February Empties

It's the first second week of march which means it's time for a roundup of items I emptied in February. From Left to Right in the picture above: A.True Sweet Song Black Tea One-Step Cleansing Water This cleansing water is ok. It removes most of my makeup easily but stings my eyes and dries my skin … Continue reading February Empties

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Skin Aqua Super Moisture Gel SPF50+ PA++++

For 9 months out of the year, I'm perfectly content repurchasing my favorite everyday-use sunscreens (Biore Watery Gel and Canmake Mermaid Skin Gel UV), but in preparation for summer, I've been on the hunt for something a little more sweat-proof. Most recently, I picked up the 50 Megumi Morning UV Protection Cream, which I didn't … Continue reading Skin Aqua Super Moisture Gel SPF50+ PA++++

Sunkiller Perfect Water Essence SPF 50+ PA++++ Review

This is the last sunscreen to be reviewed from my first Rakuten haul and the one I'm most conflicted about. This review is LONG overdue, but better late than never, right? Sunkiller makes a lot of sunscreens, some of them are apparently very good, but this is the only one that I've tried. This is an essence type sunscreen, which … Continue reading Sunkiller Perfect Water Essence SPF 50+ PA++++ Review

Outdoors Sunscreen Review & Comparison: Menturm Sun Bears Strong Super Plus SPF 50+ PA++++ vs Skinceuticals Sport UV Defense SPF 50 Broad Spectrum

WHY I BOUGHT THEM When I moved to LA 3 years ago from SF, I promised myself I would learn to surf. That hasn’t happened yet because LA beaches are gross), but I do go to the beach not infrequently to do things like rollerblade and play beach volleyball. However, being the good skincare nut … Continue reading Outdoors Sunscreen Review & Comparison: Menturm Sun Bears Strong Super Plus SPF 50+ PA++++ vs Skinceuticals Sport UV Defense SPF 50 Broad Spectrum

Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel and Essence Sunscreen Review and Comparison

UPDATE: To see a review and comparison of the 2017 Biore Aqua Rich Watery Gel and Essence, see here. I’m posting about these two sunscreens together because they’re almost identically named. Despite that, they’re actually quite different but both very excellent.  The Watery Gel comes in a bottle containing 90ml of sunscreen with a spout … Continue reading Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel and Essence Sunscreen Review and Comparison