Unlisted Brand • Mentholatum Sun Play Perfect Shield Clear Finish SPF 130 PA++ • Sunscreen
|Would buy this product again.||100%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I think this product would be good for people with sensitive skin cus it honestly doesn't sting / irritate my skin. However, this sunscreen is very drying and in fact it dries out my skin so much that after 3-4 hours you can see obvious white flakes (my own layer of skin!! omfg!!) on my face. I think this would be the ideal sunscreen for those who doesn't use retin-a/ other dehydrating actives and those who got perfectly hydrated skin cus this sunscreen doesn't cause any breakouts and it has a very high SPF and PA.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I live in Phoenix where the sun shines 360 days of the year, so sunscreen is a must. It's very important to me because I spend a couple hours in the sun everyday attending soccer games, baseball games, and whatever sport my 4 boys are playing this season. I never got aquainted with sunscreen until I was about 32. I grew up in Los Angeles, and a tan was considered 'healthy' back in the 80's. The sun was a hard habit to break until I noticed that my 'healthy tan' was making some wrinkles look way deeper than they really were. That's when sunscreen became religion for me. I don't like sunscreens made in the U.S. Most tend to make me break out. Australia and Asia tend to make the best ones, and this is my favorite. It's a face milk made in Japan by Mentholatum. This has very watery consistency, but it works. And like it says, it dries to a clear finish. It isn't sticky, either. Other sunscreens tend to dry to a sticky finish, but not this. Amazingly, this does not make me break out, either. Most sunscreens make my skin breakout into painful cysts. That's why it took me much longer to discover sunscreen than most people. This comes in a small plastic bottle (35 grams). It lasts about 2 weeks, but I use it daily, and I reapply often. It holds up amazingly well when I go for a walk or run, or when I'm just standing outside, sweating like a pig, in 100+ degree heat. The bottle sucks! Sometimes it leaks. I've had difficulty with about half of my bottles. It doesn't leak into my purse, but it sometimes leaks into the cap, and I have to be careful when I take the cap off. The bottle this product comes in is similar to that of an Afrin nasal spray bottle. Not the greatest, but it doesn't keep me from buying it because the product is just awesome. I use this on my 2 year old, and he has eczema, He's had no problems whatsoever with this product. No breakouts or rashes. That says something in it's self. What I like most about this product is the zero sting factor. It's a zero on the sting scale. I get no stinging at all. I'm not a wimp when it comes to pain (Retin-A user who gets 60% glycolic acid peels on a regular basis, and I've done the hardcore phenol peel), and this is the only sunscreen that I have used that rates a zero on the sting scale. I also have very sensitive eyes, and sunscreens make my eyes water. Not this. I've even gotten some of this in my eyes, and I was not compelled to rip my contacts out. It wasn't pleasant, but I didn't feel an incredible need to flush my eyes with water. Just a little unpleasant. Fragrance is not my friend, and this has very little fragrance. It has a fragrance, but if you know what a fragrance-free product smells like, that's exactly how this smells. I can't explain it any other way, but it smells like a fragrance-free product. Buying this isn't simple unless you live in Asia, or have a friend who goes to Hong Kong often. This costs anywhere from $5.00-$15.00 (USD) depending on which site you purchase it from. I buy in bulk from an eBay store in Hong Kong, where I only pay about $5.50 a bottle, and a flat $5.00 shipping fee. He gives me a great rate because I buy 30 or more at a time. (I have 4 boys who use it, too. The husband is still hell bent on a tan, but he grew up in Minnesota during the 80's) This can also be purchased at sasa.com, but I think their price is steep, but I would pay that price if my supplier was out. You could also take a trip to Asia and get this for about $4.00 a bottle, but the time and plane ticket defeats the purpose. This is a really fabulous sunscreen, if you need something with a 130 SPF. I do. Yes, I know that anything over 50 SPF is just overkill, but I don't care. Better safe than sorry, huh? They also have other amazing sunscreens like Acnes, as well as lower SPF sunscreens. This is by far my favorite, though. If they could just fix the bottle, I would then give it a 5 rating. It really is wonderful.