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While most of the skincare products (those for day time use) usually have some kind of UV protection, I never feel confident enough to walk under the sun for a long time unless I have applied some kind of sunscreen product. Given that Shiseido Urban Environment Protection Cream Plus claims to have SPF 50 which offers a high protection to the skin, I decided to give it a go.
This product is a daily sunscreen which claims to provide hydration while protecting your skin against UV rays, dryness and air pollution. It also claimed to has a powerful formula which effectively protects skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays that cause photo-aging.
The product comes in a little white plastic tube with a flip opening at the bottom and contains 50ml of cream. The cream itself is white and the texture is more like your daily cream.
How to use it
The product is intended after your normal morning skincare process, i.e. after applying your daily moisturiser. Basically what you have to do is squeeze some cream and apply the cream to your face / body. The Shiseido official website provides a more detailed description of how and where to apply the cream (http://www.sg.shiseido.com/sc/product/view.asp?S=12629#/howTo_t/) and you may wish to have a look if you are interested.
The product is invisible on your face and can be used as a makeup base.
It is said that the product can be easily removed with daily cleanser. Having said that, I personally would love to clean the sunscreen protector using a makeup remover cause I think my face will be more thoroughly cleaned in that way.
The product is available online at £31.00.
While this product can be used on both the face and the body, I have to admit that so far I have only used it on the face. This product is simply too pricey to be used on the body while I can get a decent body sunscreen protector at a lower price! When it comes to the face, I am more willing to spend a bit more money on that. =)
The sunscreen itself is great. It is very easy to apply and can be applied evenly on the face easily. It is also invisible on the skin and will not give you that kind of oily look. It also feels very light and I would not find my face skin to be blocked. I also did not find myself to be more tanned after walking in the sun for a day with the sunscreen on. So I guess that means the product works!
An useful tip
As said above, I do find the product to be a bit pricey so I will try myself to use every little bit remained in the bottle. There is one little tip which can help you to save a bit of money by being able to use up what is contained in the little plastic tube! (It applies to all products packaged in a plastic tip, may it be a cleanser or your toothpaste.)
Once you find it hard to squeeze the product out from the plastic tube package, close the lid, hold it and the end and shake it for a few times. Open the lid again and you will find yourself able to squeeze something out again! Repeat this process until you get everything out! The reason behind it is very simple: there may be some product which stick to the inner surface of the plastic tube and the shaking motion will shake it off and you can then squeeze them out from the opening.
Shiseido Urban Environment UV Protection Cream Plus SPF50 is a feather-light daily sunscreen that provides exceptional hydration and protects while protecting against external aggressors such as UV rays, dryness and air pollution for beautiful, healthy-looking skin / Exceptionally powerful formula effectively protects skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays that cause photo-ageing / Shiseido Urban Environment UV Protection Cream Plus SPF50 provides long-lasting moisture for skin that is smooth to the touch / Invisible on skin / Can be used as a makeup base for a beautiful foundation finish / Shiseido Urban Environment UV Protection Cream Plus SPF50 easily removes with daily cleanser / Non-comedogenic / Dermatologist and ophthalmologist-tested /