DHC Acne Care UV Protection Milk
I had to go out and buy a new sunscreen because my beloved Sunkiller Kirei Hada is no longer sold in department stores in Singapore, and is only sold at Nishino Pharmacy (in Isetan) at a higher price of about $18! (It used to be sold at Robinson's or BHG for about $13, even cheaper if you get a 20% store discount.) But guess what? This new DHC UV Protection Milk costs about $31. -_-U Forgive my illogical reasoning... I just felt like trying something new.
It claims to protect and mattify, fight bacteria in pimples, minimise appearance of pimples and roughness, conceal pores, eliminate shininess on the forehead and of course protect skin from UV rays, while maintaining a smooth finish without a sticky feeling. Here's the ingredient list:
Swatches: UV Protection Milk blended out and unblended, Powdery Foundation
DHC Acne Care Powdery Foundation SPF 26 PA++ - Natural Ochre
As you can see from the first photo, I only bought the foundation refill because the case and puff is sold separately and I wanted to try if I really liked it first before investing in the other unnecessary stuff. Lucky I did that, because I really wasn't impressed by this foundation. Here's all the things it claims to do, and the ingredient list:
I chose the darkest shade which is 02 Natural Ochre, but it still seems chalky on me. I think it suits NC25 skintones, which is rather light for what is supposed to be the darkest shade. All in all, I'm just really disappointed in this product. I think it cost me about $32 for the refill while the case costs about $18 and the puff around $3. Not worth the money!
Rating: Fail (I decided that for products that fall short of the 5/10 mark, I'm not even going to bother to give a rating. Lol.)
Anyway I was sorting through my pile of Time magazines for recycling, and found this article on the toxic ingredients in cosmetics (click for larger image).
One of the things that freaked me out was the information about oxybenzone which is present in a lot of chemical sunscreens, including Neutrogena sunblocks! When I finish my back-ups (I bought lots of Neutrogena sunblocks in the US because they're almost $10 cheaper per tube) I'll definitely be looking for new body sunscreens.