With the sweltering weather lately, it’s almost mandatory to shield ourselves with sunblock before we step out. In fact, sun protection is essential every day despite of the weather because the harmful UV rays speed up the aging process of the skin.

As such, if you haven’t been loading up on sun protection, here are 2 new kids on the blog (pun intended). I have made a comparison across 4 different sunscreens previously, please read the post here.

(from left) Shiseido Perfect UV Protector SPF 50+ PA +++, REN Photoactive Sun Veil SPF 15

Shiseido Perfect UV Protector SPF 50+ PA+++ (S$59 for 50ml)

While this product looks similar to the Multi Defense UV Protector launched last year, it is now more affordable at S$59 for 50ml as compared to the 30ml packaging last year.

Texture wise, the Perfect UV Protector is closely similar to the version last year – light, watery, non-greasy and mattifying. However, the difference is that the new product is more water-resistant and therefore suitable to use on the body. Given its ergonomic and light packaging, you could carry it in your bag and reapply your sunscreen as and when you are outdoor or on a beach vacation.

This sun protection lotion, being light and non-greasy, doesn’t leave too much of a white cast and is great as a makeup base. If you are looking for one sunblock that is good for your face and heavy duty enough for the body, this would probably be your call. One note though, due to its perspiration-resistant properties, you will need to cleanse well (especially your body) to effectively remove the sunblock.

REN Photoactive Sun Veil SPF 15 (S$79 for 50ml)

REN is a British skincare brand that is free from skin-unfriendly synthetic ingredients. One of their newest product is the Photoactive Sun Veil, which apparently has ingredients like “fluosphores and noni extract that absorb harmful UV rays and transform them into visible red light, that help boost the skins natural elastin; improving its firmness and youthful look.”

I have been trying this product for a week and whilst the firming effect is not so obvious, this sunscreen is a white non-greasy cream that surprisingly gets absorbed into the skin within a very short time. Based on my experience, creamier sunscreens are slightly harder to absorb but there is no such issue with REN’s product. In fact, the finish is matte with no white cast, such that there is little trace of the sunscreen on your skin after application.

REN suggests that we reapply our sun protection every 3 hours. With the Photoactive Sun Veil, you could rub the product with your palms and press them gently onto your full face to reapply.

The only thing I dislike about this product is the packaging – it is hard to dispense the sunscreen from the pump and it took me a while with loads of pressing at the beginning before I could obtain a steady stream. Apparently, due to its vacuum packaging, you are supposed to give your bottle a knock before you dispense the product for the very first time.

The Photoactive Sun Veil is available at Escentials located in Paragon, Marina Bay Sands and Tangs Orchard.

若您还没开始使用防晒乳的话,现在就应该好好考虑应该使用哪一种防晒产品。毕竟,紫外线能够导致肌肤更容易老化,即使人在室内,也应该涂上有防晒功能的护肤或化妆品。借此机会与大家介绍来自资生堂新出炉的Perfect UV Protector SPF 50+ PA+++ ,适合脸部以及身体各部位。若即将出国旅行或到海滩度假,这新品应该是您行李当中不可或缺的护肤品之一。来自英国的REN最近也推出了Photoactive Sun Veil这含有SPF 15的防晒乳。这产品虽然是白色的乳液,却特别轻盈,不一会儿就被肌肤给吸收了,完全不留痕迹。REN的品牌经理也特别强调,大家应当每3小时涂上防晒乳。由于REN Photoactive Sun Veil容易吸收又不留痕迹,即使脸上有妆,每3小时可直接拍些产品在脸上,不影响妆容。

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