All posts tagged: sunscreen

Crystal Tomato: Beyond Sun Protection SPF 75+

Any beauty junkie worth her salt would be popping a revolutionary Crystal Tomato supplement tablet every day. We have had it in our beauty regimen for years, and the results on our skin are crystal clear: smaller pores, and brighter, firmer and overall healthier looking skin. We saw results within a week, after we started popping the pill. And the clinical results prove it. Now, to complement the Crystal Tomato supplement, the brand has launched the Beyond Sun Protection sunscreen that was five years in the making. Lightweight, non-greasy and sheer on the skin, this formula packs a punch: More than 50 per cent protection against High Energy Visible (HEV) light. Also known as Blue Light, it can cause hyperpigmentation, redness, and stimulation of the production of free radicals that can accelerate skin ageing. (The scariest part about Blue Light? You’re staring at it now. Besides the sun, sources of this skin-damaging light are the screens of electronic devices and LED lights.) Persistent Pigment Darkening Protection 17+ and PA++++; highest ratings possible Anti-pollution and antioxidant …

SK-II Atmosphere Airy Light UV Cream

Despite feeling almost weightless and barely-there on the skin, SK-II’s new Atmosphere Airy Light UV Cream packs SPF 50+ PA++++ to keep dark spots and wrinkles at bay. This untinted sunscreen also contains SK-II’s signature pitera skincare ingredient. Moisturising and easily absorbed, Atmosphere Airy Light also left my skin feeling supple. As a final step to my skincare routine, it prepares my face for a smoother application of base makeup and ensures that it lasts longer.

CliniqueFIT Makeup review

The athleisure range of clothing – sportswear that takes you right from breakfast to gym class and then to brunch – is increasingly popular because it fits right into busy, go-getting women’s lifestyles. Now, Clinique is launching its FIT makeup range to literally fit into this segment in the beauty market. Packaged in handy sizes, these can be slipped easily into a gym bag. Fuss-free and easy to use, the formulas make one look and feel good in a jiffy; with or without a session of spin class. TBG took three products for a roadtest through a sweaty hike in the depths of a tropical jungle. The Matte On The Mat Workout Makeup SPF 40/PA+++ is a tinted sunscreen with a matte finish. The watery texture spreads easily. The Post Work-Out Glow Without The Workout Lip + Cheek Flush gives skin a natural-looking tint, so it looks exactly like how it would look after exercise. The tint looks dark when squeezed out of the tube but when blended out, it looks translucent. While Lash Longer Out …

Shiseido Future Solution LX Universal Defense     

Good sunscreens are incredibly important if you want youthful skin. Nothing ages the skin like harmful UV rays (besides stress, and a smoking habit). <!–more–> I really like this one by Shiseido.    It is rich, thick and creamy; but sinks well into the skin without a sticky or greasy after feel. There is no visible white residue on the skin either.     The moisturising formula – I use this when I need extra hydration on top of a lightweight oil – makes this a good makeup primer as well. Shiseido is one of my fave brands for sunscreens. Because the Japanese are particular about the textures of their skincare, Shiseido always aces the difficult-to-formulate high protection sunscreen (which can end up thick, sticky, and leave skin with a white cast). The technologies used in their sun protection products blow me away too; their latest waterproof one protects the skin even more when it touches water (will share more on that in another post).  Another reason why I love this product: the packaging. The cap …