Review: Estee Lauder Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening UV Protector SPF 50PA++++

Last month, I reviewed the new Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening products. Of the skincare products I reviewed, I missed out on the UV Protector SPF 50/PA++++ (RM180/30ml). So I’m taking this opportunity to tell you something about this sunscreen. In short, this is a broad spectrum SPF 50 protector fortified with powerful anti-oxidants and soothing anti-irritants. It protects the skin and provides a smooth base for your makeup after.



Estee Lauder White Crescent sunscreen



If you’re expecting this sunscreen to be like most of the Japanese ones, with light texture that dries to a matte finish, well, you’ll be disappointed. If you have drier skin and looking for a sunscreen that doesn’t dry out your skin while providing moisture before you apply foundation, this is what you’re looking for. Does foundation flake on your skin? If you apply this before you apply your foundation, your flakes will disappear. However, since this is a broad spectrum sunscreen, expect some flashbacks if you’ll be taking lots of photos (with flash of course).

What I like about this sunscreen is that it really protects my skin. How can I tell? The past few weeks has been so hot, I could take cold showers 5 times a day. When I wear this sunscreen though, my face doesn’t feel as hot and the sun doesn’t hurt my skin – literally. When I don’t wear sunscreen, I can actually FEEL the sun burning my skin. That’s how hot it’s been. That’s also the main reason why I never go out without sunscreen. If I didn’t wear any makeup, I would even reapply my sunscreen after 2 hours.



Estee Lauder Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening UV Protector SPF 50/PA++++ (RM180)



I have normal skin, and lately, it’s been a little drier, so I can appreciate the richer gel texture. If I have oilier skin, I probably won’t like it that much. If you have oily skin and have tried this sunscreen, please share your experience in comments below. However, do also note the extremely high humidity level in my country. If your weather is drier, it might also work differently for you. I have been using this sunscreen exclusively for the past month, as a base before my By Terry Terrybly Densiliss foundation (which I will review shortly) and I have been really liking it. You see, the foundation emphasizes the flakes on my nose, and the moisture from this sunscreen got rid of it. A good combination. I find it also works well with Chanel Perfection Lumiere which is usually very dry on my skin, even if I applied it after moisturizing my skin properly.

What I don’t like about this sunscreen is also exactly that. The texture. Sometimes, when it gets too hot, the sunscreen will feel a little heavy on the skin. Also, RM180 (before GST) for 30ml is quite steep.

What sunscreen are you using? Do you use sunscreen daily? I usually have a few sunscreens on rotation. Before this, I was using something from Sunplay, Biore, Dior and also Lancome. Now that I have properly tested this suncreen, I’ll be back on my rotation. So…. how many times did the word “sunscreen” pop up in this post?



xoxo Lily



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