I am picky with sunscreens. I have mentioned before that I dislike sunscreens that are heavy or greasy. Sometimes I go out right after work, and those dinner or outings might call for flash photography. I also dislike sunscreens that give me a white cast. That is why I love my Shiseido Perfect UV Protector SPF50 PA+++. I talked about Shiseido Multi-Defense UV Protector a long time ago, and I still can’t figure out what the difference is. The only obvious one I see is the blue rim, and perhaps the words “Very Water Resistant”.
The Perfect UV Protector is quite small and lightweight, so I love this for travels. I usually shake the bottle before applying, but the texture is very fluid so I have to be a little more careful. It might drip onto my vanity. It goes on very smooth and dries to nothing on my skin. My skin looks semi matte but feels moisturized at the same time. The smoothness is mostly due to all those silica in the ingredients, so if you’re one who avoids that ingredient, then this might not be for you.
I think this sunscreen is great as a base under makeup. I’ve been skipping face primers because I think this is mattifying enough for my skin already. I used it on a weekend outing where lots of sweat was involved, and guess what? I didn’t look too shiny. I thought that fact was amazing enough. A little shine after sweat is only natural, but this sunscreen didn’t magnify it and turn me into a light reflector.
I’ve been using this for quite a few months now, and I do not experience any break outs from it. As you can see from the ingredients below, alcohol is ranked number 4, but I don’t feel any dryness from using this. That said, do note I have normal sometimes oily combination skin. I won’t be able to advise if you had drier skin.
I can’t seem to tell you much about this because I feel like I’ve already said everything in my Multi Defense post, even though it was a short one. In my opinion, this is just another version, another packaging, but the SA told me that Multi Defense is for the body and this is for the face. I’m confused. When I bought the Multi Defense, I was told it was for the face -_- I bought this Perfect UV Protector for about RM125 which is the same as the Multi Defense. Sigh. I hate it when brands confuse me. Either way, this is a great one and you should try it. The end.