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u/veronicaxrowena · 59 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

5 Sunscreen Swatches on Dark Skin


About my skin:

  • My skin complexion: Fenty Beauty foundation in 430
  • Skin type: Normal (but in very low humidity it can pull dry)
  • Skin concerns: hyperpigmentation
  • Weather: Sunny and dry; located in Southern California

    Featured sunscreens:

  1. Shisheido Senka Aging Care UV Sunscreen SPF 50+ PA++++

  2. Missha All Around Safe Block Essence Sun SPF 45 PA+++

  3. Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF 50+ P++++

  4. Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47 with Sunboost ATB

  5. Elta MD UV Clear Broad Spectrum 46

    Mini Reviews

    Shisheido Senka Aging Care

  • My first AB sunscreen

  • A chemical sunscreen

  • Leaves a moisturizing finish without being greasy

  • Sheer serum-like consistency

  • Zero white-cast

  • I’m at the end of my second bottle

  • Although I quite like this on my skin, I have sensitive eyes and this makes them water like crazy if I apply it around the perimeter of my orbital bone.

  • Purchased a pack of 2 on US Amazon for $16.99 (so ~$8.50 each)

  • Cosdna analysis here

  • Rating: 3/5 - will not repurchase

    Missha All Around Safe Block

  • chemical sunscreen

  • purchased this because it is formulated to be water resistant for outdoor activity, sweat and the humidity

  • Has a light floral fragrance

  • Lightly moisturizing and the consistency is the most similar to a basic lotion.

  • Zero white-cast

  • This is my first tube, and I don’t use it often as I am rarely outdoors. I will keep it for now and will decide whether to repurchase based on how much outdoor activity I do this summer

  • Purchased on US Amazon for about $9.89 (it’s currently listed for $13)

  • Cosdna analysis here

  • Rating: 4/5 (points deducted for floral scent and slightly lower protection rating)

    Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence

  • chemical sunscreen

  • I’m at the end of my second tube

  • This is one of my top two out of the five sunscreens I own

  • Love the finish, particularly under makeup. This also has a sheer serum-like consistency, even more than the Senka.

  • Does slightly make my eyes water, but nothing like the Senka Aging Care

  • Zero white-cast

  • Purchased a pack of 2 on US Amazon for $19.99 (so ~$10 each) but noticed that it is sold at one of my local AB stores for $12 as well

  • Cosdna analysis here

  • Rating: 4/5 - will repurchase (already have a back-up in my drawer)

    Josie Maran Daily Moisturizer SPF 47

  • My only completely physical sunscreen

  • This is my second bottle

  • Very moisturizing, leaves a very radiant, glowy finish

  • I love that I can apply this all over my eyes with zero irritation or sensitivity

  • No white-cast

  • Purchased at my local Sephora for $32

  • Notes on usage: I would only recommend this to people that like a dewy finish or have normal to dry skin. You also must rub it in completely or it may leave a very minimal white-cast.

  • Cosdna analysis here

  • Rating: 5/5 - Wish this was cheaper but I will definitely repurchase

    Elta MD UV Clear

  • This is my first bottle

  • A hybrid physical and chemical sunscreen

  • I bought this to apply after my microdermabrasion appointments since it seems to be a staple in many medi-spas

  • I love that it has niacinamide in the formula and that it is formulated especially for skin with acne, rosacea or hyperpigmentation.

  • I really like the consistency of this sunscreen; it glides on nicely and doesn’t take long to rub in

  • Re: White-cast - out of all of my sunscreens, this leaves a very minimal white-cast. It is not an offensive white-cast and to most people it probably isn’t noticeable (my husband doesn’t notice it). But it does not settle in totally clear. This is probably because I have a deep complexion and I doubt this would show up on anyone lighter than me. As you can see in the image, the white-cast is not perceptible. But on my face (which is a little darker) I can notice it ever so slightly. However, it blends enough for me to feel comfortable walking out the house with it on.

  • Purchased at a local medi-spa for $32, but it’s also available on US Amazon for $26.40

  • Cosdna analysis here

  • Rating: 4/5 - will repurchase

    Edits: formatting and added links

    2nd edit: Thanks for the gold, kind stranger!
u/vag--abond · 13 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Not OP but this is my holy grail facial sunscreen. Not greasy at all, absorbs super fast, no weird chalky cast, no scent, affordable, and my makeup sits on it beautifully!

u/heartbrokengamer · 12 pointsr/drugstoreMUA

The best bet would be to go with Japanese or Korean sunscreens. If you're in the US, you can find good quality ones for cheap on Amazon (or through Amazon global on the AmazonJP site). The Biore UV Watery Essence is really popular on /r/AsianBeauty. Personally I've tried the Nivea Sun Protect Watery Gel (this is my absolute favorite sunscreen, but definitely leaves a shiny look on your face that is easily covered by makeup), and the Shiseido Senka Aging Care UV Sunscreen which both are great. For me personally, I've found the Shiseido Senka one irritates my eyes, but I haven't ever heard of anyone else for whom that happens. But I have very sensitive eyes and skin (well, kind of). For a Korean brand, the Missha All Around Safe Block Sun Milk is also a huge favorite of many on /r/AsianBeauty. This is the one I personally want to try next, as it's also sweat-resistant and I burn like no other, so it's a good combo for this summer. :)

Also, these all have SPF 50 and at least PA +++. I hope you find one you like! From my experience, the two I've tried sit well under makeup, and I've heard the other two also sit well under makeup. I hope this helps!

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u/aquajack6 · 10 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

If you have oily skin, the Biore Milks are great.

Shiseido Senka Aging Care UV Sunscreen would work well for oily or dry skin types.

Nivea Super Water Gel is lovely too. This one is pretty hydrating.

u/Sharkus_Reincarnus · 9 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Yeah, it can be hard to track down, I think because different vendors' translations of the name vary? Here is the one I buy.

u/SylphsAndSnowflakes · 7 pointsr/AsianBeauty

It largely depends on where you live and how quickly you need the items. As a general rule, if you're willing to wait a bit, you can find items much cheaper from non-Prime sellers on Amazon and overseas sellers on eBay. Also, if you're just purchasing a few things and they are heavy items, I find it's usually cheaper to stay away from sites with high shipping charges by weight, like Testerkorea and RoseRoseShop.

I usually do a lot of research when I make a new product purchase to find the lowest price from a reputable seller that I can. Partly because I just like shopping online for AB stuff and partly because I make it into a sort of game to see how cheap I can find something. It's like a hobby for me.

I recommend the Honey browser extension for Amazon. If you're looking for something it will tell you if there's a cheaper price available from another seller. It also goes through available coupon codes on many other online sites to see if there's one in the database that works for your order.

Anyway, I'm not sure where you live, but I did a bit of looking (I'm in the U.S.), and this is what I came up with. I can't guarantee these are the best prices out there -- just what I found from a bit of quick looking at a few different places.

Hado Labo foam for $9.40 with free shipping on Amazon (not Prime) here

The Face Shop Cleansing Oil - $9.58 with free shipping from Jolse here or $10.20 on Amazon Prime here.

Shiseido Aging Care Sunscreen on Amazon for $8.20 with free shipping (non-Prime) here.

Rosette Aqua Ceramide Gel - $12.45 with free shipping (non-Prime) on Amazon here.

u/WhyUNoCompile · 6 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I've been using this one for years:

It should only cost about 7-8 bucks each. Not sure why there's a price increase right now.

u/Firstmatewifey · 6 pointsr/FeminineNotFeminist

Seconding Biore, it's one of my favorites!

Another great, affordable option via Amazon is Shiseido Senka Anti-Aging.

Here's a mega-thread on /r/AsianBeauty with a plethora of information.

u/treelets · 5 pointsr/AsianBeauty

I'm actually thinking of narrowing down the number of products I use, though this list doesn't seem to indicate that. I love my Benton + MISSHA lineup but I'm getting older and thinking I need a little more oomph. In any case, things I'm looking at that I will probably not buy for a long time:

>Daytime Serums

u/shinmina · 5 pointsr/AsianBeauty

rave: i've started patch-testing the shiseido senka uv sunscreen and i think i've perhaps found my HG pa++++ sunscreen?! currently use biore aqua rich which is only pa+++, and the hada labo uv creamy traveled on my face into my eyes which made the burn :(

my only rant right now is that i had been going too crazy on my skin with different actives (tretinoin, azelaic and clindamycin from pocketderm, vitamin C, niacinamide, arbutin, BHA, AHA, etc. etc.) and i've had to scale back to the basics. hada labo, benton snail bee essencee, and pocketderm. less is always more for me, which is kinda sad :(

u/mastiii · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Could you list out as many of the sunscreens that you've already tried as you can? That way people don't suggest things you've already tried.

Have you tried Shiseido Senka Aging Care UV Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++? It is chemical-only and has quite a bit of silica in it, which helps absorb any shine.

u/luages · 5 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Seconding /u/maplebee92 suggestion regarding the Innisfree no sebum powder - both the compact and the loose form. I have also tried Mamonde Cotton Veil and Tony Moly Cats Wink and none perform as good as Innisfree, plus the Mamonde pact desintegrated after a few weeks and became loose instead.

With sunscreens for oily skin in particular I use Nivea Waterproof Milk or Nivea Milky Essence with great results and staying power. None give me irritation around the eyes unlike the Shiseido Senka Q10 which made my eyes sting quite a bit.

YMMV of course.

u/hybridvenice · 5 pointsr/PaleMUA

Mineral Veil Primer has both titanium dioxide and zinc dioxide. I suggest you find a primer without those ingredients.

Sunscreen is a very important part of skincare! In a few decades, your skin will thank you! I actually did some sunscreen research a few days ago and found 2 that I liked: Shiseido Senka Mineral Water and Shiseido Senka Anti Aging.

The Anti Aging sunscreen offers better protection but the first is almost as good and has no parabens. I haven't tried either but have placed an order. From what I've researched, both sunscreens don't seem to cause flashback issues.

u/makingmyfaceup · 4 pointsr/muacjdiscussion

If you have an invasive skincare routine (AKA more than moisturizer and maybe a micellar water, you're inevitably making your skin more sensitive, and it needs SPF.

Even when it’s cloudy, up to 80 percent of the sun’s UV radiation reaches the earth, and it's SPF's job to prevent sun damage, not just to prevent sunburns, but the long term effects sun exposure on your skin. Aging, sun spots, rashes, discoloration, and exposure damage (sun and possibly blue screen light, though it's yet to be entirely proven it's something to be concerned about, better safe than sorry!), and if you weaken your skin from skincare things like acids, serums, and essences. It's important to sunscreen all exposed skin, especially if you work in front of a window, drive a lot, go for a ten minute walk, ect. I always put on sunscreen, personally, regardless of what I'm doing, and i do it on my hands, chest, neck, and face, minimally. Your moisturizer and foundation aren't going to be an enough of a concentrated even layer to properly protect you, nor the rest of your body. I highly recommend AT LEAST 30 SPF. SPF 30 keeps out 97 percent and SPF 50 keeps out 98 percent of UVB rays.

I use asian sunscreens on my face, and right now i'm using this on my face, and this on the rest of my body. The facial sunscreen has been working well, not even my nose has gotten sun touched this summer, and I find it isn't really dewy or matte, so it doesn't effect my base layer. (I have dry skin for reference). Whatever you decide to use I recommend avoiding non-facial sunscreens, and ones with high zinc levels (since they are typically prone to making makeup break up and causing break outs). Coola also might be worth looking into, since they make a variety of sunscreens for various skin types, though it is a wee bit more expensive. Both last a really long time, so it's not a seriously heavy cost investment, but so worth it. I hope you come around to appreciate a good sunscreen!

u/Brahmin123 · 4 pointsr/aznidentity

Asian sunscreens, like Japanese or Korean. American sunscreens are greasy as fuck.

These are pretty popular among my friends:


I am sure you can find them cheaper in Japanese or Korean online shops.

u/starstough · 4 pointsr/Hypothyroidism

My skin has greatly improved on Nature Throid (the T3 does it, I'm sure).

I use Yes To Carrots fragrance free daily cream cleanser in the shower and Shiseido Senka Aging Care UV Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++ after.

I oil cleanse at night with jojoba oil and baby oil. The cream cleanser is the first one ever that doesn't make my skin feel tight or stingy after I rinse it off and the sunscreen is super moisturizing by itself. I used to use night cream and moisturize in the morning too but I haven't needed to do that in months now.

*Edit to add: I don't wear makeup except for mascara and lip gloss. My goal has been to make my skin as nice as possible so that I don't need foundation. If I really needed/wanted I've got some eyeshadows I sort of like but it is the foundation that I have always had problems with. I've tried L'Oreal, Cover Girl, Boots, Physician's Formula, and a couple other drugstore brands, but nothing ever lasts or sits right on my skin. So I just avoid it all. :/

u/d-i-n-o-s-a-u-r · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddictionUK

I second this! I alternate between Biore Watery Essence and Shiseido Senka Aging Care. Biore is thinner and quite good as a matte primer, but is more strongly scented. Shiseido is thicker and more moisturising. Both are SPF 50 and under £8 on Amazon.

u/grooviegurl · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Start with the vitamin C at night. Begin using it every 3rd night for a month, then every other night for a month, and continue adding it in slowly until you're using it every night. After you're using it every night you can begin the same steps of incorporating it into your morning routine too, if you wish.

So your new PM routine on nights you use vitamin C is:


Vitamin C

Wait 20 minutes




I adore vitamin C, but the biggest factor in fading my PIH is a strong sunscreen (I use this one but it can leave a slight sheen on your skin. No whitecaste though) and incorporating AHAs.

Once the vitamin C is in your routine come ask how to use AHAs and we'll get you going on that road too!

u/Khalano · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Oh, okay! I would recommend a sheet mask with hyaluronic acid in it. My favorite is Drink Up, Skin by The Creme Shop. After I wear one a few times a week, I get compliments about how dewy and healthy my skin looks.
I also get that compliment after I apply Shiseido Senka Aging Care UV Sunscreen.
I hope that helps and you find your Dewy skin! :)

u/happinessinmiles · 3 pointsr/AskTrollX

I'd recommend starting slow. Start with a mild foaming cleanser, a basic moisturizer, and a sunscreen. If you want to add more stuff on for your acne, check out /r/SkincareAddiction and /r/AsianBeauty. Their sidebars are seriously amazing.

But for a cleanser, you can't go wrong with CeraVe foaming cleanser. It's cheap, easily available, and gentle for any kind of skin. There's a bunch of theories on which kinds are best, but I've seen all sorts recommend this cleanser.

Moisturizer is really key as well. Dry skin can cause acne just because your skin is craving moisture! CeraVe and Aquaphor as well as natural stuff like Jojoba oil or Coconut oil have been talked about a lot as good options here. I'm still in search for a really good one I gel with. I do use as a light moisturizer Mizon's Snail Recovery Gel as it also clears up small cuts and inflammation as well. Be patient with this step, as some moisturizers can break you out.

Sunscreen is honestly like 100% of skincare, I'm convinced now, after plunging head first into the two mentioned subs. I use This Japanese one cuz it's cheap on Amazon and has one of the highest pH ratings out there. This Korean one is also highly praised online.

But the fun part I really like? MASKS! OMG MASKING! I love wash offs like Origins' Charcoal Mask (great for acne!) and Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask are both awesome choices! I'm also a big fan of sheet masks (they put the good-for-you goop on a piece of fabric so it's easy to apply). These are the ones I usually buy because it's a great value and they work amazing. You usually only mask for 15-20 minutes and it's like a mini me-time spa-time for me. Doing this like twice a week has done wonders for my skin!

Have some fun with your skincare journey! I'm having fun with finding my perfect self pampering routine. It's more a form of self care for me now, so I feel a little sad if I miss any steps at this point. Hope that helps some! :)

u/wifewithalife · 3 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

I use Shiseido Senka Aging Care UV Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++ underneath my makeup, though I'm going to try out Biore UV Aqua Rich silky water re essence cool type SPF50 + / PA ++++ 50g with 'cooling' effects next! (In case you're horrified by that price know I can get it locally for about $8 haha) I'm still searching for my HG spray that withstands the insane humidity where I live. Here are some articles with reviews.




And if you're interested in falling down a rabbit hole, /r/asianbeauty has so many more life changing products and advice that has revolutionized my face and makeup. Join us on the dark side ;)

u/stfurtfm · 3 pointsr/Edmonton

I still have some.. (all open, sorry) but since it has alcohol I've stopped buying that particular one and replaced it with Shiseido.

u/strobonic · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddicts

I use Shiseido Senka Mineral Water UV Essence.

I also avoid the sun like the plague but here's a funny anecdote. I started noticing this weird splotch on my left hand. At first I thought it was a raised oblong nickel-sized spot on my hand. Maybe it was irritated or having an allergic reaction because I swatch on that hand a lot. But then I looked closer at it and I realized, it's not raised. It's lighter than the surrounding skin, and it looks and feels smoother, which is why I thought it was swollen. That is the spot where I squeeze my sunscreen every morning before I smear it on my face. It's also the spot where I squeeze all my moisturizers before I apply them.

That was a wake up call to me that like ~2 months of extremely consistent application of products can have an actual, noticeable effect. I am very vigilant about applying sunscreen and moisturizer to my face, but I'm trying to be more vigilant now about applying it to my hands as well!

u/[deleted] · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

i like the shiseido senka, perhaps you would too.

u/s_c_dub · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Hey man - I have been using [this] (https://www.amazon.com/Shiseido-Senka-Aging-Sunscreen-SPF50/dp/B00IG12XLO/ref=sr_1_1_s_it?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1491683900&sr=1-1&keywords=shiseido+senka+aging+care+uv+sunscreen+spf50+pa) since February and its been an absolute game changer.

Do a search of "sunscreen" within this subreddit and you'll get all the info you could ever want and more.

u/robokitteh · 3 pointsr/AskWomen

Asian sunscreens are my jam! I like them much better than western sunscreens. IME, western sunscreens are too dry and make my face look ghost white. I mostly use the Biore Watery Gel but I also use Shiseido Senka. I wall say this though, I liked the older version of the Biore sunscreen much better. Now it smells too much like alcohol. I have had no issue of Asian sunscreens getting into my eyes. You may need to cleanse your face thoroughly at the end of they day as they are quite waterproof. I use an oil cleanse and then I follow up with Cerave foaming cleanser.

Head on over to /r/AsianBeauty for more info! They have mega threads with people listing their favorite sunscreens.

u/BourbonPecan314 · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I use the PC 2% BHA liquid and I love it!

I would still wear sunscreen. Just because it's cold outside doesn't mean the sun's intensity is any less! This is my favorite because it doesn't have much of a smell or sticky consistency.

u/Veronidge · 2 pointsr/drugstoreMUA

I use this if you have dry skin it might be good for you. /r/asianbeauty is a good place to check out some others :)

u/Neko-Miko · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

You're welcome!

Ah, and if you're not sensitive to alcohol, this one's also pretty affordable.

u/keepcalmandhydrate · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Welcome fellow VA AB'er!

> What sunscreen do you recommend?

If you're dry, I'd highly recommend the Shiseido Mineral Water UV Essence link
It doesn't dry me out and it stays put, though I haven't tried using it at the beach or on vigorous work out days yet.

> Face mask suggestion?

I love Tosowoong and MBD masks. The Tosowoong masks are on sale at RRS for less than $9 for 10 masks, which takes a big dent out of the cost. You'll pay a bit more for shipping, but it still usually works out cheaper than most other places. You can check their eBay store (rubyruby76) and see if they have a better deal shipping wise. MBD can be purchased at Walmart, Amazon, Target, Sasa, BGO, and probably a dozen other shops that I have forgotten. :) They're usually $9-$12 per box depending on where you're getting them.

> How often do you put on a face mask?

I hate to preach YMMV but it's definitely one of those scenarios. Depending on how my skin is behaving, I'll wear them nightly, or sometimes 1-3 times a week. It's just a matter of how much moisture I need.

> pH lesson with Asian beauty products please!

There's quite a bit of research on the topic, but the not so short version of why low pH cleansers help your moisture barrier can be found here and here

> Should I try the bubbling clay mask from Milky Piggy?

I'm not really sure about this, I'll defer to the other posters about it being more of a novelty than anything else. I haven't gone down the wash off mask rabbit hole yet. I'm more of sleeping pack/sheet mask fan, myself.

> Black head remover?

If you're really looking for a good black head remover, I'd suggest BHA once you've gotten your moisture levels to a good place. Before that, there's a few clay masks and steam starter creams that may help out. Whatever you do, don't use pore strips. I guess this is a YMMV thing too, but I have heard that people have damaged the skin on their nose by using them. Better to be safe then sorry. Massaging while oil cleansing may help you to push some of them out as well.

> General idea for my first haul?

For dry skin? I'd do a search on the sub for concrete ideas but make sure to include products with ceramides to seal in moisture. I like the Moisture Barrier line from Goodal, but it is by no means the end all be all. Guerisson 9 products work well too, and Dr. Jart has an awesome Ceramide line as well.

u/ProfSnugglesworth · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

AFAIK the Shiseido doesn't leave a white cast (I'm super pale, but I've seen several reviews saying so) and I haven't read anything about anyone finding it particularly drying. The amazon reviews are worth reading through!

u/relentable · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I, too, hate the texture and scent of sunscreen with the passion of a thousand sun(burn)s. I use "Shiseido Senka Aging Care UV Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++" -- no sunscreen-y smell, texture is soft (kinda tacky until it fully absorbs though, takes about 15 minutes), and it's like $8 USD on Amazon. It's pretty moisturizing too; I have dry skin and I use that as my main "moisturizer" in the morning.

Also ngl, thought you were me at first.

u/zdorobot · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I've been alternating between Hada Labo UV Creamy Gel and Biore Perfect Face Milk depending on if my skin feels dry that day and if I need a sweatproof/waterproof sunscreen or not. Perfect Face Milk can be drying (especially on my dry-ish skin) so I need to use tons of moisturizer underneath, but it is also sweat and water-resistant which is handy when I'm going to be walking around and sweating a lot. UV Creamy Gel is very moisturizing and doesn't require extra moisturizer underneath, but is not resistant to anything.

I also own Rohto Mentholatum Sunplay Super Block and Shiseido Senka Aging Care UV Sunscreen but I don't use them nearly as often. Sunplay is a bit too moisturizing for my liking and Aging Care smells like baby powder and makes my pores look larger after wearing it all day. I have Biore Bright Face Milk coming in the mail right now as well so once I get that I will probably do a comprehensive review of all 5 of those sunscreens.

And no, I am not Asian. I'm Russian (Russian-American? That sounds kinda weird haha) but just really into Asian skincare products.

u/soapnana · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I use Shiseido Senka Aging Care UV Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++. It has a nice consistency that feels moisturizing but not oily, and does not have any fragrance.

u/MoistCreamPuffs · 2 pointsr/WatchandLearn

Here’s a comment I made to another user who asked the same thing:

I’ve been using this sunscreen for over a year now and it works really well.
Be aware, though, the tube is small enough to fit in my hand!
But the formula is great, a dime size should work to cover your entire face.

This sunscreen might make your face appear a bit shiny at first but should dry within 15 minutes or so. It’s not water proof either, so if you’re sweating a lot and have it on, I’d recommend just gently wiping your face with a paper towel and reapply with (clean) hands.

u/sky_dotnet · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I have the Hada Labo but haven't used it yet-- I'm waiting until I'm finished with my current sunscreen. I'm currently using Shiseido Senka Aging Care UV Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++ and it doesn't feel very slick or greasy. I definitely do not have any shiny cast issues even within seconds after application. My only issue with it is that I have to wait several minutes after I moisturize before I apply sunscreen as the sunscreen will clump with any excess moisturizer on your face.

u/Upload-Crouton-Array · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

My skin: Relatively pale, normal to slightly oily skin.

Biore Watery Gel (2019) or EltaMD UV Clear 46? Or possibly even Biore Watery Essence (2019)? I was also looking at the Skin Aqua Super Moisture Milk Pink, but I’m slightly worried about the brightening effect as I’m a guy and don’t want people to ask me if I’m wearing something on my face. I don’t want anything noticeably “brightening.” That may sound dumb but I’ve never worn something with a brightening effect so I don’t know what it entails. As well, I looked into Biore Milk, but I’ve heard the new formulation has ruined them, or at least there is a couple threads about it on r/AsianBeauty. Apparently they don’t dry down matte like they used to.

I don’t wear makeup and have normal to slightly oily skin. Use tretinoin at night. Currently use Shiseido Senka Aging Care UV Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++ but it’s got a bit too oily/dewy finish for me. If I apply an 1/8th of a teaspoon, wait five minutes, and then apply an 1/8th more it’s not so bad though. Plus I don’t like that it’s not water, sweat, or sebum resistant.

I would prefer for the sunscreen to give at most a slight glow, but generally more in the neutral/invisible look or matte.

I’m leaning towards the EltaMD but I’m unsure if it will be good in the summer, or if I’ll need something lighter. As well, the EltaMD is $33 for like 47ml. I can get the Biore Watery Gel for $27 for 155ml. As well I can get the Biore Watery Essence for about $22 I believe for 85ml.

Currently I’m pretty limited to Amazon Prime as I’m nearly out of sunscreen and don’t want to wait for shipment. So I’m trying to only get sunscreens fulfilled by amazon so that they get to my house in a few days and not a few weeks.

u/Kindapuffy · 2 pointsr/MUAontheCheap

My mom is a Shiseido lover from waaaay back in the day so I grew up seeing a lot of it in the house.

I use their Senka Aging Sunscreen that I buy from Amazon as well as the Ultimune
Power Infusing Concentrate
which I credit as making my skin incredibly soft. This I received as a GWP deluxe sample and loved enough to buy FS. I usually wait until the stars align with an Ulta 20% off prestige code AND Shiseido gift with purchase to pull the trigger.

Neither of us have used the Eudermine before, I'm sure it will get used up but it's definitely more of a keepsake for mom, she remembers this from many many decades ago (she's 74) :)

u/karleenamarx · 2 pointsr/muacjdiscussion

Oh I love getting this question haha, I've been fine-tuning for years.

Night: After applying my Retin-A (the main reason my skin is so dry in the first place) I slather on rosehip seed oil since it's really hydrating, generally doesn't break people out, and soaks in really well, then I use the Ordinary's Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA (especially in the winter), and then I use the Cerave lotion that advertises HA and Ceramides on the bottle, and I top it with Aquaphor or Vaseline or whatever I have of that nature on my driest spots.

Day: Acne-actives (BP, tea tree, the works), the same cerave lotion (or the HA if it's a particularly rough day), and I use this sunscreen. I really love this sunscreen because it's not drying or greasy and has a great finish.

The biggest things are honestly the HA and the rosehip oil though. I love that stuff. I also just started using Cosrx's snail mucin essence and when I woke up today my skin was crazy dewy but I haven't used it long enough to safely recommend it yet.

u/cloudsandnepenthe · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Might be a long shot, but is anyone else here active on /r/SkincareAddiction or specifically /r/AsianBeauty ???

I've definitely been researching skin care as I've gone through the whole fashion basics a few times. I'd say the hardest part is finding a good sunscreen, so here is my cop list

SKIN AQUA | Sunscreen Lotion | Moisture Milk Whitening | SPF50+ PA+++ 40ml | for Face and Body (Japan Import) by Skin Aqua

Shiseido Senka Aging Care UV Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++

I am looking for cosmetically elegant, matte finish, preferably alcohol free but I have slight oily skin, fragrance free, preferably paraben free, at least a PA rating of +++, at least SPF 30, under $40, photo stable, preferably physical and chemical combo.

Pretty specific, does anyone else have a suggestion?

u/synaestheticmodum · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

I second u/pleasekisumi's suggestion to add oil to your routine, but if you are afraid that an oil-based cream would feel too heavy for you to start, I suggest putting in a few drops of non- comedogenic facial oil to your current moisturizer. Great choices are rosehip oil, argan oil, sea buckthorn oil, and meadowfoam oil. I'm acne-prone and use all those oils to great effect. At night, it would be a good idea to seal in the moisture with a water-based sleeping pack (like Laneige water sleeping mask) so you do not lose all your moisture overnight.

For sunscreens, make sure you wait still your moisturizer dries down before applying it. The Japanese make great sunscreens and the array could be dizzying, but here are a few I recommend: this, this, [this](http://www.amazon.com/Biore-SARASARA-Perfect-Bright-SPF50/dp/B00SM99KWA/ref=sr_1_8_s_it?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1458088811&sr=1-8&keywords=biore+sunscreen], this, this.

I can't recommend anything more specific than that as there is so much trial and error involved. I personally like watery gels that try down matt, but I make sure to pump my skin with moisture beforehand even though I have oily skin.

Good luck!

u/JazzoFett · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I had PIH too! I tried not to focus on those too much and simply let time heal them because they DO go away eventually! I've found that my vitamin C serum helped speed up the progress for this.

Ahhhh coconut oil happens to break a lot of people out but theres a few lucky ones who can tolerate that. I think the best choice would be baby oil (mineral oil) and see how it works for you from there since its a cheap option. I rub the oil on my face, splash hot water to heat up the oil, massage it into my face, then wipe it off with a towel. Oil cleansing is a great for oily skin because "like dissolves like" so oil would be the best thing to clean your face.

To make the step simple, I prefer to use a sunscreen with a high spf (30 or above) that is also moisturizing. I use this Japanese brand and althought I have a fairly oily t-zone, this sunscreen does not make it oiler during the day. I am sure there are cheaper options but I have tan skin so its hard for me to find a chemical sunscreen because physical sunscreens leave a white cast on my skin (so your options are expanded). As for the RoC cream, spf 15 is pretty low but it sounds like it would be a great night-time moisterizer for preventing fine lines and wrinkles! If it makes your eyes water, I would avoid the eye area.

For the benzoyl peroxide cream I use a Rite Aid store brand! It was very cheap and because BP can be drying, I dab a tiny amount of it on the specific acne spots instead of rubbing it all over my face. I've been using this for years so I never bothered to explore other options.

If you love the Simple Moisterizer, you can definitely use it in during the day AND at night but just make sure to use something with spf during the day. Sun damage can make PIH worst/longer to heal.

So your routine can be:


  • Oil cleansing
  • Sunscreen
  • Moisterizer (or a sunscreen that acts as a moisterizer)


  • Oil cleansing
  • Spot treating benzoyl peroxide
  • Simple Moisterizer
u/grueble · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I use this and it’s solid, don’t think it has much of a white cast + very spreadable and high protection.


I’ve also heard great things about this one!


u/PoroSashimi · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Try here

The amount of stuff available on American Amazon prime makes the Canadian me green with envy.

Shiseido Senka is very moisturizing, just like another creamy lotion! But like your typical Japanese sunscreen it does have fragrances and alcohol.

u/wambrita · 2 pointsr/ABraThatFits

Seriously, /r/AsianBeauty saved my skin.

I wash my face with Cosrx Hyaluronic Acid Hydra Foam Cleanser in conjuction with something called a Konjac sponge and then I follow up with the Cosrx AHA after. Then as a moisturizer -particularly under makeup- I use their Snail Mucen product. Also, sunscreen is super critical, it helps prevent your hyperpigmentation spots from getting darker. I'm not a fan of the western sunscreens, so I use Shiseido brand. The smell is different than the regular stuff we're used to but it's not unpleasant. And there's no need to buy the more expensive stuff, this works out really well.

The facewash I use has a slightly high pH level, and it's okay for me because I immediately put on the AHA after because it somehow cuts down the pH level. This lower pH face wash is what my daughter uses, and it does a good job, she started using it and the breakouts pretty much stopped, although she's apparently prone to blackheads on her nose so I got some BHA product for her, and I also got her a konjac sponge as well, so hopefully it provides her with some results. The sponge is super soft, but it does a surprisingly good job of exfoliating; without that feeling of scrubbing your skin with sandpaper. Heads up, with the konjac sponge there's lots of different ones out there and they pretty much work all the same; even the cheaper ones.

If you're gonna try exploring and experimenting with other products, be sure to try one product at a time, to make sure you don't have a reaction to it! Of course you probably already knew that, but I figured I'd throw that out there in case you didn't.

u/GreenWolfie · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I love this sunscreen. It's very lightweight, and it doesn't even feel that greasy to put on. Whatever greasiness you feel gets absorbed within a couple of minutes. Only downside is that it can take a couple weeks to arrive since they ship from Japan


u/ElRxBandita · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Edited since my friend said I can send things to her house.

I use neutrogena dry touch 70 and I love how it feels but I've read mixed reviews on its effectiveness. I also have Neutrogena cool dry spray I use on my body since it dries fast. Both claim broad spectrum. I'm going to be spending 10 days at the beach/outside in Hawaii and I don't want any kind of burn/damage to happen.

Looking for a face sunscreen and a body sunscreen I can order off amazon.

I forgot to add that I've been looking into these:

Shiseido Senka Aging Care UV Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++

SKIN AQUA | Sunscreen Lotion | Moisture Milk Whitening | SPF50+ PA+++ 40ml | for Face and Body (Japan Import)

Biore Sarasara UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence Sunscreen SPF50+ PA+++ 50g

u/_ihavemanynames_ · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Hi there!

I just wanted to let you know that Automod has removed your submission because it contains an Amazon referral link, which we don't allow in the sub.

Could you please edit the URL of the Shiseido sunscreen so that everything from (and including) "tag=" is removed? That way, the product page will still be visible - but no one can make a profit from the link.

Alternatively, copy this link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IG12XLO/

If you've done that, please reply to this message so I can approve your post. Thank you!

u/CharlieFoxtro · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Just came across this: https://beautyeditor.ca/2017/06/19/zinc-sunscreen-for-face

Could use that as reference for buying. Site also explains why ZnO > Ti02.

Also, using something is better than using nothing....even the chemical ones.

I'm actually looking for something cheaper in Canada too. I ordered these to test out.



Turns out the bottles are A LOT smaller than I'm used to compared to the ones at SDM (in the general aisle, I havent explored in the beauty aisle yet). At least they're PA++++.

I noticed it's been awhile since your OP, what products ended up on your short-list?

u/fluffy-butter · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

These are sunscreens that I use, and I really like them. No white cast (I have tan skin)

This is for everyday use, just going to work: Shiseido Senka UV Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++

These two are more sweatproof, so I like to use them when I'm out walking my dogs in the park or when it's especially humid:
Shiseido SENKA | Sunscreen | Mineral Water UV Gel SPF50 PA+++
Omi Menturm Sun Bears Cool SPF 50+ PA+++

The sunbears one is very minty and I like how it feels on my face when it's hot out :) So if you have adverse reactions to menthol maybe don't try that one

u/crimson_roses · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I'm loving this. People differ on whether they're willing to do alcohol in their sunscreen, but wearing this I literally feel nothing on my face after a few minutes. It looks a little shiny for the first few minutes, but never feels greasy, and dries matte.

u/GlassRockets · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Very true! That one looks okay but I can't say I've had any experience with it. If I was being picky though, I'd pass since it's only PA+++. If you absolutely are set on this brand, I'd go with since it's PA++++. It has a couple potential acne triggers (rated a 1 or 2) like squalene on cosdna so I'd check that to see if your sensitive to any of its ingredients. Otherwise I'd go with the classic or the more moisturizing. You're very welcome, love!

u/_impulsed · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I have been searching for a good sunscreen and saw your recommendation. Looked it up here and in the comments it said it was a chemical sunscreen. I wouldn't mind using it if it wouldn't irritate my skin.

u/Iledahorsetowater · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Murad City Skin SPF 50 pa++++

Titanium Dioxide 2.7%, Zinc Oxide 10.0%

Water (Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Glycerin, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polyurethane-35, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Xanthophyll, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbic Acid, Bisabolol, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Urea, Yeast Amino Acids, Trehalose, Inositol, Taurine, Betaine, Biosaccharide Gum-4, Hydroxyphenyl Propamidobenzoic Acid, Silica, Tapioca Starch, Sucrose, Pentylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Stearic Acid, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, PEG-8 Dimethicone, Octyldodecanol, Sodium Propoxyhydroxypropyl Thiosulfate Silica, Triethoxysilylethyl Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Hexyl Dimethicone, Aluminum Hydroxide, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Iron Oxides (CI 77491)

Body.... SPRAY!! Check out THESE ingredients on this always sold out number.

dr Dennis gross sheer mineral sun spray (non-Aerosol)
Active: Zinc Oxide 12%.

Inactive: Ascorbic Acid, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Biotin, Camellia Sinesis Leaf Extract, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1, Dimethicone,Cyclopentasiloxane, Emblica Officinalis Fruit Extract, Glyceryl Isostearate, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Phenoxyethanol, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Resveratrol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ubiquinone, Water (Aqua).

garnier ambre solaire suncare collection

  • sensitive advanced hydrating sun cream mist spf 50 (cool refresher + spf) here
  • sun and neck cream spf 50 (no color additives, fragrance free, sensitive skin friendly, no perfume, water resistant, Mexoryl® SX + Mexoryl® XL... they own La Roche Posay... sounds like a different name for their innovative technology).

    Asian beauty pick:
  • shieshedo senkka aging care UV sunscreen spf50+/pa++++ (co-enzyme Q10 and hyaluronic acid and TINOSORB... this is a chemical based spf).

    Hope this gives some of you all some kickass new sunscreen picks. It took me tons of browsing and ingredient list searching to find what I thought was not just okay, but beneficial while wearing it.
u/probablenarwhal · 1 pointr/SkincareAddictionUK

I also didn't get on with Watery Essence but found this a nice alternative! Shiseido Senka Aging Care UV Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++ https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00IG12XLO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_GFASAbRCDR2ZT

u/fetalstar · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction


I've been lurking on this subreddit for a few months, and while it's helped me put together a routine, I feel like there's more I can do to improve my skin!

To start, here are some pictures! https://imgur.com/a/0JLlV

I'm 31 (32 soon!), and I THINK I have normal/dry skin. Sometimes it feels tight or flaky in the morning, before I wash and moisturize. Overall my face is soft, but there's a tiny bit of roughness. I have the occasional breakout (around nose/chin), but it's never more than one or two whiteheads, and they usually go away after a few days.

My main concern is REDNESS, as well as whatever's going on with my forehead.

The pictures are after I've been up for a while, before I wash my face. This is about how my face looks normally, and I'd really like to reduce the blotches and have a more even skintone. My forehead is a little bumpy, with red spots.

Here's my routine!


Splash some cold water

[MILK Makeup Matcha Toner

Mario Badescu Rosewater Spray

Cerave PM
(Brush teeth while it dries)

Shiseido Senka Aging Care UV Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++


Cerave Hydrating Facial Cleanser

MILK Makeup Matcha Toner

Stridex Red (Brush teeth while it dries)

Mario Badescu Rosewater Spray

LUSH Full of Grace serum

Cerave PM

Every once in a while I'll use the FOMO jelly mask from LUSH.
I also have this diy mask powder from WitchBaby that I haven't tried yet, but I was thinking about mixing it with Aloe.

I used the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion like, once. It didn't really do much for the pimple I had, but it could be because it rubbed off. Maybe I'd have better luck if I slapped a hydrocolloid bandage over it after it dries?

I WAS mixing Acure Seriously Soothing Blue Tansy Night Oil (new formula) with my moisturizer for a couple weeks, and it made my face feel GREAT, but I started getting more breakouts than usual, in spots that I don't normally break out.

I also tried using CosRX AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid every other day (alternating with Stridex Red) for about a month, and stopped because I didn't see much difference and I got tired of waiting 20mins to finish my routine.

I've been doing this since early January, and I haven't really seen much improvement. I really like to keep things simple (my PM routine is already on that border of being too much!), so I'd rather replace parts of my routine with things that could work out better, than add to it, unless it's super necessary.

I'm thinking about replacing the Matcha toner (which is kind of meh to me) and the MB spray with some Thayer's witch hazel (cucumber or rose?). I really like the MB spray because it makes it easier to apply moisturizer, but if I can do the same thing with Thayer's (in a spray bottle) then it'd be nice to combine the two steps into one product. And it'd be cheaper!

I'd like to add some sort of oil (rosehip seed? squalane?) that I can just mix with my moisturizer. I liked doing it with the Acure, but something about it broke me out.

I was also considering using Azelaic Acid instead of Stridex. If I did that, my choices would be either TO or Melazepam since I'm in the US.

I was also looking into the possibility of using Curology as a way to just mix all that good stuff into one product.

I'm very lazy.

Anyways, this ended up being REALLY long! I probably should have made this its own post, but I figured I'd try the daily help thread first!

Thanks for any advice!

u/where_am_eye_lol · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction


Totally new to this skincare stuff :~). Love the wiki, but I'm still confused about selecting products. I have dry (a bit sensitive) light olive skin...sometimes I get acne when my skin dries out too much, but never had much of an issue (no makeup and have sensitive-skin soaps). Unfortunately I can't do fragrances either, since I have a really sensitive nose.

According to the wiki, there's basically 4 things I need to get for a routine: cleanser, moisturizer, exfoliant, and sunscreen. So far I've come up with:

u/forevereatingdessert · 1 pointr/SkincareAddicts


Kiss My Face Sport air-powered spray

The Kiss My Face Kids air-powered spray works very well too and smells nice.


Normal to dry skin- Shiseido Senka UV 50+ (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IG12XLO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_mfeBzbJERN9MA)

Oily- Shiseido Senka Mineral Water gel (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004Q1WT58/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_rheBzbA71WA9W)

Source: South Texas summers for 9 years

u/M0j0fl0j0 · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

This might be a silly question, but does anyone know why there is such a drastic difference between the price of these two sunscreens?

Shiseido Senka Aging Care UV Sunscreen - 2.4oz - $7.70

Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion - 3.3oz - $40.00

I realize the 1st one is slightly smaller and a different product, but that's a really big price jump! Are these two completely different brands? Or is it just a crazy Sephora mark up?

ps - if anyone wants to share their experience with either of these sunscreens, I'd love to hear it!

u/girlfran69 · 1 pointr/Wishlist

yea, same with the sunscreen here. it's either too greasy, or too white! and I can't live without sunscreen since I use vit C serums and CosRX acids. I'm currently using Shiseido Senka and I really like it. It's moisturizing, thick gel texture, shiny before drying, take slightly long to dry, but has little or no alcohol.

If you don't mind alcohol, the Biore Aqua Watery Gel dries fast, and has no white cast.

Both sunscreens are SPF 50+ and PA++++, so that's maximum protection. Even though they're not waterproof, I have no issues wearing it daily.

Here is the waterproof option: Biore Perfect Milk

sorry for the .ca links, they're just handy for pictures and approximate prices :)

u/dbcooper4 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

If you like that Shiseido UV Gel try their UV Aging Care. It's P++++ so you're getting at least a UVA protection of 16. That's my go-to daily sunscreen which I top with a light coat of Bioderma LEB30 to knock down the shininess.


u/april-sun · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

I bought this one:


It feels very good on my dry/combo skin. I haven't really tested it in strong sun yet, but it seems to be a well received product.

u/faradayyy · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Shiseido Senka Aging Care UV Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++ ! This stuff is a godsend, I seriously can't recommend it enough. My only complaint is that it is a small bottle :/

u/SomeGuyTHPS · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Is this the same as this?

u/klmnumbers · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I definitely advise picking up and giving an Asian sunscreen a shot. You can get them for relatively cheap, too. I personally use this Shiseido one. I know that Biore is pretty heavily recommended.

I'd bite the bullet and get one and give it a go. They go on very easily, aren't as greasy as American sunscreens, and provide UVB and UVA protection.

u/two-moons · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

This Shiseido one! My skin, normally super reactive, actually feels like normal skin now. It's moisturizing and has no white cast at all. It feels greasy when you first put it on but it sinks in quickly and dries matte, at least for me.