Top 18 SPF products from Watsons to keep you literally covered this summer

With March almost over, summer will soon be in full scorching swing! The heat makes me want to head to the beach or at least lounge by the pool ASAP. But before we head out to another epic summer adventure, we need to make sure to pack enough sun protection in our bags. As we’ve said time and again here on Project Vanity: we should never skip or skimp on sunscreen!

With the launch of their “Make Your Summer” campaign, Watsons Philippines aims to help us enjoy our vacations while keeping our skin protected and stress-free. The event was hosted by Patty Laurel and showcased the wide range of SPF offerings available at Watsons. Karylle also came straight from the beach to introduce the new additions to the Belo Sun Expert line.

Sunscreen isn’t just something for your face; you actually need head to toe protection if you don’t want to experience the effects of sun damage or increase your risk for skin cancer. Here’s a peek at just a few of the products from Watsons that can help you get summer-ready:

Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel SPF50+ PA++++ (P460/90ml) and Bioré UV Perfect Spray SPF50+ PA++++ (P299)

Our editor Liz recently reviewed these new Bioré sunscreens and I’ve been curious to try them out. First impression: the gel feels like nothing on, and I love the convenience of the spray!

Daylong Gel Extreme SPF50+ PA++++ (P646/50ml)

This sunscreen brand is by the same makers of Cetaphil and especially formulated for sensitive, oily skin. Check out our review here and consider adding this to your shopping basket if you’re worried about looking and feeling like an oil slick.

Nivea Sun Protect & Moisture Moisturising Sun & Collagen Protection SPF50 (P482/125ml) and Nivea Protect & White Whitening Sun Protection Face Cream SPF50 (P151)

I’ve regularly been using a few Nivea products for my skincare and body care but I haven’t been able to try out their sunscreens yet. I’m excited for these two because of the water-resistant claim, as well as the dedicated whitening sun protection for the face. I need the extra protection so I can still use most of my cushion compacts even after a trip to the beach.

Sunplay Ultra Shield SPF130 (P399) and Lip Ice Sheer Color Fragrance Free (P145)

Liz has reviewed Sunplay before but it now has an all-new look. At SPF130 this offers the highest level of protection among the products in my haul while maintaining a fairly reasonable price point. Meanwhile, the Lip Ice Sheer Color made it to last year’s round-up of magic lipsticks. Even if you’re into the color-changing trend, this is a good option for a daily balm.

Solstice Whitening Sunscreen Face Cream (P269) and Solstice Age Defense Sunscreen Body Lotion (P269)

This is my first encounter with the brand and I’m liking their two main variants – the Whitening and Age-Defense. At SPF50 for the face and SPF70 for body, Solstice Sunscreen is a candidate for our next go-to brand.

Belo Sun Expert Hair and Scalp Shield (P349), Belo Sun Expert After Sun Gel (P259), and Belo Sun Expert Ultra Gentle Sheer Spray SPF50 (P539.75)

I’ve used the first line-up of Belo Sun Expert products and I was pretty satisfied with them. The spray even made it to Liz’s favorite body and hair products a couple of summers ago. For this season, they added the Hair and Scalp Shield (particularly necessary if you have thin or fine hair) as well as an After Sun Gel to nourish skin after  exposure.

Kojie-san Before Sun Spray SPF50, Kojie-san After Sun Spray Aloe Vera, Kojie-san Sunscreen SPF55 with Lightening (P455 each), and Kojie-san Sunblock SPF69 Sunactyl Broadspectrum for Body (P360)

Speaking of after sun products, Kojie-san also has their own version debuting this summer – the After Sun Spray with Aloe Vera and its matching Before Sun Spray. If you’re not into sprays though, there are two lotion variants with high SPFs of 69 and 55.

Watsons Sunscreen Body Invisible Spray Heat Protection SPF50 (P279) and Watsons Sunscreen Body Lotion Heat Protection SPF50 (P299)

Did you know that Watson’s in-house brand has its own line of sunscreens? They even have options: you can choose from a spray version and a lotion version, both of which have SPF50+.

Pond's Age Miracle Day Cream Cell Regen SPF15 (P725) and Pond's White Beauty Spot-less Rosy White Day Cream Sun Protection SPF15 (P157)

Pond’s has always offered plenty of products to choose from. It’s easy to refer the Age Miracle line for anti-aging or the White Beauty line for those who want fairer skin. Both the Age Miracle Day Cream and White Beauty Day Cream feature SPF15, a numbers which actually offers about three hours of sun protection as is. Perfect for everyday!

To make shopping even more exciting, Watsons is giving away summer vacations for 4 to these amazing destinations – Batanes, Boracay, Cebu, Davao, and Palawan! You just need to present your SM Advantage Card when purchasing the participating products and you’ll get one e-raffle entry for every P500 single-receipt purchase. Promo runs from February 23 to April 26, 2017.

How are your summer preps and plans coming along? Which products have you tried and loved, or simply feel curious about? Do let us know which ones you’d like us to review!