Happy New Year! I’m sure most of us have set up a new resolution for this year. All the best! Do not forget to set a goal for your skin, too. Just take advantage of sunscreen SPF50 to protect our skin from harmful UV rays. I would like to discuss briefly that there are three (3) types of UV rays: UVA, UVB, and the least popular one, UVC, as the latter is blocked by our atmosphere that we do not have to worry about that (for the time being). The UVA and UVB, however, can cause serious damages more than we could imagine in a day, especially when we are exposed under the sun (even when we are inside the room).
Face Republic Super Screen Sun Gel SPF50+ with PA+++ is one of the best sunscreen I used so far as it does not only protects the skin from the sun but also moisturizes, heal, and give the skin with instant glow. The non-sticky and non-greasy formula makes this sunscreen perfect as a weightless daily moisturizer which can be applied even on a clean and bare face, I mean, you can use this sunscreen as moisturizer + sunscreen, and this is really convenient to bring everywhere. This is going to be a hit as this Face Republic Super Screen Sun Gel is a broad-spectrum protection from UVA and UVB is not just for the sunburns, but also shields against deep-tissue damage to the skin’s DNA.
SPF (Sun Protection Factor) is a measurement unit of how well the sunscreen will protect our skin from the UVB rays, sunburn, skin damages, and whatever that can cause skin cancer. Face Republic Super Screen Sun Gel SPF50+ has SPF50+ which means SPF 50 blocks 98% of UVB rays, or in a more ‘scientific way’, this sunscreen allows 2 out of 100 photons through. Judging from the information obtained from various articles, we should go for SPF50+ sunscreen protection to block our skin from UVB rays as SPF increases the capability of our skin toleration from the sun’s UV rays for 500 or more minutes. Kalau tidak mau ‘tanned’ ataupun ‘sunburned’, gunakanlah sunscreen yang memiliki SPF50+ seperti Face Republic Super Screen Sun Gel SPF50+.
Just for your information, UV rays are more harmful between 10am and 4pm, and it can bounce off surfaces like sand, water, pavement, snow, grass, and mirror which leads to an increase of UV exposure. Besides, more UV rays reach the ground at higher elevations. And… UV rays can get through the clouds, even on a cloudy day. They have their own ways to make sure that they can reach their ‘target’. Scary, tho.
How about PA+++? The PA Rating System was developed based on the Persistent Pigment Darkening (PPD) method which uses UVA rays that cause a persistent darkening or ‘tanning of the skin’. Face Republic Super Screen Sun Gel SPF50+ has a PA+++ which means the PPD values is between 8 t0 10. In short, a sunscreen with a PPD rating of 10 should allow handling 10 times as much UVA exposure.
This 50ml tube is really lightweight (or weightless) gel with cooling effect. It has a mild lavender scent which is quite calming, and not overpowering. There is a sticky feeling but once everything gets absorbed into the skin, it does not leave white cast, and really soothing to the skin. This is best to be used as daily sun protection or as make-up base for a porcelain-look finish. The application is easy, just gently applied a generous amount of Face Republic Super Screen Sun Gel SPF50+ onto clean face and neck before applying make-up or sun exposure, reapply as needed.
Face Republic Super Screen Sun Gel SPF50+ contains active ingredients such as the Aloe Vera, Eucalyptus Leaf, Bamboo, Sun Rose and Baobab Seed Extracts. Face Republic Super Screen Sun Gel SPF50+ is less likely to clog the skin, and it does not irritate my skin. It does not contain Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide which are common ingredients in physical sunscreen, and that is why this sunscreen does not leave white cast on the skin.
Skincarisma.com has listed some of the benefits which this sunscreen can offer to the skin based on the ingredients listed on this product.
- Brightening – Niacinamide.
- Anti-Aging – Niacinamide, Adenosine, and Ceramide.
- Promotes Wound Healing – Sodium Hyaluronate, Adansonia Digitata Seed Extract.
- UV Protection – Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Octocrylene, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, 4-Methylbenzylidene Camphor, and Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine.
It is good for dry skin for its powerfully moisturizing ingredients such as Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, and Sodium Hyaluronate. As for those who have sensitive skin, even though this sunscreen contains Aloe Vera Leaf extract which function as soothing and alleviating sensitive reaction, it also has Eucalyptus Leaf Extract and Ethylhexyl Metroxycinnamate which can potentially contribute to skin irritant. I would not recommend this to those who are experiencing sensitive skin.
As one of their best-selling products, Face Republic Super Screen Sun Gel SPF50+ is rich with Niacinamide which helps to restore the skin condition by minimizing the pores, fine lines, an dark spots. It also leave the skin feeling so cool whith its ingredients such as Aloe Vera, and Eucalyptus Leaf extracts. Face Republic Super Screen Sun Gel SPF50+ has a thick and milky consistency which is easy to spread all over my face and leave no white cast. Apart from that, it does not leave that sticky and shiny look even after being reapplied for a few times.
Here are some of the health effects of UV radiation…
- Skin cancer – Melanoma, or Non-Melanoma skin cancers.
- Cataracts and other eyes damages.
- Premature aging, wrinkles, fine lines.
- Immune Suppression
If you are thinking of getting this awesome sunscreen protection, the price is really affordable. For a 50ml tube with all the benefits you can get, Face Republic Super Screen Sun Gel SPF50+ is sold for RM45.00, and it can last up to 2 months (depending on how you used it). This is definitely my favourite sunscreen, and I have put this on my favourite list already.
WHERE TO BUY
- Guardian Malaysia
- Face Republic @ Shopee Malaysia
- Face Republic @ Lazada Malaysia
- Face Republic @ Watsons Philippines
- Face Republic @ Shopee Philippines
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