Category: sunblocks



Helloooo ^_____^

I’m just happy I can sit in front of my laptop and write again. Thank you so much for everyone, I’m much better now and can sit properly again … but not too long heehee, gradually I will regain my health. Surgery is not a thing we should take lightly and always consider it as the last option, I know I do, since it is super painful X__x

Now, back to the topic of health thingy, skin is one of the organ we need to protect every single day. By keeping them clean, moist and away from the bad side effect of the sun. Is it possible? Yes, if we live in a cave and only goes out 15 minutes during the morning and hide for the rest of the day. So? It is impossible to hide from the sun? Solution? Get a sun protection.

There are a rack full of sun protection in every drug store, cosmetics, and even supermarkets. From the one that waterproof, tinted, spray, gel, cream, lotion, to tanned formula. It’s like a jungle out there. But I need one that I can use daily with my makeup on without ruining it and easy for a quick touch up anytime I want to.

I’m glad to say this, “I found one!”. Belif Awesome Sun Powder SPF 50+ PA+++.


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I met this products months and months ago (I think it’s almost a year now) and still loving it as if it was my first love. The attractive packaging and bright yellow color is something hard to be missed.

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Sold for Rp 240.000 in Indonesia.

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Here’s inside the packaging. A pot of compact powder, mirror and a puff. Hmm, where’s the sun protection? It’s the powder!

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Perfect for those who hates sticky sun protection, glossy sunblocks, white cast caused by lotion of sun screen, and those who can’t find the exact same tone of sun lotion for their skin where it might be in BB Cream or tinted moisturizer.

The powder has a light texture and transparent after setting. So it doesn’t even visible to the naked eye. Since it is not a lotion/gel/cream/water it doesn’t have the side effect of products with those kinds of texture.

We need to use sun protection daily and for me this powder is a wonderful addition to my daily routine since it can be done after the makeup is set and retouch anytime.

How to use:
Carefully use the puff and puff away everywhere on the skin where’s needed, facial and/or body, and make sure all the parts are covered. Use it anytime I feel like it and since it is SPF 50+ it does stay all day long. I do touch up after sweating or getting wet (ex: by rain).

Who do I recommend the product for:
Anyone. Men, women, boys, and girls.

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Thank you Belif Indonesia.

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Hello sunshine,
like seriously, don’t you think the sun shines brightly these days? I feel the sun has been glaring at me everyday and the heat is just too much.


I like to use sun protection but let’s face it, some are just too sticky and not an all in one, face and body product. Most of the good stuff are for the face, either tinted or in a form of a BB Cream or CC Cream. They are great alright, but the skin on my body need some attention too.

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Look what come knocking at my door yesterday? Yes, Biore Singapore has sent me these goodies. A bowl, a love letter, lemon and their newest item from the BIORE UV family. Aqua Rich, a watery essence water based SPF 50+ PA+++

I wonder why there’s a lemon in the set? Oh, the freshness of Aqua Rich and there’s lemon extract in the ingredients as well. But the bowl? I guess when life gives me lemon, I made lemonade? Or Lemon squash salad ^__^

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This is the product. Long before this one come, I’m already a fan of Biore’s sunblock as they have this amazing lightness in every drop and water-based too. Say bye bye to white cast during photo shoot and hello to the sun without being afraid.

The packaging is neat (like most Japanese product), simple and all the details are written on the paper card attached to the tube.

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Let me jotted down the fine prints:

Forget about the heavy, sticky feel of regular sunscreens! This water-rich UV Essence feels surprisingly light and cool, like water on your skin, absorbing instantly for an invisible, weightless finish.

With Biore’s breakthrough technology, the UV block ingredients are contained within the Aqua Micro Capsule to provide SPF 50+/ PA+++ protection while keeping your skin cool and refreshed.


And some other details ^__^

Double UV Block from the UVA (skin aging) and UVB (skin burning).

With Hyaluronic acid & Citrus extract to keep skin hydrated and healthy. Extract of orange, grapefruit and lemon is there.

Unique Aqua Micro Capsules releases moisture upon application, leaving skin with a cool, light feeling with a mild fresh fruity (zesty) fragrance.

Usage: Apply evenly on face after moisturizer and before makeup. Re-apply after excessive perspiration. As with all sunscreens, cleanse thoroughly with a makeup remover.

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This tube is around 50g, I’m already getting ahead of myself feeling so sure it will be a very wonderful product.

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There it is, a light yellowish creamy super light gel, it almost feels like a dense mousse. So soft to the touch and watery too. Moist in a hydrating way where the skin feels supple instantly with no oil or greasy effect whatsoever.

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I place the Aqua Rich in several different places on a cleaned moisturized face.

I love the refreshing scent, indeed unlike most sun protection where I noticed that distinctive sun block scent. Aqua Rich different, different is good. 

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I’ve noticed these tiny white spots when the Essence is spread, then by a simple massaging movement they are all gone. Without a trace. Like the skin just consume all of it. The feeling and sensation it gives is refreshing, hydrating and light, so light it was like wearing nothing.

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This is the zoom-ed photo after 4 seconds massaging the essence into the skin. No pressure is needed, just gently rubs them on the skin. This is amazing. No residue, no greasiness, no oily, no white cast, no sticky feeling, no stickiness to the touch, just a soft hydrated skin.

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Above is me after using the Aqua Rich, I love it so much and will definitely recommend the product to be used on daily basis, face and body, any gender and on almost any age (I have to check whether it is suitable for babies ^__–)

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While other sunblock will usually ‘bothers’ the usage of makeup afterward, Aqua Rich wont.

Overall,

love love love.

Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF50+/PA+++ is available all around the world including Japan and Singapore.





Minna-san, konnichiwa.

After a series period of time trying this adorable mousse from Shu Uemura, it will be jotted down here. Mousse is not a strange item in the Shu’s family, in fact since 1990, the first mousse is made. By keep innovating and recreating POREraser is presented. A UV Under Base Mousse that not just protecting the skin with SPF 35 PA+++, but it perfecting the pore so the look become finer and less problems.

Problem? Such as oiliness.

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The luscious mousse I have is in beige, please read the previous post regarding the event of PORErase (HERE). Once pump it is enough for the whole face and neck. I like to apply some until decollete as well when using a low cut dress/shirt.

It is better to shake the bottle for a while before pressing the pump.

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Usually, I’ll put the foam on the back of my hand. The mousse may be used with a brush or a wet sponge. This time, I’ll use my fingers as tools.

Put the mousse on a cleaned, toned, serumed and moisturized skin.

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The oh-so-familiar smell of the mousse, like a milky powdery foam. There’s a faint sound of the tiny bubbles popping, burrssssssstttttttttttt.

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Before all the small bubbles pop out, hurry, blend them well on the skin so the texture and formula remains airy light, like how it meant to be made.

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After the mousse is distributed well, wait for a while for them to sets in. Normal liquid base will take around 3-5 minutes (and some also up to 10 minutes), UV Under Base Mousse is up to 1 minute only.

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In 5 minutes, I notice a visible difference as the skin looks more luminous, and the skin tone looks even-er, it helps retain the oiliness without being dull as well. I can see the skin remains ‘charming’. Of course since it is a base, foundation may be added afterwards for a more desired effect. But just using the UV Under Base Mouse POREraser the skin already looks ‘clean-er’.

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This is me using PORErase alone after 1 hour, without adding foundation, powder, or even loose powder. Apparently the mousse will keep adjusting and blending into the skin. Giving me an even complexion with a natural healthy look, far less visible pores, radiant without being greasy nor oily.

Definitely one of my favorite items for being so unique in texture (mousse), so light (as if using nothing). easy to apply, and gives great result (finer pores and even complexion). I just wish it comes in higher SPF =^__^=

Dear all,

today let me share with you some of leading products out there which provide sun protection to the skin and in the same time beautifying.

Most BB Cream on the market is plain makeup, which doesn’t have skincare properties beneficial for the skin. Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions Actively Correcting & Beautifying BB cream have benefits just like skincare does.

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Just like their Ultra Light Daily UV Defense the BB Cream is packed with SPF 50 PA +++ but now, even better.

These details are from http://www.kiehlstimes.com/

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Instant perfection with lasting correction, I love their tag line. And what’s in it that ade the BB Cream becomes a lasting correction?

Yes, the vit C inside the product that gives the lasting correction effect of improving discolorations and imperfection, minimizes the appearances of pores and the sun screen gives SPF 50/PA +++ UV Protection which inhibit the future discoloration and uneven skin tone.

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These are both of the items, the white cream is Ultra Light Daily UV Defense and the tinted one is BB Cream. Both looks glossy and the feeling is soft to the touch.

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I use it on a cleansed skin with toner, serum and moisturizer too. I use both just to show the colors, but both works well together or just alone. I prefer the BB Cream since it was tinted and provide vitamin C for caring the skin even better.

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This is the instant effect of the BB cream, an even skin tone and glowing radiant skin. It hides some imperfection in a natural way without looking like makeup. After the BB Cream makeup may be added like foundation, concealers, powders, etc.

I love how I can use the BB Cream daily as it will help the skin to get better complexion, less lines, and finer pores as well.

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This is my look after full makeup. The BB Cream does help so I don’t have to use much makeup than before. A simple BB Cream with loose powder also will do for that natural daily look.

Still curious about Kiehl’s BB Cream?

Join me in a beauty class, register HERE.

I got a pretty surprise at my door this morning, yes, THIS MORNING ^__^
A beach bag with a sun protection product from L’Oreal, neat! Even thou’ it’s rainy season now, there’s never a moment where living in Jakarta doesn’t need any sun protection.
If you love your skin and want to keep them young and healthy, sun protection is the key.
L’Oreal Paris Dermo-Expertise is here with UV Perfect for a 12 hours in the sun without the shine.
Not just the matte version, the range also come with tinted for even complexion, transparent and anti dullness (sold separately).
As you can see at the above picture I have this product since last year since I was in Singapore ^__^, they have different box but both are the same, so just in case you’re running international you’ll see that these are the exact same item.

The product contain UV Filter and Anti-Oxidant, Mexoryl SX dan XL (XL BLOCK) patented, give optimum UVB and UVA protection so future damage that cause dark spots and early signs of aging can be reduced. Enriched with Detoxyl.
My verdict and review:
I’ve know the product for a year and I can honestly say the product earn a good score of 7 for being less oily,  budget friendly and the range comes in 4 different types that you can easily adjust. The product is sweat proof, but during sweating doesn’t meant that it will not become glowing (from the sweat) but the product will not wear off. So the sun protection is still there even thou’ you’re sweating, which means it’s a good news for a hot city like Jakarta (or any other town in Indonesia).
Pay attention they are not waterproof, so water sport related activity would not be sufficient using this product. It is most suitable to be used in the city, daily use ^__^ so they don’t overload the product for the things you didn’t need.
You’ll love:
The friendly budget price, the smooth feeling it created, the mild floral scent and the SPF 30 UVB and UVA PA +++ which protect your skin from future damage incl. skin cancer.
Tips: Do not forget to double cleanse your skin every time you use a sun block.
Last but not least:
Enjoy your day rain or shine!

BTW, even thou’ you’re not out there in the sun, indirect sun exposure can also cause skin damage, so, still use a sun protection even thou’ you’re staying indoor okay ^___^

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Description from the left to the right:

1. L’Oreal Perfect UV:
L’Oreal UV perfect longlasting UVA/ UVB protector
SPF 50+++UVB
UVA PA +++
 
2. Biore UV Perfect Milk SPF 50+ PA +++ (blue packaging)
 
3. Biore UV Perfect Face Milk

SPF 50+ PA +++

 From behind, only L’Oreal have English on the back, while Biore still all Japanese.
L’Oreal details
L’Oreal on my arm
L’Oreal and Biore Perfect Milk on my arm
L’Oreal, Biore Perfeck Milk and Biore Perfect Face Milk on my arm
In texture L’Oreal is the thickest while Biore Perfect Face Milk is the most runny liquid and Biore Perfect Milk (blue) stay in the middle


When I spread each of the sun screens both Biore spreads easily while L’Oreal left most of the whitish residue





After keep on massaging both Biore is so easy to absorb while L’Oreal is the longest.


Conclusion:


L’Oreal UV perfect longlasting UVA/ UVB protector

SPF 50+++UVB
UVA PA +++
the sunblock is tinted, feels oily like 6/10, the scent is noticeable and it feels like sunblock and a bit oily, if you have oily skin you will be bothered. The skin feels sticky too.

 
Biore UV Perfect Milk SPF 50+ PA +++

Very good in absorbtion, best to be use for body, also leaves a soft feeling afterward and the sticky and oily effect is so minimum, you won’t noticed it. The scent also minimal, so it wont bother you like conventional sunblock with their sticky scent

Biore UV Perfect Face Milk —————– (WINNER!!)

SPF 50+ PA +++

Best in absorbtion and it feels completely soft to the touch and not sticky at all. Best to be used for the facial skin as it protect the skin yet no oily residue whatsoever! 





From MayoClinic
All sunscreen labels list a sun protection factor (SPF). SPF is a measurement of how much protection the sunscreen offers from the UVB rays that cause sunburn. A few sunscreen labels also list a “PA” ranking, which refers to the amount of protection the sunscreen offers from the UVA rays that may cause long-term skin damage. PA rankings are listed as PA+, PA++ or PA+++. The more +’s, the more protection from UVA rays. For maximum protection from both UVA and UVB rays, choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen that contains avobenzone, oxybenzone, mexoryl, zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. Apply sunscreen liberally 30 minutes before going outdoors and reapply every two hours.