Name: Hada Labo 肌ラボ UV Perfect Gel 極潤 UVホワイトゲル SPF50+ PA++++
Price: RM 94.90 for 90 g
Made in: Japan
This 5-in-1 gel from Hada Labo functions as an essence, moisturiser, mask, sunscreen and makeup base. The texture teeters in between a lotion sunscreen and a gel moisturiser... it has the whitish sunscreen look with none of the spreadability issues - it blends easily and absorbs fairly quickly.
It leaves me with a tight sensation despite the Nano Hyaluronic Acid and Hyaluronic Acid content. Nothing to worry about because a rich lotion or a rich lotion and rich serum combo solves this hiccup. Funnily enough, while not being sufficiently moisturising, it somehow manages to accelerate my sebum secretion; my entire face instantaneously takes on a sheen after 2 hours.
The Japanese name for this gel, 極潤 UVホワイトゲル, directly translates to UV White Gel. It is a clear indicator that there is something more to this gel beyond slimming down our morning routines and this is confirmed by the incorporation of a Vitamin C derivative. This powerful antioxidant will enhance the efficacy of the filters in the formulation and also visibly even out skin tone to promote fairness and prevent dark spots!
I came across texts saying we should never rely on other products aside from sunscreens for our sun protection needs but UV Perfect Gel may just be the exception to the rule. I whack on a huge blob (as recommended by the brand), which a lot more than what I would normally use; so I think in this case, my bending the rules is excusable. Care to weigh in?
It is available at all leading pharmacies nationwide for RM 94.90. Time your shopping trips to coincide with sales because the price can drop to RM 70! Are you liking the sound of UV Perfect Gel?
The full ingredient list for UV Perfect Gel SPF50+ PA++++:
Water, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Dimethicone, Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Pentylene Glycol, Polysilicone-15, Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Polysilicone-13, Bis-Ethyl-Hexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Phenoxyethanol, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Polystyrene, Methylparaben, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Disodium EDTA, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Titanium Dioxide, Ammonium Acrylates Copolymer, Hydrated Silica, Aluminium Hydroxide, Hydrogen Dimethicone.
Disclosure: Press sample.