COMPARISON REVIEW: SUNSCREEN SPRAY

Summer or not, outdoor or not, sunscreen is a must. Even though there are some contradictions out there about how the spray one is not as effective as the lotion one, it’s all about personal preferences.

However, I do keep sunscreen spray for touch up purpose, as it’s more practical, especially on this pandemic situation when dirty hands are our biggest enemy. With sunscreen spray, we can just spray over makeup and no need to blot, let it dry by itself. They won’t mess up our makeup. Just make sure to close your eyes and don’t breathe in while doing so.

And by the end of the day, please take your sunscreen properly with your choice of first cleanser (mine will be cleansing oil). Please don’t just wash them with soap and water to avoid clogged pores.

OK, now on with the review.

KOSE COSMEPORT SUNCUT UV PROTECT SPRAY SPF50+PA++++

It’s a Japanese brand.
Claim: maximum UV protection for complete full-body sun protection. Protect skin and hair from UV damage.
Plus points:

  • waterproof
  • comes off with soap
  • can spray upside down
  • can be used on hair and scalp
  • transparent, no mineral oil and paraben free
  • fragrance-free

How to use: shake the bottle vigorously four to five times and spray evenly at a distance of 10-15cm.
Price: IDR255K for 60gr

BANILA CO HELLO SUNNY WATER ESSENCE SUN SPRAY SPF50+PA++++

It’s a SoKo brand.
Claim: shield & hydrates, enriched with ceramides to impart moisture & ensure sunscreen sticks effectively on skin.
Plus points:

  • also infused with birch tree & spirulina extracts to help nourish & soothe stressed skin.
  • can also be used on body.
  • lightly fragranced.

How to use: after fully shake the bottle, spray for 3 seconds from a distance of 20cm on skin areas exposed to UV rays.
Price IDR370K for 150ml

MY THOUGHTS:

  • First of all, (unfortunately) both of them are not Fungal-Acne safe. But since they’re sitting on top of everything, I don’t mind at all and both didn’t trigger my FA either.
  • Both come in an aluminium bottle, KOSE has small ball inside for easier shaking purpose. Obviously BANILA CO is more attractive in terms of packaging, just look at that bright orange shade.
  • Both also contain alcohol, which I believe to make them dry faster. But again, I don’t mind at all and they didn’t irritate or dry out my skin.
  • In fact, speaking of dryness, BANILA CO is faster to dry than KOSE.
  • But, in term of shine & glow, KOSE gives more shiny effect on skin (great for dry skin). For oilier skin, I think BANILA CO will work greatly.

PHOTOS: SHINTA ROSVITA

PRACTICAL SUNSCREEN FOR CITY GIRLS

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Don’t be a late bloomer when it comes to sunscreen. Using sunscreen to protect your skin may not make you prettier instantly, but they’re investment for the future. Use now or it may be too late.

Thanks to L’Oreal Paris Indonesia who invited me and fellow bloggers earlier this week to learn some new sun facts and their latest sunscreen product. According to research and dr. Amaranila Lalita Drijono Sp.KK, dermatologist that was the expert speaker on the L’Oreal Paris Indonesia launching event:

  • Indonesia reach number 10 from scale 1 to 11 on the UV Index.
  • UV rays A & B have different characteristic. UVB will blast their maximum ray from 10 AM – 2 PM, but can be absorbed by cloud, ozone layer and glass material. Meanwhile, the UVA is the opposite. They can go through cloud and glass. 
  • To protect our skin from UVA, search for broadspectrum sunscreen with PA +++ (minimal) and to protect our skin from UVB, we need SPF 30 (minimal). 
  • We need to reapply sunscreen every 5 hours during the daylight, for its’ effectiveness. 
  • Bad UV rays will cause premature aging, dry and dull skin, and last but not least dark spots.

Surprisingly, lots of us didn’t care of using sunscreen to protect our skin from the harsh UV rays. Which one are you? 

  1. “I’m an indoor person, I rarely go out under the sun, so why bother using one?”
  2. “I hate wearing sunscreen because it reminds me too much of the smell of pool and beach.”
  3. “I dislike the texture. It’s thick, sticky when applied and ruined my makeup.”

Well……you’ll be surprised when you try the UV Perfect range from L’Oreal Paris. They’re light, very easy to apply, didn’t leave any white effect and quickly absorbed. They even have the colored ones, purple tint for dull skin and pink tint for instant brightness. 

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Available in four varieties to be apply at the end of your skincare routine (after serum and moisturizer), from L-R: UV Perfect Advanced 12 H UV Protector Transparent, UV Perfect Instant White Advanced 12 H UV Protector, UV Perfect Advanced 12 H UV Protector Anti Dullness and UV Perfect Aqua Essence Advanced Watery Gel 12 H UV Protector. Make sure you choose the right first base of sunscreen according to your skin’s need at least before applying your makeup. Give them time to absorb on your skin, at least 30 minutes before you step out of the door every morning. 

As previously stated, sunscreen is recommended to be reapply in 5 hours. Seriously, do we have to do our makeup from zero? Of course NOT! Introducing the latest invention from L’Oreal Paris: UV Perfect Aqua Essence City UV Mist.

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Way above the minimal requirements for daily need of sunscreen protection, with SPF 50+ and PA ++++, this is how a city girl like us supposed to retouch our sunscreen. No need to do makeup from zero in mid day (who has time to do this anyway?). Just SPRAY over your makeup. Yes! On top of makeup, as it won’t ruin anything, even my mascara and eyeliner. No need to pat, just make sure you shake the can bottle well before use, spray within the 15cm distance and spray evenly. 

As it’s dry transparent mist, it gave matte result with powdery scent and no white after effect. No stickiness involved, too. Just a perfect sunscreen touch up throughout the day. 

Please click here to check your indoor UV Index. Because we’re not living inside a cave anymore, we’re not save from UV rays. Let’s start protecting our skin while we can!

PHOTOS: SHINTA ROSVITA (except the UV Perfect Aqua Essence City Face Mist).