Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Country & Stream UV Face Powder SPF50+ PA++++

Along with Kaena UV Powder SPF50+ PA++++, this Country & Stream UV Face Powder SPF50+ PA++++ was another new discovery last spring. 

By new, I meant I haven't seen it before. It wasn't a repackaged or reformulation of a powder I've tried. It also fell in what I considered reasonable price range, less than 3,500yen (I paid 1,320yen after tax). The jar contains 5.5g of product, but again this info wasn't listed anywhere on the package or online, which annoyed me to no end. Good thing the Rakuten JP shop had stated it clearly in their listing. Apparently it was a limited edition but I had no idea at the time of purchase.

All pictures taken in natural light without flash.

In the same trend as Skin Aqua Tone Up UV Essence, this powder is another "tone up UV" product, i.e. color-correcting: it's lavender. In addition, it has very fine shimmers that lends to a very subtle soft-focus effect that I don't really care for :P There's also a faint generic-soap scent with hints of citrus. Thankfully, it has less coverage than the Kaena powder. I much prefer something translucent and sheer to set my usual sunscreen.  

The active ingredients are titanium dioxide (酸化チタン) and zinc oxide (酸化亜鉛), so it's a mineral powder, always good thing in my eyes. So far though, I haven't reached for it all that often. I find that it makes me kind of pale in the already-ashy winter setting. Oh well...


Citrine said...

The bear print is so cute, it's funny how Ida Laboratory is always so secretive about their volume/weight. Maybe people will realize they aren't as budget as it seems factoring the unit price.

...I am trying to up my sunscreen layering game but I can barely stick to those press powder.

D. said...

Hey Mina,

Ida isn't the only one. Canmake doesn't either, I think. I don't get it, but perhaps you're right that people will notice the price vs. product content discrepancy if it's listed clearly, which only makes the companies appear sneaky in my eyes.

Me too, actually. I only apply the UV powders on the weekends when I have a few more minutes, and even then, I'm too lazy most of the the time ^.^"

Do you use pressed or loose powders?


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