When the AB See link party (for bloggers and readers alike) took on the topic of sun protection, that was the push for me to finally–finally, midway through the summer–post a roundup of (almost all) the Japanese sunscreens that I’ve tried in the last two years. All of them are SPF 50+ PA++++, which is apparently hard to formulate well because I’ve had way more misses than hits!
These are the sunscreens reviewed in this post, in order of preference:
- Solanoveil Watery Essence
- Solanoveil Watery Gel
- Nivea Protect Plus Skin UV Cream
- Canmake Mermaid Skin Gel UV
- Sun Bears Strong Super Plus
- Shiseido Senka Mineral Water UV Essence
- Sunkiller Perfect Strong Moisture
- Hada Labo Perfect UV Gel in Pink Beige
- Sunplay Super Block
- 50 Megumi Morning UV Protection Cream Review
- Shigaisen Yohou UV Cream
- Privacy UV Mist
- Supergoop! Defense Refresh Setting Mist (bonus non-Japanese sunscreen)
Continue reading “Land of the Rising Sunscreen: Japanese PA++++ Sunscreen Reviews”
Biore, Shiseido, Nivea, Sun Bears–those are some of the frequently mentioned brands when the topic of Japanese sunscreens come up in Asian beauty circles.
Solanoveil was new to me when I spotted it on Ratzilla Cosme, as a Best Pick no less! So I took a chance and ordered a bottle–sparking a loyalty to the brand that’s still going strong as multiple repurchases can confirm.
In the last year, I’ve tried both Solanoveil Watery Essence and Solanoveil Watery Gel (Ratzilla’s Best Pick), so this post reviews and compares the two. For reference, my skin is normal in the summer, dry and flaky in the winter, and I always wear foundation on top (mineral powder or cushion compact).
READ MOAR: I tried 12 Japanese sunscreens so you didn’t have to.
Continue reading “Good Day Funshine: Solanoveil Watery Essence vs. Watery Gel Review & Comparison”
Read Part 1–Translating Between the Asian and Western Skincare Routine–here.
Broken down into components of CLEANSE, TONE, TREAT, MOISTURIZE, the routines in this post list what I’m currently using the majority of the time and why (and also link to my reviews if there is one).
I do occasionally use something else in my stash just because I feel like it or am bored. There are two exceptions: (1) When I review skincare provided for free by a company, I test that item continuously so that you can be sure my opinion isn’t compromised by lax testing. (2) I want/need to use Shark Sauce and my PocketDerm prescription (referral link) consistently–2x/day and 1x/day respectively.
Continue reading “Eastern Promises Part 2: Angela’s Skincare Routines–August 2015”