Summer is here and for many people, it means the start of SPF use (you should be using it all year around!). Earlier this year, I turned my attention to Asian sunscreens and I have 2 reviews on the blog: Missha, OMI and a further two coming soon! Today’s post will be a full review and demo of the Shiseido – Hada-Senka Mineral Water UV Protector SPF 50 PA+++ I purchased from YesStyle.
This sunscreen is very popular, it has over 200 reviews on YesStyle and 96% customer satisfaction rating. This little blue bottle is 40ml and promises superior protection against skin ageing and darkening whilst effectively blocking UVA and UVB rays. It has a watery texture and spreads easily without leaving the skin white.
I was really excited to try this because of the reviews and the videos I watched, plus it was a really low price. Shiseido is also a well-known J beauty brand. Out of all the Asian sunscreens I have tried, this one has the best texture, and it feels very soft and smooth and reminds me of a primer. This makes sense as looking at the ingredient list, the 1st ingredient is a silicone, and in fact, there are a few silicones in this.
Shiseido – Hada-Senka Mineral Water UV Protector SPF 50 has a lightweight texture and does spread very easily, even with the silicones, it absorbed well into the skin although it takes a bit of patting. Initial application leaves the skin looking hydrated and dewy but not oily but this dries down throughout the day. The SPF leaves a soft powdery matte feel to the skin and whilst it doesn’t pill, I find around my eyebrows I can see a tiny bit of piling. The powdery finish makes my skin look dry so I tend to use another SPF at midday
This sunscreen is invisible on dark skin although there have been times where I felt like my skin looked a bit dull. I also found when I used this on my arms, there was a very very slight cast, something I can definitely get away with but they did look dry
I find the texture of this SPF very pleasant and out of the others, I have tried this is my favourite. I haven’t used this as a primer but I imagine it would be an excellent one because if the silicones in it. If you are someone who doesn’t like silicones in their products I would stay away from this. It hasn’t clogged my pores or irritated my skin and there have been a few times in the past month I went to bed without double cleansing or washing my face( I know! In my defence I was sick!)
I think this will be great for oily skin because of the finish. In the summer, my skin usually becomes oilier however it hasn’t done that so far so I do not appreciate the finish as much at the moment. I will repurchase this.
It’s a small bottle which will make it perfect for reapplication on the go, 40ml lasted about a month, I use a lot of sunscreen!
Shiseido – Hada-Senka Mineral Water UV Protector SPF 50 PA+++ is £6.61 in YesStyle*.
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