Review: Yadah Oh My Sunblock SPF35 PA++

Who hasn’t heard this before? “Please remember to apply your sunscreen every day, even when it’s cloudy outside.”

When I was in my teens, my mom would nag me, every single day. I was mostly frustrated because I didn’t understand why. I’d go “UGH!! yadah yadah yadah, enough already!” When I was studying in Australia, I didn’t apply sunscreen at all. When it was cold, I’d stand in the sun when I’d usually avoid them like a plague. When I came home, my mom noticed I have developed freckles. Truthfully, I thought it was cute. There were only a few. Little did I know, the freckles got worse. Only then, did I know my mom meant well, but it was too late. The freckles stuck with me until now. So whenever someone asked me if I was interested to write about sunscreens, I’d say yes. Ironically, Yadah shoved its sunscreen in my face. LOL!


Yadah Sun Block


Today, I show you a sunscreen by a Korean brand, called Yadah. What is different about this sunscreen? For one, there is no colouring or tints in this – zero pigment. No makeup remover is needed to remove this sunscreen. It is free of parabens, methanolamine, benzophenone, sulfate surfactant, mineral oil, tar colour, talc and propylene glycol. It is non-comedogenic and fragrance free. There are also a few good stuff in the ingredients, namely Aloe Vera, Chamomile and Lavender. These 3 natural ingredients help calm down the skin and they all have natural soothing effects.


Yadah sun block ingredients


For me, ingredients are not as important as how my skin reacts to it. My skin can tolerate alcohol, parabens and even silicones. What I can’t tolerate is a sunscreen that feels heavy and makes my face look shiny. I’m glad to report that Yadah Oh My Sunblock doesn’t do that. The texture is light and even with the amount I use, my skin doesn’t grease up. It absorbs rather quickly into my skin and the longevity of my makeup is not affected either. However, I do not apply my base makeup right after sunscreen. I usually wait about 10 minutes, blot my face, then apply my makeup. So, how much sunscreen do I use in one application? This much.




Is that too much? Nope. This much is needed to cover my face and my neck. It feels slippery at first, but after patting the sunscreen in, my face feels moisturized without being greasy. How much sunscreen do you use? Do you use sunscreen every day? I even use sunscreen when I’m in the house. It’s become a habit πŸ™‚

You can find Yadah at Sasa, and this Yadah Oh My Sunblock SPF35 PA++Β retails for RM49. It would’ve been perfect if it was SPF50 PA+++ though >_<


xoxo Lily


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  • Oh I love sunscreen reviews πŸ™‚ They are perhaps one of the most scientific of skincare items ever! Growing up in the US, I never heard much about sunscreen (only SPF 15 from teen mags!). Once i started exploring Asian cosmetics, that’s when i realized how BIG sunscreen is a part of their lives!!!! And now it’s routine for me to sunscreen my face daily whether it’s sunny, cloudy or rainy! πŸ˜‰ Your mom definitely meant well =D I wish my mom would have told me that!

    • Lily

      I love sunscreen reviews too! That’s because I’m always looking for new ones to try, and also, I go through them like water πŸ™‚ This is a general statement, but most Asians (those living in Asia anyway), prefer fairer skin and we tend to avoid the sun more. Out in the sun? Umbrella and loads of sunscreen! That also explains why brightening skincare is such a hit here πŸ™‚

  • Hahaha the brand name cracks me up! If I’m in the house (which is most of the time), I wear a day cream which contains an SPF. It’s never a lot (15 or 20), but it’s better than nothing :p

    • Lily

      I know right? YADAH!! Definitely better than nothing. And I’m guessing the sun there isn’t as hot or bright all year long? Can definitely get away with not wearing sunscreen in the winter (when you’re home)… or would I be wrong?

      • We don’t get much daylight let alone sunlight here in winter, so all in all if you stay indoor, it is not unreasonable to skip!

        • Lily

          Oh thanks for clarifying, Sunny. It’s been so bright here lately, there’s still sunlight at 8pm! Crazy, really. The weather has changed quite a bit. I hope it cools down soon.

  • Liz

    So that’s where your cute freckles came from! I’m noticing small spots here and there on my face and body that were not there in the past and wonder if I have to step up my sunscreen game. I’m pretty happy with just any old Neutrogena or La Roche-Posay, but it’s nice to hear about other options that are effective!

    • Lily

      Cute freckles? I’ll take that πŸ˜›
      I use Neutrogena on my body because it’s much more affordable, and I have one from Peter Thomas Roth for body as well. I usually just apply it on my arm because that’s the only part exposed when driving. I’d hate getting ombre arms, you know? And I can’t wear sleeveless tops to even out the tan because I have flappy fat arms. bla bla bla!

  • TracyBeautyReflections

    I love the name of this haha! It sounds like a good one. I hate when they’re heavy feeling too-it’s so off putting!

    • Lily

      Right? Those heavy ones make me sweat >_<

  • Hahaha. Man, I know – mum did the same thing to me. Still does, actually. S and I are kinda outdoorsy when the weather is nice (hiking, long walks with Dennison, etc.) so even though I put on tons of sunscreen, some of it gets through. *shrugs* I try my best, but I’ve learned to love the small freckles. My SPF is usually 40+, but well, whaddya gonna do? Haha.

    • Lily

      And we know our moms mean well πŸ™‚ I wish I could say I’m outdoorsy, but really, I hate being in the sun, mostly because I hate getting a tan. Hahaha!

  • liyeun

    My mom said the exact same thing to me, BUT she did not tell me about the removal process so I grew up SLEEPING with sunblock. Can you imagine the damage? LOL!
    Anyway, this sunblock does sound interesting. Sasa has some nice products, sometimes. I’m going to check this out! Thanks, Lily! ^^

    • Lily

      LOL my mom did tell me to cleanse, tone and moisturize my face every day and night too πŸ™‚ Sasa has some pretty good things, but sometimes, I also find some items to be overpriced. So I usually do some research online before purchasing from Sasa.

  • We have this here and I’ve been curious!! Thank you for reviewing it! I will be running out to get this as I have the exact same sentiments regarding sunscreen as you do, Lily. And yes, wish it had been SPF50+++ too!

    • Lily

      Thanks Shari. I hope you’ll like it!

  • Icaria

    I want to try this just for the name! I rarely wear sunscreen even in summer unless I know I’ll be out more. I avoid the sun as much as possible but I do need my vitamin D and now I don’t mind a bit of color. You should see me go after my daughter! She’s got a few options as far as ss goes and since she suffered a bad sunburn two years ago she doesn’t mind when I tell her to wear one. πŸ™‚

    • Lily

      Lol! All mothers mean well. Sunscreens are a must for me!

  • Chantelle Wong

    Thanks for the review! I was really considering if I should get the yadah sunblock, everyone was raving about it and I wouldn’t want to get any freckles. But I honestly think freckles are really cute too!:p

    • Lily

      Hi Chantelle, I hope you’ll like this sunblock. I think sun protection helps to prevent feckless from forming but if we are in the sun frequently, it’s bound to happen. Haha!

  • Hahaha, Korean names and packaging <3 I wonder if K brands were accessible me to me as a teen whether I'd've been more diligent with this stuff πŸ˜€
    Ironically my mother was a sun worshipper for most of her life but with perfect skin (younger and less pigmented than mine!) Dammit, genes, you're not playing fair!

    • Lily

      Ah. I wish I have my mom’s genes. She doesn’t get fat. Lol!