Saturday, September 5, 2015

Hada Labo Perfect UV Gel SPF50+ PA++++

Name: Hada Labo 肌ラボ Perfect UV Gel 極潤 パーフェクトUVジェル SPF50+ PA++++
Price: RM 52.90 for 50 g
@cosme rating: 5.0
Made in: Japan

When it comes to body SPF I don't have a favourite; it all depends on my budget (all the better if they are sold at the chemist) and the place I will be going. But for the face I generally steer towards the Japanese brands since I find them to be superior in all ways.

This 5-in-1 gel from Hada Labo is the epitome of the term multitasker. Not only is it a sunscreen but also an essence, emulsion, makeup base and face primer. The super lightweight gel (echoes the look of a rich lotion) instantly absorbs leaving the skin feeling completely bare.

The silicone laden formula prepares a smooth canvas for makeup to glide on easily, omitting the need for makeup bases or facial primers. I can also skip my moisturiser when I have this on, which is great, because I like to pare down on products when it is so hot out. I would rather spend the time snoozing rather than patting in layers and layers of products. Haha!

I received an interesting query on a post a while ago, where I was asked about the difference between UV Perfect Gel and this product. I still stand firm behind my reply, in which UV Perfect Gel is an all-in-one product with SPF properties whereas the Perfect UV Gel is a proper sunscreen with hydrating qualities.

And now to the question that will inevitably come by: which do I prefer? Well, the Perfect UV Gel is better suited to my needs because I can actually wave goodbye to parched skin without supplementing other moisturising products in. It is available at all leading pharmacies nationwide for RM 52.90.

The full ingredient list for Perfect UV Gel SPF50+ PA++++:
Water, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butylene Glycol, Isononyl Isononanoate, Alcohol, Dimethicone, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Polysilicone-15, Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer, Bis-Ethyl-Hexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Polysilicone-13, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Polystyrene, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Triethanolamine, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Titanium Dioxide, Hydrated Silica, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Aluminium Hydroxide.

Disclosure: Press sample.


Kathy said...

This is the one that I've been using exclusively for the past couple of months. I like that it's multi-purpose and that despite the silicone, it doesn't affect me the way Western brands with high silicone does.

MizzJ said...

Good to know as I was going to ask if the silicones would clog pores considering it's a sunscreen.