Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Biore UV Perfect Face Milk
Biore UV Perfect Face Milk SPF 50 PA+++
It comes in a simple white plastic bottle - similar to most UV face sunscreens out there.
Things of note
- SPF50 PA+++
- Doubles up as a foundation primer
- Appears to be a physical sunscreen from the ingredients list (zinc oxide and titanium dioxide)
- light milky lotion
- slightly mattifying effect
The UV milk is a light lotion that applies easily on my skin, without any greasy feel. I've tried several face sunscreens before, and have never liked any as much as this one. Firstly it dries down to a slightly matte finish, which beats Clarins (felt too greasy), but it isn't so mattifying that it dries out my face (unlike Shiseido's sunscreen lotion).
It definitely helps make my tinted moisturizer last longer in the current weather here (moderate humidity, 20-25 degrees C during the day). However I could see it being a bit drying in the dead of winter.
Also, the face milk does leaves a very slight whitish cast, but only if you look closely, so no biggie unless you are going to be taking pictures. Don't skimp out on the application to save though, because to get the full benefit of the advertised SPF you need to apply approximately 1 tablespoon of product. And while we're on the subject of sunscreen, check out this informative article from Style on a String.
Where to buy and how much
Purchased when I was in Asia for approximately US$7.50, but you can also get it from Adam Beauty for US$10.50.