Tuesday, December 15, 2015

CNP Laboratory Tone-Up Protection Sun SPF42 PA+++

Tone-Up Protection Sun SPF42 PA+++ has been an essential for me these couple of weeks.

Name: CNP Laboratory Tone-Up Protection Sun 톤-업 프로텍션 선 SPF42 PA+++
Price: ₩ 28,000 for 50 ml
Made in: Korea

This product has a fair amount of Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide in it to provide exemplary UV protection. It also contains all sorts of plant extracts and whatnot, including a complex called 'sebum-absorb powder'. A Herculean effort is needed to keep my T-zone looking immaculate so I am thrilled that it is up to task. I don't even reach for my blotting films when I have this on!

That said, I love the way it smoothes and moisturises my skin while still being light. The velvety finish sits well beneath makeup and I have been skipping the primer step with it around. The peach tint adds a long-lasting brightening sheen to the skin and it'd be best to bring it down to the neck, so that everything matches.

It has a slight sunscreen scent, but it is subtle enough to be quite inoffensive and is somewhat reminiscent of Dermalogica's products. And I know that because I was quite the Dermalogica fan, to my mum's consternation, because back then, she was the one to fork out the dough when my products ran out, haha!

Without - With

If you haven't heard of (or tried!) CNP Laboratory products before, don't be underwhelmed by the clinical-looking packaging. This brand is rapidly climbing up the ranks in becoming one of my favourite brands to come out from kimchi land - it is simply impossible to go wrong with their products (an impression cemented by Anti-Pore Black Head Clear Kit's performance)!

At RM 103.10, Tone-Up Protection Sun SPF42 PA+++ is a little on the pricey side, which is why I would keep an eye out for discounts in Watsons or hermo.my before stocking up.

The full ingredient list for Tone-Up Protection Sun SPF42 PA+++:
Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Zinc Oxide (CI 77947), Cyclohexasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Dipropylene Glycol, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Magnesium Sulfate, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Caprylyl Methicone, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, lsoamyl p-Methoxycinnamate, C30-45 Alkyl Cetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Aluminum Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Caprylate, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydroxyapatite, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, CI 77492, CI 77491, Biosaccharide Gum-4, Tourmaline, Panthenol, Sea Water, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Pinus Pinaster Bark/Bud Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Montmorillonite, Amethyst Powder, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Ubiquinone, Thioctic Acid, Pearl Powder.

Disclosure: Press sample.