31 Dec 2017

Review: Make P:rem Blue Ray Sun Gel SPF50+ PA++++


I talked about the orange-cap Make P:rem Capsule Sun Gel already, so now I am gonna focus on its sister product the blue-cap Make P:rem Blue Ray Sun Gel!

Actually I was planning to buy only the orange one, but I bought the blue one as well as I was looking for a sunscreen that will mitigate the impact of my bright office environment. Those bright light is putting a toll on my skin I am convinced, after reading description and reviews of this Blue Ray Sun Gel that it can help.

Let’s see how I feel after using it for several months now!



The Blue Ray Sun Gel came in a simple but practical packaging with a pump top. You can write when you started using the product on it, so that you’ll know when you should throw it away. Normally you are advised to throw your used products away after 12 months or so from opening.


The Blue Ray Sun Gel has a milky lotion or lightweight cream consistency. I think it works better for drier skin. It has a sunflower scent to it like most other sunscreen. It is fairly easy to be absorbed, but will leave a shiny or sticky finish on my skin. My skin will look greasy if I apply this after applying multiple layers of product. You will do better skipping moisturizer when using this.

INGREDIENTS


Water, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Homosalate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Propanediol, Niacinamide, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Pentylene Glycol, Salvia Hispanica Seed Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Fragrance, Glyceryl Caprylate, Fructooligosaccharides, Saccharide Hydrolysate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tromethamine, Pullulan, Adenosine, 1,2-Hexanediol, Betula Alba Juice, Dipropylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Xylitylglucoside, Sodium Palmitoyl Proline, Rubus Arcticus Callus Extract, Anhydroxylitol, Xylitol, Nymphaea Alba Flower Extract, Glycerin, Chamaecyparis Obtusa Leaf Extract, Glucose, Polyglyceryl-10 Oleate, Alcohol, Lecithin, Sodium Dilauramidoglutamide Lysine, Thermus Thermophillus Ferment, Phytosterols, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Lysolecithin, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Ascophyllum Nodosum Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Potassium Sorbate, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid

INGREDIENTS ANALYSIS


Make P:rem Blue Ray Sun Gel is formulated with uvinul A plus, octinoxate, octisalate and homosalate. It is more stable than avobenzone, but since it is oil-soluble, brand normally adds alcohol to make it lighter and skin-friendlier. Apparently this formula doesn’t get along well with my skin. I find it oily.


It has a lot of skin brightening ingredients like niacinamide, water lily extract, vitamin C and other moisturizing and soothing ingredients like chia seed, centella asiatica, and sodium hyaluronate. The water lily extract inside is believed to be the reason that gives this sunscreen its cooling effect. It just absorbs heat better and helps the skin to stay moisturized.

CONCLUSION


I bought this because I want to counter the heat damages of office light on my skin, but unfortunately this doesn’t work well with my normal-to-dry skin. I don’t like sunscreen that feels greasy or non-absorbing, no matter how moisturizing or cooling it may be. I also did not experience any so-called cooling effect when wearing it. I do notice that my skin is less prone to sweat and sebum when I am wearing this under the sun, but I don’t usually wear this under the sun you see. And I also hate how my skin will look as it I never wash it for 2 days if I apply this on top of moisturizer.


In short, this will be good for you if you have dry skin, or if you want to skip your moisturizer. But people with dry skin normally do not skip their moisturizer though so I am not sure. But for those with oilier skin, I think it is fair to say that this may not work for you too so you are advised to either patch test or stop wasting your money. Just get the orange if you have oilier skin, and blue if you have drier skin. Simple as that!


Pros:
- reasonably priced
- convenient, pump-top container that allows better portion control
- quality ingredients used
- additional skin cooling effect (-5 °C)

Cons:
- slow absorption; leaves a greasy finish

Overall impression: ★★☆
Repurchasing: ★
You can get this from: Muto Korea | Gmarket | etc.
Note: this is an update in April 2018, 4 months after the first review.
[Disclaimer] Product is purchased with my own money. All copyright of contents and images in this article is strictly mine.
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