Review: Kose Suncut UV Perfect Essence Super Waterproof SPF 50+ PA++++
About Kose Suncut UV Perfect Essence Super Waterproof SPF 50+ PA++++:
- Lightweight and super easy to apply
- Perfect for everyday use
- Features SPF 50+ PA++++ to protect from harmful UV rays
- Infused with aqua essence to moisturize the skin
- Long-lasting formula is resistant to sweat and water
I’m still on the search for a sunblock that offers a higher SPF and longer lasting protection. This product had really good reviews. I bit the bullet and bought a couple, since it seemed so promising. This sunblock comes out as a gel-cream. Smells like alcohol. The ingredient list does show alcohol as the third ingredient. I still wanted to try the sunblock anyways. Other users said that the sunblock wasn’t drying on the skin even though it contains alcohol. Well…
When I applied the product to my skin, I can really smell the alcohol content. I thought it was pretty strong. The product is very easy to apply to the skin. It absorbs very nicely without pilling. It sets on the skin so well. Feels very lightweight. Doesn’t even feel like I have sunblock on! There’s no sticky residue after application. My skin felt soft and smooth to touch. My makeup goes on wonderfully. No pilling. The sunblock seems to work as a makeup primer. I loved how my makeup looked on my skin. Smooth and flawless! 🙂 But, I had to stop using this sunblock for many reasons.
The alcohol content irritated my skin and dried it out tremendously. I have oily skin, and it wiped out all of the oil from my skin. It left my skin feeling and looking tight, dehydrated. The dryness was very noticeable. My skin peeled and flaked. It accentuated fine lines and wrinkles. It was awful. My forehead and neck area was extremely irritated, itchy, and red. On top of that, it gave me acne! Blackheads, whiteheads, more closed comedones! I stopped using it immediately. This sunblock was way too harsh on my skin. I wish it wasn’t because I didn’t get burned or get new freckles while using it. It stayed on my skin the whole day without having to reapply. But this was just a terrible experience. It just didn’t work for me. Not recommended for dry skin, skin prone to dehydration, acne-prone skin, and sensitive skin.