Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Review: Skin Aqua UV Mild Milk SPF 25/PA ++

I don't want to jinx it, but I may have found my holy grail sunscreen from Skin Aqua. I know that I used to swear by Neutrogena's dry touch ultra sheer sunscreen, but lately it has been stinging my face after application. Also, it's not easy to get it here in Jakarta without ordering it online. 

If you've read my previous post about the sunscreen findings at Watsons, you'll know that I'm super excited that I found an affordable drugstore sunscreen. I've used it for a month and thought I'll review it now. 

Skin Aqua UV Mild Milk SPF 25/PA ++
Sorry for the bad photo editing. I'm new to photoshop. >.<
A chemical sunscreen without any colorants or fragrances. ^^

How I Use It
I apply a 2 cm diameter all over my face.
Yeah, I need more tips and tricks with photoshop. Anyone? ^^

What I Like About It
  • It's readily available at Watsons, retailing at IDR 47,500 (discount price) or IDR 52,000 (normal price)
  • It's quite affordable at IDR 52,000 for 80 grams of product
  • The packaging is efficient with a twist top and a small opening, making it easy to dispense the product
  • The texture is not too heavy on the face. A mixture between cream and lotion
  • It feels really lightweight on my face
  • It has no fragrance and colorants, which is AWESOME!
  • I didn't break out at all with this sunscreen
  • It has a slight matte finish on my combination skin
  • The sun protection is adequate for everyday routine. Besides, you still have to apply sunscreen every 2 hours.
What I Hate About It
  • It only comes in 1 size, which is 80 grams. This makes it bulky when I put it in my handbag
I am really falling in love with this sunscreen. I love how it's cheap, readily available, good sun protection and leaves me with a non-greasy texture. It also has a gel formula for those with oily skin types. 

Final Rating
Availability : 1/1
Packaging : 2/2
Ingredients : 3/3
Price 1/1
Effectivity : 3/3

TEN out of ten
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  1. Ooh, a gel formula - I will definitely hunt it down, as my skin cannot handle sunscreen lotions ^_^;;;

  2. Suki, good luck hunting them down. If you have any trouble in finding them, just email me and I'll get them for you. Where are you located, btw? ^^

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  4. Chino, the gel feels really light on me, a bit drying, though.. ^^

  5. I'm pretty surprised when I saw it for the first time, it doesn't looks like gel though.. :3.. Maybe I wanna try the other one too.. >.< the whitening one, the highest spf one ,hahaha..Have u tried it all?

  6. Chino, I've tried all of them, but my favorite has to be the whitening milk just because it's the most moisturizing one and the second fave is the highest SPF because it has SPF 50 and doesn't leave a white cast.

    I only used the UV Mild when my skin is behaving badly. ^^

  7. hello steph..
    your review is really tempting, 10 out of 10 huh?
    i think my skintype is normal to dry, which one will you recommend, the uv mild or the whitening milk?