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Throughout our lives, we’ve heard many people say that sunscreen is very important because it protects us from the harmful rays of the sun and minimises our risk of getting skin cancer. But how many of us can say that we diligently put on sunscreen every single day, even when we don’t leave the house?

We get it, it can be very troublesome to spend extra time slathering on sunscreen, letting it set, before proceeding to put on your makeup, especially in the morning when you’re rushing to work!

We know the struggles, so we decided to scour the net for solutions to this problem until finally, we found the answer: tone up sunscreens; the epitome of convenience, protection, and brightening!

What are tone up sunscreens and why are they better?

Instead of grabbing normal sunscreen off the counter, consider making the change to tone up sunscreen. Tone up sunscreen is similar to normal sunscreen, but it’s even better. As its name suggests, tone up sunscreen helps to elevate your skin tone and even out any discolouration that you might have.

Say goodbye to those dark spots because tone up sunscreen effectively blurs them, giving you flawless skin! At the same time, it also hydrates and protects you from the sun.

Our lives changed the moment we made the switch, and we’re pretty sure you could use this switch for the better as well.

Here are some reasons why we’d recommend tone up sunscreens, especially for all you busy bees out there!

It can be used as a makeup base

Tone up sunscreens are also known for their ability to be used as makeup bases. Since it can brighten your complexion and even out your skin tone, tone up sunscreens offer the perfect solution on days when you don’t feel like wearing foundation. Also, you get protected from the sun which is really why it is a good multi-purpose item to have!

It brightens your complexion

As its name suggests, a tone up sunscreen can help to adjust your uneven skin tone and brighten your complexion. Since it has good coverage, it can also help to reduce the appearance of dark spots and acne scars.

This is certainly a huge benefit, especially if you’re looking to head out of the house for a quick meal without doing some makeup to cover up your dark spots.

It is super lightweight

Unlike the chalky and greasy texture of normal sunscreen, tone up sunscreen is lightweight and offers better coverage to give your skin that healthy glow. Tone up sunscreens won’t leave your skin feeling icky after slathering it on, and we guarantee you the texture alone is enough to make you reapply sunscreen more diligently!

It is convenient

We absolutely love the fact that tone up sunscreens are so convenient to use. Since it can double up as a makeup base, you don’t have to bring two products with you wherever you go for touch-ups.

This also comes in handy when you’re trying to pack light for a vacation so that you have more space in your luggage for all the goodies you’re going to be bringing back!

It saves time in the morning

As the formula of a tone up sunscreen is so lightweight, it can easily be absorbed into your skin, which essentially just means less time wasted on waiting for your sunscreen to set!

According to experts, it takes at least eight whole minutes for normal sunscreen to bind to your skin before you can proceed to start on your makeup routine.

With this, you can immediately move on to do your makeup and head out for work. Just think about how much time you can save every day when you make the switch to tone up sunscreens!

Which tone up sunscreen should you get?

Now that you know the benefits of tone up sunscreen, it’s time to explore which tone up sunscreen you should get, especially since there are so many out on the market. We know it can be daunting, but don’t worry because we’re here to help!

You can consider us your trusty pals when it comes to choosing the best tone up sunscreen to use.

For starters, we’d recommend trying out Cute Press, a brand that focuses on offering skincare solutions to those living in tropical climates.

Its products are designed to be easy to use and they are all specially formulated to have oil-control for up to 12 hours so that we can still look beautiful despite the heat, dust, and humidity from the unforgiving hot weathers experienced in Singapore. This means you won’t have to keep blotting your face or reapplying your makeup just to look flawless again.

We all know how horrifying it can be when you’re trying to take a cute selfie at the end of the day with friends, only to realise that your makeup slid off with your sweat hours ago.

Luckily for us, the products are also waterproof, sweat-proof, and suitable for all Asian skin tones, especially those living in tropical climates; there’s really no reason not to pick this up!

Cute Press’ latest range of tone up sunscreens

Take a look at its latest range of pocket-friendly tone up sunscreens that are meant to not just protect your skin, but also brighten it so that you look glowy even on days where you don’t feel your best!

To blur acne scars and redness: UV Expert Protection Anti-Redness Tone Up Sunscreen SPF 50+ PA++ (30g)

If you tend to have acne scars and redness on your face, we’d recommend Cute Press’ UV Expert Protection Anti-Redness Tone Up Sunscreen 30g. This sunscreen will blur the appearance of your acne scars and redness, and you’ll see a significant improvement in using it as opposed to others.

Furthermore, this tone up sunscreen is packed with deep sea minerals that will hydrate and protect your skin, and chamomile flower extracts that will help soothe your skin.

The UV Expert Protection Anti-Redness Tone Up Sunscreen 30g retails for S$22.90 on Shopee.

For a natural, healthy glow: UV Expert Protection Bare Skin Tone Up Sunscreen SPF 50+ PA++ (30g)

Going for that “no-makeup” makeup look? You’ll probably want to get your hands on the UV Expert Protection Bare Skin Tone Up Sunscreen 30g (S$22.90) because this will help to smoothen your skin for a natural and healthy glow. Plus, you can also cover up your dark circles to hide the fact that you’ve been pulling all-nighters the past few days!

Say goodbye to looking unnaturally white from other sunscreens and opt for Cute Press’ latest product that gives you good coverage without altering your skin tone excessively.

This tone up sunscreen also has deep sea minerals and chamomile flower extracts to ensure that your skin is well-protected.

The UV Expert Protection Bare Skin Tone Up Sunscreen 30g retails for S$22.90 on Shopee.

For brighter skin: UV Expert Protection All Day Bright Tone Up Sunscreen SPF 50+ PA++ (30g)

If you’re looking for a tone up sunscreen that you can use everyday, the UV Expert Protection All Day Bright Tone Up Sunscreen 30g is the one for you. While this product isn’t a new one, it is one of Cute Press’ all-time favourite products because of how effective it is.

This tone up sunscreen contains deep sea minerals and chamomile flower extracts that will keep your skin hydrated, and applying this everyday will give you brighter skin. This lets you achieve that healthy glow that will make you look perked up regardless of the time!

The UV Expert Protection All Day Bright Tone Up Sunscreen 30g retails for S$22.90 on Shopee.

For sensitive skin: Ci-Lab Sensitiv Ultra Mild Tone Up Sunscreen SPF 50+ PA++++ (30g)

For all of our sensitive skin friends, don’t worry! We know how difficult it can be to find a product that doesn’t irritate your skin and cause it to burn or cause you to breakout badly afterward.

Thankfully, Cute Press has just the right product for you. The Ci-Lab Sensitiv Ultra Mild Tone Up Sunscreen 30g has been dermatologically tested under the supervision of a dermatologist by Spincontrol Asia on 21 volunteers just last October and it has been proven to be non-comedogenic and non-irritating even for those with acne-prone skin.

It features an ultra gentle formula, with chamomile and aloe vera, that lathers on smoothly on your skin, and it contains Cute Press’ latest AquaProtect Technology.

For the uninitiated, the AquaProtect Technology enables you to get UVAI, UVAII, and UVB protection even when you’re drenched in water! We all know the struggles of having to reapply sunscreen as soon as you touch water, but with this being so water-resistant, you can go up to at least 80 minutes before you do a reapplication. Talk about convenience and effectiveness, right?

The Ci-Lab Sensitiv Ultra Mild Tone Up Sunscreen 30g retails for S$24.90 on Shopee.

Where can I get Cute Press’ products?

Ready to try them out for yourself? You can get Cute Press’ latest range of tone up sunscreens on Shopee.

This article is brought to you by Cute Press.