Monday, August 27, 2018

Biore SaraSara UV Perfect Face Milk SPF50+ PA++++

Almost done with this 30mL bottle of Biore SaraSara UV Perfect Face Milk (white bottle) so here's an overdue review. I already reviewed the UV Perfect Milk (blue bottle) in the spring of 2017 and am actually looking forward to try the Bright Milk (pink bottle).

This UV Perfect Face Milk is the most recent 2015 formula. The line was repackaged in 2017 without any changes to the content so the stuff inside should be the same.

Since I've tried the blue bottle, I'd expected the white bottle to be more of the same, if not thicker and even more drying. I was correct on both count and wearing this stuff by itself just once was enough to give me dry patches, so back to mixing sunscreen cocktails I went =.="

I first tried 15 drops of this milk + 15 loops of Allie Gel (by the way, this gel has been reformulated twice now, most recently this spring, and repackaged who knows how many times, so the review I linked to is old and outdated). Big mistake. It didn't set at all and left me with a kabuki mask. I had to wipe off the extra twice, which totally defeats purpose of a sunscreen.

Then I tried 15 drops of this milk + 15 drops of my go-to "sunscreen thinner" Sunkiller Perfect Strong Moisture, because the latter is alcohol free, thin, and translucent. This time it did set ok to a matte finish, but it also wasn't very "skin friendly" being sticky and was still too drying. 

And then I tried 15 drops milk + 13 drops Sunkiller + 5 loops Allie Gel. Again it set ok to a soft matte finish, but it was still sticky and a tad drying. But this was a good mix and I had to play around with it a bit, adjusting here and there until I found the perfect balance. In the end, I found that 12 drops milk + 20 drops Sunkiller + 2 loops Allie Gel works best. This mix sets well, leaves a soft matte finish, is much less sticky and isn't drying. So yup, that's what I've been doing with my bottle of sunscreen, mixing cocktails with it ^.^"

5 comments:

Julia said...

Yeah, this series is drying. The blue stuff also breaks me out if I use it more than two days in a row. But once in a while, I want a shine-free forehead and nose for the day, so I'll use it only there and my usual on the rest of my face.
Not sure how I feel about mixing sunscreens - is it safe?

D. said...

Hi Julia,

Well, I think it should be ok to mix sunscreens if they don't have any unstable ingredients (like avobenzone, etc.), and I think Japanese sunscreen doesn't have any avobenzone, but I could be dead wrong so don't quote me ^.^"

D.

Julia said...

Yeah, avobenzone isn't common here, but I'd probably still be worried about not reaching the full intended protection factor that the sunscreen was formulated to have. I burn super easily, though, so I might worry about this more than others.

D. said...

Hi Julia,

So a while back I figured out that my face can tolerate about 33-35 drops of sunscreen. I'm not entirely certain if that number measures up to a quarter teaspoon required for the stated SPF, but if I applied any more than that number and the stuff will be too saturated to set regardless of formula, and any less and I'll start to tan. So when I mix sunscreens, I try to stick to this number, if not pushing beyond 35. So far so good. My skin hasn't had any bad reactions and it hasn't tanned or developing sun spots. I have no idea if there's a right number of drops that your face needs, but this is working out pretty well for me, fortunately ^.^

D.

Julia said...

I guess e all have to do what works for us - especially if it means not just forgoing sunscreen at all.

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