Hullo everybody! It’s been raining in KL recently and it was great to see the sun finally peek out and greet us in all its majestic warmth (basically it means that I can go sun-tanning now, harhar).
ksuan wrote an informative entry on Clinique’s Super City Block Oil-Free Daily Face Protector sun screen and provided great details about sun protection and UVA/UVB rays. Continuing on the importance of sun protection, I’ll be reviewing my budget alternative for sun protection: Neutrogena’s Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock in SPF50+.
More pics and review coming up!
I got this from Watsons during their sale and had heard that it was pretty good. Neutrogena’s Ultra Sheer sunblock is stabilized with Helioplex, thus providing superior balanced broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays. Helioplex is Neutrogena’s proprietary name for the abovementioned patented UVA/UVB protection. The Dry Touch tag you see is apparently the technology used to provide an ultra-light, non-shiny finish. It’s purported to be waterproof, and sweatproof, is oil- and PABA-free, and is non-comedogenic. It can be used for both face and body.
I was pleasantly surprised to see that this 88ml tube came with a blister seal : ) (simple things make me happy). I’m a stickler for two things when it comes to skincare: manufacture date and freshness, meaning that no one has opened up the tube/bottle. The sunblock squeezes out white and has a lighter texture than most traditional body suncreens. You might find it a bit strange to spread this around your face and put make-up after if you’re used to just a moisturizer or facial sunscreen, but don’t worry as it’ll absorb quite quickly and doesn’t leave a strong scent.
I’ve been using it for about a month and I’m happy to report that I don’t have blocked pores or greasier skin. My skin is naturally oily but this did not exacerbate it, which is great.
Comes in one size – 88ml, for around RM34.88-RM40+, depending on where and when you get it. Sales will push it down to RM34.88 at Watsons and Guardians. Definitely a budget buy for me, and I’ll be repurchasing this when I run out!