Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Skin Aqua Sarafit UV Essence SPF50+ PA++++

Name: Skin Aqua スキンアクア Sarafit UV Essence サラフィットUV さらさらエッセンス SPF50+ PA++++
Price: RM 40 for 50 g
Made in: Japan

A recent, and thoroughly pleasant sunscreen discovery is Skin Aqua's Sarafit UV Essence SPF50+ PA++++. Suitable for all skin types, this sweat-proof sunscreen delivers a comfortable, non-greasy sensation while leaving a smooth, powdery finish thanks to the Double Silky Powder Technology.

I liked the UV Watery Gel SPF50+ PA++++ at first but a change in the condition of my skin found me shying away from it. Contrarily, I found Sarafit UV Essence to be hydrating enough for me (both formulas have Hyaluronic Acid and Super Hyaluronic Acid, so it may be my skin being finicky, haha!).

I can use it over my normal moisturiser, or in place of a moisturiser if I am pressed for time. It doesn't dry my skin out or exacerbate flakey patches. Of course, if you have oiler skin than mine then you may find it a tad bit too rich. It is not the typical lighter-than-air texture that i have come to expect from Japanese sunscreens... this one feels creamier and more like a lotion.

It smells exactly like the Sarafit UV Mist SPF50+ PA++++, which is what you'd want a body lotion to smell like - unassumingly light, inoffensive and unobtrusive should someone get close enough for a whiff.

The Skin Aqua Sarafit UV range consists of the Sarafit UV Essence and Sarafit UV Mist. They are sold at all leading pharmacies and supermarkets.

The full ingredient list for Sarafit UV Essence SPF50+ PA++++:
Water, Isononyl Isononanoate, Alcohol, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Silica, Butyl Methoxybenzoylmethane, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Triethylhexyl Trimellitate, Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer,
Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Methylparaben, Triethanolamine, Fragrance, Polystyrene, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Disodium EDTA, Polymethylsilsesquixone, Sodium Hyaluronate, Arginine, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Collagen.

Disclosure: Press sample.


Kathy said...

I love Japanese sunscreens! This one sounds like it's right up my alley! Thank you for the review. I'll look for it when I do a Japan haul.

Frl Schnee said...

This looks great! And I like the fact that it is non-greasy.