8 Best Water-Based Sunscreens in Malaysia 2022

Exposure to UV rays can cause damage that can range from premature wrinkles to skin cancer. Sunscreen is made for us to protect our skin from harmful ultraviolet radiation. Dermatologists recommend using sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. However, if you are staying outdoors for a longer period of time, then opt for a higher SPF.

Considering your level of sun exposure is the first step before choosing the right SPF (Sun Protection Factor). SPF is primarily a measure of how much sunscreen can protect your skin from UVB rays. After deciding on SPF, you must be aware of its ingredients. If the water becomes their first ingredient, most likely it’s a water-based sunscreen. Water-based sunscreen is a perfect solution for someone who dislikes wearing multiple layers of skincare items during the day. Without any further, here is the 10 Best Water Based Sunscreen in Malaysia 2021.

1. Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch SPF50 88ml

• Water and sweat resistant
• Resists rub-off
• Non-comedogenic
• Oil free and no PABA added

Neutrogena® Ultra Sheer™ Dry-Touch Sunscreen SPF50+ PA+++ with Helioplex™ is a breakthrough in sun protection, it protects you from skin-aging UVA and burning UVB rays. Stabilized with Helioplex™, it provides balanced broad-spectrum protection.

Moreover, this lightweight sunscreen will leave your skin with an ultra-light, non-shiny finish and won't block pores. This sunscreen has a fresh scent, but it's light and gentle enough for even sensitive skin.

How to use: Apply liberally 15-30 minutes before sun exposure. For added protection, reapply after swimming, towel drying, or extended sun exposure.

Rating: 4.9/5 - More than 400 ratings

Price: RM45.50


2. BIORE UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF 50 PA++++

• Easy to spread on the skin
• Allergy tested
• Quick absorption
• Mild fresh fruity fragrance

This sunscreen's formula contains Aqua Micro Capsules which have UV absorbing ingredients to provide a strong, long-lasting double block yet with light and cool water-like fresh feeling. You can use this for both face and body. Their texture is not sticky and greasy, they spread and absorb by the skin easily.

Moreover, their sunscreen is formulated with Hyaluronic Acid and Mix Citrus Essence as their moisturizing ingredients, this combination will keep your skin hydrated.

How to use: Apply onto face & neck evenly. For best results, reapply after excessive perspiration, swimming, or towel drying. Remove with soap, facial cleanser, or makeup remover.

Rating: 4.9/5 - More than 1100 ratings

Price: RM29.75


3. Laneige Watery Sun Cream SPF50+ PA++++ 50ml
• Keep skin moisture for 24 hours
• Smooth and nonsticky finish
• Water-resistant for a long-lasting formula
• Suitable for normal to dry skin

Laneige Watery Sun Cream SPF50+ PA++++A is designed to have a watery texture that recharges skin's moisture level, it powerfully filters UV rays as well. A moisture sun cream that gives a feeling of moisture that refreshingly reaches your skin the moment you apply it. It is also water and sweat-resistant.

Their optimal technology keeps tired, dry skin affected by various environmental elements moisturized and healthy. Moreover, their formula is free from harmful ingredients mineral oil/ animal-based ingredients/ tar color/talc/ triethanolamine / imidazolidinyl urea.

How to use: Shake before use. Apply it with an appropriate amount at the last step of basic care. Tap it lightly to absorb.

Rating: 4.9/5 - More than 150 ratings
Price: RM110.00
4. Innisfree Tone Up Watering Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++ 50ml

• Moisturising
• Natural tone up & brightening effect
• Suitable for makeup base
• Suitable for all skin

This moisturizing, tone-up sunscreen is formulated with Vitamin C and Watery Tone Up Cream formula. Vitamin C will give you a brightening effect, while watery tone-up cream formula will give you a natural tone-up effect. They also have a Coral Reef Friendly formula, suitable for all skin types

Using make-up all day? Don’t worry about it, their long-lasting sunscreen won’t give you any white cast. Even if, you need to reapply several times, they are still providing excellent adhesion without cloudiness and comfortably wraps the skin.

How to use: Apply evenly onto the face and body that is likely to be exposed to UV rays. Reapply after swimming or excessive perspiration.

Price: RM 44.73


5. Nivea Sun Protect Water Gel SPF50 PA +++

• Suitable for makeup base
• For face and body
• UV gel just like lotion

Nivea SPF50/PA +++ Sun Protection Gel protects your skin from UV rays for a long time and prevents damage such as dryness caused by UV rays and spots and freckles caused by sunburn. Moreover, it gives you a fresh and moisturizing feeling. Spreads smoothly and leaves no white residue, giving your skin a natural finish.

Their moisturizing formula is made from a combination of Hyaluronic acid and natural plant extract (Kihada bark extract) which make them not dry easily over time. In addition, their ingredients are free from fragrance and color.

Price: RM 59.90

6. Hada Labo Perfect UV Sunscreen Gel SPF 50+ PA++++ 50g

• Long-lasting hydration
• Suitable for make-up base
• Ultra-lightweight gel

Hada Labo Perfect UV Sunscreen has a perfect combination of Essence + Moisturizer + Mask + Makeup Base + Face Primer for intense hydration & daily UVA and UVB protection. They are also formulated with Vitamin C Derivative which helps reawaken the appearance of dull skin caused by UV rays and enhances the natural radiant glow.
Their rich gel sunscreen provides intense and long-lasting hydration. It is because they contain Nano Hyaluronic Acid & Hyaluronic Acid. Last but not least, they are free of fragrances, mineral oil, and colorant.

How to use: Apply the sunscreen evenly over the face and body. Reapply regularly especially after sweat or toweling dry to ensure maximum effectiveness.

Price: RM 43.90

7. Banana Boat Simply Protect Aqua Daily Moisture SPF50 Sunscreen (50ml) 

• Protect and relieves dryness 
• Easy to spread texture, glides on smoothly 
• Perfect for make-up base 
• Hint of floral smell 

BANANA BOAT Simply Aqua Daily Moisture Sunscreen helps protect and moisturize your skin. Easy to spread texture, gives you a smooth finish. It is also perfect for make-up base with a hint of a floral smell. Water-based formula with lightweight refreshing texture.

Their ingredient is made without Oxybenzone & Paraben and no added Oils & Alcohol. Moreover, they are suitable to use daily for the face and body.

How to use: Apply enough sunscreen to cover all dry skin that clothing will not cover at least 20 minutes before going outdoors. Reapply on frequent intervals after swimming and towel drying. Avoid prolonged exposure to the sun.

Price: RM23.10

8. Shiseido Global Suncare The Perfect Protector SPF50 + PA++++ 50ml

SHISEIDO suncare has been reformulated with new SynchroShield™ technology that responds to changes in the environment. In addition to WetForce technology, which elevates the strength of the protective veil on contact with water or perspiration, new HeatForce technology does the same with heat from the sun.

This suncare is very water-resistant. Using them will leave no white residue, give you a smooth and lasting base for foundation. In addition, you can use this product over and under makeup.

How to use: Shake well before use. For the face and neck, use them as the last step of your morning skincare routine. For the body, squeeze a line of formula directly on the skin and spread for an even application

Rating: 4.9/5 - More than 100 ratings


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