Hur hur on the cheesy entry title, I know... but whenever I think of sunscreens, this Baz Luhrman song comes to my mind.
Just a quick entry to share with you 3 sunscreens I am rotating and using. Sunscreens these days serve a variety of function, not just to protect your skin against the harmful sun damage, but also act as a makeup base, even out your skintone, keep the oil at bay and so on. I have recently been using (not at the same time) these 3 sunscreens and I have been loving them for all different purposes, because, obivously they are all very different. I group them loosely into the sunscreen category, because one can point out that the Sulwhasoo is technically a BB cream - but they all contain 50SPF PA+++ which is why I am going to talk about all of them in this entry.
Here's my overview of each of the sunscreens:
YSL UV Shield (guessing this to be in the $70 range): I have this for sometime before I started using it around 3 weeks back. It is a clear base, very heavily scented and the formula is quite creamy & emolient (note: not heavy). I like to use this as a sunscreen/ makeup base. It helps all other foundations I use over it even easier to apply, and it helps my skin feel hydrated the whole day. I just wish the scent isn't so strong though, but other than that, I love this YSL UV Shield. And extra bonus - it also contains anti pollution properties that guards the skin from daily urban aggressors.
Sulwhasoo Snowise BB Base (got this at Duty Free, around $60 ish): You know I love the Snowise range, and this extension to the range is just perfect. The same soothing slightly herbal scent is just awesome, and as a BB cream it gives rather sheer coverage (great for good skin days actually) but usually I would apply my foundation over it for more coverage. Other than that, I think this is fantastic as a lightweight BB cream with good sun protection, and skin brightening properties.
Biore UV Aqua Watery Essence (around $18.90): Another clear sunscreen, this is on the other end of the price range as compared to the YSL one. I am amazed at how quickly it absorbed into my skin, and I use this only on mornings when I need to go out of the house without any makeup, and when I go jgging. It is so lightweight, and true to the name, it does not feel oily/ creamy at all. I think this is great for girls with very oily complexion. And it is really effective as a sunscreen especially for our humid weather.
Hope this quick overview has been helpful! It is difficult for me to comment on the exact effectiveness or go into all that technical details, but I am certain that all three I mentioned here are my current faves, so it is worthwhile to mention them and share with you, in case anyone is looking for sunscreens in general. :)
Currently in a blogspam mood.... there should be more entries coming hopefully by the end of today.
Thanks for reading!!