NEW SKINCARE | Anti-aging serums and moisturizers from Estee Lauder, Dior and Clarins

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I am totally obsessed with anti-aging products right now. I’ve getting more and more fine lines under my eyes so I’m really conscious about trying to prevent them from spreading to the rest of my face. Today I have a few brand new anti-aging products to share with you, including four new serums and two new moisturizers. Serums are my favourite part of my skincare routine because you can mix and match your serum to target certain concern areas. Moisturizers are also fun to use because it helps to seal off your serum underneath, and applying that moisturizer can also be a very therapeutic experience as you press and massage the product into your skin.

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The Estee Lauder Perfectionist Pro Rapid Firm + Lift Treatment (C$100 for 30mL) is a patented serum from Estee Lauder that targets your entire face – lifting and firming the jawline, cheeks, and laugh lines. It contains AHAs to help exfoliate your skin, as well as an exclusive peptide Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 that helps to boost the skin’s collagen and elastin production. It has a very light fluid milky gel texture that absorbs really quickly and will immediately smooth the look of fine lines on the skin’s surface. It does have some silicones in its ingredients list, so that it has that immediate smoothing effect. In addition, it contains some ingredients that give you an immediate “glow,” i.e. subtle shimmers, so I’ve been enjoying this more-so during the day than at night.

I really like this serum for its smoothing effect. I have also noticed a bit of firming around my jawline. That being said, I don’t particularly enjoy silicones in my skincare, especially at the serum step, because I find that other products don’t penetrate my skin as well. If you have combination or oily skin, I can actually see this as being a great moisturizer / last step before sunscreen. It is lightly hydrating and is a great option for a daytime summer hydrator for those who don’t need as much hydration.

You can pick up Estee Lauder products at The Bay and Holt Renfrew.

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The Dior Capture Youth Lift Sculptor Age-Delay Lifting Serum (C$120 for 30mL) is one of five serums newly released with the new Capture Youth collection. You can use the Capture Youth Serums alone as a serum, mixed in with the Capture Youth moisturizer, or create your own serum cocktail by mixing and matching with other serums from the line.  The three that I have are the Plump Filler, Glow Booster, and Lift Sculptor.

  • The Lift Sculptor is rich in polyphenols derived from tea. The Lift Sculptor feels kind of like a liquid honey in my hands. It is lightweight but still rich. It feels slightly smoothing but I haven’t felt any obvious lifting.
  • The Plump Filler is a good-ish hyaluronic acid serum. It does its job, albeit with a bit of a silicone-y feel. For a hyaluronic acid serum, it is a bit on the pricey side so I’m not sure I would recommend it. There are many good hyaluronic acid serums on the market that won’t break the bank. That being said, if you are planning to create your own serum cocktail, it may be better to stick with the Capture Youth version because they have been formulated to complement each other.
  • The Glow Booster is pretty amazing – it’s very lightweight and fluid, almost like an essence serum. It soaks into my skin so quickly and doesn’t cause irritation, despite it being an exfoliating serum. I only use this at night, and it feels amazing layered underneath either the Plump Filler or the Lift Sculptor.

The other two serums are Matte Maximizer, a mattifying serum; and Redness Soother, a neutralizing serum for those with skin redness. I actually have quite a bit of redness in my cheeks so I would be interested in trying that one. The Matte Maximizer would be amazing for those with oily skin, or if you are going on vacation in the summer and don’t want to touch up your skincare!

You can pick up Dior products from The Bay and Holt Renfrew.

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Clarins Extra-Firming is one of the world’s top selling anti-aging moisturizers; three creams are sold every minute around the world! For Spring 2018, Clarins has reformulated this cult classic with the addition of the kangaroo flower, a groundbreaking ingredient that increase the skin’s regeneration capacity. The goal is skin that resists stretching, resists pressure, and bounces back into shape.

It comes in Day and Night Creams, each in two formulations – for all skin types or for very dry skin types. You can see below the different textures applied on the back of my hand, from top to bottom: day cream for all skin types, day cream for dry skin, night cream for dry skin, and then night cream for all skin types. The night cream for dry skin is incredibly nourishing and super rich, perfect for when you have heating or air conditioning on at night and need something that packs an extra punch.

I have the “all skin types” version and they work very well for me in this warmer climate. I layer these over a serum, such as one of the Dior Capture Youth Serum, and it gives my skin an amazing boost of hydration and lifting. My feels feels and looks glowy and more plump. I don’t think you necessarily have to purchase both the day and night versions, but of course if you are looking to give your skincare routine an overhaul, Clarins Extra-Firming could be a good option. Of the two, I prefer the Night Cream better in terms of texture because I do love thicker creams.

You can pick up Clarins Extra-Firming products at The Bay and Sephora.

Product provided by PR for review consideration; all opinions are my own.

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Review + swatches – the Estee Edit Mattified Lipsticks in Wrapped & You’re Welcome, and Lip Flips in Turn Up & Turn Down

Estee Edit Mattified Lipsticks in Wrapped & You're Welcome

The Estee Edit by Estee Lauder is new makeup and skincare line by Estee Lauder, featuring products inspired by and curated by muses Kendall Jenner and Irene Kim. The products in this line are all very edgy, targeted for the younger generation that want more bold colours, multi-tasking products, and lightweight textures. When I first heard about this brand, the thing that stood out most to me were the lipsticks. Estee Lauder’s Pure Colour Envy lipstick range is among my favourites, so I was curious to see how the Estee Edit lipsticks matched up.

The two lipsticks I received were part of the Mattified Lipstick formula (C$26 each), in shades Wrapped and You’re Welcome. Wrapped is a pretty raspberry matte cream, and You’re Welcome is a bold red. Based on the technology of matte lipsticks nowadays, I was a bit disappointed in differences in the texture of these two lipsticks. You’re Welcome is a beautiful, creamy, opaque-in-one-swipe type of lipstick. Despite it being a matte shade, it didn’t feel drying or crepey at all. Whereas Wrapped felt drier and looked patchier as well. Wrapped is definitely a lipstick you need to warm up a bit first before applying, or apply with a lip brush so that you can get more of the creamy colour in one even application.

Wrapped, being a darker colour, also stained my lips for a good bit and had to be removed vigorously with oil cleanser. You’re Welcome did not stain so much alone, but with the Turn Down layered on top also stained a bit. This is great if you want a long lasting lipstick… bad if you generally don’t like staining.

Estee Edit Mattified Lipsticks in Wrapped & You're Welcome

In addition, the Estee Edit’s lipstick line also contained two unique shades aimed at transforming your existing lip colour into something different. The Lip Flip Shade Transformers (C$26 each) in Turn Up, a bright yellow created to brighten your existing lipstick, and Turn Down, a sheer black created to darken your existing lip shade, are unique to the market and not something most mass-market brands have.

You can see in the swatches below that both of these swatch sheer and matte, which make them perfect for mixing with your existing matte shades. The sheerness is good because then you don’t end up with a yellow or black lip. I tried playing with these on some weekends, and I have to say that I’m not really a fan. I’m a lipstick junkie so I have amassed a large collection of unique lipstick shades, which means that I don’t really need this as much as those who may not have as many lipsticks. That being said though, I’m not a fan of the dry, matte texture. It feels relatively drying on me, and I also feel like the yellow and the black settles a bit into my lip lines so that you don’t get a very evenly blended colour. Turn Down, in particular, was very patchy and the end result was not great. It might work better if you mix the shades on the back of your hand before applying, but it takes away the convenience factor.

Estee Edit Lip Flips in Turn Up & Turn Down

Overall I’m still a bit on the fence about these lipsticks. The texture, pigmentation, and finish of You’re Welcome is great, but Wrapped was not, and neither were Turn Up or Turn Down. It’s probably safe to say you should try these lipsticks on in person before you pick ones to purchase. Alternatively, I highly recommend checking out the Estee Lauder Pure Colour Envy lipsticks, in the original, Shine, and Matte formulas, all of which are amazing and I have nothing negative to say about.

The Estee Edit products are available now exclusively at Sephora in stores and online.

Estee Edit Mattified Lipsticks in Wrapped & You're Welcome

The swatches

You’re Welcome (single swipe, then layered with Turn Up, and Turn Down), and Wrapped (single swipe, then layered with Turn Up, and Turn Down)

Estee Edit Mattified Lipsticks in Wrapped & You're Welcome

Turn Up and Turn Down

Estee Edit Lip Flips in Turn Up & Turn Down

Estee Lauder Summer 2016 – Bronze Goddess Eau Fraiche Skinscent and Lip & Cheek Summer Glow

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess 2016 review

Estee Lauder Summer 2016 collections are always alluring, full of bronze, gold, and coral tones that help you achieve that perfect sun-kissed glow. This year, Estee Lauder has released a new limited edition version of their popular Bronze Goddess fragrance, as well as other limited edition pieces that you will want to pick up.

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Eau Fraiche Skinscent review

The Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Eau Fraiche Skinscent (C$72 for 100ml) is a lightweight eau fraiche that smells like summer. It contains notes of Amber, Coconut Milk, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Vetiver, Myrrh, Juicy Mandarin, Sicilian Bergamot, Lemon, Pulpy Orange, Tiare Flower, Jasmine, Magnolia Petals, Orange Flower Buds, and Lavender. The main notes I can pick up are coconut milk, which is translated very freshly in this fragrance, as well as a light floral.

I am completely obsessed with this fragrance; the lightness is great for those hot summer months when you want a subtle scent without overpowering everyone around you. I’ve been basically spraying this on my clothes, in my room, and on me every since I got it. It reminds me a lot of a subtler Tom Ford Soleil Blanc, which is great if you love that scent but don’t want to shell out $250. In addition to the fragrance, it is also available as a Shimmering Body Oil Spray, a luxurious Whipped Body Crème, and a new Exfoliating Body Cleanser.

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Eau Fraiche Skinscent review

Estee Lauder Lip and Cheek Summer Glow peach glow review and swatches

In addition, I received the Lip & Cheek Summer Glow in Peach Glow (C$38), a three-in-one glow pen in a soft coral peach shade. The duo-ended colour stick contains a solid cream on one end, which can be used as a cheek tint and lipstick, and a gloss on the other end for your lips. The solid cream side is a bit drying on its own for my lips, but I find it works very well as a cream cheek colour as the drier texture allows it to dry down completely. The gloss is very sheer, and has a milky finish on the lips, but it is also very light and non-sticky. The Lip & Cheek Summer Glow is available available in two other shades – Fuchsia Lights, a bright warm pink, and Sunburst, a nude gold.

Estee Lauder Lip and Cheek Summer Glow peach glow review and swatches

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess collection is available now at Sephora, the Bay, Holt Renfrew, online at www.esteelauder.ca and other places that carry Estee Lauder.

The next generation of liquid lipsticks – Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion in Fierce Beauty

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion in Fierce Beauty review and swatch

Estee Lauder has introduced a liquid lipstick to its line of Pure Color Envy lipsticks. The Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion is truly part of the next generation of liquid lipsticks. It features rich color impact to give lips a visibly fuller, more voluminous and curvaceous look, as well as long-wearing properties that maintain color richness and wear for up to 8 hours. The Liquid Lip Potions are formulated with avocado oil, jojoba oil and sunflower oil, as well as hyaluronic acid to nourish and hydrate the lips.

The shade I have is Fierce Beauty, which is a pretty petal peachy-pink shade that’s opaque in one layer. It is extremely lightweight, and despite the full coverage, I can’t consciously feel it on my lips. Wear time is average – 90% of it fades after a meal, and it doesn’t leave a stain. I found my Estee Lauder Liquid Lip Potion to have a matte-satin finish, not quite entirely matte, but not glossy either.

I’m not a fan of the doe foot applicator as I found it a bit stiff and not great for molding around the lips. The thinner tip can be used to line the lips more precisely, but I found filling in the lips trickier.

At first application, they felt very similar to the Lise Watier Baiser Velours matte liquid lipsticks.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion in Fierce Beauty review and swatch

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion in Fierce Beauty review and swatch

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion in Fierce Beauty review and swatch

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion in Fierce Beauty review and swatch

Red lips for all occasions! An overview of eight red lipsticks in different textures and finishes

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I love a good red lip. I used to be intimidated by strong lips but now they’re my favourite “statement piece” to wear. Over the years, I’ve accumulated a ton of red lip products today I’m sharing some old favourites as well as some new discoveries.

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From left to right: Burberry Kisses in 109 Military Red, Chanel Rouge Allure Laque in 75 Dragon, Estee Lauder Pure Colour Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick in Empowered, Guerlain Rouge G in Rouge Parade

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  • Burberry Kisses in 109 Military Red is a new recent discovery (full review to be posted soon). It’s a blue-based red in an almost gel texture. It’s more opaque once layered compared to the Estee Lauder Pure Colour Envy Shine in Empowered, but you can also sheer it out by wearing less layers.
  • Chanel Rouge Allure Laque in 75 Dragon is one of my all-time favourite reds. It is a cult classic product that has sadly been discontinued, but it is a very blue-based red with gold shimmers. This is probably one of the more high maintenance reds, since it stains the lips significantly so you need a lip brush to get the most precise line around the lips, and then to fill it in. The end result is a gorgeous, rich red that’s most fitting for any black tie event.
  • Estee Lauder Pure Colour Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick in Empowered (reviewed here) is another recent discovery that has quickly become a favourite. This is one of the few reds I’ve found that doesn’t stain the lips (woo hoo!). It’s an orange-based red that starts out sheer, almost jelly-like, and can be built up to fuller coverage.
  • Guerlain Rouge G in Rouge Parade (reviewed here) is another all-time favourite red. Even though it was just introduced late last year, the Rouge G formula has been one of my favourites for years due to its rich colour payoff and creamy formula. Rouge Parade is a neutral red that just brightens up my whole face when I wear it. I’m also loving the limited edition red lacquer case, which is a nice bonus.

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From left to right: Lise Watier Baiser Velours in Eternal Kiss, Paul & Joe Lipstick in Rosebud, Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stain in New York Scene, Shiseido Laquer Rouge in RD413

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  • Lise Watier Baiser Velours in Eternal Kiss (reviewed here) is a recent discovery and the only matte red lip on this list. It’s hard to find a matte lipstick that doesn’t completely dry out the lips, and this one fits the bill. It is a more neutral, leaning blue-based red that has a matte, velvet finish. I like wearing this when I want a long-wearing red lip without the maintenance (you can just top up with lip balm to refresh the colour).
  • Paul & Joe Lipstick in Rosebud (reviewed here) is a good option for those who want to try the red lip but is intimidated by its intensity. This one is the sheerest of the bunch, and is also the easiest to wear, even appropriate for work lunch meetings.
  • Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stain in New York Scene (reviewed here) is one of my favourite low-maintenance lip formula, in a beautiful raspberry red tone. The ColorStay Moisture Stain really does stain your lips for hours, meaning you can wear this when you’re out and about without needing to worry about touchups.
  • Shiseido Laquer Rouge in RD413 is an orange-based red with an interesting wet laquer formula. It’s like a gloss and lacquer in one, giving up extreme shine with intense colour. The wet formula, while glossy, is also very light and not sticky at all, so this would be great for those who like that glossy finish without all the downsides of one.

What are some of your favourite red lip products, and have you discovered any new ones you want to try recently?

Review + swatches + look: Estee Lauder Pure Colour Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick in Empowered

Estee Lauder Pure Colour Envy Shine in Empowered review

For Spring 2015, Estee Lauder has released a more fun, younger sister of their fan favourite Pure Colour Envy Sculpting Lipstick. The Estee Lauder Pure Colour Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick (C$34) (phew, that’s a mouthful), is a series of 16 new shades designed to sculpt, hydrate, and illuminate the lips.

The colour I received was Empowered, which has lovingly been added to my arsenal of power red lipsticks. Empowered is an orange-based red (it swatches quite neutral but looks orange on my lips). The unique characteristic about the Envy Shine lipsticks is that you can apply one layer for jelly-like lipstick look that’s sheer and great for daytime, or you can layer it on for more punch in the colour. Even with heavy layering, I never felt like my lipstick was building up to be too thick on my lips, and it still felt comfortable.

Estee Lauder Pure Colour Envy Shine review

The texture of the Envy Shine lipsticks are just wonderful – it feels like a light gel texture that’s packed full of colour but not heavy. It’s super comfortable to wear, and the wear time is quite impressive, lasting more than 8 hours with one touchup, and this includes some light drinking. At the end of the night, I removed it with cleansing oil and it was completely gone with no staining (a big issue with a lot of other red lipsticks).

The packaging itself is super sleek and chic looking. It comes in a long, navy blue tube with a gold topper that has Estee Lauder engraved in it. The case has a magnetic closure, which might be a bit dangerous if you’re leaving it in a large tote bag or something where you rummage through everything else you own, but I’ve left it in my small purse before and I haven’t noticed it opening up on its own. It’s just something to note if you’re wary of magnetic closures on lipsticks (or makeup in general).

Estee Lauder Pure Colour Envy Shine review

I highly recommend you check these out. The Envy Shine lipsticks are fun to wear and come in a multitude of shades suitable for everyone. You can dress up or dress down while wearing these, which makes them super versatile and something you can keep around with you to wear during the day or intensify for the night.

The Estee Lauder Pure Colour Envy Shine Sculpting Lipsticks are available now at Sephora, The Bay, and anywhere else that carries Estee Lauder.

Estee Lauder Pure Colour Envy Shine in Empowered review

The swatches

From left to right: one swipe of Empowered, two swipes layered, three swipes layered

Estee Lauder Pure Colour Envy Shine in Empowered swatch

The look

Wearing Estee Lauder Pure Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick in Empowered, with the rest of the makeup described here.

Estee Lauder Pure Colour Envy Shine in Empowered swatch

Review: Estee Lauder Nutritious Rosy Prism Radiant Essence

Estee Lauder Nutritious Rosy Prism Radiant Essence review

The Estee Lauder Nutritious Rosy Prism Radiant Essence was newly released last fall in Asia and select locations outside of Asia. Designed for Asian skintones, its main purpose is to neutralize sallowness, correct dullness, and also to brighten the skin. Estee Lauder also has an Enlighten line that is targeted towards dark spot treatment, brightening and evening out the skintone.

My skin profile: I have very dehydrated cheeks with a t-zone that gets oily. I occasionally get break-outs, usually 1-2 around that time of the month. My main skin concerns are hyper-pigmentation and dehydration in the cheek area and fine lines in the eye area. My ideal skincare products are ones that provide good moisture to my skin, absorb quickly and leave no left-over product sitting on top of my skin.

What it claims (from EsteeLauder.com): See your skin bloom. Rosy, radiant, revitalized.This powerful essence, with our potent Rosy Prism™ Technology, infuses skin with energy and nutrients. Helps neutralize irritants and dissolve the look of dull, yellow skintone. 97% of women said their skin looked more radiant—instantly. Nutritious Rosy Prism™: The world’s first high-performance system proven to significantly reduce and help prevent the look of yellow skintone. Powered by our Pomegranate Nectar Infusion, rich in anti-oxidants, and Pink Peony Extract. Skin blooms with a new multi-faceted radiance: looks fresh, translucent, perfectly rosy. Created exclusively for and tested on Asian skin.

Price: C$88 for 30mL

Scent & texture: Subtle fruity scent that’s very pleasant, with a texture of clear fluid gel.

The good: The Estee Lauder pomegranate serum smelled really good and had a beautifully light texture. It absorbs quickly into my skin and felt refreshing and cooling when applied to my face. The bottle is also beautiful as the red and gold looks bright and luxurious on my bathroom countertop.

  • Smells good with a light texture
  • Absorbs quickly
  • Feels refreshing on the skin
  • Beautiful bottle

The bad: This product did not do anything it claimed on my skin. It did not correct or neutralize sallowness, brighten, and it didn’t even hydrate the skin. Using this was a net negative in my books because it didn’t do much for my skin at all, but still cost time and money in order to use it.

  • Did nothing
  • Expensive

Overall: The Estee Lauder Nutritious Rosy Prism Radiant Essence was mostly a dud for me. I felt like it didn’t do much for correcting dullness or sallowness, brightening, or even hydrating the skin. I felt like it didn’t make a difference in my skincare routine at all, which was a bit disappointing since I had high hopes for this product. I honestly have no idea what skin type would find this product beneficial, so sadly I can’t recommend it at all.

Product: 5/20
Packaging: 4/5
Value: 2/5
Overall:11/30 | F
Repurchase? No

 

Swatches of Estee Lauder Pure Colour Five Colour Eyeshadow in Extravagant Gold

I’ve always kind of excluded Estee Lauder in the past. To me it seemed like they were more of a “mature” brand, like they made products for the older generation. However when photos and swatches of their holiday collection started popping up, I knew I had to have this.

The quality completely blew me away, it was soft, pigmented, but not overly powdery (like some other eyeshadows, such as Urban Decay). I can definitely see myself wearing this over the holidays. The colours are a sheer shimmery white, a shimmery brown, a shimmery bronze, a shimmery gold (true gold!) and a matte dark brown. The colours are very wearable all together and on their own.

You all know how much of a Dior fan I am, so I even surprised myself when I passed off Dior’s 5 Golds palette for this one because it was slightly cooler. You can check out a comparison between Extravagant Gold and 5 Golds on Cafe Makeup. Compared to this, the Dior palette isn’t really that gold, which is kind of a disappointment.

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Review: Estee Lauder Cyber White EX Extra Intensive UV Protector SPF 50/PA+++

Estee Lauder Cyber White EX Extra Intensive UV Protection SPF 50/PA+++

I had been looking for a high-end, high-SPF sunscreen since forever. I didn’t want to spend too much on it because you usually don’t get a lot of volume in high-end sunscreens, so I wanted it to be worth the amount I paid for it. For months I deliberated between Diorsnow, Estee Lauder Cyber White EX and Lancome Blanc Expert. From the title of this post you can probably see EL Cyber White won that battle. I picked this up in Duty Free on my Air China flight when I flew from London to Beijing. They actually had all of the three brands I was considering but with this you get more product per dollar.

What it claims (from EsteeLauder.com.sg): Our highest level UVA/UVB shield. Super sheer. Extra gentle and fast-absorbing. Ensures a brighter, flawless future for your skin. Empowered with anti-oxidant protection and anti-irritants.

Damage: $75USD for 2 tubes (100mL in total), which means $37.50 per tube of 50mL. (For comparison’s sake Diorsnow was $45 for 30mL and Lancome Blanc Expert was $40 for 30mL)

Instructions (from the tube): Smooth on face and throat to protect skin and provide a perfect base for makeup Apply AM after your CyberWhite EX Extra Brightening Moisturizer. (Or you can use any moisturizer; basically after your skincare regimen and before makeup)

Estee Lauder Cyber White Ex Extra Intensive UV Protector is white in colour and milky.

The good: The first and foremost thing is that it has very high SPF and PA protection (SPF is protection against UVB and PA is protection against UVA, UVB is what causes sunburns and UVA is what causes hyperpigmentation). With this on I don’t have to worry about my skin tanning as much, at least not for the first few hours. It is relatively light and milky, which is unusual for such a high-SPF sunscreen. I also really like the packaging of this sunscreen. Its sleek and looks more luxurious even though all three of the brands of high-end sunscreen comes in a plastic tube…

  • High SPF, good protection for both UVA and UVB
  • Light and milky texture
  • Sleek packaging

The bad: It smells like sunscreen. That is the one of the biggest turn-offs for me in a sun-protection product. I cannot stand the smell of sunscreen, which is one of the reasons why I like ZA’s high-SPF sunscreen because it smells really soft and floral-like. Also despite its milkiness, it doesn’t really absorb that fast, it does absorb after maybe 20-30 minutes but its definitely not fast-absorbing like the description says, unless I’m wearing too much, which is good because you’re supposed to wear 2 teaspoons of sunscreen on your entire body anyways. Also it does somewhat leave a little bit of a greasy film on top of my skin. It could be because it is really humid here and my skin doesn’t need as much oil/moisture, or it could just because it is slow absorbing.

  • Smells like sunscreen
  • Slow absorbing
  • Somewhat greasy

Overall: Honestly I haven’t tried enough SPF 50 sunscreens to compare to this one, I used to have one thats by Aveeno and it was a lot thicker and greasier than this one. So I guess for an SPF 50 sunscreen this is pretty good already. Also because I haven’t tried it in my home environment, aka Canadian weather, I have no idea how it performs in a drier environment. I can say for sure though, if you live in Asia and its hot and humid, I will not recommend this sunscreen for you (which is ironic, because this is only sold in Asia). If you live in a drier climate then maybe. Or if you have normal to dry skin. This product can apparently double as a makeup base and I have tried this with the ZA compact foundation. I haven’t noticed any improvements in look or wear with this as a base though, so to me its just a sunscreen.

  • Product: 8/10
  • Packaging: 5/5
  • Value: 3.5/5
  • Ease of Use: 5/5
  • Overall: 21.5/25 | 86% | A | ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ 1/2
  • Repurchase? Unlikely. I’ll probably end up trying the other two brands mentioned just to compare, but keep in mind I do have another tube.