Thursday, June 10, 2010

Review: Etude House Super Aqua Sun Guard SPF 35/PA ++

Etude House Super Aqua Sun Guard 
SPF 35/PA ++
Wt: 50 ml.
Price: 299.00 pesos
 Daily sun cream with light texture and freshness of seaweed extracts protects the skin from the harmful UV rays. 

I was looking for a nice everyday sunblock. I opted for this one instead of Neutrogena's and Belo's sunblock. I was drawn by its cute yellow packaging and its light consistency. Etude House Super Aqua Sun Guard has a very fresh scent which I really like. This blends easily on my skin. 
The three things I love most about this product are:

NO GREASY FEEL
NOT HEAVY OR STICKY
NO WHITE CAST

I am not really fond of sunblock at all. I would rather use foundations or BB creams with built in sun protection because they feel lighter on skin. This product changed my mind. This spreads evenly on my face and helps in moisturizing my dry skin too.Overall, this product is really good. The downside is the low SPF. I think my next buy would be Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock. 
It is a green sunblock but it does not give a white cast at all.

I did not blend the sunblock very well because i want you to see its consistency which is really nice --- not too runny at all nor too thick.

I love the fact that it is travel friendly. Look how big the tube is. It fits perfectly in my makeup kit.

I am really confused with SPF and PA++. So for newbies out there like me.. Here is what it means.. :D

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What is the deal with SPF?
SPF stands for sun protection factor. It is mainly a measure of UVB protection shown on the product labels. Sunscreens available in general markets offer as low as SPF 9 up to SPF 60 or above. The number indicates how much the sunscreen helps to prolong the onset of sunburn in a person. For example, for a person who would actually burn under the sun after 10 minutes of exposure, sunscreen with an SPF of 25 will delay the beginning of sunburn to 250 minutes. SPF 25 sunscreen allows a person to stay out in the sun 25 times longer.
According to the dermatologist, sunscreen with an SPF of 25 to 30 should be enough to protect you from ultraviolet rays in case you stay mostly indoors. However, in case you need to stay outdoors where the exposure to the sun is much stronger, sunscreen with an SPF of 50 to 60 is highly recommended.
What does PA+++ mean?
Apart from SPF, some sunscreen labels also list a "PA" ranking. While SPF indicates how much the product can protect you from UVB, PA on the other hand refers to the amount of protection the sunscreen offers against UVA rays, Dr Nussra notes. You will see PA+, PA++ and PA+++. More plus symbols mean more protection from UVA.

8 comments:

  1. i bought the sun guard in the blue packaging but i abhor it!
    hontoni daikirai!
    >_<

    it feels so sticky & heavy. it really is good for swimming though for it really is long lasting but not for everyday use. i also don't like using sunblock (or any lotion) for it feels like my skin is being suffocated by it.

    i think this one & the pink variant are good though...

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  2. Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch sunblock main active ingredient is Oxybenzone which is a really toxic chemical. It's non-greasy, photo-stable and absorbs UVB/UVA rays but at the same time it gets absorbed into your body and causes cell damage which can ultimately lead to cancer. Jst wanted to share that little info =)
    One sunblock that is good is the Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion For Face and Body SPF 50 or the Shiseido Extra Smooth Sun Protection Cream For Face SPF 36 PA+++

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  3. @thiamere: buti na lang hindi ko yun binili...

    @melissAnne: thanks so much for your comment.. i did not know that.. :D

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  4. Yay on the 3 important points for sunblock, non greasy, non sticky or heavy on skin and no white cast! It's definitely a good checklist for sunblock! thanks for this

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  5. Ah! Thanks for clarifying that about SPF and PA. I've been wondering for a while now about that.

    Like you, I'm not too fond of sunblock either, I usually use moisturizer with protection but your review made me curious. Is it available outside the Philippines?

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  6. Is this oil free?

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  7. hi.. i think so.. it is really lightweight.

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  8. Hi there! I was looking for information on EH sunscreen products when I saw your post. :) I have oily skin so I'm wondering how this product fared in terms of affecting the oiliness of your skin, etc.
    Thanks in advance :)

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