Ingredient List for the SPF50 PA+++ version of the product:
Okay, I absolutely love this product. I'm two months in and utterly in love. It is the first sunscreen I have been able to use that does not break me out in any way, shape or form -- no clogs, blackheads, cysts, bumps, odd textures, nada. It is much like a lotion, goes on feeling like a moisturizer, very soothing. It takes about 5 minutes to set but I can spare that time for good protection. After those 5 minutes, there is a definite "tightness" likely due to the alcohol component however within 15 minutes of that you are left feeling velvety soft, smooth and hydrated. No additional moisturizer or primer needed. If you are okay with a slight wait to move on with your makeup (and if you don't wear cosmetics this would be a non-issue) give this a go. I have had NO luck with sunscreens in the past and feel lucky to be using anything for sun protection. It's PPD is midrange but for me, mid with religious use is far better than high with constant breakouts.Oh and in terms of finish is definitely not super-matte. It's got a bit of a shine but it's more of the freshly washed face look than a greasy ss look.
Since I've been using this my PIH has decreased and my overall complexion looks fantastic. I have a backup on hand I like it so well.
The rub? The only place I can buy this is UGH-Bay (e bay). It's $26 for 80 ML which isn't terrible for ss but what is painful is knowing in JAPAN the cost is about $8.
Finally! A sunscreen that protects my face and leaves NO WHITE RESIDE!!!
This sunscreen is a SPF 30 watergel formula that applies very easily and immediately absorbs into the skin with no residue. It doesn't change my foundation color and it appies very smoothly. I've had no adverse reaction using this product.
You can get it in a squeeze bottle or a pump application. You only need a pea-sized amount to get the protection you need.
I gave this a 3 rating for price simply because you cannot buy this product at a store in the U.S.A. It's Japan based and you have to purchase it online through Amazon or Ebay but the cost is steep.
I am very, very fortunate to have a relative who lives in Japan and sends me all kinds of goodies that have been fantastic for my skin and lots of fun make-up items too. I would however, still pay the Amazon/Ebay price for this sunscreen since it works so wonderfully on my skin.
I haven't tried it out at the beach yet.....since I was specifically looking for something to wear under my make-up (I don't wear make-up with SPF), I'll probably use my normal sunscreen for waterplay.
This is definately worth the effort and money, especially for women of color who often have to deal with the strange white/grey cast left from other sun protectors.