Sunday, February 23, 2014

Shiseido Extra Smooth Sun Protection Lotion

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post is bought with my own money. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise the product. This post is written with my honest opinion.

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Several months ago, I saw some Shiseido suncare products at my Marshalls. I couldn't decide between the cream and lotion. I ended up getting the lotion because I wanted something light.

Product Review: Shiseido Extra Smooth Sun Protection Lotion SPF 38

Where to purchase: department stores and online at shiseido.com
Price: $34 for 100 mL/ 3.3 fl oz

Made in USA

Description from the box: A highly nourishing sunscreen lotion for the face and body that helps defend against powerful UVA/UVB rays, which cause sunburn, cell damage, dryness, roughness, and premature signs of aging such as fine lines. Smoothes on easily and maintains vital moisture with no feeling of heaviness.
Ingredients:
Inactive Ingredients
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Active Ingredients
Thoughts: I've always heard great things about Shiseido suncare products. For that reason, I was excited to see this product at my Marshalls! I actually purchased this product before trying a sample of Shiseido Urban Environment UV Protection Cream. After trying Shiseido Urban Environment UV Protection Cream, I was not too sure what to expect. I've had mostly positive experience with Shiseido Urban Environment UV Protection Cream except the oxidation took longer than I expected.
Here's a closer look at the packaging. I actually find it pretty interesting. I like the color blue, as well as, the funky modern shape. I'm not too sure if it's the best shape for storage. Thankfully, I store it on top of my drawer so it doesn't make a difference. Here's another interesting fact I just learned. On the website, the weight is 100 mL/ 2.2 fl oz. Mine is 100 mL/ 3.3 fl oz. I had to Google it to see which fl oz is correct. It is 3.3 then that tells me the website has errors. I would think a well-known brand would not make errors on their website. :/
Here's a closer look at the top/ where you squeeze the product out.
Here's a swatch of the lotion.

Now for my overall opinion... First of all, there is a light scent. I cannot distinguish the scent but it's not bad. It doesn't smell like sunscreen at all. Plus, the scent only lasts a minute or two. Secondly, I like how light the consistency is. It doesn't feel heavy on the face. With that said, it's very liquid-y. You cannot tell from the picture above but I had to angle my hand a certain way so the product does not drip on my hand. This can get messy depending on how you apply the sunscreen. Initially, I would dab spots on my face with a finger and then massage the sunscreen. While doing that, the spots would drip on my face and sunscreen from the bottle would land all around me. I learned through trial and error, and the best method for me was to squeeze some on my hand, pat my hands together, and massage on my face. Another thing I found is that the hole from the bottle where you squeeze is small, and the product would drip to the sides. It made sense why there's a scoop around the hole. I did not take a recent picture but I thought it might be a little disgusting. Hopefully, people would understand what I'm saying. :/ Lastly and the most important, it's not greasy and lasts a good amount of time. While applying the product, I can tell it quickly oxidizes and absorbs onto the skin. Even when wearing makeup, I do not see the sunscreen move while applying face products (primer and foundation). Now I can understand why people like the blue packaging sunscreen from Shiseido.

Pros:
* Protects both UVA and UVB; basically, it protects both inner and outer skin.
* Does not carry Avobenzone and Oxybenzone; not the most safest active ingredients.
* Fun, modern packaging.
* Light scent that does not linger.
* Does not smell like typical sunscreen.
* Light on the skin.
* Not greasy.
* Does not take forever to oxidize.
* Absorbs onto the skin.

Cons:
* Liquid-y; drips everywhere.
* Pretty messy both in applying and squeezing out of the package.

Would repurchase: Yes, but in the cream formula.
Rating:  4.5/5 Tobey's Paws


Other Shiseido suncare products reviewed/swatch:

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post is bought with my own money. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise the product. This post is written with my honest opinion.

2 comments:

Phoebe Limanta said...

My favouritest sunscreen I've ever tried, hands down! And it wears so well for me under my makeup :)

If you do repurchase in the cream formula, please make sure to do a review! I would love to read it!

x

Phoebe

Eat. Live. Love. Repeat.

Ahleessa said...

Thank you!

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