Wednesday, April 25, 2012

101 Doll-ma-tions

I'm sure majority of you out here love doggies, right?

Well... I am quite neutral when it comes to dogs but I always go crazy over cats because I love them. Cats aside for now but... dalmatians? Hands, anyone?

Sure it is cute for doggies to have this black spots all over their bodies and being crowned as dogs with good breeds but imagine having spots on your face...



Remember when I told you guys that I went for skin analysis few months back? It was good that the possibility that I may get pigmentation is low comparing to those from my age group but the thing is, that is only a POSSIBILITY and I cannot be sure that I will never get pigmentation as I grow older.

I asked the skin expert and she said, "If you wanna reduce the percentage of getting pigmentation as you age, remember to always put on sunscreen or sunblock if you're going out under the same"

~ Picture courtesy of Vichy ~

I was silly enough to ask a follow up question that goes like this, "What if I am not going out during the day? Will it reduce the chance of getting pigmentations?"

She stared at me for a while and laughed. Then, she answered, "How sure you are that sunlight will not peek into your windows or doors? Are you living in the dark?"

That is certainly NOT funny at all...

Ever since then, I made up my mind to always apply sunscreen or sunblock whenever I go out unless it is after 6pm or so. Well, at least I learned to be more disciplined because I don't like pigmentations. I'm sure none of us do, right?

I ran out of my Olay moisturiser with SPF about a month ago and I went anal because I was scared I may get premature pigmentations! When I was frantically searching up and down for a sunscreen to go along with my current moisturiser, mum gave me this!

Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Jelly Water Base SPF30PA+++ so, I went ecstatic because I was too happy to get free stuff especially from mum! Hahaha. At the same time, I do like Bioré products especially their makeup removers.

This is however not a moisturiser so, if you're thinking of applying this without a moisturiser, I'll advice you not to do so. I've learned my lesson - never skin any step of any skincare routine!

So, talking about this sunblock for the face, well... what can I say, I kind of love it and believe it or not, these days, I always look forward to use it every morning. I love the watery feel of this product upon hitting on my skin.

Like what is stated on the packaging, it is SPF30PA+++ and well... cool 'water-like' sensation.

The product comes in 90ml and personally, I think it feels quite heavy, which is a good thing because it means more product inside the packaging!

I can be quite a cheapskate sometimes, if you know what I'm talking about. LOLX!

Anyway... this is actually quite a pleasant product with nice but mild flowery fragrance? Well, it depends on the fact if you can tolerate the tinge of the fragrance.

I like the idea of it's packaging because it does seem to be hygienic. When the cap is opened, this is what you'll see on the inside.

You don't need to squeeze the product out of the bottle but instead, turn the bottle to your left or right and the product will flow out in a small amount.

No, don't worry... it is neither too oily or runny or dry.

I have oily skin and so far, this product does not break me out just yet and best of all, it does not feel heavy at all. If you're someone like me, oily skin and bla, bla, bla... sometimes, you get irritated with products that are too heavy on your skin and products that make your skin oilier.

The product itself is milky. Please mark the word milky because even though it is milky, it is not oily at all. Remember 'watery' from the packaging? It comes in gel form if you're interested to know.

For better absorption, it is advisable for you to pat the product on rather than slapping it onto your skin.

I don't know about you but for this product and other products that I've been using, I found out that by patting them on, the products absorbed faster. It also makes my face feels less heavy!

However, be warned that if you're gonna put hell lotsa product onto your skin, you'd have to expect it'll absorb a little later and it might end up making your skin feels heavy. So, a little goes a long way!

~ Now you see, now you don't ~

When the product dries on the skin, it does make me feel refreshed and yeah, I love that watery feeling the most! It feels just like I've double cleansed my skin!

So, here's a demonstration video on the absorption level. Patting, patting and more patting!

After the boring video, here's my take on the product itself.

Feels like water to the skin despite the milkiness of the product. Product is in gel form but transform into water droplets after patting and application. Very affordable and easily found in drugstores or Sasa.

Nothing to dislike but if you're looking for a skincare with higher SPF, this might not be the product for you.

Price - RM26.90 to RM32.90
Product - 3 out of 5
Packaging - 3.5 out of 5
Availability - Guardian, Watson, Sasa, etc.
Re-purchase - Yes!

Ah, I'm so looking forward to tomorrow morning to apply this product again!

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