Just by looking at the bright yellow orange-ish bottle, no one would think this bottle would contain great stuff inside. At first, I did not have the interest to try this sunblock as I considered the volume to be quite small for the price tag. But as I tried it on, it felt so marvelous on my skin that I instantly close one eye whenever repurchasing this Bioré sunblock variant. Though I think it is more suitable for oily-skin users, I came to like it as my second sunblock.
Like other normal sunblocks, the Bioré UV Perfect Protect Milk Moisture protects the skin against harmful UVA and UVB rays. Looking at the ingredients list, this sunblock is surely in the physical sunscreens list as it contains zinc oxide. Physical sunscreen usually sits on skin surface and reflects the rays. It does that by providing a layer protective shield (usually in the form of white cast) which in this case, it is not very obvious. I do notice that there is a faint blue tint to it which blends nicely to the skin when applied properly.
However, I would not recommend dry-skin user to wear this sunblock as it is, alone; because it tend to make my dry skin felt drier as time passes by probably due to the presence of alcohol in it (and is 4th in line too), hence I always use it as the second sunblock layer as it finishes with a matte look with light powdery feel. I like that it has a matte finishing which lessen the effort (for me) to apply loose powder on top of it. It is also suitable to use as a daily sunblock due to its water and sweat resistant as well as anti-bacterial formulation. Take a look at the ingredients list below.
Water, Cyclopentasiloxance, Zinc Oxide, Alcohol, Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, Lauryl Methacrylate/Sodium Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Isopropyl Palmitate, Talc, Glycerin, PEG-32, Methicone, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Polysilicone-9, PEG-3 Dimethicone, Fragance, BHT, Tocopherol, Oryza sativa Germ Oil, Phenoxyethanol, o-Cymen-5-
Packed into a sleek and small bottle and a white cap that makes it a travel-friendly item, this orange-ish yellow bottle stored 25ml of product and can be tucked into your handbag for easier re-application. The translucent nozzle also enable the product to be dispensed easily onto the desired area on the face.
All essential information related to the product is displayed nicely on both sides of the bottle.
The sunblock has a milk-like white color (which explains the name) with watery texture that is easy to apply and spread around on the face. Has a bit of sweet talcum scent too, hence whomever is sensitive to alcohol and fragrance (usually the dry-sensitive skin users), you are advised to not use this sunblock. Though YMMV, it is not recommended as it can sensitized sensitive skin.
Though the white cast protective shield is not obvious on the face, I would like to advise users of this sunblock to be super careful not to spill it on your clothes, especially dark-colored ones. The stains are hard to remove, trust me (am speaking through experience here).
In addition, it is suitable to wear this on your face or body or limbs (easy say, on whatever body parts that are exposed to the sun rays) as it is not tacky, and has a matte, powdery finish. The limbs also need some love, note that.
Though the above before-after pictures did not show obvious changes on the matte-powdery finishing look, but right side picture did show a bi~t difference on the tone of my hands (left hand – sunblock applied; right hand – sunblock not apply). Did you notice it or my eyes fooled me? :P
Anyway to sum it up, I do like this sunblock due to its ability to provide physical protective shield against the sun though it comes in small volume but with the price tag given and benefits it gave to my skin (despite the alcohol and fragrance content), I’d say it is a steal to have this wonderful sunblock working greatly on my skin.