Long ago, like literally a decade plus ago, I was quite the sun lover. I joined outdoor sports like hockey (I know, I can't imagine myself now lol) and participated in cheerleading. I enjoyed beach outings and also went out to tan with my friends. It was just so hip to have that tanned sunkissed look! However, when I moved over to China for a few years and got mistaken for being my mum's helper lol... I decided I did not quite suit that tanned sunkissed look after all. Plus, anyway, with the current K-wave trend hitting Singapore, being fair-skinned seems the path to go.
Thus, when I returned from Phuket for my anniversary trip this year, I was so so horrified to find out how tanned I'd gotten! It didn't help that I was to fly off to Hainan in the hottest month of the year just a few weeks after for my Best Friend's Wedding!!!! So I must say, honestly, I was just so grateful to have Daylong provide me with some wonderful summer essentials to keep me SPF protected ALL-DAY-LONG*.
*Do note that reapplication every 3-4 hours would be strongly advised.
Daylong understands that different skin types have different needs, and therefore they have created a range of high-quality products to suit diverse skin types.
The Daylong products are developed and formulated by Galderma with unrivaled scientific and dermatological expertise. Thus, be it if your skin is normal, dry, sensitive, very sensitive or allergic, Daylong ensures you only have the ultimate in daily skin protection; with advanced filters' combination and innovative formulations, effective protection with nurturing ingredients promises long-lasting skin care.
The products are easy to apply since they are uniquely light, unscented, fast-absorbing and non-sticky, which is what I know so many of us are looking for in sun protection. GOODBYE GREASY TEXTURES! On top of all that, Daylong is clinically proven to also prevent multi dimensional cell damage and help reduce effects of sun-induced skin aging.
Without further ado, let me jump straight into the products so kindly sponsored to me for my trip.
Daylong SPF 50+ PA++++ Light Gel
Daylong SPF 30 PA+++ Ultra-Light Gelfluid
This Gel contains a very high protection with SPF 50+/PA++++ against UVB, UVA and IR rays. It is nourishing with Vitamin E and is also free of parabens, and perfume. Dermatologically tested and Hypoallergenic as well, which is great for sensitive skins.
The SPF 50+ Light Gel, in my opinion, is light for the body. When spread across, it's extremely buttery and kind of whipped, which is really great when you want to cover your whole body without having that weird greasy texture which some sunscreens do. I don't really suggest this for faces unless yours tends to be towards the dry side. It was very water resistant and I loved using it whenever I went to swim! Since sunscreen should be applied approximately 20 minutes before sun exposure, I would apply it in my room, head down to the pool, and by the time I remove my robe, it was all well absorbed.
Retail Price: SGD32.90
Daylong SPF 30 PA+++ Ultra-Light Gelfluid
The Ultra-Light GelFluid has the same protections against UVA/UVB/IR, etc as the Gel mentioned above and is also equally friendly to the skin. In fact, they have the exact same qualities so I'll jump in to the key product features. Just like the SPF 50+ Light Gel, this is well suited to sensitive, oily, or sun allergic skin - so those who tend to oil up in Singapore's humidity will definitely enjoy this.
This Gelfluid (I've never heard it worded this way before, but boy is that the perfect term) is exactly as it says it is. It is SUPREMELY lightweight and goes on like water. Personally, I would advise using this after your last step of moisturiser, and before a primer. For those with drier skins, you could even skip the primer and use this as a makeup base. So just apply this, your bb cream/foundation, concealer and the rest of your makeup. You'll get great protection with great texture. Double plus!
Retail Price: SGD34.90
Daylong SPF 30+ PA+++ Liposomal Spray
The spray has got to be my FAVORITE. It's just so simple to use! As you can see above, when I sprayed it onto my legs, it just absorbed super easily without any stickiness at all due to the liposomal formulation. The packaging also makes for fast and fuss-free application on large areas of the body.
Since we all know sunblock normally needs to be reapplied when we are out and about, the easiness of this really encourages us to do so more often versus the traditional spreading of lotion, which is usually more messy. The additional aloe vera and Vitamin E also enhances the goodness it spreads to our skin, so hooray!
Retail Price: SGD36.90
I feel so grateful for this range and so thankful that I could take it with me to Hainan as well. Though I was kind of dreading taking so many bottles along, it was a pleasant surprise to find that they weren't very bulky, pretty light to carry, and all came in so so so useful! A truly family friendly range that I think works well even for my eczema prone skin, these products are definitely something I stand behind.
As part of their sun safety campaign, Daylong will communicate that with the daily and proper use of a good quality sunscreen like Daylong, along with other forms of protection, the aging process of the skin can be slowed down – resulting in skin that is more resilient, more elastic and less wrinkled – and ultimately reduces the risk of skin cancer! :)
Daylong plans to educate the public on the importance of sun protection that include tips such as the best defences against harmful UV and IR radiation and proper sunscreen application. Do keep yourself well protected with these tips from Daylong:
- Wear sunscreen every day, in all weather and in every season.
- Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen that can protect against UVA, UVB and IR rays. Ideally, a sunscreen should have a UVB protection of SPF 30 and a UVA protection of PA+++.
- Apply sunscreen at least 20 minutes before sun exposure.
- Apply adequate sunscreen. The official recommendation is to apply 2mg/ cm2. For the face, use 1⁄2 or 1 teaspoon of sunscreen or 30ml per application for an average adult.
- Reapply sunscreen after spending a long period of time in the water, especially after swimming, drying off and sweating. Remember to reapply after 4 hours in the sun.
- Wear loose-fitting clothing that is dark and tightly woven.
- Wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses when outdoors.
Visit www.daylong.com.sg or www.facebook.com/DaylongSG for more information about the Daylong Sun Safety Campaign.
I hope these tips help all of you stay free from evil sun rays and maintain great healthy skin at the same time! :)
Disclaimer: This product has been sponsored for my consideration, but all views and opinions discussed here, as always, remain honest and unbiased.