UV Filters: Octisalate, Uvinul T 150. Tinosorb S, Avobenzone, Mexoryl XL, Mexoryl SX
Has alcohol, no fragrance, oil free. It smells like how all Anthelios un-fragranced sunscreens smell. If you blindfold me and ask me to sniff an unrecognized sunscreen to me, I can 100% correctly guess it's a sunscreen from La Roche Posay lol. I have tried Anthelios Wet Skin Gel, Anthelios Dermo pediatrics, Anthelios Anti Shine, Anthelios Mist, old Anthelios Ultra light Fluid - they all have that distinct smell; unless if they are fragranced.
I applied the sunscreen on my left arm, wait for 20 mins and take a photo using UV camera (Sunscreenr). I usually give 15 mins for sunscreen to set, but I know this sunscreen never ever sets on my skin, so I give it extra 5 mins.
For experiment purpose, I'd just cover from back of my hand to somewhere around my wrist. I'd leave my wrist area as comparison. No white cast, just shiny and sticky to the touch after 20 mins. And as expected from sunscreen with avobenzone, it turns pitch black under sunscreenr.
Rubbing under Running Water
I put my back of hand under running water over the sink, and rubbed vigorously, trying to rub off the sunscreen off. Then just gently pat dry with tissue.
Removal with foaming body wash
I tried with my foaming body wash from Shokubutsu. I think it removes well.
Removal with DHC Cleansing Oil
Well, if body wash can remove it, of course DHC cleansing oil can also remove it lol. I left the middle part as undisturbed as possible for comparison.
Extra - Blot test
I really can't stand the stickiness, but still I wish to use this (it wasn't cheap!) and I found an idea. I did another test. I applied it on my back of palm, let it sit for 20 mins. And blot it with tissue paper. I want to see how much the layer is being removed. Once it's blotted, my skin is pretty dry to the touch; not like matte dry ala Skinfood Sunflower No Sebum gel, but at least not sticky and wearable yay!
Fresh application, wait 20 mins, notice it's shiny even under sunscreenr
So it definitely removed some of the layer. Looks similar with when I rubbed it hard under the running water. I think I can apply more than usual to compensate. It can be just as wasteful, but it's better than throwing the whole bottle away lol
There you have it. I can't use it on my face as it broke me out on my chin area (itchy red bumps). I'll be using it on my body. Won't repurchase it though.
It costs S$46.90 for 50ml in local drugstore, and Anessa Perfect Milk (2020 formula) costs for S$41.90 for 60ml (and this is frequently on discount) - so I better off purchasing Anessa one for a better finish. Well, at least until I can find a non greasy high PPD EU sunscreen that I can happily wear here, humid tropical southeast asia (96% humidity). If you have recommendations, I'm all ears!
About UV camera
I only use this to see if a sunscreen disperses an even layer (or patchy and spotty); and if I miss out a spot during application. It's not by all means to measure the sunscreen protection level. Got mine from sunscreenr.com. It's compatible with android phone.
Originally posted on Reddit.