots.

The serum is said to be able to give you an instant glow and reduces spots in just 3 days! Not only that, it is available in major pharmacies making it so accessible and not to mention affordable too.

2. Wardah UV Shield Essential Sunscreen Gel

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Price: RM~13
SPF: SPF30

Pros

Cons

Comes in a non-transparent bottle and dropper which minimizes the serum’s exposure to light and oxygen, the Wardah C Defense Serum is one that you should consider.

It is also reasonably priced at about RM29.90 for a 17ml bottle that may last you for 1 – 1.5 months. It is transparent and has a liquid gel consistency.

3. 3W CLINIC Intensive UV Sunblock Cream

best sunscreen malaysia

Price: RM~10
SPF:
SPF50

Pros

Cons

This serum is a combination of Galactomytes (a type of fungi) and pure ascorbic acid among others. It comes in a brown-tinted bottle, dropper and a plastic stopper at the mouth of the bottle to prevent the excess product from dropping out. It is lightweight, absorbs easily and does not leave a sticky feeling.

While it does have a fragrance, the smell quickly disappears after application. Priced at about RM41, you will get 30ml worth of serum.

4. Pure Block Sun Cream

best sunscreen malaysia

Price: RM~12
SPF: SPF45

Pros

Cons

Dr Rashel’s Vitamin C serum is a thin serum that has a highly concentrated base of pure vegan hyaluronic acid. The serum works to minimize existing wrinkles and fights off new wrinkles, aids in fading sunspots and pigmentation and improves your skin texture – all in one bottle!

It comes in a glass bottle tinted in a yummy looking orange and also has a dropper for ease of use.

5. BIORE UV Perfect Block Milk Moisture

best sunscreen malaysia

Price: RM~15
SPF:
SPF50

Pros

Cons

Get your skin silky smooth with the L’oreal Paris Laser Essence Vitamin C Serum. The serum boasts a thin and fluid texture which will give you immediate moisturized skin. It has Acetyl C which efficiently helps to fade existing spots.

The serum will also help to control pigmentation and aid in making your skin fairer and radiant. It comes with a dropper and a fully covered bottle to protect the serum.

6. WATSONS Aqua UV Sun Protection Gel SPF50

best sunscreen malaysia

Price: RM~27
SPF:
SPF50

Pros

Cons

For a quick pick me up after a late-night, the Lanbena Vitamin C Serum is the one for you. Containing plant essence, this serum helps to stimulate collagen production giving you smooth, firm and youthful skin.

It also has whitening agents that help to reduce pigmentation and make your skin brighter. Those with sensitive skin need not worry as they contain no hormones, pigment, fluorescent or heavy metals.

7. Innisfree Tone Up No Sebum Sunscreen

best sunscreen malaysia

Price: RM36.00 – RM45.00
SPF: SPF50+

Pros

Cons

The only product that we are listing that comes in a squeeze bottle is the Melano CC Vitamin C Brightening Essence. It truly is a smart packaging idea as it also comes with a thin nozzle. This limits the air that goes in the serum which will protect it and be easy for you to use.

The serum contains vitamin C i.e L-Ascorbic acid and vitamin E and aids in brightening your stubborn dark spots. It is advisable that you target your dark spots, however, you can still use it all over your skin if you would like to.

8. Sunplay Sport Sunscreen

best sunscreen malaysia

Price: RM~10
SPF: SPF120

Pros

Cons

The Breylee hyaluronic acid serum provides a wide range of products and one of them is the vitamin C serum. This serum focuses on giving you bright skin, effectively getting rid of melanin and giving you brighter skin.

The vitamin C derivative contained in the serum also helps to reduce oxidation – protecting the skin from free radicals. In addition, your skin will also feel deeply moisturized thanks to the deep penetration property given by hyaluronic acid molecules in the serum.

9. COSRX Aloe Soothing Sunscreen SPF50

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Price: RM~43
SPF: SPF50

Pros

Cons

Jumiso All Day Vitamin Brightening And Balancing Facial Serum is not a vitamin C serum per se, but it does contain vitamin C along with vitamin A, B, D, E and K. The combination of all these vitamins in addition to vitamin C is what makes it unique.

This non-water based serum helps to give you radiant skin, remove redness, repair cell damage and give your complexion a smooth and moisturized look.

It also has ingredients such as various root extracts that will surely give you the glow you are looking for.

10. V7 Sun Screen

Price: RM~6
SPF: SPF50

Pros

Cons

Jumiso All Day Vitamin Brightening And Balancing Facial Serum is not a vitamin C serum per se, but it does contain vitamin C along with vitamin A, B, D, E and K. The combination of all these vitamins in addition to vitamin C is what makes it unique.

This non-water based serum helps to give you radiant skin, remove redness, repair cell damage and give your complexion a smooth and moisturized look.

It also has ingredients such as various root extracts that will surely give you the glow you are looking for.

11. L’Oreal Paris UV Perfect Matte Sunscreen

best sunscreen malaysia

Price: RM~32
SPF: SPF50

Pros

Cons

Jumiso All Day Vitamin Brightening And Balancing Facial Serum is not a vitamin C serum per se, but it does contain vitamin C along with vitamin A, B, D, E and K. The combination of all these vitamins in addition to vitamin C is what makes it unique.

This non-water based serum helps to give you radiant skin, remove redness, repair cell damage and give your complexion a smooth and moisturized look.

It also has ingredients such as various root extracts that will surely give you the glow you are looking for.

12. Bio-essence Bio-water Hydrating Sunscreen

Price: RM~40
SPF: SPF50

Pros

Cons

Jumiso All Day Vitamin Brightening And Balancing Facial Serum is not a vitamin C serum per se, but it does contain vitamin C along with vitamin A, B, D, E and K. The combination of all these vitamins in addition to vitamin C is what makes it unique.

This non-water based serum helps to give you radiant skin, remove redness, repair cell damage and give your complexion a smooth and moisturized look.

It also has ingredients such as various root extracts that will surely give you the glow you are looking for.

FAQs

1. Should I only wear sunscreen when outdoors?

Harmful UV rays can actually pass through glass windows. Therefore, even if you are using an umbrella or at your desk in the office (or home right now), be sure to apply sunscreen.

2. Do I just apply it once a day?

You should reapply your sunscreen every 2 hours. Be sure to apply sunscreen 30 minutes before you are directly exposed to the Sun.

3. Should I use sunscreen every day?

The answer is yes! Protect your skin, people.

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