I am trying to be more careful with sunscreen – I’ve noticed my skin looking more tired and aged, as well as the fact I am getting darker and darker despite not going on holiday (sob!) or indeed sitting in the sun for any length of time.
So I bought a number of face SPF, body sunscreens and so on to ‘try’ and be more careful with UV protection! One I’d like to present to you today is Kanebo’s Freshel (a sun protection range, also with colour base products). I bought the White C UV Day Gel in SPF31 from adambeauty.com a few weeks ago:
I haven’t tried much from the Freshel range but I’ve always liked how simple and elegant the range looks. This day UV gel is for all over body use although I don’t have much skin on show apart from arms and chest.
First moan is that you get 100ml of this. Maybe that’s not a tiny quantity but it’s not much for a body product and I got half way through this very easily. Maybe because my skin is dry too so I use a bit more.
Otherwise this stuff has a beautiful texture. Although it’s ‘gel’ it’s actually a white lotion with a water base so it feels very light and absorbs in a jiffy.
It makes a good base for make up -it’s not greasy or shiny at all.
The ‘White C’ element is because it’s supposed to have a whitening effect and inhibit the chance of brown spots and pigmentation.
I used this on my chest but also face and neck – it’s so light and invisible that it feels like a very regular lotion. It doesn’t leave much glow to the skin really and I can’t ‘see’ any whitening effects but my skin does feel quite nice with it on.
Overall I do think this is PERFECT if you want SPF protection but hate anything sticky or thick. This will sink in like a dream although just remember you don’t get that much of it. I wouldn’t be too worried about the ‘whitening’ thing I didn’t get any paler or anything like that!
I bought this from adambeauty.com.