Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Biore UV Perfect Face Milk

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Biore UV Perfect Face Milk SPF 50 PA+++

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It comes in a simple white plastic bottle - similar to most UV face sunscreens out there.


Ingredients

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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.

13 comments:

♥sormui♥ said...

where in asia did u get this?
The only place i found it are taiwan and japan and i dont go to those places v often...

Blair said...

I do like its mattifying prowess~ I wanna try the newest ones, but it'd be absolutely ages before they come in :[

Catherine said...

It's actually 2mg per cm squared, which is around 1/4 teaspoon for the average sized face. It is a weight to volume conversion though, so it will differ for every sunscreen.

And SPF rating is based on a log scale. SPF30 corresponds to blocking out about 97% of UVB rays and the curve maxes out along the asymptote for 100% somewhere around SPF60. Thus, to say that SPF30+ doesn't exist is false.

Style on a String got a lot of things right, but a lot of things wrong also. You should do your own fact-checking. Wikipedia is a great starting place, The Skin Cancer Foundation (http://www.skincancer.org/Sunscreens-Explained.html) and academic peer-reviewed journal articles are the best sources.

IchigoBunnie said...

oh btw, do u kno how much adam beauty charges for shipping? (im in the U.S.)

IchigoBunnie said...

ooooo i wanna get this! thanks for the review! wow, this is like the first affordable sunscreen ive seen from asian-sunscreens. all the Anessa and other ones seem to cost like $30!

' * : . b | u 3 . : * ' said...

catherine: thanks for the great points you raised! if it is 1/4 tsp i'm relieved because thats less time consuming to apply than 1 tbsp. I did do some research a while back that indicated it should be about 6mL (1.2 tsp) so perhaps I should stick with that to be safe.

sormui: I got mine when I was in Malaysia - it was found in some pharmacies and supermarkets.

ichigobunnie: Adam charges $2 flat rate for registered mail shipping. He also has a few other asian face sunscreens if you want to check those out too :)

Askmewhats said...

SPF50 is a huge plus in this! thanks girl

Babybubblz said...

Wow SPF 50 with so little white cast?! I really have to try out more Asian sunscreens!

Rainy Days and Lattes said...

Nice!! The product looks really great. I like that it's in a decently big size to last for awhile :)

izumi said...

too bad for the white cast, but it sounds pretty nice with the mattifying effects and all :)

mint said...

thanks for the review :)
do you know if they sell it in Aus? I noticed sometimes, some things sold in asia from the same brand aren't in westerns countries. which is annoying =/

mayaari said...

sounds pretty good to me! I know foundations/tinted moisturizers that have SPF help a little (but not much), and it's difficult to find an SPF lotion for my face that doesn't enhance the oiliness...I might have to order this and try it out :)

Nic Nic said...

i remember using this milk! it worked well but now i can't tear away from my dior uv base lol.

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