I hate this stuff with a passion. I have really sensitive, clog-prone skin and thought this will be good to control oil. I put a small amount of this sunscreen on and my face IMMEDIATELY felt tight and uncomfortable, and somewhat itchy...I think its the alcohol content :( Even worse, when I removed it after just 12 hours or so, I have pimples all over my face.
will stick to blot powders for oil control.
EDIT: Even though nothing ever breaks me out, this did, and I'm pretty sure it's the high alcohol amount. My skin was red and irritated, blackheads, red bumps. I've tried other (alcohol-free or low alcohol) Japanese sunscreens and had no bad reaction. I've since stopped using this for only 3 days and my skin is doing so much better already. I'm not removing a star because if your skin can handle this alcohol this is a GREAT every day sunscreen especially if you have oily skin.
This review is for the new formula (PA++++)
This stuff is pretty much identical to the Biore UV Bright Face Milk SPF 50+ PA++++ but it does not have the pink "tint".
This was recently reformulated to be PA++++ (from +++). Make sure when purchasing you are buying the new formula with PA++++! I'm normal skinned (neither oily nor dry), VERY fair skinned, not acne prone, and wear 1/4 tsp on the face. I'm very annoyed when reviewers rate sunscreen without using the correct amount.
-Very matte, powdery finish, not greasy or sticky to the touch, great for oily skin
-Absorbs very fast
-Great under makeup
-Easy to reapply, easy to use 1/4 tsp
-PA++++!! Great for every day protection!
The Potentially not as Good:
-If you have dry skin, this might not work for you! I don't even have dry skin but this emphasized the dryer parts of my face! Break out the moisturizer before putting this on!
-If your skin is sensitive to alcohol this might not work for you! Harsh alcohol smell when applied to face but smell almost immediately disappears. it's really what makes this SS so light and cosmetically elegant, however it irritates my skin so I had to stop using it.
-You have to import it! I just buy two bottles at a time as the bottles are a little on the small side! One bottle lasts me about 1 month. Again, make sure you are buying the NEW version!
-A very slight white finish. Fine if you have more fair skin but I do not know how this will look on someone with a deeper complexion!
I have normal to dry skin, so I wasn't sure how well this would work since it's known to work well for oily skin. Overall, it didn't dry my skin out too much. It does smell very strongly of alcohol, and it does leave this slippery, silicone finish on the face. I didn't mind the feeling, but I couldn't put it on my eyelids without it destroying my eye makeup. It would completely obliterate my eye primer and dissolve away my eye shadow. I will not repurchase.
I had high hopes for this product (i have the pink bottle), because it has such hype all over the internet. I read in many reviews that it was heavy duty for oily skins, so i decided to give it a try.
I paid around 8-9 euros for a 30ml tube. Althought it's a standard size for many beauty products, i think the package is really tiny. But for the price, i don't think it's that bad.
I ordered it on ebay, and took around 2 weeks to be delivered. I've been using it everyday for the past couple of months.
It's white and very liquid. You can smell the alcohol a lot, and alcohol in face products is something that bothers me, but it was expected... i just wanted to see if this product was that much effective with oil control.
I usually take a few drops on my fingers and then apply all over my face, concentrated on the most oily areas. It's very easily spread and the skin turns mate instantly. The feeling is very velvety and soft, like a primer. I don't see any white cast, but i only apply a small amount.
The oil control it's not awesome and mind blowing, it's just ok. It's better with this product than using nothing at all...
Although i was skeptical about the bad effects that the alcohol and other ingredients might have on my skin (i have acne prone sensitive skin, that breakout very easily), i didn't experience any breakouts from using this product, i just make sure to remove it very well at night.
I was expecting more from this, so i'm not buying again. Still searching for my HG.
this is a great mattifier and base for makeup. I don't like way it makes my skin feel alone though. It has a velvety feel and I can constantly "feel" it on my skin, like a soft velvety annoying mask. It's a good sunscreen but i never reach for it because of that feeling on my skin.
This is a truly matte sunscreen. One could probably apply half the bottle at one go and it still wouldn't look greasy. But it just doesn't work for me even though I have oily skin.
Firstly there is a slight white cast and being a guy having a white cast face when appearing in pictures and bright sunlight environments just makes thing a bit awkward. friends (especially females one keep asking me why my face looks so white.
Secondly this sunscreen is very hard to remove completely. I normally use a cleansing oil followed by foaming cleanser but sometimes I still can feel a slight layer of the sunscreen on my face. I think I developed some breakouts due to this sunscreen.
As a result I now hardly use this sunscreen anymore and I'm opting for the less matte Senka sunscreen instead as it is removable with regular cleansers.
I have also used the Perfect Milk (blue) sunscreen for face and body. it is less matte than Perfect Face but it is lighter. A good sunscreen nonetheless and I prefer it over Perfect Face but for everyday use, again I prefer something less water n sweat resistant n removable with regular cleansers. The Perfect Milk removes more easily than the Perfect Face.
I'm on my third bottle of this. I use the white bottle labeled Perfect Face Milk Spf 50+. I used to use the Sofina brand until it discontinued but found out this was a good replacement. Using this consistently over a long period of time it made me completely forget just how oily my skin gets. One day I ran out of it and figured my current primer with spf would suffice. Lo and behold I was reminded of how oily my skin truly was! I was horrified! At first I thought the culprit was my new foundation but after switching back I found out it was the lack of my precious Biore UV Perfect Face Milk. I don't know why but I wanted to try out the new Biore Aqua Rich Watery Essence sunscreen. Perhaps it was because it had the title of "Top Selling Sunscreen," I mean its a good sunscreen it just doesn't do well if you're looking for oil control.
Routine I found that works for me:
After cleansing I pat on my Garnier Moisture Rescue Gel Cream (good moisturizer for oily skin gals) and let it settle in for 3-5min.
Then I apply the Biore UV Perfect Face Milk and let that set in for another 3-5 min before applying my primer and foundation.
I found this helps my makeup stay on for longer and I don't need to blot or touch up more than once a day.
I re-ordered the perfect face milk because I just can't do without it. It is the best oil control product ever! Performs even better than all the high end mattifying primers I've tried over the years. I mean so much so that it made me forget that I had oily skin! That's saying something!! So if you suffer from oily skin like me please give this a try. It is really my holy grail product. I'll never stray...lesson learned.
I indulged because of all of yal's reviews. Thank ya'l!!
I bought off of ebay or amazon for 15 bucks which wasn't a big deal. It really made me shine a lot. it smells like sunscreen but not too much to complain. Only complaints is that the bottle isn't bigger.
Best sunscreen I've ever tried - and oh lord, I've tried many!! This really has a confortable touch and a nice finish. It is light, indeed, and it's definitely the best for applying makeup over it (though I mostly wear it on its own). It looks so good!! I just won't say it's perfect because of the alcohol, might be a problem for skin sensitivity, but honestly, it's the closest to perfection I've ever found and I love it. I'm in my 6th bottle already -- and an advice to those willing to buy it from the internet: buy more than one, it's small and a bottle doesn't last long (but whatever, it's cheap anyway, which is crazy for the great quality!)
I purchased the blue bottle (UV Perfect Milk) and the white bottle (UV Perfect Face Milk). MUP doesn't have separate listings for them so I'll list both reviews here.
BLUE BOTTLE - UV PERFECT MILK
This sunscreen looks very good on my skin: non-whitening, non-oily, basically it doesn't look like I'm wearing sunscreen. I wore it a few days during the summer in SoCal and my skin looked great outside! Sounds like the perfect sunscreen right? Not so fast. I would NOT make this my everyday sunscreen as the alcohol content is high, that's how it dries so fast. Alcohol is something you should seek to eliminate or at least minimize in your skincare products. By using a high alcohol content sunscreen, while you are taking one step forward (sun protection), you are taking a step back as well due to exposing your skin to alcohol. IMO even if a sunscreen looks great on your skin, it's not worth it in the long run if it's damaging your skin. If you use this product, I'd only recommend using it occasionally.
WHITE BOTTLE - UV PERFECT FACE MILK
With "Face" in the title, you'd think this sunscreen would be even better than the blue bottle, but that wasn't the case for me. This sunscreen caused my face and neck to peel, I only used it a couple times and it peeled each time. Perhaps the alcohol content in the white bottle is higher than blue bottle? I've never had a sunscreen cause my skin to react like that before so I discontinued its use. This sunscreen wasn't for me.