April 18, 2010

Oh My Sunscreens...

I am BIG on sunscreens, skincare, sunscreens... and since there are tons of products out there that claims what what, I decide to summarise them here so I can decide which ones to get and why. I have so far used sunscreens from SkinFood, Kose, Garnier, Mentholatum Acnes, Sunplay, and the latest is Biore.

Without further adue, here are some sunscreens I have in mind that I might test out slowly in the future:

Shiseido Very High Sun Protection Cream N SPF50+ (for Face) 50 ml

A highly nourishing cream-formula sunscreen with SPF 50 for the face that defends against powerful UVA/UVB rays that cause sunburn, cell damage, dryness, roughness and premature signs of aging such as fine lines. Provides excellent hydrating benefits to fight dryness and maintain skin's optimal moisture and softness. Smoothes on with no trace of stickness. Invisible on skin.

Shiseido Anessa Perfect Smooth Sunscreen SPF50+ PA+++

(comes in 25ml, 60ml)

Shiseido Anessa Perfect Smooth Sunscreen SPF 50+ PA+++ is ideal to be used as a makeup base that blocks the sun's burning UVA and UVB rays. It provides a perfectly smooth, matte base for makeup and a high resistant to sebum and sweat protects your makeup from coming off easily.

La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Very High Protection Fluide Extreme SPF50+

Anthelios 50+ XL Fluide Extreme sunblock developed for those who need the strongest possible sun protection - normal to combination skin (prevention of photodermatosis, photosensitive reactions related to certain drugs, cyasma, and provides protection for scars and pigment spots). The new ANTHELIOS line offers a broad UVA/UVB spectrum protection to prevent cutaneous damages related to UV rays during sun exposure. Thanks to its new and exclusive photostable filtering system, which is the first to include Mexoryl XL Mexoryl SX , 2 new patented sunscreens. Fragrance free sunblock, waterproof, non-comedogen, tested under dermatologic control.

Elizabeth Arden White Glove UV Defense Lotion SPF45

This fast-absorbing lotion, infused with Emblica C Complex and broad spectrun sunscreens, leaves skin looking radiant, even-toned and translucent with a healthy-looking glow.

UVA/UVB and broad spectrum sunscreens help prevent the development of new dark sports, freckles and other discolorations. It also helps diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and protects skin from sun exposure.

For all skin conditions. A Sunscreen supplement specifically formulated to add full spectrum protection to your favourite moisturiser or foundation. Contains no artificial fragrance or colour.
Change your sun protection as often as the weather! This daily-use, broad spectrum sunblock can be used alone, or mixed with your favourite Dermalogica moisturiser or foundation. Formulated with the optimum blend of sunscreens, including Avobenzone, to help protect against the UVA, UVB and Infrared rays that can cause deeper dermal damage. Vitamins A, C and E, help further protect against premature ageing. Fragrance free. Professional recommendation advised.

Directions For Use: Mix equal parts of Dermalogica Solar Defense Booster SPF 30 with your foundation or moisturiser, or directly to the face for maximum SPF 30 protection.

Neutrogena Facial Sunscreen with Helioplex

The only sunscreen so far that boasts having Helioplex.

Alright I think that's it for now... I know there'll be at least a sunscreen from Kanebo and Kose as well that I want to try ...

What's your current HG sunscreen? Or just the sunscreen you are using right now either you like it or not... COMMENT below !


Tammy said...

hey dana! i love this sunscreen post, waaay more people need to be wearing sunscreen i think lol
i really like shiseido's face sunscreen, it's surprisingly matte for a sunscreen. i haven't tried or ever seen the anessa version but i'm very intrigued! is this available worldwide??
two sunscreens i really dislike for face is sensol--because i find it extreeeemely oily and will leave you slick and shiny. i also don't like the neutrogena one because it tends to leave my face with little bumps after a few days :(

what are your fav sunscreens? :)

DANA said...

Hi Tammy! Thanks for your comment! Yes sunscreens need to be drilled to those who are particular about their skincare.
About Anessa one, I've seen it online or from Asia, Australia (especially Brisbane, where I live right now) unfortunately does not stock any of these or Kanebo or Kose. Australia also has a maximum limit of SPF30+, so I have to get those higher than 30 online or when I travel overseas.

Oh thanks for telling me about Sensol, I'll stay away from them haha.. and Oh my, I didn't think Neutrogena ones would break you out or give you bumps! I also heard that they could look quite greasy >< Gosh, I think I'll probably try Shiseido next!

So far, Kose Q10 Smooth Touch SPF50+ PA+++ ranks high in my list, my first face sunscreen and I love the smell, love the texture and I think it did brightens my complexion and blends effortlessly. At the moment I'm using Biore Perfect Face Milk in SPF50+ PA++ and I must say it's surprisingly quite nice for such a cheap price! I found it at a supermarket when I was in Singapore ^^

Wow that was a long comment ==

Fifi said...

I want to try the Shiseido one! But dont know where to get it :(

DANA said...

Which Shiseido one? But either way, both can be purchased from cosme-de.com and I think you can purchase Anessa from sasa.com too ...

* Jewelry Designer: Harjot * said...

oooh I want the Shiseido ones...I love the Shiseido ZEN Perfumemmm yummy

Shilka said...

Hi girl! I'm also very much into sunscreen, but I disliked most of the stuff I tried - mainly because they left a white residue. Now I am pretty much in love with Kieh's Ultra Light Daily UV Defense - it's so far the best I tried, but I am hating it's price :(