Shiseido Gentle Sun Protection Lotion (for Sensitive Skin and Babies)

This sunscreen works brilliantly on big babies (adults) too!

Nobody loves sunscreen. Nobody. I have yet to meet someone who says, “I love putting on sunscreen.” That’s because sunscreen doesn’t FEEL GOOD. In fact, it feels…kinda yuck. It’s either too thick. Too pasty. Too greasy. Too smelly. Too something-I-don’t-want-on-my-face. But then again, you can’t skip sunscreen – not if you want clear, healthy, youthful skin. So I made it my mission to find the ‘almost perfect’ sunscreen. One that was not greasy, did not leave a white film on my skin, was water resistant, was gentle on my skin, had a high SPF and PA+++ (minimum of 3 pluses). And after many trials and tribulations, I found it! Meet Shiseido Gentle Sun Protection Lotion for Sensitive Skin and Babies. Ok so I don’t have sensitive skin, nor am I a baby (though that’s questionable), but this sunscreen is great for a number of reasons. Which is why, after using this, I can’t use any other.

1. It’s slippery smooth.

To start with, it’s a thin liquid that literally glides on your skin. It envelopes your skin and fits in every nook and cranny before its sinks in.

2. It’s gentle and doesn’t cause acne and breakouts.

Because it’s for babies, it’s super gentle. It doesn’t contain any alcohol, mineral oil or PABA. I also use it on the senstive skin around my eyes (to prevent wrinkles) – it doesn’t sting. I have even used this when my skin flared up, and I had the worst hormonal acne during my pregnancy. It’s as gentle as water.

3. It’s not greasy.

I have super oily skin and most sunscreens make me look like I’ve applied petroleum jelly on my face and stepped out. But not this one. It starts out a tad greasy, but before you know it, it’s gone. You’re left with a semi-matte, slight dewy sheen. I’m not complaining!

4. It doesn’t leave a white film.

Well, not for long at least. When you apply it, you do get a white film. But this is only for the first 5 minutes. Once you pat it in thoroughly, it becomes more or less invisible.

5. It doesn’t make you sweat.

I hate sunscreens that make me feel all hot and sweaty. Thankfully this isn’t one of them. It goes on so thin and light, you can’t even feel it ‘sit’ on your skin. I can go out in the harshest summer and forget I have a sunscreen on. The best part, it doesn’t sweat off.

6. It’s very water resistant.

This stuff really stays put! It won’t budge. Which is why you will need to remove it thoroughly at the end of the day preferably with an oil cleanser.

7. It’s high on protection.

The most important thing about sunscreen is protection and this one does a damn good job. It’s got over 30 SPF and PA+++ for optimum protection. I’ve been using this for over 5 years now, and have never ever burned. Oh, and I live on the equator! Enough said.

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