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29 November, 2017

[BEAUTY] Review: THE FACE SHOP Natural Sun Eco Sunscreen

Sunscreen is the skin’s best friend especially in tropical countries like ours. To be honest, I personally am often lazy to apply sunscreen especially when I usually apply CC Cushion that already comes with UV protection. But actually this is a BIG NO-NO for the skin!

Soon I start to notice dark spots around my cheek area, and eventually realise that our delicate skin needs more complete protection than that. Therefore, I finally got a series of sunscreens to try out.

THE FACE SHOP Natural Sun Eco collection is a natural sun protector containing organic sunflower sprout with strengthened anti-oxidant effects and better UV rays / heat protection. Being all natural also means it is paraben-free, phenoxyethanol-free and synthetic preservatives-free.

To be honest, I didn’t know that THE FACE SHOP offers so many varieties of sunscreens under the “Natural Sun Eco” series that caters for different needs:

#1 [NEW] ❤ Anti-Pollution Sun Cream - For pollution protection
#2 [NEW] ❤ Daily Sun Essence - For ultra lightweight feel
#3 ❤ Power Long Lasting Sun Cream - For water resistance
#4 ❤ No Shine Hydrating Sun Cream - For sebum control
#5 ❤ Super Perfect Sun Cream - For basic protection
#6 ❤ Ice Air Puff Sun - For cooling effect 

Sunscreen: Why is it important?
❤ Reduce the risk of skin cancer
❤ Protect the skin from harmful rays
❤ Reduce the appearance of facial red veins and blotchiness
❤ Prevent premature aging - Wrinkles, dark spots and skin discoloration

Why THE FACE SHOP Sunscreen?

I have tried so many types of sunscreen out there, but honestly most of them are just either too sticky / too watery / lack of sun protection. For the first time I'm trying THE FACE SHOP Natural Sun Eco series because it features a new texture and formula: 

Cooling Effect + Stronger PA++++

"PA+" determines how much protection you are getting against UVA rays. THE FACE SHOP sunscreens are mostly PA+++, meaning it can protect the skin against very strong UV radiation. The more "+", the better!

However, reapplication is recommended depending on the skin’s exposure to the sun, dust, rain etc. Despite of the extra protection it gives, PA+++ sunscreen does not irritate the skin and it is easy to clean off too.

Out of the 6 variants, I have gotten 4 types of sunscreens from THE FACE SHOP here. Among them are the two new sunscreens in the store: Anti-Pollution Sun Cream and Daily Sun Essence. Let's try them out one by one now! 

How To Use: Apply after the skin care routine (last step)

SUN CREAM SPF50+ PA+++ (50ml) @ RM80.45

The new anti-pollution sun cream is pretty interesting as it shields our skin against fine dust from sticking onto our skin, using the patented Aqua Cellulose Barrier Technology -- a technology where aqua cellulose fine fibers are applied on the skin and forms a "micro thin fiber net" that blocks pollutants like fine dust. The dust can easily be removed using clean water. 

Function: ★★★★ 
Powerful anti-pollutant + Strong SPF 50+/ PA+++ UV protection

Texture: ★★★★☆ 
It has a non-sticky and lightweight texture which I like, and it absorbs well into the skin.

Feeling after use: ★★★★☆ 
The skin feels soft after using it. No sticky residue at all.

What I like: ★★★★☆ 
Its lotion-like texture feels great on the skin without leaving any sticky residue.

Recommended for:
❤ Those who look for anti-pollution protection
❤ Those who live in highly-polluted city
❤ Those who prefer fast-absorbing, lightweight sunscreen for everyday use

SPF40 PA+++ (50ml) @ RM80.45

If you prefer a more functional sunscreen with moisturising, anti-wrinkle and brightening benefits, this is for you! It is an essence-like sun cream created using the Water Splash Formula that contains more than 50% moisturizing, hydrating, and astringent ingredients to keep skin moist and soft.

Triple Functions: ★★ 
Strong SPF 40/ PA+++ UV protection + Anti-Wrinkle + Brightening benefits

Texture: ★★★★
The texture is slightly more watery, and more lightweight than the Anti-Pollution Sunscreen. 
Love it because it spreads quickly and easily like a serum!

Feeling after use: ★★★★☆ 
Apart from effective sun protection, it leaves the skin moist and plump, thanks to the ability to deliver lots of moisture with its 50% moisturizing ingredients! It is easy to remove/cleanse too.

 What I like: ★★★★
I love how this Daily Sun Essence is infused with hyaluronic acid to boost skin moisture
while shielding the skin from harmful UV rays. All-in-one benefits; Awesome!

Recommended for:
❤ Those who prefer a lightweight serum-type sun product for everyday use
❤ Those with anti-wrinkle and skin tone concerns

SPF50+ PA+++ @ RM52.89

Function: ★★☆☆
Back-to-basic, fuss-free sun protection that everyone needs.

Texture: ★★★ 
It has the thickest, creamiest texture among all so far.
Nevertheless, it is still spreadable and easily absorbed into the skin.

Feeling after use: ★★★ 
It leaves the skin slightly sticky after use, which I am not really keen on using during hot days. But in an air-conditioned room, it works perfectly well like other sunscreens. Plus, it is easy to remove/cleanse.

What I like: ★★★☆☆ 
Considering the price and the strong sun protection of SPF50+ PA+++, it is a great steal
for those who are looking for budget sunscreen for the face and body.


The "Ice Air Puff" sunscreen is the most interesting product among all! It is an icy cool liquid sunscreen with the newly installed metal plate that filters UV rays and delivers really awesome cooling / refreshing effect to the skin, all thanks to the NMF (Natural Moisturizing Factor) in the formula. Hence, no stickiness at all!

Function: ★★☆☆
Cooling effect + Strong UV protection

How to use:
1. Shake the container well before use.
2. Turn the shoulder of the container to "ON".
3. Pump 4-5 times, then separate the puff from the product.
4. Gently dab the puff onto the skin and spread it over using tapping motion.

Texture: ★★
It is extremely lightweight and somewhat feels like some powdery cushion foundation.

Feeling after use: ★★★★ 
The skin feels instantly cooled and refreshed after use. Perfect for our hot and humid weather!

What I like: ★★★★
It can be reapplied as and when I want just to fix my makeup.

My Personal Experience
Overall Verdict: ★★★★☆ 

Overall, the Natural Sun Eco sunscreen collection is mild and suits even the most sensitive skin. I like how it comes together with "skincare benefits" i.e. skin soothing, cooling and refreshing sensations without being a "burden" to the skin. My personal favourites are the Daily Sun Essence and Ice Air Puff sunscreens.

The Natural Eco Sun sunscreen collection is available at all THE FACE SHOP outlets nationwide and THE FACE SHOP online store. *All prices stated above are inclusive of 6% GST. 

To find out more about THE FACE SHOP Natural Eco Sun series, please visit:
THE FACE SHOP Online Store: Click HERE

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