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Sun protection is my normal daily routine now. I don't even think about whether or not I am going outside. I just put it on every day. Aside from protecting from UVA and UVB rays, I like how many of the various products I've used over the years functions nicely as an extra smoothing layer for foundations. Many of the Japanese ones I've tried have a very high silicone content and works to really smooth out the skin while some others have had some good oil controlling properties that really mattifies the skin.
SUQQU has other sun protectors in their lineup, but this one was particularly interesting because of the luminizing aspect of it! This limited edition item has a high level of physical (Zinc Oxide) and chemical (Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate - aka, Octinoxate, and also Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate - aka, Uvinol A Plus) protectors in it, providing an SPF of 50 and a UVA protection of ++++.
Here's a good blob of it on the back of my hand. This is about the size I use to cover my face. I tend to be very generous with application when I use sun protection products. It is a pale warm pink that has a pearlized tone to it. It is not liquid, but has a gel consistency and very easy to apply. The high alcohol content gives a cooling sensation and gets the product to absorb and set very quickly on my skin. I am not very sensitive to alcohol, but it is the second ingredient of this product, so is definitely something to note. There's a lot of humectants and emollients in the SUQQU Face Protector Brightup, so it further enhances the shimmery gleam on the skin.
When applied on the face in an even layer, it definitely provides some glowing enhancement to the skin. Depending on how glow phobic or philic you are, you might enjoy this quite a bit. In the below picture, I am wearing nothing on the left (your left) and the SUQQU Face Protector Brightup on the right (your right).
I wore this as the only base-type product one day and I had a nice even glow tone on my skin. It has an elegant texture that sinks right into my skin and also works nicely with my foundation.
I thought also, how does this work with all the other recent glowing offerings from the brand?
|(L, nothing on; R, Face Protector Brightup)|
Here's a few picks from the brand I've been using very consistently. The Loose Glow Powder (here) and the new limited edition Lighting Liquid round out my assortment of SUQQU glow-enhancing products.
1) Full Face loaded up with the Face Protector Brightup:
I'm not sure you can tell much from that half-half face, so here I am wearing it all over my face. Very nice sheen from human-normal distance, but if you get very close the golden shimmer is apparent.
2) Loaded up with the Face Protector Brightup, a layer of MAC F&B and highlighted the tops of cheeks with SUQQU Lighting Liquid
I am particularly happy with the way the foundation looks applied over the sun screen. The all over glow is still nice and natural looking. And I love the Lighting Liquid. I am making myself not buy a back up because I never finish anything, but the subtle targeted glow of the Lighting Liquid is right up my alley!
3) Loaded up with the Face Protector Brightup, a layer of MAC F&B, highlighted the tops of cheeks with SUQQU Lighting Liquid, and then dusted the whole thing with SUQQU Loose Glow Powder.
The lighting is off here and inconsistent with the other photos, but this is not a good workable look for me, especially in warm weather. I don't know if it's because it's cakey AND glowy at the same time or what. The Glow powder is wonderful over a matte finish foundation, but on top of all the other sheen and glow building products, it's a bit much. Ugh, Belly. Why take a good thing (glow) and then go overboard and ruin it?
I do wish that the new limited edition Face Protector Brightup wasn't limited edition! I get very dull in the skin in the colder months and I would be a nice addition for me then. However, I think with a little less exuberant application of so many other brightening and glowifying products, I will happily use this right now.
What do you think of a one step skin protector that illuminates at the same time?
A full ingredient listing:
Water (Aqua), Alcohol, Zinc Oxide(nano), Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Isocetyl Myristate,Dipropylene Glycol, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Mica,
Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Isohexadecane, Triethoxycaprylylsilane,
Silica, Methicone, Polysorbate 80, Fragrance (Parfum), Nylon-12, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Stearyl
Glycyrrhetinate, BHT, Soluble Collagen, Alanine, Averrhoa Carambola Leaf Extract, Glycine, Sodium
Hyaluronate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Benzyl Salicylate,
Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Linalool,
Red 4 (CI 14700), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)
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