February 27, 2018

Dr. Jart Every Sun Day UV Sun Fluid SPF 50 PA+++ review

Dr. Jart Every Sun Day UV Sun Fluid SPF 50+

It's almost March, and before we know it, summer is just around the corner. We all know the importance of applying sunscreen all year round. It protects the skin from the harmful UVA/UVB rays. The higher the spf, the better. I know it is easier said than done, 'coz I am also guilty of NOT applying sunscreen. Hahaha! 

Applying my base with spf 30-50 is just enough for me. Yeah i know, i should apply a separate sunscreen. I always hated applying anything with a high spf ‘coz I've noticed that I usually break out the following day. That’s why I avoided applying sunscreens... until I tried  a sample of this product. 

I got the sample when I purchased my Dr. Jart BB cream from a Korean seller.  I immediately tested it, and woaaah I was impressed! Read on to find out why :)
If you are an avid reader of my blog, you’ll know that I don’t usually wear foundations (except for special occasions). I prefer my everyday base to be light on the skin while at the same time has spf. Dr Jart is a brand not new to me. I have been using their BB creams for years (10 yrs to be exact). I have tried a LOT of BB creams but I always stick to this brand. I am just hiyang with it. 



My favorite face base - Dr. Jart Rejuvenating Silver Label Spf 35+ BB cream
Retails for Php 1,800 at Sephora Ph.


On to my review of the Sun Fluid =)

Dr. Jart Every Sun Day UV Sun Fluid SPF 50+



What it is: 
A sunscreen with a fresh feeling that protects from UV rays and fine dust. 

What it is formulated to do: 
This formula provides powerful sun protection and a cationic shield that blocks fine dust to protect the skin. By utilizing the characteristics of magnets that repel each other, it is designed to have the same electrical charge as fine dust in order to form a protective skin barrier. Cypress water and seaweed extract purify the skin while soothing and moisturizing. The liquid gel formulation is moist without being sticky to impart immediate moisture for a refreshing burst of hydration. 


What it is formulated WITHOUT: 
- Parabens 
- Sulfates 

What else you need to know: 
This product is dermatologist tested, hypoallergenic, and free of tar dyes, talc, artificial fragrances, BHT, triclosan, sulfate-based surfactants, mineral oils, triethanolamine, chlorphenesin, and benzophenone-5.


Where to purchase:

Sephora US for $34

Sephora PH for Php 1,600

Althea Korea for Php 1,600

Bought mine at Althea during their clearance sale for Php 600.
I waited for it to go on sale before purchasing a bottle. This is the most expensive suncreen I have ever tried. Japanese sunscreens like Biore is available at Watsons and are only priced less than Php 500. 


Dr. Jart UV Fluid ingredients list

It contains a lot of natural ingredients like Orange oil, Lavender oil, Peppermint, Bergamot, Rose flower, Chamomile, and Myrrha oil.


Dr. Jart UV Sun fluid swatches


Slightly blended

Notice its watery texture?

When blended


PROs:
-lightweight and non-sticky
-texture is so light, just like water
-absorbs quickly
-has peppermint extracts for a cooling sensation when applied
-my face doesn’t look oily after a few hours unlike other sunscreens 
-doesn’t have a strong sunblock scent
-i don’t have negative reactions like breakouts and allergies
-good for all skin types
-contains natural extracts (see ingredients list)
-doesn’t leave a white cast
-doesn't contain parabens and sulfates

CONs:
-expensive (but contains 100ml)
-not available locally in the Philippines


FINAL THOUGHTS:
If you are looking for a  sunscreen that is mild for everyday use and non-sticky, I highly recommend this! I know it is kinda expensive but I think this will last you more than 6 months, so it is worth it in the long run.


Care to share your favorite sunscreen/sunblock?


Till next time,

February 18, 2018

MAC Studio Correct and Conceal Palette in Light swatches

If you have been reading my previous posts, you'll know that my Holy grail concealer is MAC Studio Finish. I use it as undereye concealer and for hiding blemishes.
Imagine my delight when my friend from the US, Dona gifted me this concealer palette. 



PRODUCT INFO:
A professional palette of four concealers and two corrector shades in a medium colour wave. Enriched with antioxidants and suited for all skin types, they can be used individually or combined to match any skin tone. Emollient-based formula delivers medium to full buildable coverage in a natural finish. Helps to correct skin tone and conceal dark circles, blemishes, moles, tattoos and birthmarks.

6 g / 0.21 US oz.

This concealer palette retails for $35 at www.maccosmetics.com




My favorite brush to apply this concealer is the MAC 242 Synthetic shader brush ($25).
I love it 'coz it is versatile, it can be used for powder or cream products like packing on eyeshadow, applying cream bases or paint pots.


Close-up of the palette


NC15     |  W10
NC20      |  NW20
PALE YELLOW  |  PALE PINK






It is so convenient to bring because of its size, I don't have to bring separate concealers during travel. For reference, here it is compared to the Studio Finish concealer.



Swatches:
 Flourescent lighting

Natural lighting


Overall, I'm in love with this palette! The shades included in this concealer/corrector palette fits my NC15-NC20 skintone. It has everything I need to highlight, hide undereye circles, and cover blemishes. If you buy individual shades of Studio Finish concealer it costs Php 1,100 each, this palette costs around 2k and you'll get 6 shades already.


What's your favorite concealer palette?



Till next time, 

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