I was first introduced to this sunscreen, like early last year – because I was looking for a cheap sunscreen since I started wearing chemical exfoliator (back then I used CosRX AHA Whitehead Liquid Essence). Hence to counter the potential effect of skin damaging sunrays, I opted to buy this sunscreen – so I bought two tubes at a quite cheap price (can easily get from Hermo, Shopee or Lazada).
Lets dig in into my favorite sunscreen shall we :)
Starting off with the packaging, this sunscreen comes in a silvery colored tube which make it exudes this expensive vibe. It also has this neat, narrowing nozzle which dispense just the right amount of product that you need to apply. It comes in 70ml volume, which I consider as plentiful and can lasts up to two months maximum, depending on individual usage frequency. So, yeay for the packaging and volume.
On the packaging, it is noted that this sunscreen has SPF 50+/PA+++ which indicates better and longer protection from UVA/UVB rays. And the ingredients also listed Titanium Oxides as one of the components since it is safe and effective to be used on skin as protection against UV rays.
The 3W Clinic Intensive Sun Cream also formulated with ginseng, mulberry root, aloe vera extract and other natural plant extracts, which makes it very moisturising to the skin. I always carry it around in my pouch and use it as moisturizer substitute.
Ingredients (source: Hermo website)
Water, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Titanium Oxide 1,3 Butylene Glycol, 4-Methylbenzylidene Camphor, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Bees wax, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polyglyceryl-3Methyglucose Distearate, Stearyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate, Dimethicone, Methylparaben, tocophenryl Acetate, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Xanthan Gum, Aloe Leaf Extract, Morus Alba Bark Extract, Red Ginseng Extract, Propylparaben, Disodium-EDTA, hydroxyethylcellulose, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Allantion, Arbutin, Betaine, Perfume.
Moving onto the texture, this sunscreen has a soft creamy texture and once applied to the skin, it lathered well with a smooth application. It doesn’t feel like it sit on top of your skin at all. It also has a little tone up effect to the skin but no white cast (depends), hence it is not recommended to abide by the 2-finger rule of sunscreen application. However, this sunscreen can be layered by using the above rule, means applying the sunscreen twice.
The outcome may vary for different skin type though it claims to produce non-sticky and lightweight application, hence make sure to layer properly and apply powder wherever, whenever necessary.
Overall, it is love at first application for this sunscreen. It is an all-rounder product since it passed all the requirements; great packaging, plentiful volume, great moisturizing and UV protection ingredients, give moisturizing, dewy and tone-up effect to the skin annnnd more importantly, a really affordable price tag ^^