INTRO to the SERIES
The more I delve into the realm of skincare science, the more I get into sunscreen. As much as I love being outside in the warm weather, you should always be on top of your sun protection game. While the sun is a life giver and healer, excessive sun exposure guaranteed causes burning and DNA damage. Depending on your genetic makeup and which part of the world you live, there is a unique balancing act we all have to play, but sunscreen should ALWAYS be applied well and reapplied.
Being exposed to the Asian Beauty industry and wearing their SPF products is what really begun this desire for constant sunscreen application. Undoubtedly the industry has many a comfortable and cosmetically elegant sunscreens on the market!
I’ve made quite the collection of sunscreens since and I thought I’d do some simple, but hopefully easily understood reviews on these sunscreens if you’re considering purchasing them!
Skin Type: Acne prone, dry
Shade: Light-Medium, Medium
Undertone: Neutral, leans to yellow or olive (mixed Asian, I am confused about this lol)
Application Amount: Nickel-size
Photos: Natural light, taken right away
Make P:rem Defense Me Blue Ray Sun Gel SPF 50+ PA++++
Price: $32 USD / $36 CAD
Amount: 75ml / 2.53 fl Oz
Strength: SPF 50+ PA++++
Type: Chemical, unknown percentages
Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate – Octinoxate
Ethylhexyl Salicylate – Octisalate
Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate – Uvinul A Plus
CONSISTENCY: Milky gel
APPLICATION: Glides on easily and quickly sets
FINISH : Glowy
FEEL: Very light. Not tacky and doesn’t feel like it adds moisture
STINGS EYES? Yes.
WATER RESISTANT? Unknown.
Skin is very healthy-looking and even tone throughout the day; more in-the-moment type of effects rather than long term. Don’t really feel the “cool down” from infrared, but my skin is never irritated when I have sunscreen on.
GOOD UNDER MAKEUP?
Yes (It Cosmetics CC Cream). CC Cream is able to glide on my skin very easily and doesn’t disrupt its finish. Both products have a glowy finish, but I’ve used many different types of complexion products with this sunscreen to know it won’t make your makeup overly glowy.
Anything else I should be adding that would help with this series? Let me know in the comments down below!