Does High SPF Sunscreen Protect Skin Better + Review Scarlett Sun Bright SPF 50 PA+++

  Most of us know that using sunscreen is necessary, no matter which activity we are doing, indoors or outdoors. Spending time outside expos...


Most of us know that using sunscreen is necessary, no matter which activity we are doing, indoors or outdoors. Spending time outside exposes our skin to damaging ultraviolet light. Ultraviolet A and Ultraviolet B are sunlight that harm our skin while blue light that comes from gadgets might be dangerous for our skin as well.

One of the primary reasons why we need to wear sunscreen is to protect ourselves from the risk of developing skin cancer. Prolonged exposure to UV radiation can damage the DNA in our skin cells, leading to the development of various types of skin cancers. By applying sunscreen regularly, we can significantly reduce this risk and ensure that our skin remains healthy.

Additionally, wearing sunscreen helps prevent premature ageing caused by sun damage. UV rays can penetrate deep into the layers of our skin and break down collagen and elastin fibres responsible for keeping it firm and youthful. Over time, this can result in wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin. By incorporating sunscreen into our daily skincare routine, we can effectively slow down the ageing process and maintain a more youthful appearance.

Another compelling reason to wear sunscreen is to prevent painful sunburns. Sunburns not only cause discomfort but also indicate that your skin has been damaged by excessive exposure to UV radiation. Sunscreen acts as a barrier between your delicate skin and harmful rays, reducing your chances of experiencing painful burns.

I would say wearing sunscreen is essential for protecting our skin from the damaging effects of UV radiation. It not only reduces the risk of developing serious conditions such as skin cancer but also helps prevent premature ageing and painful sunburns. Incorporating sunscreen into your daily skincare routine is an investment in your long-term health and well-being.

Ok now we get the takeaways why we have to wear sunscreen. However, there’s one question that always comes up in my mind and I am pretty sure it’s not just me. I always wonder, “Do I need higher SPF sunscreen to protect my skin better?”. I explored through some articles and I finally got the answer that really makes sense but first things first, let’s talk about SPF. 

SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor, which means it is the amount of time the sunscreen will protect skin from UV rays. The higher SPF, the longer protection will last. For example, with SPF 30, it would take 30 times longer to burn skin than if we weren’t wearing sunscreen. Therefore, in ideal conditions, sunscreen with higher SPF protection offers more protection against sunburn, UVA damage, and DNA damage. However, with high SPF that doesn’t claim we’re fully protected - that’s why we need to re-apply it (at least every two hours) and wear shades when we’re about to do outdoor activity. Moreover, if the sunscreen offers UVA and UVB protection, it is labelled as Broad Spectrum which means it provides protection from both damaging forms of radiation, isn’t it perfect?

Based on this knowledge, I would say now I know well which type of sunscreen suits me. Hence, when I found that Scarlett has a sunscreen product with Broad Spectrum plus Triple Protection, I immediately wanted to try this sunscreen as soon as possible. The verdict? Well, what if we just get to know more about this product now, shall we?


Sun Bright Daily Sunscreen that helps to protect skin against the bad effect of sunlight (UVA & UVB rays), helps to brighten skin and maintain skin moisture. It is defined as Triple Protection Sunscreen (UVA, UVB, Blue Light) and Broad Spectrum Sunscreen to avoid skin from sunburn, wrinkles, dark spots, until skin cancer. It contains:

  • Blumilight : to protect skin from blue lights that comes from gadget and electronic

  • Bisabolol and Allantoin : to prevent irritation and safe for sensitive skin

  • Aloe vera : to hydrate skin that suits for normal to dry skin

  • Pro Vitamin B5, Phyto Whitening, and SPF 50 PA+++


Apply the sunscreen onto the face and neck before activity, avoid applying around the eye area.


Basic tube bottle comes with a plastic seal. The design is pretty cute and fresh but it doesn’t come with a tube seal.


White-yellowish, creamy, thick texture that makes it quite hard to blend but it has a fresh, pleasant scent.


I only need 2 knuckles to apply this sunscreen, then I apply it onto my face and neck after applying day cream and yes! It needs a while for it to completely blend and absorb into my skin. The scent doesn’t bother me at all although it’s not my favourite. What I like the most about this sunscreen: it moisturizes my skin very well, makes my skin brighter and fresh. It hydrates my skin and makes it glowing but it doesn’t leave any white cast. Here’s the hack: I usually layer the sunscreen with loose powder so the moisture is still locked, but it doesn’t make my skin less greasy. From the picture above, you can see the before-after using the sunscreen, my skin looks brighter (less dull) and smooth. However, I should admit that after 4-5 hours, my skin starts to look oily although I mostly stay indoors.


  • Economic

  • Moisturize & hydrate skin

  • Brighten skin

  • Doesn’t leave white cast

  • Affordable (IDR 75,000 / $5)


  • Thick texture

  • It needs some time to completely absorb into skin

  • Feels greasy after 4-5 hours

To sum up, I would say this sunscreen would be perfect for normal to dry skin because it gives extra moisture to our skin and gives an instant glowing look (which means this sunscreen suits me). This sunscreen will be suitable for those who often stay indoors or live in four seasons country. As It truly protects my skin from UVA & UVB rays, I will keep using this sunscreen, but maybe without moisturizer before because I think this works as moisturizer too! What do you think? Are you interested in trying this sunscreen or have you tried this before? Anyway, you can purchase the product through this link and before you buy, make sure to check the authenticity of the product here.

Rating : 3.5 out of 5

Price : IDR 75,000 (around $5)


SCARLETT WHITENING Official Instagram : @scarlett_whitening

Also read: [REVIEW] Affordable Serum That Works Like Magic - Scarlett Niacinamide vs Retinol Serum

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1 Comment

  1. Thank you for this wonderful skincare advice!
    It is very helpful and good to keep in mind.
    I love that the Scarlett Sun Bright SPF 50 PA+++ has the high Sun Protection Factor,
    that is good for hydration and for sensitive skin.
    It sounds like a good product to have on hand.
    P.S.: You look beautiful in the photos above!

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