My story begins with years of playing in the backyard pool and having my mother force me into a t-shirt and putting sunscreen on me each and every time I would go out to the pool. I loved summer and I still do. It is my favorite season of the year as the flowers blossom, fruits hang prettily and kids play happily. My years of playing in the sun made me realize one thing. I did not like the texture or smell of sunscreen. It made my skin feel sticky and gross, hence when I grew out of playing in the pool, I stopped putting on sunscreen.
This my friends, is the moment I made one of the mistakes I would regret later in life. I now reap the *benefits* of not putting on this miracle solution as I face premature skin problems and generally wrinklier skin. Hence I am saying to you now. Please, please please do yourself a favor now and slap on that sunscreen.
Read on to see more about my favorite sunscreen.
With that, I give you my at-the-moment sunscreen. The Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen SPF50+.PA+++. The brand Anessa is a sub-brand of Shiseido, in fact you will notice in a lot of high end Asian brands, there are many sub-brands or lines and Shiseido is not different from the pack.
Focusing on sunscreens, Anessa has a range of sunscreens suited to each persons different needs. That is some may play sport, some may dislike oily, and some just want regular coverage. For me today, I am introducing the Gold bottled Anessa sunscreen. Called the Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen SPF50+.PA+++.
Here is my observation of it:
- watery liquid formula, needs to be shaken up to use
- not sticky or gunky
- does not have your typical *sunscreen* smell and doesn't leave a white film
- applies smoothly and spreads easily, does not ball up
- texture of skin afterwards is a smooth canvas
- make up applies well after its application
- does not make skin oily afterwards or even throughout the day
- has UVA and UVB protection
- is waterproof
- need to only use a little bit for coverage of entire face.
As you can see, I haven't listed any negatives as I LOVE IT. I'm not sure where I got the recommendation to try this sunscreen as I was previously on a sunscreen hunt, researching brands and what works. So far, it has not disappointed me in its usage. Although it is a small bottle being only 60ml, you need only a very small amount to cover the entire face. Price-wise it is a middle to high range sunscreen but what it lacks in price competitiveness, it makes up in its positive points.
I have used several brands of sunscreen throughout the years and it is only with this one that I have been satisfied with. I think it may be my HG but like a true beauty addict I will always continue to try out new sunscreens to see if it can one up my current HG.
I hope this review helped you out if you were looking for a new sunscreen or just haven't found the right one yet. I definitely think this product will make you rethink applying sunscreen if you don't yet and if you already do but aren't able to purchase this anywhere, please keep applying the one you already have.
Remember, even if you live in a cloudy place, you still need to protect the skin from the rays that aren't as obvious. SPF15+ is good, if you can get SPF30. For me, I live in a sunny city down under so it is vital for me, SPF50+ makes me feel *safer*.
So tell me friends, what is the most important part of your daily skincare routine? Moisturizing? Sunscreen? Coverage? Leave me a comment below and let me know.