Friday, July 24, 2009

Shu Uemura Protection XTR Protector Sunscreen Milk SPF50 PA+++ Vs Guerlain Perfect White C Brightening High Protection SPF50 PA+++

It's been a really long time since my last post... Hahahaha... No idea why, I'm always feeling lazy and not in mood to do reviews or hauls posting. Anyway, I'm not doing much purchasing recently. Tight finance ! Hahahaha... But I'm still reading a lot from bloggers everyday! I'm still diligent to know more on skincare and makeups... Hehehehe...

If you can remember, I did some damages few months ago in Kuala Lumpur. Today, finally I'd finished up my Shu Uemura's SPF 50, PA+++

I was using this Shu Uemura Protection XTR Protector Sunscreen Milk SPF50 PA+++ for more than a year. Yes, the same tube of sunscreen and I can't seems to finish it until today! If I'm not mistaken, I bought this tube of sunscreen at RM160.00 / USD45.00. I find it terribly expensive and I must be crazy at that point of time to purchased it. The texture is more on white color cream to runny, no white cast if you use a little bit. The problem is, from what I've learnt from 'QUEEN', the popular Taiwanese beauty show, I would need at least 0.7 gram of sunscreen to be applied on my skin before stepping outdoor. How do I get the figure of 0.7 gram ? Here is the formula and calculate how much sunscreen do we need to apply on face:

Step 1: Get a ruler or measurement tape to measure the length and width of your face. EG.
mine is 19cm (length- top from forehead to bottom of chin) X 18cm (width -
measure from the widest part of your face, left to right) and my answer is 342.

Step 2: Use 342cm X 2 gram
342 X 0.002 - 0.68 gram

Finally, 0.68 gram is the amount of sunscreen that I need to apply on my face but this is only a rough estimation, if you are using a normal hard ruler like me to do the measurement. This is because, with hard ruler we can hardly do the measurement for the nose area. Thus, I would recommended you to use a soft measurement tape. It should be more accurate than normal ruler as you can include the size of your nose. For me, application of sunscreen always more is better than less.

I would say 0.7 gram of sunscreen is a lot but with a good quality of sunscreen, it should not be any problem. Shu Uemura's doesn't do the job that well. Although the Shu Uemura Protection XTR Protector Sunscreen Milk SPF50 PA+++ (what a mouthful name!) gives me the glow and hydrates my skin that I'm quite pleased but with 0.7 gram of Shu Uemura sunscreen milk on my face, no good feeling at all. It's oily, sticky and slow in terms of absorbent. I had to let it air dry for at least 45 minutes or so, before I can put on my powder foundation or else, it'll become cakey, patchy, uneven and blotch. No kidding ! The truth is, I don't have 45 minutes and I hate that kind of feeling especially when I'm in rush hours...

Finally, I'd finished up my Shu Uemura Protection XTR Protector Sunscreen Milk SPF50 PA+++ and today I'm using my new Guerlain Perfect White C Brightening High Protection SPF50 PA+++ (another mouthful name, hahaha).

I've bought this many months ago, and I can't remember what was the texture and how does it goes. I always have good acquaintances with Guerlain hence I'm believe this sunscreen won't disappoint me too. The texture is similar with Shu Uemura Protection XTR Protector Sunscreen Milk SPF50 PA+++, also white in color but runnier. It's so smooth and easy to glide on skin. No tugging and oily feeling at all. Although it looks a bit grey and white cast during the application but it dissappeared before I realised the changes. All I can see is my skin is smoother without much visible pores, glow and dewy but not oily. I never know this sunscreen can hide pores, after application I'd feel it barely there! Guerlain Perfect White C Brightening High Protection SPF50 PA+++ does absorb into my skin pretty fast and I'm so touched during my foundation application. The reason ? Not only it's fast absorbent reduced my waiting time, also allows me have easier foundation and powders application. I've noticed that I don't need much foundation as before, no idea why. My guessing would be my skin is smoother after applied the Guerlain sunscreen hence I don't feel like to put on so much powder on my skin. I think my skin would love not to have so much makeup on. Hahaha... The best thing is it's a perspiration resistant sunscreen! I love perspiration resistant products as my job requires me to run whole day around under the sun. Personally, I feel my purchase on Guerlain Perfect White C Brightening High Protection SPF50 PA+++ is highly worth it.

My only complain about Guerlain is they had closed their counter at my local malls. I can only get my supplies from Kuala Lumpur. If I'm not mistaken, the original price for Guerlain Perfect White C Brightening High Protection SPF50 PA+++ is RM 190.00 / USD 54.00 for 30ml.


  1. Ah interesting post... I'm always in search of a new sunscreen that is SPF50+++. I will go test the Guerlain one at the counters. I've been using DiorSnow's White Reveal UV Shield SPF50+++ (RM170) and It's the benchmark that I measure all my other sunscreens against. My newest acquisition is Paul & Joe's Protective Foundation Primer SPF40+++ (RM118). This one goes on whitish pink but sinks into the skin quite face to enable a smooth application of your foundation after that. I couldn't bring myself to use any of that Biore Milk stuff from Watsons. Clogged my pores and I don't like the sunscreen smell that follows you for the rest of the day.

  2. Indeed, I'm not that brave too to use drugstore brand sunscreen unless many people have been using it and tested really great for skin... Otherwise I'll stick to my usual sunscreen. I hate products that clogged pores...


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