Japanese, Korean & European sunscreens merge skincare with superior sunblock. Breaking down the ways in which these sunscreens are superior would’ve ended up in an hour long video and I did not want to bore those who just want to see my favourite products. So here is some info:
In the U.S. the FDA has some of the strictest standards for UV filters/blockers. Far fewer proven ones are allowed compared to Asia and Europe, so reasonably, Europe and Asia have potentially more effective sunscreen. One of the most effective proven UVA filters, Mexoryl, is only allowed in the US by the FDA for La Roche-Posay’s Anthelios products. Unfortunately. while large European cosmetics companies have great sunblock products, most of them cannot be sold in the U.S.
While Meroxyl is one of the most effective UVA inhibitors commonly used in European sunscreens, in the Japanese sunscreens, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate (Uvinal A Plus) gives the substantial UVA protective punch or PA++++ protection.
Japanese sunscreens are also amazing because it has been a big focus of their cosmetics industry through the ages due to cultural standards of beauty being, the lighter the skin, the better. This is a part of everyday skincare and not separate. They have mastered how to create a product that will keep skin light, bright, non-greasy and withstand the oppressive humidity and heat of Summer in Asia.
My picks will make application and reapplication a breeze whatever skin type you have!
Hada Labo UV Creamy Gel – SPF 50 PA++++
Hada Labo UV Moist Emulsion – SPF 50 PA+++
Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence – SPF 50 PA++++
DHC Suncut Q10 Light Touch – SPF 50 PA+++
Shiseido WetForce Ultimate Sun Protection Cream – Broad spectrum SPF 50 http://www.sephora.com/ultimate-sun-protection-cream-broad-spectrum-spf-50-for-face-P393536?keyword=SHISEIDO%20Wetforce%20Ultimate%20Sun%20Protection%20Cream%20Broad%20Spectrum%20SPF%2050%2B%20For%20Face%20P393536&skuId=1684737&_requestid=179260
Amore Pacific Resort Collection Sun Protection Cushion – Broad spectrum SPF 30 http://www.sephora.com/resort-collection-sun-protection-cushion-spf-30-P397827?skuId=1723238
L’Oreal UV Perfect Aqua Essence City Face Mist UV Protector – SPF 50 PA++++
Colorescience Sunforgettable Water Resistant Powder Sunscreen – Broad Spectrum SPF 30 https://www.colorescience.com/products/sunforgettable-mineral-sunscreen-brush-spf-30
Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral – Broad Spectrum SPF 45
La Roche-Posay Anthelios AOX Daily Anti-oxidant Serum with Sunscreen – Broad spectrum SPF 50 http://www.target.com/p/la-roche-posay-anthelios-aox-serum-with-sunscreen/-/A-16677117
Many of these products can be found on amazon.com.
On me: Lipstick – YSL Rouge Pur Couture 13 Le Orange
Previous Asian Beauty & Skincare haul vids:
Sheet masks – https://youtu.be/BujtPgkvhNw
Japaese/Korean Mascaras – https://youtu.be/gzQ8KC-_AyI
Asian Skincare Review – https://youtu.be/R769OLv_7J0
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All products shown were purchased by moi. My reviews are based on my own experience with the products which may not be suitable for everyone.
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