Living in a tropical country like Singapore where the sun shines at full force for most of the day, sunblock is an indispensable part of your skincare routine if you don’t want to suffer the effects of premature ageing. But sticky formulas, the need for constant reapplication, and the possibility of not layering well under makeup can be a huge barrier to some. Luckily, edible sunscreens exist in pill form as a convenient alternative.
Oral sunblocks, also known as UV pills, protect not just your face but your entire body from sun damage like pigmentation, dull skin, and an increased risk of skin cancer. Sun protection aside, they often come with other benefits such as smoother skin and improved health overall. It takes mere seconds to pop a pill or two each day, so there’s practically zero effort required.
Read on to check out these edible sunscreens in Singapore!
#1: Astalift - White Shield Supplement
Other than tasty collagen drinks which help you retain your youthful looks, Astalift also has a White Shield Supplement pill that not only protects the skin and body from harsh UV rays, but also boosts the immune system, improves blood circulation, and strengthens your hair, skin, and nails. All it takes is 2 pills a day for brighter skin and better wellbeing overall!
Read our full review on the Astalift White Shield Supplement with pricing information included here.
Heliocare should know a thing or two about oral sunblock - after all, they’re the ones who created the world’s first. If this is your first time trying UV supplements, start off with the Heliocare Oral Capsules ($57.75) which is full of antioxidants that fight off photoageing and provide pigment control.
For stronger protection, go for the Heliocare Purewhite Radiance ($105.90) tablets, which block melanin production while stimulating collagen production and improving the skin’s elasticity.
#3: Crystal Tomato - Age-Defy Skin Whitening Supplements (from $179)
Made using 100% non-GMO tomatoes which are high in carotenoids that help lighten the skin naturally, the Crystal Tomato Age-Defy Skin Whitening Supplements ($179) are a perfectly safe way to get a brighter complexion and avoid dark spots from pigmentation. It’s suitable even for pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers, and is even endorsed by aesthetic doctors.
#4: Kinohimitsu - Be White ($45.90)
There is hope yet for those who already have old age spots, freckles, and dull, patchy skin. While shielding you from the sun’s unforgiving UV rays, the Kinohimitsu Be White ($45.90) whitening supplement also works to combat existing photo damage. With Vitamin C for cell renewal, tomato and olive extract for antioxidant properties, and the ability to stem production of melanin, a pill a day will keep the pigmentation at bay.
#5: Kordel’s - UV Shield Red Orange Complex ($55.20)
Specially formulated for women, Kordel’s UV Shield Red Orange Complex ($55.20) is made using juice from 3 types of blood oranges from Sicily, so you can imagine how packed with Vitamin C goodness each tablet is. This helps beat free radicals and improve your complexion, while preventing and reducing wrinkles caused by the ill-effects of UV radiation.
#6: GreenLife - Fernleaf UV Shield ($52)
Improve the texture and tone of your skin with the GreenLife Fernleaf UV Shield ($52) sunblock tablets, which block out not just UV rays but also infra-red and other harmful visible light wavelengths. The key ingredient here is the polypodium leucotomos - a type of fern often used to treat sunburns, eczema, and itchiness. Coupled with tomato lycopene, algae extract, and vitamins B3, C, and E, this helps prevent dark spots and other signs of ageing.
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Text by: GirlStyle SG