absolute best facial sunscreen!
August 9, 2019
i'm so so glad that yesstyle finally stocks hada labo!! (i used to only be able to get this off another website & it was a bit pricier & the shipping took months) i have normal, acne-prone skin, & i take medication that makes my skin more photosensitive. this is my favourite sunscreen, & here's why:
spf - this sunscreen contains both chemical & physical filters, & protects against both uva & uvb rays.
texture etc. - it's a very lightweight, jiggly gel that is white in the tub & goes on completely clear - there's no white cast so it looks good on all skin tones (you can't even see it's there). it's not at all drying, though i do use it with a bit of moisturizer underneath. it does have a sunscreen smell if you smell it right out of the tub, but it's undetectable once it's on your face.
performance - this is very easy to spread when first applied, makes the face look a bit wet, but it dries down & looks normal (not shiny & not too matte) again within a couple minutes. if it's reapplied with a large amount to the face more than twice, it will pill when rubbed, but it's no problem if you wipe your face beforehand & then reapply. i'm very acne-prone & my eye area is very sensitive to most sunscreens, but this has never broken me out & i can get it all around my eyes with no irritation. but of course, the most important thing here is that i've never burned or come anywhere close while wearing this.
packaging - a lot of people don't like that this comes in a tub, but i prefer tub packaging bc i don't have to cut it open to get all the product out. i just use a small clean spoon to scoop it out & onto my face, but i agree that a tube option would be nice for reapplication on the go. this is quite a large amount of sunscreen at a very reasonable price (for one that's so cosmetically elegant), & it lasts me about 2 1/2+. i wear it on my face & neck every day.
i'll probably repurchase this for the rest of my life, i don't think there's a better sunscreen out there (especially for the price) :)