The Best Summer-Proof Sunscreens Under P500 for Students Who Hate Sunscreen

by Leika Golez   |  Mar 3, 2023
Image: (FROM LEFT TO RIGHT) BLK, Sunplay, Biore Art: Pau Moyano
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As much as we all know the importance of wearing SPF daily, there’s no denying that applying sunscreen typically feels like a chore. Plus, no student is willing to spend at least half of their weekly baon on a gloopy sun cream that causes sweating and breakouts. That’s why we took it upon ourselves to scour the local market for budget-friendly sunscreens that actually feel pleasant on your skin. Whether you’re running laps in P.E. or taking the morning commute daily, these weightless picks have you covered all summer! 

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Keep scrolling to read about the best summer-proof sunscreens under P500 for students who hate sunscreen: 

1. Packed with niacinamide and brightening essence, this sunscreen from Belo will boost your skin’s radiance without that heavy, sticky feel. Bonus: It’s also hypoallergenic and cruelty-free! 

BELO Sunexpert Dewy Essence Sunscreen SPF50 PA++++, P442, Available on Shopee and Lazada


 2. Face Republic’s cult-fave sunscreen is a godsend for oily-skinned gals. Its gel-type formula literally feels like nothing on your skin! 

FACE REPUBLIC Glow Screen Sun Gel SPF 50+ PA++++, P499, Available on Shopee and Lazada 

 3. Love K-beauty? Frudia’s sun cream doubles as a mattifying tone-up base for your makeup! 

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FRUDIA Tone-Up Base Sun Cream, P450, Available on Shopee and Lazada

 4. A tinted sunscreen is the tamad girl’s alternative to foundation and concealer. This one from BLK provides a sheer, dewy coverage for your no-makeup makeup looks. 

BLK Day Dream Airy Sheer Sunscreen SPF50 UVA/UVB PA+++, P499, Available on Watsons and Lazada

 5. Despite being the cheapest product in our list, this TikTok-approved product feels ultra-luxurious. Those with sensitive skin will especially love Fairy Skin's fragrance-free formula! 


Fairy Skin Premium Brightening Sunscreen SPF50, P190, Available on Shopee and Lazada

 6. Make Sunplay’s sweat-resistant sunscreen your go-to for long days under the sun. This handy bottle is a bag staple for student athletes and active girls! 


SUNPLAY Sport SPF120 Sunscreen Lotion, P380, Available on Watsons and Lazada

 7. If you have dry skin, it’s important to invest in a nourishing sunscreen that strengthens your skin barrier. Try this antioxidant-infused product from the drugstore for a budget-friendly option! 

DERMACTION PLUS BY WATSONS Advanced Sun Water Drop Cream Gel SPF50, P399, Available on Shopee and Lazada

8. Although not as popular as K-beauty, the J-beauty world is filled with hidden gems that won’t break the bank. Case in point: This bestselling lightweight sunscreen. 

BIORE UV Perfect Face Milk SPF50 30ml, P469, Available on Watsons

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