The Asian market has SPF and sun protection formulas perfected. Missha All Around Safe Block Essence Sun SPF45/PA+++ ($13.99) is proof positive that Asia makes a FAR better and superior sun protection base than anything you can get here in the US.
I typically prefer Japanese and Korean SPF myself due to their texture and ease of use. Anything I find here in the US is typically so greasy, heavy, and smells god awful.
Seriously, try out Missha All Around Safe Block Essence Sun and prepare to be delighted!
Since SPF season is upon us I’ve been testing a few new ones out one of which is the Skinfood Platinum Grape Cell White Sun Essence SPF 50 PA+++.
This interested me because it not only protected with an impressive SPF 50 but also because it was created for duller skin types to not only brighten but also to address dark spots and to firm skin with grape cell extract.
Take a look!
Shu Uemura Whitefficient UV Under Base Brightening Mousse was recently released in Japan. We haven’t seen this one here in the US but fans of Shu’s original UV Mousse will be quite familiar with this one.
The original Shu Uemura Whitefficient UV Under Base Mousse offered SPF 30 and came in a soft, mousse formula that absorbed easily. I don’t think they actually carry it anymore in the US but don’t quote me, it’s been a while since I explored Shu’s master line.
Shu Uemura Whitefficient UV Under Base Brightening Mousse simply adds the benefits of whitening to the mix. So if you’re looking to brighten, whiten, or ease dullness on your face it might be one you’d select over the original UV base.
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I’ve turned quite a few of you on to the joys of Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery SPF 50+. I love that stuff. Totally my HG (holy grail) SPF of choice.
I recently purchased the new Biore UV Aqua Rich Whitening Watery Cream SPF 50+ on a whim to try out.
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Shiseido Urban Environment UV Protection Cream Plus SPF 50 was released in Japan this Spring and recently we got got the launch of Shiseido Urban Environment Oil–Free UV Protector SPF 42 PA+++ here in the US.
Interesting that the formulas appear quite similar but offer different levels of protection.
I got mine from Japan however, I swatched the version we have available here in the states and I’ll say both have great formulas that seem pretty much identical outside the fact we have an SPF 42 and Japan offers the SPF 50 option. The version here in the US is more of a milky liquid or what I refer to as a traditional SPF formula versus the creamier version of the Japanese release.
Let’s take a look!