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Get Protected with Bioderma’s Photoderm

Hi Lovelies!

I believe most of you are already aware of the skincare brand Bioderma, especially for their HG product, Bioderma Sensibio H2O water based makeup remover which I also love and have reviewed before here.

What I’m introducing today is their range of sunblocks; Bioderma Photoderm!

Bioderma Photoderm Mood Visual

Bioderma’s Photoderm range aims to protect all skin types. 

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I put Photoderm Max SPF50+ and Photoderm Spot SPF50+ to test and for review.

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Bioderma Photoderm MAX SPF 50+ DRY TOUCH formula boast to be super effective sun protection with high anti UVA and UVB filters and a dry touch finish perfect for our humid weather. PLUS the entire Photoderm range boasts to include“the Cellular Bioprotection patent which protects 99.8% of cellular DNA to prevent free radical damage, protects and activates the immune system cells and protects cell integrity.

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Bioderma Photoderm Max SPF 50+ is colourless on skin after application. No greasiness and also dry finish as touted yet without being drying, flaky or cakey. Yes, it is impressive for a sunblock.

I used the Bioderma Photoderm Max SPF 50+ and tested it with a few of my other usual skincare routine products and found out that it is 1) best used after my water based moisturizer as it will apply on even smoother. 2) It applies smoothly on bare skin but I prefer it with a layer of moisturizer before. 3) I didn’t like it when I apply it above a layer of serum, perhaps because my serum was slightly gelish in consistency and the sunblock felt a bit too much above the serum.

Therefore my verdict and recommendation is that it can be used on bare skin but better with a bit of moisturizer before.

I enjoyed using this sunblock and I would recommend it especially for athletes or anyone who works under the sun often and want something that protects your skin while being gentle and non-comedogenic (not acne causing).

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Bioderma Photoderm SPOT SPF 50+ is also white and milky. For comparison, it is also slightly thicker and greasier than the MAX version above.

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After application it is clear and leaves a slightly greasy feel that most strong sunblocks leave, in my opinion.

This Photoderm SPOT SPF50+ was specially formulated for brown spots and scars, it “prevents the appearance of pigment spots thanks to galbridrine, which is capable of inhibiting melanin synthesis.” So I use it mainly/only on my acne spots/pimples as it usually leaves a brown spot after.

I included this duo in my morning routine:

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Yes you can use these on foundation free days, as I did. 😉

Check out the other products and prices in the Bioderma Photoderm range. You can buy them from selected Guardian stores across Singapore. Bioderma Photoderm Press Release June 2014

What’s your favourite sunscreen when you need extra production out in the sun? Let me know. 😉



Sponsored Review | Sunplay Super Block SPF130 PA+++

Sunplay, a renown sunscreen brand in Japan has launched its new Sunplay range with a patented, improved sun care technology, SOLAREX-3. It fights 3 signs on Sun Damage, so you can play long hours under the sun carefree!

High protection against 3 signs of sun damage:

1. Protection from Sunburn

Protection from Sunburn

Highest UVB and UVA protection. Has UV Reflectant Technology that acts like a mirror to reflect UV rays away from your skin. Superior photo stability for long hours under the sun.

2. Protection from Skin Aging

Protection from Skin Aging

SUNPLAY has Ronacare Ectoin and Antileukine 6, two advanced anti-aging ingredients to protect your skin from aging, wrinkles and brown spots.

3. Protection from Dryness

Protection from Dryness

SUNPLAY has Hyaluronic Acid, which can lock up 1000X its weight in water. This helps to reduce water loss from your skin, and ensure continual skin moisture.

Japanese Watery, Liquid texture formulation:

It is light like water and non-greasy, unlike other suncare products in the market. It is also easily absorbed and does not clog pores.

Review Time~

After shaking the bottle, the lotion is white and watery.

After spreading evenly across the skin area, it has a clear finish, as boasted on the bottle cover.

After applying on my hands and legs, I decided to go out for a walk in the park under the evening sun…

I’m didn’t realize that Sunplay SPF130 PA+++ bottle fronts a cat mascot till I saw the pretty cat at the fitness area. What a timely model!

Maybe Sunplay means to say with it’s SPF130 PA+++ you can laze around the afternoon sun just like a pretty cat!

My Review:

Sunplay SPF130 PA+++ Sun Block lotion has a clear finish upon application. It is light and provides a waterproof texture to the skin. It also has a usual Sun Block lotion scent. At such a high SPF (sun protection factor) rating, you can rest assure to play under the hot sun for long hours! Just remember to apply before you go under the sun, for better coverage.

Free Sample

Check out Sunplay’s Facebook here to redeem free Sunplay travel size sample!

Stand a chance to win prizes

The lucky 20 readers to post “I Love Sunplay because…” on Sunplay’s Facebook wall [ https://www.facebook.com/sunplaysg ] stands a chance to win prizes sponsored by Sunplay. The constest ends on 29th June and winners will be announced on the following Monday, 2nd July at 1100 hours.

Best of luck!


Sponsored Review: Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing UV Milk

If you’ve been following my tweets, you’ll know that I received a facial product in my mail last week and today I’ll be reviewing it!

Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing UV Milk with SPF50 PA+++ offers high sun protection while caring for your skin, 3 in 1 benefits such as sun protection, hydration and make-up base.

This is how the UV Moist Emulsion looks like. As per instructions on the package, you will have to shake the bottle well before squeezing the emulsion out, if not it will be watery.

As boasted on the packaging, the UV Milk emulsion has a light silky smooth texture, transparent and comfortable on skin.

Seen here only with Hada Labo’s Super Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing UV Milk (What a long name!), eyeliner, blusher and lip gloss. As I’m a believer of having good skin and not relying on foundation, it’s great that this product has 3 in 1 benefits such as sun protection, hydration and make-up base.

Personally, comparing this to the Kiehl’s sunscreen lotion that I am using, I still prefer Kiehl’s as I find Hada Labo’s emulsion just a tad too sticky, maybe it’s due to the extra moisturizing effect it has.

However, at only $19.90, Hada Labo’s product is a lot more affordable and I would recommend it as an effective product that’s also kind on your wallet!

Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing UV Milk with SPF50 PA+++ is exclusively available in Watsons at S$19.90 (38ml).

Do check out their FB (Singapore) page here.

Hope you enjoyed this review!