Sun Protection Week Day 5 – Road Testing Laneige Sun Block Oil-free SPF35 PA++

I’m loving the cold weather but I had to set aside my watery sunblocks to keep my skin from drying out. Since I don’t like layering lotions and potions on my face, I started using alcohol-free cream-type sunblocks to serve as a moisturizer-and-sunblock-in-one. I sifted through the samples in my stash and saw this: Advertisements

Sun Protection Week: Day 4 – A Quarter Teaspoon of Biore UV Perfect Face Milk On Human Face

The next few days of sun protection week will be of me slathering a quarter teaspoon of sunblock on my face. In Day 1, I mentioned that 2 milligrams of sunblock per square centimeter of skin is needed to get the SPF rating as written on the label. I don’t own a weighing scale sensitive enough to measure milligrams so I’ll be using the measuring spoon approximation. Check out Robyn’s attempt on 2mg per cm². Vanessa told me that it’s possible to apply that much with Biore’s UV Perfect Face Milk (and still manage to look decent.) I freaked out…

Nature’s Gate Aqua Block SPF 50 Review

If you love water sports and swimming under the sun, this is the sunblock for you. I discovered Nature’s Gate Aqua Block during my chemical phobia days. I grabbed it as soon as I saw it at Healthy Options because it says Very Water Resistant on the package. I was going to Boracay at the time and I knew we were going to do a lot of water activities. That was mid-2009. Fast forward to 2012 and this remains to be my favorite sunblock for water + sun activities. I made a mistake of using sunblock-that-must-not-be-named last year and I…

Shiseido Sun Protection Stick Foundation: Reviewed

There’s no better time to write this post than now. It’s summer! I was going to wait until I’m almost finished with the stick but I think there’s already enough usage to make an entry.  I’m more than two-thirds of the way through. I bought this foundation last year — weeks before our backpacking trip to Calaguas. What was I looking for? I bought it with the intention of using it for lounging at the beach or when I know I’m going to do a lot of walking under the sun. I was hoping to find a multi-use product. Something…