Review: DrGL Sun Protection Mist

Let’s face it – everyone is guilty of judging a beauty product by its facade and packaging yes yes? I’m totally guilty of doing so – which could possibly explain why I took so long to get to trying this product out. Compared with the glossy golds of YSL and sexy blacks of Chanel, this doesn’t quite stand out – I’m ashamed of my superficial beauty junkie side. Thankfully, my curious cat of a beauty junkie prevailed.

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I say…

The Packaging: It comes in a rather plain dark green metal spritz can with a plastic cap. It is rather small in size cos it fits into the palm of the hand (and consequently, into a handbag for convenient reapplication).

The Scent: There’s s very faint fragrant scent that’s not too overpowering.

The Texture/Application: It spritzes on in a very very fine mist, so the usual white tinge that I’m accustomed to seeing in sunblock products is barely noticeable. I just close my eyes and spray it liberally over the entire face and it settles into the skin with a nice matte finish. It doesn’t feel sticky – in fact, it makes my skin feel velvety smooth. Ooh.

The Verdict: I’m very pleasantly surprised by this – it applies easily and rather evenly without much of a need for blending (cos of the fine mist texture), and makes for a rather good makeup base. It also goes onto the body without a greasy or sticky afterfeel, so it is really convenient for top to toe sun protection- plus, its a spray-on that doesn’t leave too much of a whitish tinge. The one downside is that it doesn’t have a high sun protection factor at 29, so I find myself subconsciously reapplying it more often than usual to make up for the missing 21 (I’m a SPF50 kinda girl). Overall, a pretty decent sunblock product to have for days when you’re not out for too long or under scorching sun.

 

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