Discovering Shiseido's Ultra Sun Protection Lotion is probably a blessing in disguise! I had the opportunity to attend a Shiseido press event a while back and I was informed about how important it is to wear sunscreen. It was a bit of a reality check for me. I NEVER got into the habit of wearing sunscreen on my face, as I always found the formula was too thick, sticky, or broke me out. Not the case with this stuff here, I'm excited to tell you how much I love it!
Of course this guy is the star of this post! Shiseido Ultra Sun Protection Lotion S contains 50 SPF, is ideal for sensitive skin and children, and water resistant for 80 minutes. It is designed for both face and body, but the bottle is only 100ml so I'd like to use it sparingly and keep this for facial use only.
• Free of parabens, alcohol, fragrance, UV absorbers
Shiseido utilizes their new 'WetForce' technology with this baby, it contains the perfect UV protection that was patch tested on people with sensitive skin under dermatologist supervision. WetForce is designed to get stronger when encountering water or sweat, containing a stabilized form of Ionic Mineral Sensor. Basically, creating a highly water repellent layer.
This sunscreen is really a lifesaver for me! I've finally found something I feel comfortable wearing on a daily basis. It doesn't disrupt the way my makeup goes on because it's so light, doesn't make my face super oily, and the best part is that it doesn't break me out! Now for what it does do... it protects my skin from sunburn and I love how high the SPF is. It does leave a white cast and needs to be rubbed in quite a bit so I wouldn't wear this for a night out, obviously. And be sure to apply enough and continuously apply throughout the day if you are going to be spending the entire day in the sun!
The After Sun Intensive Recovery Emulsion is kind of an afterthought. It is lovely to have but I wouldn't purchase this on it's own! If it came in a kit or set I would be delighted to have it. It is light, smells great, and feels slightly cooling on the skin. It soothed my burns on my shoulders where I didn't apply enough sunscreen. I do love the texture, the scent, and everything about this emulsion, except the price!
• It penetrates quickly to relieve sun-stressed skin
• Rehydrates to fight dryness and peeling
• Contains Thiotaurine to help combat environmental factors
• Improves and prolongs look of a tan
Top: Shiseido Ultra Sun Protection Lotion S,
Bottom Left: Shiseido After Sun Intensive Recovery Emulsion
I am 100% going to repurchase the Shiseido Ultra Sun Protection Lotion S. It works great for my skin and I've yet to find anything quite similar to it. The price is a little high at $49 CAD for 100ml, but I am fine with it considering it works and doesn't break me out. The After Sun Intensive Recovery Emulsion is amazing, but the price just sort of scares me away! It is $38 CAD for 150ml and it's hard to convince someone to purchase this alone especially considering most people just resort to the use of our trusty old friend, aloe gel!
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