If you have been with me on my blogging journey you know how serious I am with Sunscreen. I have mentioned in multiple posts in the past that sunscreen is perhaps the only skincare product that every person should be using from a health standpoint. But very few people do and one of the reasons for that is they are unable to find a product that they like. I can’t blame them because most sunscreens are thick and goopy and makes one sweat, really nobody wants that! This weightless Japanese Sunscreen promises to do better, moreover the internet beauty community is obsessed with it. I wanted to find out why so I made a friend bring me this right from the source – a drugstore in Japan!
Buy Online: Here
Price: 1500 INR
Watery light sunscreen with invisibly powerful UV defense for daily use.
Formulated with revolutionary World’s First Technology, this unique formulation spreads evenly on skin to fend off harmful UV rays even at micro level. Upon application, it forms an even coverage of seamless netting invisibly strong protective veil against UV rays, providing advanced beauty protection from premature ageing.
Known for its amazingly water-like sensational texture, it is refreshingly non-sticky and light on skin despite multiple applications. Infused with hydrating essence of Hyaluronic Acid & Royal Jelly Extract works wonders as a hydrating makeup base.
Non-sticky. Easy application with quick absorption. No added colourant. Easy removal.
For all skin types. Face & body usage.
Water, Alcohol, Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, Ethylhexyl triazone, Isopropyl palmitate, Methacrylate/sodium methacrylate crosspolymer, Diethylamino hydroxybenzoyl hexyl benzoate, Hydrogenated polyisobutene, Bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine, Dextrin palmitate, Butylenel glycol, Xylitol, Acrylates/C10-30 acrylate crosspolymer, Dimethicone, C12-15 alkyl benzoate, Glycerin, Glyceryl stearate, Propanediol, Glyceryl behenate, Vinyl dimethicone/methicone silsesquioxane crosspolymer, Cetyl alcohol, Agar, sorbitan isostearate, Isoceteth-20, Polyvinyl alcohol, Dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, Stearoyl glutamic acid, Arginine, Potassium hydroxide, Sodium hydroxide, Royal jelly extract, Sodium hyaluronate, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA, BHT, Fragrance
It comes packed in a tube which is great and the tube also has a more conical outlet which regulates the flow. I am glad the brand invested in this little detail because the thin gel like formula needs to be regulated otherwise one would end up with too much product!
It does have some fragrance and also definitely smells of alcohol and thats no surprise considering its almost the first ingredient! It is a very fresh scent which is OK for the mornings and it quickly settles down and doesn’t overwhelm my nose.
The best part about this is the amazing watery-gel like texture, its light and spreads like a dream. It’s almost like a slightly thick serum! Due to that consistency a little bit is enough to cover the face and neck. It feels clean and refreshing on the skin. The most unbelievable aspect is that it is also moisturizing despite the Alcohol perhaps due to the presence of Hyaluronic Acid! In fact it wears like a lightweight primer or a hydrating skincare serum!
My skin leans towards the oily side, especially T-zone when I am out and about in the sun, so most sunscreens make me look quite greasy but not this one! And it has ZERO white cast which is huge for any sunscreen!
One issue that can’t be ignored is the fact that alcohol is a prominent ingredient. Alcohol tends to dehydrate so if you are someone with very dry skin you might want to stay away from this. Although Alcohol as an ingredient in Korean & other Asian Skincare products is not quite uncommon! Many essences and gel like products contain alcohol which helps them dry faster and reduce tackiness.
- Lovely Consistency and texture without compromising the sun protection.
- No white cast
- Does not make one greasy or tacky
- Not available readily in India. (although Amazon does sell it but genuine products are not always a guarantee)
- Pricy for the amount of product.
- Contains alcohol and fragrance.
The sunscreen itself is unlike any other I have used! And I have used quite a few (See here, here, here & here) It’s gel like in texture- light and refreshing. It spreads over the skin easily and sinks in quickly; leaving no stickiness or white cast. It sits nicely over my moisturiser and under makeup. I can’t find anything negative to say here and that doesn’t happen often! If this is available in your part of the world stock up right away!
If you have used this I would love to know your thoughts. Also if you have any other sunscreen recommendations for me, I am all ears. Let me know in the comments.