We Found A Game-Changing Sunscreen That Also Lightens & Prevents Dark Spots

We Found A Game-Changing Sunscreen That Also Lightens & Prevents Dark Spots

Beauty Skincare
By Karmen on 28 Jun 2024
Digital Editor

Sunscreen is a non-negotiable step in our skincare routine, that's certain, but half of the battle is using the right sunscreen. It should offer broad spectrum sun protection with at least SPF 30, have a gentle formula, and feel lightweight on the skin. Well, we've found a new sunscreen on the market that ticks all these boxes and, on top of that, also has powerful anti-ageing skincare properties. Cue Bioderma's Photoderm SPOT-AGE SPF50+, a 6-in-1 sunscreen that prevents and corrects dark spots!

In terms of sun protection, it has stellar performance. And that's thanks to Sun Active Defense, a patented sun protection technology present in the entire Photoderm range. This star technology uses a combination of UV filters and patented biological protection to boost the skin's capacity of self defence. It offers very high broad spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays, and even blue light and infrared damage. The Photoderm SPOT-AGE SPF50+ is the real deal indeed, protecting the skin not just on an aesthetic level but also health-wise, reducing risks of skin cancer and weakened immune systems caused by UV radiation.

Bioderma Photoderm SPOT-AGE SPF50+Photo from Bioderma

Sun protection aside, Photoderm SPOT-AGE SPF50+ improves the look of bare skin over time. The skin is shielded from pollution and dryness with antioxidant protection. And more intriguingly, signs of ageing - dark spots, pigmentation, wrinkles, loss of elasticity - appear less visible the more you use it.

The sunscreen is formulated with a holy trinity of active ingredients that gets this very anti-ageing job done. It works twofold: improving dark spots and wrinkles, while preventing any future formation.

Among the three ingredients are pro-vitamins C and E. They provide additional antioxidant protection against the effects of broad spectrum and pollution, and help prevent the appearance of new dark spots. This particular form of vitamin C is three times more stable than the commonly used L-ascorbic acid vitamin C. Meanwhile, vitamin E is introduced in its most natural and active form, alpha-tocopherol. It blocks free radical reactions to protect cell membranes and limits the effects of photo-ageing on the skin. Completing the trio is Centella asiatica, which prevents damage to the dermis and regenerates the skin.

There are also stats to back it up! The Photoderm SPOT-AGE SPF50+ has proven clinical efficacy of +20.3% improvement in skin elasticity, -13.4% less wrinkles and +15% boost in skin firmness.

Bioderma Photoderm SPOT-AGE SPF50+Photo from GirlStyle Singapore

As a cherry on top, it applies like a dream and looks good on the skin. I adore how the watery-light fluid glides on effortlessly and sinks in quickly, and it feels like there's nothing on my skin at all - no trace of stickiness, heaviness or white cast! It made my complexion look dewy and healthy, and worked well as a hydrating base for makeup.

I can also attest to this sunscreen's claim that it's suitable for sensitive skin. My easily irritated skin doesn't agree with most chemical sunscreens, but Bioderma's Photoderm SPOT-AGE SPF50+ had a gentle formula that didn't cause any reaction but rather, left my skin feeling comfortable and soothed.

Bioderma Photoderm SPOT-AGE SPF50+Photo from GirlStyle Singapore

This sunscreen will also be your bestie on days when you're at the beach or swimming pool as it can be reapplied on wet skin too.

This sunscreen is a part of Bioderma's well-loved Photoderm family that's made to provide broad spectrum UV and antioxidant protection. Other products in the range include the Photoderm Aquafluide SPF50+ that creates a more matte finish, Photoderm Lait ULTRA SPF50+ for the whole family, including children 12 months and older, especially those with hyper-sensitive skin, and Photoderm Pediatrics Lait SPF50+ for kids and those with eczema-prone skin.

Fun fact: you'll see a "Aquatic Ecosystems Tested" label on the Photoderm range, which means that the products are safe for aquatic ecosystems, including corals.

Bioderma Photoderm SPOT-AGE SPF50+ retails at $46.90 (40ml) at Watsons, Guardian, Shopee Mall and LazMall. Find out more here.

Convinced this will be your new holy grail sunscreen? Try it out for yourself with our exclusive promo code 'BIODGS20'. Enter at checkout to enjoy $5 off your order, with a minimum spend of $20 from now till the end of August. Shop here.

This post is brought to you by Bioderma.

*Evaluation on the anti-ageing effect, anti-spot effect and efficacy of firmness under dermatological and ophthalmological control during 56 days, 30 women, 30-70 years old, Dec 2020.