Before getting into the product review, I want to share info on UV rays and SPF with you. I know all of us heard of both the terms time and time again. But do you actually take time to understand what the terms means
Understanding UV rays
Ultraviolet rays (better known as UV rays) from the sun contains two types of rays – UVA and UVB. UVA is the longer wave and commonly known to cause skin aging and wrinkles. UVA can penetrate into the dermis of our skin, which is the second layer of the skin. Meanwhile, UVB is the shorter wave that causes skin redness, sunburns, cataract and immune system damage. It only penetrates up to epidermis, which is the first layer of our skin. UV rays can begin to harm your skin within only 15 minutes of being outside, even on cloudy and cool days. UV rays exist even at night. This is why we need to protect our skin from the damage of UV rays with SPF.
The Sun Protection Factor (SPF) displayed on the sunscreen label ranges from 2 to as high as 50 and refers to the product’s ability to screen or block out the sun’s harmful rays. For example, if you use a sunscreen with an SPF 15, you can be in the sun 15 times longer than you can without sunscreen before burning. Consumers need to be aware that SPF protection does not increase proportionally with an increased SPF number. While an SPF of 2 will absorb 50% of UV radiation, an SPF of 15 absorbs 93% and an SPF 34 absorbs 97%. Dermatologists recommend using a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 which blocks 97% of the sun’s ray. Higher number SPFs block slightly more of the sun’s rays but no sunscreen can block 100% of the sun’s ray.
Today I have a sunblock to recommend to you. I have been using this for the past 2 weeks, so far so good. It is the YADAH Oh My Sun Block. I love the quirky name! And I love the smell and functions even more.
What it is
Contains SPF35 with PA++. A daily-wear colourless and highly moisturizing sun block that offers high-level protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays suitable for all skin types even for the most sensitive skin. Exceptionally lightweight texture in a matte finish. No makeup remover is needed.
How to apply:
Apply 15 minutes before heading out. Give your skin time to absorb the sunscreen. Reapply every two hours outdoor, as sunscreen tends to be broken down over time by the sun, and rubbed or washed off with sweating and water exposure. It is safe to apply under makeup. To apply under the makeup, apply the sunscreen first. Leave it for 5 minutes before putting on your foundation/powder. Prior to that, take a piece of tissue to blot out excessive oil.
1. Slows down and temporarily prevent the development of wrinkles and sagging skin resulted from sun exposure.
2. Contains adequate UV protection for 3 hours outside.
3. When photographed, it doesn’t create the white-ghost look on the face like other sunblock.
4. The texture is non-greasy, matte and weightless make it perfect to be worn underneath makeup during the day.
5. Provides hydration throughout the day.
1. Like other sunblock, it needs to be reapplied after few hours under the sun.
Available at all Sasa Outlets. RM49.
Water, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butylene Glycol, Cyclopenyasiloxane, Glycerin, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Octocrylene, Cyclohexasiloxane, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Water, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Diospyros Kaki Leaf Extract, Glocol Stearate, Triceteareth-4 Phosphate, Glyceryl Stearate, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, PEG-100 Stearate, PEG-2 Stearate, Silica, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Glyceryl Caprylate, Aminomethyl Propanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethicone, Propylene Glycol, Ethyl Hexanediol, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Opuntia Humifusa Flower/Stem Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol