Kanebo Allie Extra UV Facial Gel SPF 50+ PA++++ – Review

This sunscreen is not the most cosmetically elegant product out there; there are certainly better options available. Despite that, I like this sunscreen, and I am willing to repurchase it next year and let me tell you why.  This sunscreen contains a mixture of chemical filters and zinc oxide. Let me tell you upfront that… Read More Kanebo Allie Extra UV Facial Gel SPF 50+ PA++++ – Review

Paula’s Choice C15 Super Booster – Review

This vitamin C serum, like many others on the market, is inspired by SkinCeuticals’ CE Ferulic Serum. However, as this is PC’s product, the formula is alcohol-& fragrance-free and loaded with skin-benefiting ingredients. The main ingredients of this serum are: ascorbic acid (15%), ferulic acid, and vitamin E. Other, noteworthy components include hyaluronic acid, bisabolol,… Read More Paula’s Choice C15 Super Booster – Review

Avon Anew Vitamin C Radiance Maximising Serum – Review

This product is Avon’s response to the hype for vitamin C serums, which started a few years ago. In short, it’s not that exciting.  This vitamin C serum includes the most potent form of vitamin C, namely ascorbic acid, at the concentration of 10%. It’s problematic to stabilise ascorbic acid and keep it from oxidising… Read More Avon Anew Vitamin C Radiance Maximising Serum – Review

Lancôme UV Expert Aqua Gel SPF 50 PA++++ (2019 Version) – Review

This sunscreen is the 2019 version of the UV Expert Aqua Gel. I’ve picked up the gel version, as I’d thought a gel sunscreen would be light and more suitable for hot, summery weather. Similarly to the Lancôme UV Expert Milky Bright, which I reviewed a few months ago, this product provides high protection against… Read More Lancôme UV Expert Aqua Gel SPF 50 PA++++ (2019 Version) – Review

Innisfree Daily UV Protection Cream No Sebum SPF 35 PA+++ – Review

I think this is one of the oldest Korean sunscreens; I had been postponing buying this sunscreen for years, as I knew it would be just like many other mineral-only sunscreens – drying and ashy.  This sunscreen contains titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, not micronised, as well as iron oxides that help to protect from… Read More Innisfree Daily UV Protection Cream No Sebum SPF 35 PA+++ – Review

Rohto Mentholatum Skin Aqua UV Super Moisture Milk SPF 50+ PA++++ – Review

This sunscreen makes me very happy, especially after two recent failures, because it does what it says on the box. Let me start by saying that this product has been repackaged. It’s the same formula but in a sky-blue bottle instead of a yellow one. Don’t confuse it with a new sunscreen in a pink… Read More Rohto Mentholatum Skin Aqua UV Super Moisture Milk SPF 50+ PA++++ – Review

Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel SPF 50+ PA++++ (2019 Version) – Review

Here’s a review of another reformulated sunscreen this year, unfortunately not a successful one.  This formula just as the previous one is a mix of chemical filters and titanium dioxide. It is water resistant and suitable for all skin types, intended for both face and body. It also contains hydrating ingredients such as hyaluronic acid,… Read More Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel SPF 50+ PA++++ (2019 Version) – Review

La Roche-Posay ANTHELIOS SHAKA ULTRA-LIGHT SPF 50+ – Review

This sunscreen is a reformulation of the Anthelios Ultra-Light sunscreen. With the update, LRP brought back the SPF 30 version to the Ultra-Light line.  The significant changes in this formula are: Improved sun protection, including infrared light:  PPD rating increased from 42 to 46, and LRP assert that the product meets standards ‘stricter than the… Read More La Roche-Posay ANTHELIOS SHAKA ULTRA-LIGHT SPF 50+ – Review

Mentholatum Sunplay Clear Water SPF 50+ PA++++ – Review

Mentholatum Sunplay sunscreens are one of the most popular sunscreens in Japan. They are affordable and provide high sun protection. The sunscreen that I am reviewing today is one of the Sunplay sunscreens reformulated last year. Japanese and Koreans sunscreens often go through changes. I find it quite clever, as a brand can adjust products… Read More Mentholatum Sunplay Clear Water SPF 50+ PA++++ – Review