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

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

HA: Hyaluronic Acid aka Heatwave Aid – Review of 3 Hyaluronic Acid Products

This year’s heatwave is already here; the Scandinavia and Greece are on fire and many people have died. This week the temperatures went beyond 30 here. The entire continent needs some Siberian breeze urgently. When it’s hot, I get sweaty and grumpy. There is no way I will be doing a full routine. Maybe in… Read More HA: Hyaluronic Acid aka Heatwave Aid – Review of 3 Hyaluronic Acid Products

Self-tanners Review: Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster & Dove Visible Glow Gradual Self-Tan Fair to Medium

Springtime has arrived, and so have the first warm days. Many people did not miss on the opportunity to take advantage of it and equipped themselves in lobster-red skin, which gives me shivers. Spring and summer time is when the brands start to roll out new sunscreens, I have already seen many new ones available… Read More Self-tanners Review: Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster & Dove Visible Glow Gradual Self-Tan Fair to Medium