Laneige Oil-free Sunblock SPF35

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: I couldn’t find the ingredients from the Laneige website, but in cosdna, the first 4 ingredients listed are: water, butylene glycol, cyclopentasiloxane, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, bisethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine. Further down the list is titanium dioxide. I used this for 2 consecutive days and applied it as I would…

Biore UV Perfect Face

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. A fellow sunscreen addict 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 when I poured the sunblock…

Nature's Gate Aqua Block SPF 50 Review

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 Review

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…