Ahoy there mateys! I know I’m not a pirate, but I’m so in a mood after watching a quadlogy of Ice Age last night – I know, I know, go ahead and judge me for watching animations. I just like me some happy time. Now that didn’t come out quite right…
Anyhoos! The fourth instalment of Ice Age was about pirates, which got me thinking about the sun, and therefore propelled me into doing this review on sunblocks. What can I say? A beauty junkie is inspired by everything, even an 11-tonne woolly animated mammoth.
- Now there’s really not much difference between the two except for the finish.
- They’re both suitable for sensitive skin.
- They both offer SPF50+.
- There’s no scent for both.
- They are also lightweight, so you don’t get any of that heavy feeling.
- What’s more, they’re really easily absorbed, and do not leave that strange ghastly-white film that some sunblocks do.
- They both also do not cake and leave streaky marks when you sweat -thankfully!
- PhotoDerm Max Dry Touch: Now even though it says dry touch, it actually feels more hydrating than the PhotoDerm Spot. Its texture is the type that can hold makeup for a longer period of time – kinda “sticky” but not exactly the icky-sticky types, you know what I mean? It makes my skin feel firmer (with more bounce from the hydration), and has a natural finish , so I’d actually recommend this for the face as a makeup primer. Its texture is a tad bit more watery than the PhotoDerm Spot. This also contains Cellular Bioprotection® patent that protects cellular DNA against UV damage, and is said to also absorb excess sebum for a matte, no-shine finish. It’s kinda like a non-tinted version of The Face Shop Natural Sun Eco Power Long-Lasting Sun Cream.
- PhotoDerm Spot: This has a slightly more velvety finish (but not completely matte), and I’d recommend this more for the body, so that you get that “refreshed” feeling vs that “sticky” feeling. The texture is also very slightly creamier than the PhotoDerm Spot.
To be honest, I can’t really decide which one I like more – you can’t choose a favourite among your children (oh wait, some parents can. Hah! Bad parents, very very bad!) They’re both on equal footing to me. I guess it just boils down to texture and how my skin’s condition is like for the day.