6 best sunscreens under S$20 for acne-prone and sensitive skin

by Kylynn Seng

Did you remember to wear sunscreen today, bestie?

We all know about the importance of protecting our skin from those harmful UV rays, but what if you have sensitive skin that’s prone to those dreaded acne breakouts? 

It’s defo not easy to find sunscreen that’s both affordable and suitable for acne-prone skin, but not to worry, we’ve got your back with this list of the best sunscreens for sensitive skin!

1. Beauty of Joseon Matte Sun Stick SPF 50

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Photo: Beauty of Joseon

We’re starting off strong with this one. This cult favourite beauty brand’s sun stick was formulated with the benefits of Korean traditional medicine in mind, so it contains herbal extracts like mugwort and camelia

Plus, it’s moisturising without leaving an oily or sticky feeling on your skin (as some sunscreens do)! 

Price: S$14 

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2. SKIN1004 Madagascar Centella Tone Brightening Tone-Up Sunscreen SPF 50

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Photo: SKIN1004

Want to reduce wrinkles and brighten your skin? This sunscreen’s perfect for all skin types and even soothes irritated skin

You won’t have to fret about looking pasty when applying it either, since it has a peach base colour that blends in seamlessly with your skin tone (especially for fair-skinned Asian tones). 

Price: S$13.90

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3. Senka Perfect UV Milk SPF 50

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It’s made in Japan — ‘nuff said. Just kidding. Senka Perfect UV Milk is fragrance-free and formulated with natural silk protein and hyaluronic acid, so it’ll defo keep your skin hydrated. 

You’ll also get that dewy finish from it, which’ll definitely give you that viral Korean glass skin look. 

Price: S$16.90

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4. Aveeno Protect + Soothe Mineral Sunscreen Stick (Travel Size) SPF 50

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This sunscreen stick from Aveeno features zinc oxide (a naturally sourced mineral) and pure oat essence, so it’s known to be both nourishing and gentle — definitely one of the best sunscreens for sensitive skin.

Other than being easy to use, it’s also water and sweat resistant for up to 80 minutes. 

Price: S$18.82

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5. Intensive Leisure Sun Stick SPF 50

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Can you tell that we adore sun sticks?

Innisfree’s Intensive Leisure Sun Stick protects your skin from UV rays, but it doesn’t stop there — it also brightens your complexion and reduces wrinkles. Plus, its soft and smooth finish ensures that your make-up doesn’t get smudged during reapplication!

Price: S$18.96

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6. Neutrogena Beach Defense Stick SPF 50

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Photo: Neutrogena

As the name suggests, this particular sun stick is perfect for beach-goers. It belongs to the Helioplex® range of products, which means that it’s formulated with stabilised sunscreen technologies that deliver superior protection from UVA/UVB damage.

Users rave about how soft it makes their skin feel, as well as the sweet vanilla scent it has — need I say more?

Price: S$19.80

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Remember to pack your sunscreens — and be sure to reapply every two hours!

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