Oct 12, 2012

Review - Biore UV Bright Face Milk SPF 50+ PA+++

This is my favorite sunscreen of the moment.
For a long time, Sofina Perfect UV had been my holy grail but I think this Biore Bright Face Milk has officially taken the spot.

Biore UV Bright Face Milk

Good stable sunscreen is one of the few things I actually believe in skincare & anti-aging.
I have concluded I like the combination of zinc oxide, titanium dioxide and octinoxate the best as blocking agents in my sunscreen.
Of course, I have tried sunscreens with new ingredients that are believed to provide more stability (with higher PPD), but they all either irritate my skin and eyes or look cosmetically "inelegant".
I mean, yes, I would love to look younger than other women of the same age later on, but what is the point if my face looks like a grease ball NOW? ;p

In that sense, this sunscreen is pretty much perfect for me.

* Provides higher protection of SPF 50+ PA+++ (I am not sure but the PPD number would be about 8, which is just okay.)
* Gives beautifully matte finish and doubles as makeup primer
* Very easy to put a sufficient amount on thanks to the light weight.
(This is very important! You woudn't believe how much you have to put on to get the protection of the claim. You literally have to slather it on your face and this is why makeup with sun protection doesn't mean much.)
* Inexpensive
* Not as drying as some of the Japanese waterproof sunscreens I have tried.

The consistency is quite watery and it spreads evenly and sets quickly.
This is tinted in a very light milky pink color and there is a non-tinted version as well.
I like the tinted one since it brightens up & smooths out the skin tone so I can just use loose powder over and get away with it when in hurry. ;)

I don't know how much this picture shows, but you can at least see my scale-y hand looks a bit better. ;)

I have not seen this offline, so I have been ordering them online from overseas.
The price is still very affordable after a bit of mark-up, though. (around $12 USD for 30 ml (1 oz) bottle)
It is suited best for oilier skin type since it contains a good amount of alcohol. 
It worked so nicely during the hot New York summer and helped my makeup to last longer, but now I am putting more emollient moisturizer underneath as the weather here is getting colder.
Also, silicons are on top of the ingredient list, so please keep this in mind if you are sensitive to those.

I found ingredients information on this particular sunscreen.

Hope you have enjoyed this review.
What is your favorite sunscreen? :)

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