Top 10 Best Sunscreens For Sensitive Skin In Malaysia 2023

Sunscreen is a beauty product formulated for the skin, especially the face, to absorb or reflect some of the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays. This helps to protect the skin from sunburn, ageing, damaged skin barrier and skin cancer. Also known as sunblock and sun cream, this product works wonderfully in ensuring great protection from the sun’s rays even after multiple applications. 

Choosing sunscreen when you have sensitive skin may be challenging. Check all ingredients before making a purchase, as some can cause skin irritations. Wondering how to find the best sunscreen for sensitive skin? Here are Malaysia’s 10 best sunscreens for people with sensitive skin. 

What Are The Types Of Sunscreen?

Chemical and physical sunscreen are the two types of sunscreens that have distinctive qualities. Chemical sunscreens are made up of many ingredients that will absorb into the skin’s top layer after application. They absorb UV rays and turn them into energy before the rays can harm the skin. Meanwhile, physical sunscreens include two ingredients, such as zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. These ingredients will sit on top of your skin and reflect the sun’s rays. 

What SPF Do Most Dermatologists Recommend?

Dermatologists recommend we use sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 as it helps to block 97% of the harmful UV rays. Even if a higher number of SPF blocks UV rays slightly better, no sunscreen can 100% shield your face.

10 Best Sunscreens For Sensitive Skin In Malaysia 2023

1. COSRX Aloe Soothing Sun Cream SPF 50 PA+++

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Image Credit: IPPUNI

COSRX Aloe Soothing Sun Cream SPF 50 PA+++ is formulated with 5,500ppm of Aloe Leaf Extract that soothes and moisturises the skin. The lightweight texture will instantly absorb into the skin and leave it feeling hydrated. This sunscreen acts as a double-care sun cream, protecting from harmful UV rays while also providing moisture. It is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin. 

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Water, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Isoamyl p-Methoxycinnamate, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Alcohol, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, Butylene Glycol, Titanium Dioxide, C14-22 Alcohols, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Cetearyl Alcohol, PEG-100 Stearate, Triethanolamine, Silica, Sodium Hydroxide, C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Aluminum Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Fragrance, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Aloe Arborescens Leaf Extract, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Tocopheryl Acetate, Disodium EDTA
  • Volume: 50ml

Pros:

Protects the skin against UV rays
Provides moisture
Soothes the skin


Price: RM30.99

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

2. Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch SPF50

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Image Credit: Neutrogena Malaysia

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch SPF50 is a must-try for sensitive skin as it has a subtle fresh scent that is gentle enough to not irritate the skin. Thanks to Helioplex™, it provides adequate broad-spectrum protection against skin-ageing UVA and burning UVB rays. The Dry Touch feature ensures users an ultra-light and non-shiny finish. 

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Water, Homosalate, Benzophenone-3, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Octocrylene, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Silica, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Beeswax, Glyceryl Stearate, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Methicone, Cetyl Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Polyacrylate, Behenyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Chlorphenesin, Acrylates/C12-22 Alkyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Fragrance, Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, BHT, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, Ethylparaben, Trideceth-6, Propylene Glycol, Diethylhexyl 2,6-Naphthalate
  • Volume: 88ml

Pros:

Non-shiny finish
Gentle to the skin
Ultra-light texture


Price: RM40.72

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

3. Bio-essence Bio-Water Hydrating Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++ 

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Image Credit: Bio-essence Malaysia

Bio-essence Bio-Water Hydrating Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++ contains effective ingredients like nano hyaluronic acid to provide moisturised and supple skin. It blends well with a fine and light texture and will leave no greasy, sticky feeling upon each application. This sunscreen is formulated for people with sensitive skin, so rest assured you will not feel any burden on your skin. 

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Alcohol Denat., Titanium Dioxide, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Benzophenone-3, Butylene Glycol, Phospholipids, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, 11 Stearic Acid, Aluminum Hydroxide, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Aluminum Stearate, Propanediol, Sodium Acrylate/sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Isohexadecane, Polysorbate 80, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Ppg-26-buteth-26, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Carbomer, Tranexamic Acid, Niacinamide, Euglena Gracilis Extract, Glycerin, Tocopherol, Triethanolamine, Fragrance, Allantoin, Disodium Edta
  • Volume: 40ml

Pros:

No sticky finish
Moisturising
Will not burden the skin


Price: RM39.12

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

4. La Roche Posay Anthelios Uvmune 400 Invisible Fluid SPF50+ 

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Image Credit: La Roche-Posay Skincare

La Roche Posay Anthelios Uvmune 400 Invisible Fluid SPF50+ comprises an advanced technology of XL-PROTECT that allows protection from UVB, UVA and damages caused by infrared and pollution. This sunscreen is also tested on sensitive, reactive and intolerant skin, making it appropriate for all skin types. It works wonders for daily sweat-resistant sunscreen with an invisible and super light finish. 

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Aqua /water, Alcohol Denat., Diisopropyl Sebacate, Silica, Isopropyl Myristate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Ethylhexyltriazone, Bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Glycerin, C12-22alkylacrylate / Hydroxyethylacrylate Copolymer, Propanediol, Drometrizole Trisiloxane, Perlite, Tocopherol, Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, Acrylates / C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Terephthalylidene Dicamphor Sulfonic Acid, Triethanolamine, Trisodium Ethylenediamine, Disuccinate C227022/1
  • Volume: 50ml

Pros:

Broad protection
Invisible finish
Sweat-resistant

Price: RM119.61

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

5. SKINTIFIC Barrier Protect Sunscreen SPF50 PA++++

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Image Credit: Wynora Beauty

SKINTIFIC Barrier Protect Sunscreen SPF50 PA++++ is a non-greasy sunscreen safe to use for all types of skin. It is free of alcohol, paraben and fragrance, making it ideal for sensitive skin and damaged skin barriers. This light sunscreen supplies broad-spectrum protection without irritation with the latest UV filter patented by BASF Germany.

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Aqua, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Pentylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Methylene-benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol Bis, Bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Caprylyl Methicone, Glycerin, Decyl Glucoside, C14-22 Alcohols, Glycereth-26 Triacontanyl Pvp, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Dimethicone, Sorbitan Caprylate, Steareth-21, Tocopheryl Acetate, C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/vp Copolymer, Ectoin, Alliumlantoin, Sodicebolyltaurate C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Farnesol, Propylene Glycol, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Xanthan Gum
  • Volume: 30ml

Pros:

Free of fragrance
Absorbs instantly
Suitable for damaged skin barrier


Price: RM45.00

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

6. SOMEBYMI Truecica Aqua Soothing & Calming Suncream SPF 50 PA ++++

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Image Credit: IPPUNI

SOMEBYMI Truecica Aqua Soothing & Calming Suncream SPF 50 PA ++++ soothes sensitive skin from UV rays with its TRUECICA™ feature of 79% aqua-based moisture-calming synergy. It leaves zero white casts and stickiness to the skin, enabling you to stay fresh and protected even when applied in multiple layers. This sunscreen has passed the sensitive skin irritation testing and is made with no chemicals that can lead to skin problems.

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Water, Dibutyl Adipate, Diethylhexyl Butamido Triazone, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Propanediol, Butylene Glycol, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Niacinamide, Terephthalylidene Dicamphor Sulfonic Acid, 1,2-hexanediol, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Silica, Bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Rhus Succedanea Fruit Wax, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Tromethamine, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Extract(1 %), Centella Asiatica Extract(201 Ppb), Artemisia Capillaris Extract(1 Ppb), Asiaticoside(400 Ppb), Madecassic Acid(360 Ppb), Asiatic Acid(240 Ppb), Madecassoside(0.1 Ppb), Trehalose, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Sodium Palmitoyl Proline, Nymphaea Alba Flower Extract, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Coco-caprylate/​caprate, Glyceryl Stearate, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Carbomer, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Synthetic Wax, Dibutyl Lauroyl Glutamide, Dextrin Palmitate, Polyurethane-1, Sodium Stearoxy Pg-hydroxyethylcellulose Sulfonate, Trihydroxystearin, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax, Ethylhexylglycerin, Adenosine, Tocopherol, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycerin, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Linalool, Geraniol, Limonene
  • Volume: 50ml

Pros:

No animal-derived ingredients
Problematic skin calming effect
Powerful UV protection


Price: RM48.86

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

7. Make Prem UV Defense Me. Calming Sun Cream

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Make Prem UV Defense Me. Calming Sun Cream is a physical sunscreen formulated to be gentle on the skin, thus its suitability for individuals with sensitive skin. It contains 100% non-nano zinc oxide, decreasing the chance of absorption into the skin to avoid skin irritation. It also has Bambusa Vulgaris Water and Betula Alba Juice to efficiently reduce the skin’s temperature and simultaneously deliver a cooling effect to the skin. 

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Water, Zinc Oxide, Cyclohexasiloxane, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Propanediol, Propylheptyl Caprylate, Isododecane, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Caprylyl Methicone, Disiloxane, Moringa Oleifera Seed Extract, Cardiospermum Halicacabum Flower/​leaf/​vine Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Bambusa Vulgaris Water, Ribes Nigrum(Black Currant) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Madecassoside, Fructan, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, Biosaccharide Gum-4, Pyrus Communis (Pear) Fruit Extract, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract, Cucumis Melo (Melon) Fruit Extract, Hedera Helix (Ivy) Leaf/​stem Extract, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower Water, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Magnesium Sulfate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, 1,2-hexanediol, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Lauryl Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Glyceryl Caprylate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopherol, Octyldodecanol, Maltodextrin, Butylene Glycol
  • Volume: 50ml

Pros:

Cruelty-free
Strong sun protection
Cooling effects on the skin


Price: RM62.90 – RM67.90

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

8. YADAH Oh My Sunscreen SPF35 PA++

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YADAH Oh My Sunscreen SPF35 PA++ is a daily matte finish sunscreen that is colourless and highly moisturising. It offers excellent protection against UVA and UVB rays and is suitable for all, even those with the most sensitive skin. It is free of dangerous ingredients like paraben, talc, mineral oil, tar colourant, triethanolamine, benzophenone, propylene glycol and sulfate surfactant. 

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Water, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Octocrylene, Cyclohexasiloxane, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Triceteareth-4 Phosphate, Glycol Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, PEG-2 Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Silica, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Aminomethyl Propanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Dimethicone, Disodium EDTA, Opuntia Ficus-Indica Stem Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Diospyros Kaki Leaf Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Ethyl Hexanediol, Propylene Glycol, Benzyl Alcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Solanum Tuberosum (Potato) Pulp Extract.
  • Volume: 50ml

Pros:

Free of mineral oil
Matte finish
Highly moisturising


Price: RM65.00

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

9. AXIS-Y Complete No-Stress Physical Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++

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Image Credit: AXIS-Y

AXIS-Y Complete No-Stress Physical Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++ is a mugwort-based sunscreen with 2% niacinamide and squalane to protect your skin from UVA and UVB damage. It also supplies excellent healing properties of skin-loving ingredients for everyday use. This sunscreen also aids in soothing sensitive skin to make it softer while calming acne skin with anti-inflammatory effects.

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Water, Zinc Oxide, Propylheptyl Caprylate, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Propanediol, Titanium Dioxide, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Dicaprylyl Ether, Caprylyl Methicone, Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate/Polyhydroxystearate/Sebacate, Disiloxane, Niacinamide, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Artemisia Capillaris Flower Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Juniperus Virginiana Oil, Cedrus Atlantica Bark Oil, Amyris Balsamifera Bark Oil, Pogostemon Cablin Oil, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Water, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Magnesium Sulfate, Stearic Acid, Aluminum Hydroxide, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, 1,2-Hexanediol, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Glyceryl Caprylate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Adenosine, Copaifera Officinalis (Balsam Copaiba) Resin, Tocopherol, Squalane, Allantoin, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5
  • Volume: 10ml, 50ml

Pros:

Soothes sensitive skin
Improves uneven skin tone
Great for everyday use


Price: RM15.00 – RM58.50

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

10. Sunplay Skin Aqua Physical Sunscreen SPF50+

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Image Credit: Guardian Malaysia

Sunplay Skin Aqua Physical Sunscreen SPF50+ is a 100% physical sunscreen with InvisShield technology to ensure ultra-lightweight and non-greasy texture. This allows easy absorption into the skin with no white cast and residue. Its ceramide and natural botanical extracts ingredients assist in strengthening the skin’s natural barrier and soothe redness and dryness caused by prolonged sun exposure to retain youthful skin.

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Zinc Oxide, Propanediol, Titanium Dioxide, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Magnesium Sulfate, Silica, Stearic Acid, Aluminium Hydroxide, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sorbitan Caprylate, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Glyceryl Caprylate. Ethylhexylglycerin, Ceramide 3, Betaine, Glycerin, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Phytosphingosine, Hydrogenated Lecithin
  • Volume: 50ml

Pros:

No white cast
Strengthens skin’s barrier
Soothes dryness


Price: RM64.64

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

Disclosure: This list was compiled by the team at My Weekend Plan after extensive research and shared opinions to suggest helpful recommendations for the public. The sequence of brands is in no particular order so if you have any other great suggestions too, please email us [email protected]. For more information, kindly refer to our copyright, privacy & disclosure policy.

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