Review – Shiseido Perfect UV Protector SPF 50 PA+++

Truth be told, i came across this product completely by accident. Well…sort of. I was at the airport (about to depart for New York) and i suddenly realized i forgot to pack in a sunscreen. That’s what happens when you start to pack for a 2-week trip the night before you’re supposed to leave. I quickly browsed through the aisles of DFS, looking for something that would suffice throughout the trip where i’d be spending lots of time outdoors. And so i decided on the Shiseido Perfect UV Protector SPF 50+++ which I paid S$44 for at DFS (the recommended retail price is S$59)

Shiseido Perfect UV Protector SPF 50 PA+++

Product Description:

A water-resistant sun protection lotion that provides reliable defense against UV rays while offering advanced skincare benefits. Specially formulated for strong sunlight conditions.

– Protects skin from UVA/UVB rays and helps reduce signs of photo-aging with exclusive SuperVeil-UV 360 technology.
– Formulated with Profense CEL, a complex of ingredients that inhibits enzyme activity and damage to cells and DNA— factors linked to the formation of wrinkles and dark spots.
– Contains Thiotaurine and Rose Apple Leaf Extract, proven to counteract oxidation.
– Absorbs quickly and feels comfortable on skin.
– Water-resistant & perspiration-resistant.

Here’s a closer look at the packaging and the texture of the product.

Shiseido Perfect UV Protector SPF 50 PA+++

Shiseido Perfect UV Protector SPF 50 PA+++

Shiseido Perfect UV Protector SPF 50 PA+++

Shiseido Perfect UV Protector SPF 50 PA+++

My Thoughts:

It comes in a nifty plastic bottle packaging (50ml) which is rounded and that helps give it a good comfortable grip. The nozzle-like opening helps me to control the amount of product dispensed and thus reduces wastage of any sort too. When i swatched it on the back of my hand, the first thought that came to mind was… hey this feels a lot like the Sunplay Skin Aqua UV Moisture Milk that i reviewed recently.

You have to shake well before use so the contents are well combined. The product looks and feels watery, but it has a slight gel-like texture. Application is a breeze, it is absorbed quickly into the skin and it gives a matt finish to the skin. It is a great makeup base for the skin, especially if you tend to be on the oily side as it has great sebum control properties. Minimal blotting required through the day.

You know how many sunscreens tend to leave a white cast on the skin? This sunscreen leaves a very slight pinkish cast on the skin, though i don’t find that it is very noticeable on me. It helps give my skin a uniform color, which i love. Since my return from New York, my skin has been very dry and dehydrated and that’s why i’ve been shying away from liquid foundations. It tends to make my dry skin even more noticeable so i’ve been using the Laura Mercier tinted foundation over this sunscreen. I believe this should be suitable for sensitive skins since i haven’t suffered from any reactions for the last 2 months. I’m so glad to add this to my skincare routine and would definitely recommend this product to anyone who is in the market for a new sunscreen that doubles as a base.

Disclaimer: All opinions expressed on this blog are my own, and have not been influenced by PR companies or advertisers. Products featured/reviewed are purchased with my own money, unless otherwise stated.