I had ran out of Artistry Pure White UV Protect SPF 50+++ so I got a more budget-friendly sunscreen, Shiseido Senka Mineral UV Gel SPF50 PA+++. I can’t remember how much it cost already. Bought it when it was on offer. Seeing that it’s from Shiseido, I didn’t think that it will go wrong.
This sunscreen is made from 100% mineral water, colour free, fragrance free, and allergy tested. Also claimed to be non-sticky and gave baby-smooth skin effect. Allowed smoother foundation application as well. No need special cleanser too, normal facial cleanser will do the cleaning.
Shake well before application is a must. The sunscreen is white in colour with watery texture. No smell indeed.
My verdict… I won’t repurchase. Maybe mineral based product is not suitable for me.
Not a good makeup base. At the end of the day, my makeup melted because of the oil produced on my face and I had to keep blotting. When I was using other sunscreens, I’ve never seen my makeup on the blotter/tissue or even had the need to blot. My face felt sticky at the end of the day. Very uncomfortable.
Without makeup, using it on its own was also not doing any good. Sticky from the start, not smooth at all. At midday, my face became oily and sticky. Ever since using it, I’ve been suffering breakouts on and off.
Mind you that I stay indoor most of the time be it with or without makeup.
This sunscreen just doesn’t work for me. Too bad…